When people talk about Akatsuke its always the same 3 guys Pain,Itachi and Madara which is fine considering those 3 are the most relevant to the story but what about Kisame.
Im just curious to see who else wants to see Kisame's true skill. Im thinking he is actually very powerful based on a few diffrent things. First his very very large amount of chakra which Neji compared to Naruto's when his team was fighting the clone who had only one third of his actual chakra. Also when he was fighting Kakashi he all but laughed at him for defeating Zabuza leading me to belive Zabuza who was a renowned ninja himself is a total pushover compared to Kisame. Also Itachi seems to respect him and if Itachi thinks someone is weak he'll say it, he doesn't respect weaklings wich is why he treated Sasuke like an annoying fly that wouldnt go away in the first half of the series. So if anyone else has an opinion on this please share