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So, I love this chapter. Why might you ask? Simple, because there is KAKASHI-SENSEI! Don’t ask me why I adore the lazy-eyed, spikey haired, porn reading, masked ninja so much, I just do dammit.
Maybe its because behind that lackadaisical manner of his is one sharp cookie. He is the very epitome of look underneath the underneath. Everyone always talks about Itachi the genius, forgetting that Kakashi too rose through the ninja ranks at a very young age. Even before he gained the Sharingan he was well on his way to becoming one heck of a ninja.
His skills are exceptional, his mind every bit as calculating as that of an Uchiha. Kakashi-sensei is one guy you don’t mess with. This is a man who forged his own way into gaining the mangenkyo Sharingan. And OMG if you kill him Kishimoto, I swear I’ll never ever forgive you!
Kakashi to the rescue
The copy ninja in action
Unfortunately he never gets to look cool for long before something like this usually happens.
So Pein comes across Iruka sensei and is about to try and glean information about Naruto the hard way, since Iruka will tell him nothing of his favourite student. Kakashi-sensei however steps in just in time, telling Iruka to take the injured man nearby and get out of dodge.
Kakashi takes on Pein by himself and quickly realizes that Pein’s plan was to create distractions and then gather information on Naruto. Kakashi attempts to hit Pein with a Raikiri but its somehow dodged. Pein seems honoured to meet Kakashi and asks him about Naruto, when our masked Sensei tells him that its a stupid question he is thrown back. It seems Pein was able to repel the Raikiri Kakashi was charging. Noooooooooooo Kakashi-sensei, please be okay!
Sage mode Naruto. Really Kishimoto, really?
Part Fox Demon, part frog, all NARUTO!
Naruto’s sage training meanwhile is progressing very well, but of course there is still one more matter at hand! Fukusaku tells Naruto that they will have to merge!!! Which of course makes Naruto freak out and imagine weird things, until Fukusaku explains its more like fusion.
He’ll be on Naruto’s shoulder just like he was with Jiraiya. That way since in order to build natural power, Naruto must be still. Fukusaku can distract when Naruto needs to be still.
Back in Konoha it seems Shizune has discovered something during the autopsy. Within the corpse is a chakra receiver and its currently receiving, understanding what this means Shizune realizes they must alert Tsunade.
Everyone else realizes the same thing, given the big distractions Pein is causing.
Tsunade puts out the call for Konoha to go on a alert and for Naruto to be called back!
So things are really starting to get moving and I can’t wait to read next week’s chapter since hopefully we’ll get to see Naruto whup some ass!