No that isn’t an old picture of Itachi from a previous chapter, it is in fact the final panel from the current chapter. The ‘dead’ Itachi is now standing before Danzo…
Now I hate Danzo, but even I have to agree with his words here, because its pretty much the truth. Unless Sasuke has been playing Madara this whole time and if he has then he’s a bloody good actor. But then so was his older brother, though Itachi by far seems to be the more intelligent of the two, particularly given Sasuke’s behavior lately.
Madara didn’t bring Sasuke to Danzo for any kind of revenge, again he’s just using Sasuke as a tool to gauge Danzo’s strength’s and abilities.
Either Sasuke is aware of this and just doesn’t care, thinking that as long as he gets his revenge it doesn’t make a difference. Or he’s completely oblivious to how Madara is playing him for a patsy. We’ll find out in time I guess.
Sasuke was smart when he was younger, it would be sad if he grew up to be an idiot.
Danzo continues to berate Sasuke and tells him he’s making the sacrifice of his clan worthless, further invoking Sasuke’s anger. But despite invoking both Susanoo and Amaterasu, cutting off Danzo’s arm of Sharingan (also looks like he beheaded him too, but kind uncertain on that) still Danzo stands before him without a scratch.
Karin using her ability to gauge chakra’s determines that they are not under a genjutsu and Madara learns not only of Danzo’s skills but new skills Sasuke has picked up since he now seems to be able to summon a huge hawk.
At the climax of the chapter, black crows appear and standing before Danzo appears to be Uchiha Itachi (ahh my inner fangirl is deliriously happy).
Hmm so is Itachi really alive or is his appearance similar to that of the Yondaime’s and so this will be a limited appearance.
Or was the Itachi that actually fought Sasuke nothing but a fake, like the jutsu they performed when he and Kisame faced off against team seven previously? Making the Itachi we see now the real one?
I can’t wait to find out 🙂