Try to avoid adding the General Question category to anything that falls under the Character category or Jutsu category. General Question is a category specifically for questions that don't fall under other categories. Also, try to avoid using more than two categories, usually only one will do the job. Some questions, like the recent Orochimaru tattoo question, can fall under two, but they are rare.
Okay, thanks Omega. Sometimes I have a hard time deciding which category a question should fall under. For instance, the one about Orochimaru and the summoning, I didn't know if would be considered a Jutsu question or a General question, and so I added both and just decided to let those who have more experience handle the issue.
Well just add the one's you know it is, and leave someone with more experience to add any addition categories. Honestly, it's kind of a touch and go thing. It was obviously a Jutsu Question, but it reached into other categories as well. Jacce has been working very hard to have all of the categories properly marked, and we don't want to give him more work that he already has.
Okay, I get your stance. From now on, I'll add questions to categories I KNOW they belong in, and if there are any more categories they belong in, I will let you, Cerez, Jacce, UltimateSupreme, etc. take care of that.
I just saw that. Also, I was amazed that Obito finally had an important role in this chapter. But I didn't quite understood why did he have that weapon in his hands in the last page. Anyway, an amazing chapter!
I just read it. But I don't get why Minato couldn't just enter Sage Mode when Yin-Kurama allowed him to enter Tailed Beast Mode, like Yang-Kurama did with Naruto. Maybe Kishimoto decided just recently to let Minato be a Sage. I think that Obito could manifest the black khakkara only because he's on physical contact with Madara - the Ten-Tails' current jinchuriki. But now Minato seems to be out of the game since both his arms were destroyed.
I think it was just one of those suprised eye looks, they happen from time to time. I don't think Kakashi's eye is blind, because he didn't seem to even being suffering from blindness, I don't think it would just happen.
I just came up with a new theory as to why Minato is NOW just using Sage Mode. I don't think it will ever be explained why/how he can use it, so I'll just give my theory. Maybe since Minato is an Edo Tensei, it is more difficult to take in nature energy because the person is not living. It's possible that he had been working on gathering in nature energy during the battle. Now I know Hashirama was using Sage Mode as well, however it was a different form of Sage Mode, and he has Senju DNA, and everyone knows that explains anything when it comes to the Senju Clan. Minato being an Edo Tensei is the only reason I can explain why he is now using it, when he should've used it during the reign of Juubito. It doesn't really explain why he didn't use it when Obito attacked Konoha with Kurama, though...
I think that is kind of a stretch. If Minato's powers were limited perhaps by Orochimaru's effectiveness with Edo Tensei, similar to Madara, I could see how that would make sense. However, if Minato was able to enter the form instantly as an Edo Tensei, I don't think that is the case. Recall that a person has to stand completely still to gather nature energy, meaning it's impossible to gather it throughout battle unless you use Jugo's DNA or Sage Art: Amphibian Jutsu. Perhaps Minato was focuing more on the Nine-Tails' Chakra than senjutsu, as he only used senjutsu after Black Zetsu stole Yin Kurama. However, that still raises the flags on why Minato didn't use it against Obito when Obito was discovered to be weak against senjutsu. Another issue is that when Naruto showed Sage Mode, Minato said "he's learned Jiraiya-sensei's senjutsu arts", not something like "Naruto's a Sage now too". He spoke as if he was someone who wasn't involved or experienced with senjutsu at all. I think we are seeing an example of Kishi adding Sage Mode in the last minute, hoping it sticks.
Your absolutely right. This is a last ditch effort by Kishimoto to make Minato look cool, even though he completely screwed it up in the chapter. I have a feeling that Minato's Sage Mode will play a bigger role, because if it does not, then I don't see the point in him having Sage Mode at all. He and the chapter did not benefit at all from it. But if we are talking about the logic in the world of Naruto, disregarding that it is a story, I have just given a theory that possibly explains Minato's sudden use of senjutsu. I couldn't think of any other possible reasoning (though I don't really care that much- Sage Mode stopped being impressive a long time ago). Be honest with yourself, the way Kishi writes now a days, you know there won't be an explanation, so all we can do is theorize.
Due to the power outages in my area, I do not have the resources to make a long discussion about this epic chapter. There are two points I want to bring up- Madara's transformation looks amazing and I think the barefooted person by Sasuke is Kabuto who broke free, what do you think of this prediction, Omega?
I'm not planning to do a blog on 663, but I still plan on doing the weekly series again starting from 664 and onward. I HATE winter, I was trying to do the blog since 5 in the morning and couldn't get it. I'm gonna post a comment on your blog in the form
Of my usual discussions with pro, cons, etc. I just don't know when I'll get the opportunity. Regarding madara, he looks a lot better than obito ever did!
Thanks for letting me know... After further reflections, I realize maybe blogs about theories and predictions is not right for this site. Depending on the events of the manga, maybe one or two is okay every now and then, but not a daily thing. Don't worry Elveonora, if it is okay with Cerez365 and the other important admins of the wiki, I am still planning on doing a chapter discussion blog every Wednesday. I think that would be a great way to unite the community based on a common interest that almost everyone probably read on that day. This should be a new, fun way for everyone to interact, at least I hope they do. I am glad you enjoyed the blog posts up until now Elveonora, and thanks for always being such a huge contributor to the discussions!