Edo Tensei is over.
Across the battlefields, Edo Tensei, the Impure World Resurrection Jutsu that has been a part of the series for at least the past year, was finally stopped. Itachi and Sasuke’s teamwork enabled other characters to finally catch their breaths, and attack against the real foes, for Naruto, Tobi, and for the others, the clones of Zetsu’s.
We were treated to one final conversation with Itachi that proved to be enlightening for Sasuke. For Sasuke, the conversation was saddening. Itachi shared with him his feelings of love for his brother as well as the truth as to what happened during that night he killed their parents. I was moved by what happened as it seemed their parents knew what would happen. Even more so, Danzo also seemed also side with the leaders of the leaf and with Itachi. Unfortunately, the Uchiha seemed to have brought about this entire situation themselves by trying to start a takeover of the hidden leaf.
With the tearful, brotherly-love sendoff, what will Sasuke do now? Will Sasuke continue on a path of vengeance and hatred against the Hidden Leaf village? Was he finally moved by Itachi? Perhaps if he is still holding steadfast to his ways, he may need to endure further discussion by Naruto to finally be moved by friendship by him. I hope it is a mixture of all of the scenarios. I think Naruto is still the only one whom he may listen too.
Overall, time with both Uchiha have been great and focused. The newly revealed Sharingan technique was deep and immersive, even if its explanation was a bit wordy and confusing. Kabuto time worked well to develop Itachi, and lastly Sasuke displayed emotions that we haven’t seen in quite some time. Kishimoto has done well with this arc and this chapter, no doubt, proved it.
GO Rating: 4/5