Re: who is currently the strongest shinobi living at the moment ?
Havent seen sage mode for long enough to make a good decision on narutos standing, just because hes wiped out one pain body doesnt mean much, as 6 others are coming to get him now and it will be tougher than what jiraiya did, pain also appears to have a large amount of chakra.
He has fought individual shinobi, even ones as talented as kakashi, and blown up the entire of konoha, and he still has plenty of chakra left, no panting or anything and appears to have good full control of all the 6 bodies still.
Pain appears to also have a very large chakra reserve, which should be expected from the rinnegan.
Kisame is the only regular akatsuki left, as in, the one who wasnt pulling the strings like madara, pain, konan, and zetsu.
This alone means kisame is powerful.
Im not going to include the 4 rectum raiders because quite frankly theyre a joke in akatsuki.
Right now id say (and quite frankly given hes the head of akatsuki and a 8 man team did 0 damage on him despite having the use of many kekkai genkais against him as well)