Re: Theory of how the deaths might happen & who is safe
I see Lee being in an inescapable situation, and Gai goes 8th gate to block the attack (to protect something precious as it was stated that is when the gates are to be used)...proceeds to buy time for the allies.
I see Kiba taking a hit for Naruto....that or Akamaru....he may make a comment on how is he supposed to become Hokage like this, and Maybee a NaruHina joke
Choji's father may take one for his son
I honestly though Hiashi was going to take that blow for Hinata, but Neji took it....could still see him doing so to protect Hinata.
Don't see Kakashi dying, but if he does he saves Sakura.
I can see that Kitsuchi guy (Iwagakura Doton user that is the Second division General) dying because he has been a problem for the Gedo statue and has stopped the Juubi twice now. Madara isn't too pleased.
If the Kage show up I csn see either A or Oonoiki dying (really want old man Tsuchikage to live though)....Tsunade is almost certainly going to die.
If Ten Ten dies it would be her in a bad position and just gets annihilated (like a Bijudama to the face)....she'd have thst screen with a light and a surprised look...then gone.
Only reason Shino would die is to make it that much more dramatic for Hinata, loosing Kiba/Akamaru, most likely her Dad, and then Shino...
Dead: Neji, Gai, Tenten, Hiashi, Choji's father, Kitsuchi, Tenten
Possible: Kakashi, Raikage/Oonoiki, Shino