Re: What the hell 624!!!! Why?!?!?
3/5. This chapter was interesting enough. It did show more backstory about the two most enigmatic characters in the entire manga, and showed a little bit more explanations about what lead to their epic final battle and what happened to set the events of the entire manga into motion.
This chapter was a little bit boring and insubstantial, especially considering we just came off a 2 week wait. We didn't learn too much that was new or exciting. We already knew that Madara gained his EMS, but we still don't know exactly how. We're also no closer to understanding how the Uchiha and Senju ultimately formed a truce, how or why Madara developed his plan for world domination, why Madara started that final battle to the death with Hashirama, or how he was able to convincingly fake his own death.
One thing we did learn new is the real fate of Izuna. According to Tobi, Izuna gave up his eyes first as a healthy man, and died later in combat. However according to Hashirama, he was fatally wounded by Tobirama, and Madara gained his MS eyes after that. We still don't know how Izuna OR Madara gained their MS initially, or what were the exact circumstances behind Madara gaining his EMS.
We also didn't see any real cool fighting, just brief flashbacks about various fights with no context.
So, it's a middle-of-the-road chapter. More information about Hashirama and Madara, but nothing that really changes or enhances our knowledge of the overall plot and no cool action between the two most powerful ninja frienemies in ninja history. Maybe next time will be better.