Re: Naruto Manga 488 Discussion and 489 Predictions
Great Chapter -
Other people have said that the reason Naruto didn't reveal everything to his classmates is because he (1) knows he can't defeat Sasuke or (2) he will defend him.
Both are false.
1. What he was hiding was that he is going to have to die in the process. Back when he was "talking to Sasuke" about them both fighting and both dying was in Naruto's mind (maybe Sasuke's too). That's why Sakura was confused too. It isn't about power...necessarily at that scene.
-About power... while I do not think that is what Naruto was talking about in that scene, he definitely needs to learn something because Sasuke just got his kick-ass transplant. Whether that be element training, sage training, kyuubi training, hell, even all three, we just don't know yet. But I expect him to advance before he fights Sasuke once and for all (he can't rely on Itachi's gift for the entire fight!).
2. He has made up his mind, he is determined to kill Sasuke. When Naruto fell asleep on the ground (which was dumb in my opinion) both Sakura and Kakashi observed him looking peaceful, like a burden was lifted off him - meaning, his determination was finally made and he wasn't going to worry about the whole winning Sasuke back. He decided to fix the problem and he decided how he was going to do it.
I am glad Tsunade has awoken from her coma, although I don't know how this is going to affect things with Kakashi or what role she is going to play with everything right now. It would make more sense if she had some secret about the enemy, but that was never hinted at back during the Pein invasion.
Next chapter we will see at least three things....
1. Sasuke with his new EMS
2. Tsunade & Kakashi and the new Hokage issue (sure, technically she is Hokage, but will she want to continue leading the village? dunno, I don't see why not but I don't think Kishi is just going to shaft Kakashi on the title after all that build up of him being the new Hokage)
3. Bee + Kisame
Till Next Time Folks...