Finally some Persective on things!!!!
First off, I'd like to say that it was Really Predictable that Sasuke was going to beat the 8 tails; I mean Who didn't see that coming 500,000 miles away!?!?!?!
I saw that come once Sasuke joined the Akatsuki; what I didn't expect was for Shark Boy to ACTUALLY DIE; wow didn't see that coming.
Also, Naruto will finally learn where his Name came from and Hopefully his Family Heritage will be revealed to him as well; Maybe it will come from an inscription in the back of the book; I still can't wait to see his reaction toward his heritage.
Also did anyone else catch the small hint that Naruto is goin to start training with the Rasenshurikken Again? That's gonna be fun to watch.
Also we are FINALLY getting perspective on the love interests in the manga; This chapter showed that Sasuke had some feeling for Karin; He was willing to do anything to put the flames out and Finally unlocked his Final UNIQUE power of his MS.
Also in the anime, we final know what Sakura was thinking in the manga when she was crying on her bed looking at the team 7 photo; and for all of you SasuSaku fans out there, She wasn't thinking of Sasuke!!!!!
So Kishi has Finally showed a little bit of his hand, and I have the feeling that Shippuden in the Manga will be coming to an End a little after the Pein Vs. Konoha Fight (That should be at the end of this year or during the beginning of 2009).
In closing, All I have to say is I think that the end of Shippuden is going to be a blast, Somewhere along the way we're going to see a lot more NaruSaku Parts, and Naruto will Finally learn about his Heritage!!!! Hell Yeah!!!!!