Re: Naruto Manga Chapter 539 Predictions and 538 Discussions
First post on the forums for me! Yay!
This week's chapter, while not the most action packed or eventful, had big things happening in it. First off, I think that Naruto and the Kyuubi's conversation is the first step to Naruto truly mastering his potential as a jinchuuriki, which would put him up there with KB and the Hachibi.
The other big thing in this chapter was the harmony sign (or lack thereof). If you have seen the latest Naruto OVA that came out in early January (Naruto vs UT OVA), there is a scene where Naruto and Sasuke make the harmony symbol (it is near the end). Though the OVAs are not directly part of the manga or anime, I think it is too coincidental that the harmony sign shows up there and in this week's chapter. If you watch the end of the OVA, I believe that it represents the birth of Sasuke's EMS.
I think that Sasuke is going to turn against Madara and Kabuto during this war and use his EMS against them. IMO, Sasuke asked for Itachi's eyes not for crushing Naruto like he told Madara, but because what Naruto was saying to him after their last confrontation really shook him. The look on his face where Naruto says that he cares about him so much because he is still his friend was very open for someone who guards their facial expressions like Sasuke (page 14, chapter 486). Or, even if he asked for Itachi's eyes for the reasons he explained to Madara, I think that when he opens his new eyes and looks at the world through Itachi's eyes, things are going to be really different for him. His vision will be affected not only with how the world appears to him, but also how he perceives the world. Itachi's "vision" of the world was for it to be in peace. I think this will affect Sasuke's plans with Konoha, a village that Itachi was loyal to throughout his life.
It is my belief that Sasuke and Naruto will find harmony with each other through some way during this war, and then they can understand one another. Can't wait to see next week's chapter!