Welcome to the weekly Kirin Rei translation of the manga!
577 The sword of hatred!
Madara - Hashirama is dead. Do you think you can beat me with only his will that you supposedly inherited? That is not what power is, that will is not an actual thing!
Tsunade - You're wrong! Representing the will of the dead can make one stronger! My medical ninjutsu was born from that will... ...Just like the entire system of medical ninjas and the rules they have to follow! First rule; medical ninjas shall never stop treating their comrades until it's certain that they have died! Second rule; medical ninjas shall never fight in the frontlines, ever! Third rule; medical ninjas must never die before their comrades in a platoon! This is what I have taught my subordinates until now... But there is one more! The fourth rule! Only those who have mastered the medical art of Creation Rebirth : Hyakugou is allowed to disregard the aforementioned rules!
Mei - ?!
Gaara - !
Oonoki - !
A - !
Madara - Hyakugou no jutsu, you say... I've never heard of it...
Tsunade - It's my own kinjutsu... Which makes this my own fight!
Madara - So, the jinton got rid of my polen... Huh, it seems your medical ninja numbers increased by one... (Madara is being sarcastic, what he means is now that Oonoki is acting like a medi nin and getting rid of the poisonous polen with his jinton, killing Tsunade won't leave the squadron without a medi nin.)
Tsunade - If four on the assault don't work, we'll make it five! Don't regard me as just a regular medical ninja!
Madara - *thinking* She's slower than the Raikage... But her power seems to be above his or equal to...
*Kage's slap Madara around*
Madara - Indeed... You're not a weak woman... But if you rush in without thinking and get killed, the other Kage's wont stand a chance against me. It seems as if it's only you who knows healing techniques...
Tsunade - ''If'' I get killed.
Madara - Hashirama... I don't know what she has inherited from you... Her limits... She's so beneath you... If I knew your successor would be such a weakling, I would have told you the way to rise from the dead, just like I was supposed to... The only thing left from you is your life force that's imbued in my body... (Yup, Madara is officially gay for Hashi ) ... The only thing that has remained after the death of my brother is his eye powers, that are in my eyes...
Tsunade - I told you you were wrong, dammit!
Madara - If there is a feeling that can be inherited from the dead, it can only be hatred!!!
*scene switches to Dan and Chouza*
Dan - What?! Madara was resurrected with Edo Tensei?!
Chouza - Now that the real Madara came out to play, the five Kage have no reason to stay out of the fray anymore. Tsunade sama is also fighting him with the title of Hokage!
Dan - Tsunade is the Hokage?! She... is the Hokage now?!
Chouza - Didn't I tell you about it? Tsunade lost a fair few of loved ones one after another... But after all, you were her shining star... (He means that Tsunade took the position because she wanted the hopes and dreams of Dan to come true, to carry on his legacy, meh.)
Dan - ...Tsunade...
Chouza - Tsunade sama won't lose! She's the only one of the Sannin that has survived until this day!
*Back to the Kage's battlefield*
Tsunade - *thinking* You're already dead... Don't spread your hatred anymore.
Raikage - Kazekage! Now!!
Gaara - Desert Layered Imperial Funeral! ... Sealed!!!
Tsunade - Yes!! *booyah*
*Tsunade meets Vlad Tepeş, who is more commonly known as Madara*
Madara - This is a Mokuton clone technique of Hashirama... Perfect, isn't it? While I was his enemy, I was the only one who could see through it... Thanks to the powers of my eyes... ... So... I'm done with the Hokage... Now, who wants to be next?
*Scene switches back to Dan*
Dan - We can't underestimate Madara! The only way to completely stop him is to find the caster of Edo Tensei and end the jutsu!!
Chouza - ...Madara... Is he really that strong? Even though the five Kage's are fighting him right now?!
Dan - Madara will probably win against any ninja he fights... The only one who could defeat him was the late Shodai Hokage...
Chouza - ...
Dan - Instead of guarding this barrier you should start searching for the caster of Edo Tensei as soon as possible!! How is the situation at the headquarters?!
Chouza - I'm sure that they're doing their best... With the limited information they have at hand...
Dan - *thinking* Don't you die... Tsunade...
*Woot! Itachi and Sasuke*
Itachi - Kuchiyose no Jutsu!
Sasuke - ...!!! Shit!! *Tehehe it reminded me of Alfred Hitchcock*
Itachi - Here you are...
Kabuto - !! So, you were able to pass through my barrier... It seems you know your way around such stuff, hmm?...
Itachi - While I was being manipulated by you... I could clearly feel where your chakra was coming from... This could also be considered as a weakness of this jutsu... But I don't have to keep that in mind after now...
Kabuto - Huh, good of you to let me know about that (about the Edo's being able to trace back his chakra)... I had never been concerned about that, thinking no one could control the Edo's other than me... Ah, by the way... I want you to keep something in mind...
Itachi - ?!
Kabuto - Edo Tensei won't end even if you kill me... Plus, the only one who can stop this technique is me... In other words... You can't kill me. The jutsu can never be stopped if you do...
Snake - Herro.
Kabuto - *Sees Sasuke being emo in the background* Kukukuku... HAHAHAHA! It seems as luck is finally on my side!
Itachi - Things aren't going the way I intended them to... Not at all...