Re: Naruto 's location cleared!!!
^This. In the bottom right panel of the image you (OP) posted, you can see motion lines around Naruto, seemingly indicating that he jumped back towards Bee. Of course, it's hard to be sure, but here's why I'm almost certain that Naruto is a clone:
Originally Posted by adeshina365
In Ch. 598, Bee tells Naruto, very clearly, not to touch the spikes that are binding him because they will end up suppressing the Kyuubi:
Then, in 601, upon learning that Naruto is a clone, Bee states "in that case...", after which Naruto pulls the spikes out. The simplest explanation is that the spikes don't affect clones, so when Bee realized Naruto was a clone, he told Naruto to disregard his previous orders. Or maybe Kishi changed his mind after 2 chapters. I dunno.