Naruto Chapter 657 Recap and Spoilers: Madara Going Old School
This week’s chapter of Masashi Kishimoto’s massively popular manga Naruto has just been translated and released online, which means us non-Japanese readers can stay up to date. This is especially important as the manga is getting ready to wrap up, with the fourth ninja war already reaching its climax and the shinobi alliance is already facing the greatest threat the world has ever known: Madara Uchiha.
The chapter picks up where the last one left off, with Obito’s plan to redeem himself by resurrecting people he has killed being hijacked by the black zetsu, who then used him to resurrect Madara Uchiha instead. The scene then goes back to the Shinobi alliance and Madara, who is now stronger than he was when he was first alive due to the cells of Hashirama being implanted in his body.
It’s all action at this point, with Naruto, Sasuke, Hashirama, and the rest of the shinobi proving to be helpless as Madara has shown the ability to absorb chakra (including Hashirama’s senjutsu.)
The chapter ends with Madara laying waste to the shinobi alliance and setting his sights on the Tailed Beasts. Is there any hope for the Shinobi alliance? Of course there is. This is a shonen manga, the good guys always win but the real joy is in finding out how they’re going to pull it off, and at what cost?