Naruto 601 is a day early with some fantastic scenes! Madara shows up to say hello to Obito, we also find out that Madara will fight Naruto and Bee while Obito with Kakashi and Gai. We also know that all the Kage’s are in their near death conditions, Tsunade wants to help them. We finally find out that Madara had helped Obito when he was crushed by the rock!
Naruto 601 starts out as Kakashi and Gai notice that Madara Uchiha has finally arrived! Naruto is also overwhelmed by his arrival! Obito says to Madara that he defied the Edo Tensei and overcame it, just as Obito had predicted.
Naruto asks why the Madara that was fighting the Kage’s here. Madara quickly analysis the situation and asks himself where the real Naruto is because the current one is a Shadow Clone. We see that the real Naruto is below Bee’s transformed form. As Bee goes to say something, Naruto interrupts.
He asks what has happened to all the others. Madara doesn’t know what he’s talking about, Naruto gets angry and unleashes all his nine tails ripping apart all the rocks surrounding him. Madara replies that he doesn’t know, they’re probably not okay.
We see that All the 5 Kage’s have been defeated! All of them have received great injuries putting them between life and death! Tsunade wakes up for a little while and releases Kuchiyose No Jutsu which calls upon Katsuyu, Tsunade quickly asks a favor from Katsuyu.
As she goes to ask, Katsuyu quickly prepares to stick the body of Tsunade together as her feet and upper body have been completely separated by a large tree branch. Tsunade stops her and tells her to worry about that later. She now asks to bring the other Kage’s to where she is because she can help them.
Naruto removes the Seal Chains from Bee and directs them at both Obito and Madara. Obito quickly removes the Gunbai and gives it to Madara because it had originally belonged to Madara. Madara powers up quickly and at the point of connect from the Seal Chains, they are stopped by Madara’s Shield.
Bee thanks Naruto for removing the Chains as it restricted his movements, he says that now it’s his turn. We see a large tower building up while Obito and Madara talk. Madara asks Obito if he had started the project midway, before they could absorb the 8th and 9nth Tail.
Kakashi notices that Madara also knows about the plan, he asks himself if he could somehow be related to him. Madara tells Obito that he’s to haste, is that the reason why he was also revived in that form? Obito’s injuries seems to be repairing itself. Madara tells him that he guesses that he could have had some kind of plan.
Madara asks what had happened to Nagato because he was supposed to revive him in his perfect form. He should have been revived using the Rinne Tensei No Jutsu, at the right time. Obito tells him that he had betrayed them because he had used the Jutsu on the people of the village. Madara skips everything and dismisses what happened before because he’s still alive, he now decides to catch the Hachibi and Kyuubi.
Naruto jumps up in the air and uses one of his Mini Bijuu Dama to attack Madara. He shouts at Madara that he’s now dead and he shouldn’t meddle with them. He attacks Madara but he raises his Gunbai. The attack is nullified as it didn’t explode.
Madara attacks Naruto as he performs the Uchiha Gaeshi (Literally meaning Return of the Uchiha, or more literally Of The Fan). Naruto is pushed back and possibly injured by his own Bijuu Dama. He tells Obito that he’ll take care of Naruto and Bee, Obito should fight Gai and Kakashi.
Kakashi asks Obito what had happened to him, why did he even team up with Madara! Obito remembers the moment he woke up after the accident, he asks himself if he died. He asks a mysterious old man where he is, the old man answers that he’s between the living and dead world. This old man is likely to be Madara Uchiha himself! Naruto 601 ends here!
That was a fantastic chapter! We finally found out that Madara had saved Obito from the rock incident. He also somehow saved him by placing his whole body in bandage. It seems that his injuries had taken many years to heal because in the past we also saw him with many injuries. Can’t wait for next week’s Naruto 602 when we’ll get a better explanation of how Madara had saved Obito.