Naruto 626 ends the story side of things from Hashirama’s past, it brings us back to Sasuke and others where it seems like it’s his turn to talk. After a while, Madara keeps on attacking the Leaf, at one point, Hashirama realizes what he wants to protect, which is the Leaf, he thus now understands that enemies of the Leaf is someone who wants to break his dream thus he must kill them, therefore Hashirama is seen stabbing Madara!
Naruto 626 begins as Hashirama asks what Madara what he means by his dream, than mentioning that what they’ve dreamed is already in the village. Madara mentions that he doesn’t understand what is beyond this dream. Hashirama mentions that if it’s connected to the village then he can help bring something good, as a senior as well as a friend.
Madara denies any connection, he tells him that there is no need to run after me because no one can stand behind him. After some time, he left the village and the village reached peace and harmony, everyone around the world praised and imitated their village system to create an alliance of Shinobi, their dreams came true. There was no more bad things, there was schools and the children grew up knowing that they’d have their own children.
Madara kept on attacking the Leaf, every time Hashirama kept on winning and thus Madara kept on going and rethinking things. This time, it was different, their battle started, Hashirama neutralized Kurama. They now fight from the ground, they’ve fought for a while to where they’ve created their famous fighting spot, where their statues would be built.
They both attack each other, this time it’s different as Madara gets Hashirama in his sword slash, this time, it’s Madara who’s standing and Hashirama on the ground, opposite from the last time. Hashirama mentions that he wants to protect their dream, now that they’ve finally reached it, he will not give up. Madara tells him that he seems quite depressed by the way he looks upon him.
Out of nowhere comes Hashirama with his sword, this time, Madara stabbed from the back, the one Madara defeated was a wood clone, Madara is shocked, he asks how he behind him. Hashirama mentions that no matter what happens, he will protect our, he corrects this to mentions that he will protect his village. By protecting the village, he will be able to protect the people, Shinobi and children.
Anyone who tries to harm it, whether it’s his friends, siblings or his own children, he won’t forgive them. Madara seems to be in his last dying moments, he mentions that he’s changed. For him to protect his things, he would have to endure a lot more, just like what he did here. Madara tells him that one day there will be darkness in the village which will change the village itself.
The fight between them had finally ended mentions Hashirama to Sasuke. He tells him that he doesn’t know how he was brought back to life, but he’s certain that he killed his friend for the sake of the village. The village which he and Madara desired was something that could connect clans. An important cornerstone to turn chaos into order and maintain it.
He mentions that it was something to protect the children and avoid useless quarrels, a place where there was peace. He goes on to mentions that it then created darkness which Itachi had to endure, what Madara said was true, he had predicted of what was going to happen. He’s a Shinobi who created this situation, and also the one who thought it was okay that way.
Hashirama finally answers Sasuke’s questions, he mentions that he thinks that Shinobi’s are people who endure to achieve their goals, but depending on what they choose as their goal, they change just like how Madara and Hashirama did during his whole situation. Naruto 626 ends here.
An interesting few chapters until we finally get a proper answer, it also explained and revealed some answers and more questions. Hopefully, next week’s we’ll see Sasuke’s reaction to this during Naruto 627, can’t wait for it!