Naruto 693 shows the beginning of the battle which both Sasuke and Naruto are about to have as they both go to the famous place where they previously fought. Naruto mentions that he’s not going to let him do as he pleases and will defeat him, while Sasuke mentions that he has his own vision for what a Hokage should be. Sakura also tries to stop Sasuke by mentioning that she loved him when he calls her an annoyance.
Naruto 693 begins as Naruto asks Sasuke to release the Tailed Beasts from himself and give them their freedom. They’ve finally gotten their freedom too. Also Naruto mentions that they won’t do anything evil now. Sasuke mentions that he doesn’t understand, Naruto is the Jinchuuriki of all the beasts and thus he wants to get rid of all the chakra.
This means that Naruto will eventually die, Sasuke goes on to mention that he’ll be leaving them alive for now. Naruto mentions that there is no way he’s going to let him get away with this. Sasuke mentions that they need to go to some place. Kakashi tries to stop him but falls.
Sakura looks at Sasuke to which she begins to cry and gets angry at the same time, she mentions that there isn’t a lot she can do to stop him, but he still loved him, she never though that he would turn out this way. She couldn’t be there for him when he needed it or even stop him going down this path.
All she could do was sit and cry, however after all of this, if she still has a place in his heart, just a little, she asks for him not to go. If we’re together, they can go back to those days. Sasuke smiles mentioning that she’s such an annoyance and uses Genjutsu to strike at Sakura.
Naruto shouts at him mentioning that he didn’t need to cast Genjutsu on him. Kakashi goes onto mentioning that Sakura really wanted to save him, this whole time. Sasuke dismisses it as daydreaming on her part. Sasuke even mentions that he doesn’t see what she likes about him, and thus he is not interested in her at all.
Kakashi mentions that the only time you need a reason for not liking is when you hate somebody, she also mentioned she wanted him by her side. She wants to save Sasuke, there is nothing more to it. Sakura cries whenever she thinks of him. The only reason was because she loved you so much that it hurt her.
Sasuke remembers his family and mentions that this is now the thing of the past for him. He leaves as Naruto mentions that he had made a promise to Sakura. To bring Sasuke back, and thus Kakashi should know how he works and thus he’ll be back.
They leave when Hagoromo mentions that love is a complicated thing. He once had two sons who he loved and respected. However he left everything to his younger son, a mistake as it meant that the older son began to despise both him and the younger son.
This love had transformed into hate, and this can relate to the Sasuke they know. The same goes for Madara. Kakashi asks if Sasuke and Madara have a similar fate.
Hagoromo mentions that this is untrue and that he left power to both of them. The past isn’t there as a reminder for change, it’s there as a lesson to us all. Kakashi asks what made him choose Naruto to which he mentions that he had changed the hatred within Kurama. He leaves it to Naruto as he wants to transform the hate into love.
Or that Naruto and Sasuke can find and regain the lost love. Naruto and Sasuke both reach the Valley of the End where Hashirama and Madara’s statue are both there. Naruto mentions that he knew they’d come here. It brings them back, they used to fight there a lot, to which not a lot has changed. Sasuke mentions that he will not win.
Naruto mentions that he isn’t going to lose to him again like before, and he isn’t going to let him do as he pleases. And he sure as hell ain’t going to let him become Hokage. He doesn’t understand what exactly becoming a Hokage means.
Sasuke mentions that he wants a revolution to come to which a new type of Hokage will arise. His Hokage isn’t like the one Naruto describes. Naruto mentions that his own brother told him that a Hokage isn’t chosen by strength, a true Hokage is one that’s chosen by the people.
Sasuke mentions that he has realized this a long time ago and understand his brothers words. On top of which Sasuke would like to teach Naruto the true meaning of what a Hokage is. Naruto 693 ends here.
A great chapter and a fantastic build up to a possible final fight between these two. It’s also amazing to see that Naruto and Sasuke aren’t just going to have a raw fight based on power but in fact a fight that will have more than just words but whole different meaning and one that can change the world. Can’t wait for next week’s Naruto 694 when we see the fight begin!