Naruto 696 shows Naruto’s weakness as he’s tired and nearly out of chakra when Sasuke pull his trump as he stores all of the Tailed Beasts chakra in Susanoo increasing its power tremendously. Sasuke calls himself the strongest shinobi alive, he has to kill Naruto due to the fact that he will always keep stopping. Naruto vows to fight the Sasuke he wants to bring back!
Naruto 696 begins as Naruto mentions that knowing that he wants to help he wants to kill him. Sasuke mentions that for this reason he needs to kill him. Naruto tries to talk to Sasuke mentioning that even if he created a new world, the same thing could happen. That is why he will look over it he mentions. Naruto mentions that the five villages have unified.
Sasuke mentions that this happened because they had a common enemy such as the Akatsuki, Madara, Obito and Kaguya. In order to survive they had to unify. However now there i no common enemy, thus villages will once again separate. This is the reason why Sasuke is planning on becoming this common enemy. He calls himself a Hokage since he’s indirectly leading to a unified world.
They split up and begin their battle once more, Sasuke mentions that he won’t be able to attack him at such a level. Naruto mentions that he doesn’t want to kill him. Naruto goes to say something when he’s interrupted by Sasuke as he brings the Tailed Beasts to him and takes their chakra.
Sasuke mentions that he’s currently the most powerful person in this world, and so he shall now take his first step into the shadows. Kurama tells Naruto that he’s combining all the chakra, and that it’s going to get worse. He’s practically at the level of the Hagoromo.
On top of this, there is no Gedo Statue, so he’s putting all the chakra into Susanoo, whats going to happen next is something serious, Naruto cannot flinch in this situation. We see a Susanoo’s body form and intertwine into a body which is made up of the chakra of the Tailed beasts.
Naruto creates clones when Sasuke mentions that it’s the technique and symbol of his weakness. That technique is simply a channel for his loneliness. Susanoo quickly attacks him, and drops to the ground. All the other clones attack Susanoo, but they’re blocked and attacked back. They then create Bijuu Dama.
They’re shot, a large electrical explosion occurs which does nothing to Sasuke. Sasuke mentions that Naruto has no chakra to create more Bijuu Dama, he cannot defeat him in this form. Sasuke gets a crossbow and begins to pull back his bow.
While Naruto entrusts another Kurama clone that had landed to give him some chakra as he was absorbing natural energy. It explodes and Naruto feels it’s power. Sasuke also notices that he has enough power to finally deal a killing blow on him. Naruto creates a Rasengan and a Bijuu like attack mixed with Rasengan.
Naruto goes ahead to think about the past when he mentions that he wants to fight Sasuke properly, defeating him properly. However he doesn’t want to fight him the way he his now when Naruto and Sasuke both release their attacks. Naruto 696 ends here, 4 more chapters left!
A fantastic chapter, it’s getting good, plus Sasuke seems like the most powerful person in the whole world. It’s incredible. It’s definitely really awesome to see Naruto and Sasuke battle it as we continue into next week’s Naruto 697 chapter!