Naruto Vol. 55 is where the Great War begins. From the ready, set and go, its all in this volume. There are many battles here, and surprisingly, some ended in this book. Whats more than battles are the number of characters used. Almost all Naruto characters are featured here, some returning and some new. My complains in this particular volume are minor - Naruto isnt featured much, still no Sasuke, and as I said, too many characters, that it gets confusing at some point. And though they are introduced well, there are times one has to check back to remember a character's name or role.
My favorite part though is not the war itself but the conversation between Kabuto and Madara, but maybe its my love for villain vs villain. I cant wait what comes out of it!
The art if Kishimoto, just like other recent Naruto mangas, improved greatly. But unlike the past volume(54), there are parts here which tends to be confusing and chaotic, due to the nature of big scale battles.
I still like Vol. 54 over this one, but this is still a great volume.