Originally Posted by SenninKorby
Hmm. When was the last official "research break" again? Was it for chapter 500? If so, we might actually get some kind of serious revelation or some shit (500 gave us the "HOLY SHIT MADARA THREATENED NARUTO AS A BABY" shit. The flashback was pretty damn good until chapter 502 rolled around and Minato walked all over Madara in battle). Right now it seems like Kishi is trying to develop the "non-Sasuke" antagonists, so I don't see an EMS reveal yet. I will almost certainly be wrong on this, but I'd say we're either going to see the dreaded Sixth Coffin of plot-ruining or we'll see a dramatic improvement of Madara's performance in battle, or at least the set-up for it.
And before 500 the previous "research break" was before 469... it seems that every time Kishi takes a break for "research", something gets pretty much screwed.