Originally Posted by Numinous
ZOMG, this chapter was soooooooo boring, who cares about Kishimoto finally writing about an era the fans were always interested about, addressing the child soldier issue without the "it's Shounen" excuse, portraying actual stress and despair without either suppressing it with flashy bangs or exaggerate it just for the sake of dramaz and, most revealing of all, Hashirama and Madara having a friendship that makes Naruto and Sasuke's look like the crap it really is.
Gee, how dare Kishimoto write decently for once, we all just want to see Mito barging in the fight for no goddamn good reason other than someone's poor literacy and see Madara holding back on the fight despite the manga saying the complete opposite!
For fuck's sake, some people don't really deserve the few good chapters of this part of the manga.
I still like how he's holding to the thought that Madara was holding back against Hashirama, when the opposite has been shown in the previous chapter. Madara points out that it was a fight to the death
(and not the lol"someone accidentally dies" definition) and Hashirama claimed "I don't want to kill you!"