I read Naruto chapter 697 today at mangapanda.com and I was just impressed by the pure awesomeness of this chapter. After crashing and using they god-like powers, the fight between Naruto and Sasuke goes to the next level. And that is... straight up fist to fist fight. No kidding, I found it more cool than actually them using their over-the-top powers. It's just has a certain kind of charm to it. The chapter ends with Sasuke stealing some Kurama's chakra and attempting to kill Naruto. Well, too bad that we know that The Last movie will happen, with both of them alive
About disturbing, part you look here: www.saiyanisland.com/2014/10/t…
It is disturbing to me not because I hate NaruHina or ship a pairing rival to it. It's distrubing because it indicates that the story will end with a canon pairing being NaruHina, which means a big freaking shitstorm in the Naruto fandom. Rabid Hinatards will get more cocky an annoying than they already are, and the rest of the fandom will be butthurt about it. Then, of course, there are sane fans, who will be caught between these idiots... Such a pity, really. Open ending would be much better in terms of future of the fandom. Now, it's going to be difficult to function in it.
That's it from me.