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Author Announces 'Naruto' Story Is in Its Final Phase

by Wind_Sr
Nov 25, 2013 11:54 AM | 226 Comments

An announcement has been made on the Japanese television show "Sakiyomi Jan BANG," that "Naruto" is in its final phase of Masashi Kishimoto's storyline. It was announced back in July 2012 that the story was approaching its climax.

Below is the statement given by Kishismoto during the show:

"The battle of Naruto and his comrades is in its final phase, in the truest sense of the term. About the Ten Tails, about Madara, and then, about Sasuke... I will continue to raise the tension without restraint, in every way I can! Please follow this story of a boy named Naruto a little while longer, I will greatly appreciate it."

Source: Saiyan Island, Kishismoto's statement

Story by link9us

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At this point I just want to see what happens.

Dec 3, 2013 7:15 PM by holothewisewolf

tsudecimo said:
Why would that make people hate it. Oh you think it's bad, good for you but why keep reading it for the sole purpose of hating it or entering every thread to bitch about it in a usually off topic way.
Oh, there are several reasons. I'm not that eager to elaborate though, lately my days became rather short.
However in my case I simply became indifferent toward Naruto. Really, it doesn't move me at all, be it happiness, sadness, excitement, disappointment, joy, anger... nothing. To think I could talk about it so much in the past...
Considering Naruto's past I think it would be for the best to finally end its misery.

Dec 3, 2013 1:38 PM by Progeusz

Progeusz said:
The more manga/anime you know, the more likely you are to realize how bad Naruto has been since few years ago. MAL knows more shows than most of smaller forums or communities like facebook, youtube so it's only natural. Places which are even more knowledgeable than MAL hold Naruto in even lower regards.

Why would that make people hate it. Oh you think it's bad, good for you but why keep reading it for the sole purpose of hating it or entering every thread to bitch about it in a usually off topic way.

I think what grinds my gears is people never give valid criticism for the series. Just typical hate comments and remarks.

Dec 3, 2013 1:11 PM by tsudecimo

link9us said:
It seems MAL really is so anti against naruto. i have been to other forums and people don't nearly bash naruto as much as they do here, its preposterous.

If anyone even ask a question bout naruto or what to watch, you guys just say "watch this instead" or are just blunt and says naruto sucks.

You go to narutofanbase, people give you a more accurate answers and information to your questions about this manga and or series.
The more manga/anime you know, the more likely you are to realize how bad Naruto has been since few years ago. MAL knows more shows than most of smaller forums or communities like facebook, youtube so it's only natural. Places which are even more knowledgeable than MAL hold Naruto in even lower regards.

Dec 3, 2013 1:00 PM by Progeusz

Akanezora said:
ichii_1 said:
All the haters are sheep, they need to hate it to prove their cool and know better.
Why is the war arc bad? too long? it's a war, what do you expect.

Naruto is deeper than people think, I could write several thesis about the stuff (the characters, symbolism, morals etc.).

I lol'd.


While that did come off as funny, naruto is probably deeper than most people give it credit for. Several thesis worthy? I don't think so but I don't think it's as shallow as say DB or the likes.

Dec 3, 2013 12:04 PM by GD1551

link9us said:
It seems MAL really is so anti against naruto. i have been to other forums and people don't nearly bash naruto as much as they do here, its preposterous.
Now that i have a hard time believing, is see way more hate for naruto elsewhere than here

Dec 3, 2013 11:56 AM by JizzyHitler

It seems MAL really is so anti against naruto. i have been to other forums and people don't nearly bash naruto as much as they do here, its preposterous.

If anyone even ask a question bout naruto or what to watch, you guys just say "watch this instead" or are just blunt and says naruto sucks.

You go to narutofanbase, people give you a more accurate answers and information to your questions about this manga and or series.

Dec 3, 2013 11:52 AM by link9us

Naruto Author admits he was out of ideas a long time ago. And finally desided to warp shit up before it gets even worse.

Nov 30, 2013 2:41 PM by johnyjohny

Well it was clear that the story would end along with the war. Definitely not the best arc in the series, probably even worst, but that's solely because the story wasn't ready for its climax. People say that the series is already dragged on, but I wished it could have lasted longer because some characters seriously needed more screen time and development.

Nov 30, 2013 2:35 PM by jayss

Aaaaaaaaaaaaand Kishimoto makes a spin-off, Naruto and Friends.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaand Studio Pierrot makes a reboot...Naruto: Brotherhood

Nov 30, 2013 2:14 PM by RedHead_Bride

The first thing that came in my mind when I saw this thread: "F*cking finally!"
Though I don't really care about it.

Nabris said:
What a vague announcement.

"Final phase" can mean anything, really. But it's not like we haven't gotten announcements similar to this one for the last few years, so I'm not exactly surprised.

I don't watch or read it anymore (I play the games to help me catch up in an entertaining way), but I hope its ending is at least decent.

Nov 30, 2013 4:29 AM by Gaburi_Aberu

Smooched said:
omg I met Masashi on the street and he told me what's going down in Naruto. First, Sasuke and Naruto reveals a new jutsu that combines their bodies into one. He will be called Sasuto. Then they use the power of their friendship to beat Madara. After that Sasuke backstabs Naruto and marries Sakura and becomes Hokage.


Please end this way.

Nov 30, 2013 3:51 AM by Xela2000129

What a vague announcement.

"Final phase" can mean anything, really. But it's not like we haven't gotten announcements similar to this one for the last few years, so I'm not exactly surprised.

I don't watch or read it anymore (I play the games to help me catch up in an entertaining way), but I hope its ending is at least decent.

Nov 29, 2013 8:54 PM by Nabris

Kabuto will turn Yamato into Hashirama 2.0 and both of them will appear on the battlefield...believe it. :3

This manga accompanied me a very long time and the approaching ends makes me melancholy.

Nov 29, 2013 1:20 PM by Jet_Nice_Guy

Haine15 said:
I don't care how long but the ending should be interesting and with no holes like where yamada is right now ?! -_-


It's Yamato and his whereabouts are really of no interest to what's going on right now. Also, he's currently stuck in Tobi's Zetsu making tree.

Nov 29, 2013 12:14 PM by yhunata

I don't care how long but the ending should be interesting and with no holes like where yamada is right now ?! -_-

Nov 29, 2013 11:48 AM by Haine

Finally, I just hope they manage to make a satisfying ending.

Somehow I doubt that though.

Nov 29, 2013 3:37 AM by Shimiri

Whatever happened to original jokes or people being smart and actually dropping stuff they hate?!

Sigh.

Nov 29, 2013 2:58 AM by tsudecimo

Smooched said:
omg I met Masashi on the street and he told me what's going down in Naruto. First, Sasuke and Naruto reveals a new jutsu that combines their bodies into one. He will be called Sasuto. Then they use the power of their friendship to beat Madara. After that Sasuke backstabs Naruto and marries Sakura and becomes Hokage.


Really? I thought Naruto is gonna propose to Sasuke instead?

Nov 29, 2013 2:49 AM by RedgraveGilver

omg I met Masashi on the street and he told me what's going down in Naruto. First, Sasuke and Naruto reveals a new jutsu that combines their bodies into one. He will be called Sasuto. Then they use the power of their friendship to beat Madara. After that Sasuke backstabs Naruto and marries Sakura and becomes Hokage.

Nov 29, 2013 2:06 AM by Smooched

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