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Naruto IS Indeed wrapping up way too quickly ! :-S
My Grandchildren will be W8ing on raws ! -___-
naruto is Wrapping Up but it will take its time !
Does anyone else feel like Naruto is coming to an end?
Nah, not necessarily. There is way too much that needs to be seen, but I will admit that I have a feeling that there is going to be a very significant chance in Naruto. I think that the end of Akatsuki maybe the beginning of some bigger problems. As soon as Akatsuki goals were explained to us, I had a feeling that the kyuubi would be extracted from Naruto. If Akatsuki didn't achieve their goals then it wouldn't make for a very good ending.
No. I think that there is going to be problems in the future beyond Akatsuki, and Kabuto might be involved in it. There has got to be more problems concerning Sasuke since he has been "possessed" by Orochimaru, because even though Sasuke took over, what happens when the time limit for the jutsu runs out? Bodies reject Orochimaru after a while and they begin to weaken and rot, soooo...what's gonna happen to Sasuke when that time comes? I don't think they would just let and issue like that slide. I hope they wouldn't. Plus, if Akatsu get beaten, Naruto still has the issue of the weakening seal to deal with. If Kyuubi dosn't "come out" of him (which can't happen without him dying or someone making a jutsu like Chiyo and sacrificing themselves for Naruto to live) that seal wont last too much longer. There's enough material to continue Naruto for a long long time. There's just WAY too much up in the air right now for it to end anytime in the near future. If it did, then it would really kinda suck IMO. I think we might even see another time-skip after the "akatsuki" arc is over and done with. Look at Dragonball and DBZ. They spanned like 30 years or something (in the story time line), and it all started just like Naruto did.
Nope, kishi said that naruto story line is longer than Dragon ball so there is no need to worry
It has a feel that its coming to the end, reason I say that is because he reveiled BH and Pein so unexspectantly at the sametime. You also get the feeling that sasuke is getting close to Itachi. It just has that feel.
But I dont think its coming to an end...We'll probably get more Akutsuki members and new enemys, plus kishi is just to smart to let it end right now.
but yes, naruto seems to (finally) get to it's (well deserved and long due) end.
(the (italic) comments are just my humble opinion)
man it is so up in the air i don't know how anyone can even be making guesses. he might want to wrap it up real quick and leave alot of stuff out for people to decide? i really HOPE that it is around for a while, and as people have already said in this thread, it really does seem like it could be easily twice as long, because akatsuki can only go on for so long. think about it... if akatsuki takes them 5 years to defeat, that puts rookie nine at like, around 20 or 21 years old? which is in their ninja prime? they're not all going to die, and the end of akatsuki DEFINITELY doesn't mean that the world is peaceful again. i hope we see another ninja war. that would be really cool. however, i'm getting off topic and into murky speculation.
i don't think, and i hope, that there is much more left to be revealed. not even with this set of characters and events... there is SO much backstory and other things that people can explore! i mean, look at star wars or star trek. kishi has created a universe similar to that... okay perhaps a little smaller in scope, but i just mean that sort of rich and uncharted history and future.
big future things for me :
1. threats after majority of akatsuki is defeated?
2. threats from other countries?
3. orochimaru or some other single, extremely powerful villain working on his own? (kabuto? sasuke? sasuke taken over by orochi? rock kage?)
4. development and rise to power/authority of all rookie nine.
T-T;; after thinking about all this i REALLY hope it's not over for a while... and i'm probably being extremely unrealistic in my expectations. xDDD
...it seems like something is coming to an end......
While there are all kinds of plots......From the very beginning, it was about Naruto's desire to become Hokage and his progression to that stage...
We seen him go to school, become a genin and chunnin....and now we have him at what seems to be a jounin level ninja......
What move is needed to progress a jounin to Hokage?
He has to save the village!!!
Guess what someone is doing right now!!! Akatski is trying to take over the ninja world!!......
....so that progression may be happening now for Naruto...and once Naruto makes it to Hokage.....the manga will probably end
....OR since Kishi seems to focus on Sasuke alot.........Naruto will probably die in the end saving the world and give Sasuke the inspiration to become Hokage (naruto gives everyone a realization eventually.....Sasuke has not gotten his yet )......
Either way........it seems like 'the end is near' to me....
It may have lost its appeal due to Sharingan over dosage but I doubt it ends after this arc.
I highly doubt that it will end for a while.
They made a big deal about how if other villages heard that the Kazekage was kidnapped that they would most likely invade the Sand Village. Well, if they hear that the Sand village's Kage has lost his tremendous power, it would still be a good change to attack, eh? When the Village has already been attacked and is busy trying to rebuild and had lost a lot of shinobi.
I think Sand will be attacked, causing a chain reaction that starts even before they are done with Akatsuki. Then Akatsuki will sell the tailed beasts to the highest bidder to fuel the wars, and the whole ninja world will fall into turmoil.
Just one idea. But I'm pretty certain that there will be another timeskip somewhere in there, probably right to the middle of another great ninja war.
Well, i dont have a clue, but i would like for it continue past the AK arc for sure. I think this manga could be turned into a legendary series with another possible two time skips, we could see ninja wars, narutos life as hokage, so many different things. Potential of a series never decides how long it can continue though. I just hope Kishi plans to keep it running for a while.
As long as it doesnt turn into a DBZ sort of power ladder thing and continues to hold my interest i will be a fan.
Of course the one problem with something running too long is everything becomes repetative and lame.