I don't think there will be another time skip. Except maybe when the time comes for the epilogue.
Naruto has everything he needs to combat akatsuki, he isn't going to go mess around with training for several more years. I don't see any reason for him to wait at this point. If he is already strong enough, which i think he is, waiting would not benefit him in the slightest.
Yes, a time-skip will be needed. Naruto has no jutsu's in his arsenal. Having a variety of jutsu's are crucial to a fight. He doesn't know many period. I can't say he has mastered wind yet, and he needs to learn another element. There is so much that he can do to improve over a time-skip. He is not ready at all to face Akatsuki. Granted that he will put up a good fight, lets say against Pain, but I doubt he will win against all of Akatsuki. Especially against Madara. There is so much going on in the story-line, that I think that if one or two members of Akatsuki die off, then we will see Akatsuki regroup and this will be perfect timing for a time-skip. I also want to see a young adult Naruto, around 18-20 years old. Right now he still looks too young, short, unexperienced, etc. A time-skip is not only for the purpose of him training and getting stronger, but to have the sense that an older, mature Naruto will somehow change the world. For him to change the world and put an end to Akatsuki at his age is so incredibly stupid... Remember itt is the story of his life. To only show him at the ages of 13-16 is quite lame in my opinion. I want to see him in action when he is older. DBZ did this, which made me love the show so much. It showed the growth of many characters. Plus I'm looking forward to a ninja war. Hopefully one will start soon. I just hope that Akatsuki will receive another blow to their organization to which they will have to change their plans. Hopefully when this happens it will create the perfect timing for a time-skip. I also need to see Naruto in a different set of clothes. His clothing is pissing me off...
I'm not saying that a time-skip should happen right away, but I think in the next 30-60 chapters, it will be nice. Right now the 8-Tails host is off somewhere, and probably won't be found. If Akatsuki fails in getting Naruto now, and if perhaps Pain is defeated soon, then it will create the perfect grounds for a time-skip. Also if you think of the success this show is having over other manga's, I doubt the saga will end anytime soon. Why would they throw all this success away, just to end it around the 500th chapter. Plus that interview people are referring to, come on... Is there any proof that that interview is legit? I've looked at it myself, and it doesn't seem like it is. We're heading towards the end of the year and half of the things he has said have not come to pass. And the interview is incredibly vague. No interview is like that... Let's take the contents of that interview with a grain of salt. And if it is real, Kishi and his team have obviously changed their minds about some things that are going on in the story-line. I wouldn't trust it, being that its too old of an interview.
Naruto doesn't need a time skip, just a hyperbolic time chamber LOL
but on a serious note, if there is a timeskip, it will be after danzou takes over and the leaf shinobis are made enemies and has to plan a revolt. Probably a skip of 1 or 2 years.
But really naruto is strong enough as he is. He doesn't need any more powers, just practive. Actually he has everything he ever needs rright now
i also believe a timeskip will come. and perhaps even more since kishi said he wanted naruto to continue even longer than DBZ did.
but if you look at things its almost certain, let me explain:
the final goal of naruto is for him to become the hokage.
to become hokage he needs to achieve/do some things.
first of all becoming chunin
than of course a couple of years in ANBU
getting and commanding his own platoon
and than i believe he can become hokage
this cannot be done without timeskpis, infact it would take about two or three atleast if you ask me.
also ever since i began watching/ reading naruto i had a feeling that he'll be the ninth hokage.
because he's the ninetails jinchuriki and then becoming the ninth hokage well you get the picture!!
and so my guess is were going to see a lot of other hokage to.
besides i think i am gonna be hooked to this series as long as it keeps running. i don't care if i'm 25 or 30 years or whatever i will see the end of the serie. same goes for my friends.
and kishi i'm sure realizes this too, so he knows he can take as long as he wants to tell the story the way he wants to.
actually i believe that the series will even continue after naruto's become hokage, because even then there will be problems and challenges he must face. maybe it's just more of a wish but for all of this to happen he'll definetly have to put a few timeskips in it.
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Re: Will there be another Timeskip?
Naruto has already lasted longer than dbz though. Also, I dont believe naruto will continue after he becomes hokage. As we have seen before the hokage is the leader and protector of the village, unfortunately those who carry the title focus more on leading than fighting. Once naruto becomes hokage he will rarely go to the battlefield and fight, instead he will stay behind and lead the rest of the ninjas.
Last edited by kkck; December 02, 2008 at 01:54 PM.
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Re: Will there be another Timeskip?
^ well, it would depend on how things go:
If the Village system breaks down during war, and another similar village system is built in the mean time, then Naruto could very well be Hokage and last a long time airing or viewing.
Because if the war is still there, Naruto has to work and end it as quickly as possible, to avoid the unnecessary losses.
The only timeskip i see is for kakashi and his followers to plan a coup-de-tat in order to fight back against hanzou if he becomes leader. Howerver, he will not be named hokage and thus will not hold that title in history. Maybe a coup is exactly what is needed