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Ohh. Nice analysis. What are the first and second pictures about?
There are more. Hawks, some long nose guy that looks like susanoo. Naruto wind element hints and so on and so forth.
Kishimoto: Boy I'm bored... huh? whats that? Oh! My stash of old cover page arts!
*blows down the thick layer of dust*
Kishimoto: *cough cough cough cough* Uhh... that was nasty... *cough*
Well... lets take a look what we got here!
*skims through the old pages*
Kishimoto: Awww such cool artworks... I'm getting all nostalgic here! I can almost remember how it was before I sold my manga and my soul to those merchandise companies!
Hey whats that!? Woah!! Sasuke is riding a hawk?? Thats sooo cool! I'm totally gonna integrate this into my next chapter!!
One week later, fans and readers all over the world: WTF??? WERE AND WHEN DID SASUKE GET THAT HAWK????
Design elements always stick for a long time...or ideas that came up early may find their way later on in the story...but that doesn't really mean, that Kishi planned everything all along...he had the ending formulated quite some time ago, but not at the beginning of part 2, when he said that he has some vague idea of it.
Planning means that every story element finds its purpose and it's integrated well in the story...many planning choices of Kishi are questionable, and there are big gaps between part 1 and part 2, even early part 2 and recent chapters.
Maybe it went like
Kishi: Man i'm running out of ideas for this manga.
I know, i'll use some stuff I drew while on my meds.
Fans: HOLY SHIT.
@Sanadan I believe the Sage's name is Oda Nobunaga.
He definitely planned Tobi being Madara, then Obito. Edo Tensei zombies were definitely planned. That definitely was not a desperation move after killing off to many Akatsuki to soon.
trolololol. good times.
edotenseiALLTHEZOMBIES was definitely not originally supposed to happen. but then people say that there's no way tobi could've waged war without kabuto and his edo army....imo, tobi would've just used the jinchuuriki's...naruto and bee had a hard enough time with them, so they're powerful enough, at least. i don't think the whole shinobi alliance thing would've happen if that were the case, it would've probably just been all the main characters, minus the 'thousands' of fodder that were a complete waste of time and energy...
but...edo tensei en-masse did garner us about a year of extra manga time. soo i guess i'm not complaining...
Last edited by chibistar6; August 15, 2013 at 01:20 AM.
@chibistar6, I definitely remember it. Oh man, the story would've turned out so different if IT WAS the fourth. But every clue led to Obito god dam it. haha. And yes. And hopefully Kishi doesn't end the manga right after the war. How about showing the healing process of the villages and future smaller fights. Keep it going like One Piece.