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Than you didn't need to mention your disregard towards Inumaru. :P And St&rs being a last place candidate isn't really noteworthy, since it got that place for months now.
Kaito's Anti Love Sentai wasn quiet funny, but I wish he'll be drawing "more" backgrounds this time and less sketches. Couldn't find any info about Cross Manage though.
Yeah IIRC JUMP endings basically just slap your face!! Be thankful if they announce a series is ending a week prior to its ending.
Really? Try and guess when Naruto is ending then. This is more than likely the last arc but when the arc actually ends is anyone's guess.
To Love Ru, Yu Yu Hakusho, Hikaru No Go, Dragon Ball, Slam Dunk, Shaman King not to mention every cancelled manga ever.. All predictable endings, yeah..
Not all manga end when the main goals have been reached.. Some just end..
And even mangakas finish their works diferently.. I.e. Yoshihiro Togashi, without spoiling he is infamous for how he ended his previous work, Yu Yu Hakusho, and his current work Hunter X Hunter could have been finished with a satisfying ending in the last couple of chapters, yet Togashi decided to continue HXH.
Then there are some mangas like BLEACH that well.. Basically could have ended ages ago but continued.
TL: DR most of the times manga endings aren't that predictable. Especially in a series that doesn't really have a main objective, i.e. YYH, BLEACH, To Love Ru, Dragon Bal.. vs Naruto, OP, Bakuman (all with main goals basically set since its first chapter)
However, there are other factor to help the series' ending; it is Jump has a specific period for its ending/cancellation session and putting a new series. Jump has a specific time period which helpful to predict when the serie will end.
Magazine and Sunday tend to end the series and put new series at any time. For example, Sunday recently started three new series without ending anything; plus Sunday has four irregularly serializing series which can resume at any time.
I am curious. What exactly is the main goal in Naruto? Bakuman and One Piece are clear, but Naruto?
Being a hokage at first.. Though gradually that kinda changed to "rescuing" Sasuke.. Still the main goal is Naruto achieving Hokage.
Yeah....the Hokage thing was in the first chapter. I was under the impression it was pretty obvious.
Yeah, I know that Naruto said that, but I never really thought throughout the serie that he really was aiming for it, having the opposite in One Piece where their only and unique goal is reaching, well, the One Piece.
Actually it's rescue Sasuke then become Hokage. Something about what's the point of being a Hokage who can't even save his comrade
Actually it is the power of friendship vs. the power of hatred. Has been since the beginning of the series, as far back as the Land of Waves arc. Naruto has always represented friendship, acceptance, tolerance, etc. while his enemies were always overcome by feelings of anger, hatred, vengeance, fear, and jealousy. Zabuza, Gara, Orochimaru, Akatsuki, Pain, Sasuke, and Tobi all fit that description. The series ends with the war because a victory by Naruto symbolizes friendship overcoming hatred. His goal of becoming Hokage never had the literal importance that everyone always places on it. It was meant to symbolize that Naruto's ambition is for the top and nothing less. His goal of becoming Hokage has never had any impact on actually events within the story.