I'll keep this short and sweet ('that's what she said!' good job now f*ck off): Could Kishimoto have lied in that interview where he said Naruto will go on for two more years just to throw us off the track? I mean, so we don't expect things like...I don't know...Sasuke's return, Naruto's death and other possible, major events? (I doubt Naruto will die, so don't start shouting at me)
I just have a hard time imagining how the series will continue after the war. I'm not saying it's impossible, it just sounds very...story-climax-y.
Currently in Ancrath.. all alone.. reading all the dusty books
Re: Could Kishimoto have lied in that interview?
no i dont think he was lieing i mean wat would he benefit from it he would just anger fans.... there are also many ways to go with the series after the war, such as another time skip and oro and sasuke once again being the final villains .... finish it how it started
Loose ends are being tied up with Obito and Kakashi's development that has lacked in part 2, hence why he couldn't kill him off in the Pain Arc b/c Kakashi's development had stalled at that point from end of 1 to then.
Naruto has made peace with the 9 tails, but we still need to see which direction he takes Sasuke. I give it another year's worth of chapters and it should be wrapped up, unless there's some major plot twist that is being set up right now.
The Prophecy never once says he will become Hokage or stop Madara. It says he will bring about peace in the world. You can do that and still die. Especially if his death ends the war and he saves Obito, Sasuke and others. Kishi has said a few times Naruto isn't the main character, that there isn't one. He is just the titular character.
"Sasuke has to die" or "Naruto has to live" are just assumptions that the reader comes up with to reflect their own personal desires. Sometimes good doesn't always win, and sometimes the good guys have to die in order to let good itself win at the end of the day. Madara (and Sasuke, apparently) have the power to stop the 9 tails. Madara seems very unintimidated by Naruto and it's likely he can own Kurama and make him a mindslave with zero effort. Then say bye bye to 9 tails chakra mode and bijuu mode.
Kishimoto-sensei: At the beginning, I thought I’d write a story with a lot of ninjas, with a lot of plothole, because i love this.
What was rhe theme that you fussed over the most (in Naruto)?
Kishimoto-sensei: The idea of being acknowledged, of wanting to be acknowledged. I gave the protagonist my own feelings of wanting to be acknowledged by my manga’s editor. The idea of writing a manga during 600 chapters, and laughing to see your face when you discover you got screwed.
What is the class of readers that you keep in mind (when writing)?
Kishimoto-sensei: First of all, children… second, the morons and all slow brains all over the world.
Did something happen when you were in the second year of middle school?
Kishimoto-sensei: I decided I wanted to become a professional mangaka, and i Got hit by Ichiraku,the bad guy in my class, he crushed my nuts together.
Who is your rival?
Kishimoto-sensei: There are many. My mom, my dog's neighboor, and Oda, because he has some logic in his manga