"That" interview to Kishimoto
Guys and girls, when we discuss about Naruto in different threads we often go back to mention “Kishi’s interview”. As it happened long ago, I’m posting it for you to know or remember what we are speaking about.
I copied it from a post in an old thread by the time Sasuke had killed Itachi, and Pain, Jiraiya. The interview was already rather old by then, and we were discussing which points had already happened, it has additions with arrows to say which parts had already happened by that time. Now I added some new points in blue.
UPDATE: The original thread back then was made by dredblack7, I could not mention him before as I had lost the link after copying the text!
1. Akatsuki Leader's(not confirmed if its Pein / Madara) strength can't be matched even with 3 Sannins of the leaf.
-> With Jiraiya's death against Pain this seems to be confirmed, and by knowing that even Orochimaru was under Pain's lead
when he was in Akatsuki
--> we have now learnt the real leader is Madara
2. There is another character in Akatsuki, and unexpected member will bring a chaos
-> I would also like to say this preview is confirmed, and this unexpected member would be Tobi(Uchiha Madara)
-->it could also be Sasuke, who was not in the Akatsuki by that time. For the Leaf, seeing him there will be chaotic.
3. One of the Akatsuki's member becomes friend/ally with Naruto
-> not yet confirmed, I'm expecting it to be Konan or Kisame
--> right now I guess it could be Konan (to save Pain) or Sasuke if we take him as an Akatsuki.
4. Naruto's seal will be released by the end of 08, or beginning of the 09. At least 4 tails will be released, be prepared it could
be shocking scene
-> also not yet confirmed...
-->this has just happened! By the beginning of 09, right? this post was made by July!
5. Toad dies(he laughs)
-> confirmed with Jiraiya's death
--> maybe he was also referring to the toads with Naruto in sage mode?
6. 3 of Naruto's important people will die or get seriously injured
-> almost confirmed. Jiraiya(dead), Sasuke(injured, barely alive), maybe Kakashi or Tsunade for 3rd person
--> whether injured or dead, we should add Kakashi and Hinata to the list.
7. Sasuke's skills cannot be matched against Naruto's new skills.
-> not yet confirmed, seems to be will be. These "new skills" will be the result of 2 and half year training, that Naruto
had hid it all along until now.(May include Jiraiya's restriction... but well Naruto will use it anyway)
-->I would say it is confirmed, Naruto in sage mode looks really stronger than Sasuke
8. Sasuke v. Itachi is great scale, and later Naruto's information about family and bloodline will show up
-> confirmed with first part, Sasuke v. Itachi is over with Sasuke's victory. Quite funny that my prediction matched with Kishi's
even though its not confirmed yet. I've thought there would be something about "Namikaze" ever since 4th name was revealed
-->Here you can see when we were discussing this interview! A long time ago.
9. Sai, he will cause something huge(laughs)
-> hmm interesting... reminds me of Jiraiya's warning... not confirmed yet
--> we have just had a glimpse of Sai looking for Kabuto, will it be his turn for action?
10. 4th's secret and bloodline will be shown
-> confirmed, by revealing that 4th's blood line with its name "Namikaze Minato"* Also confirmed by showing that 4th is
*I expect there are more secrets about 4th
--> the boodline of the fourth was not shown, unless this only referred to Naruto's bloodline
11. 2 huge characters of Konoha will die.
-> Jiraiya, in my opinion next one will be Kakashi or Tsunade
--> I hope this one his not true. Right now we have Kakashi and Hinata.
12. There is a female member in Akatsuki
-> confirmed, Konan
13. Akatsuki will invade Konoha with its mysterious beasts, and Shiranui Genma will provide great help to Konoha
-> not yet confirmed
--> Invasion now confirmed! Konoha has been destroyed.
Followings are the Kishi's words @ 2008 Jump Festa
1. Uchiha's secret will be revealed and 2 of the remaining will die
-> confirmed, Uchiha's secret of MS and etc revealed by Itachi, and Itachi is dead.**
** I think there will be more secrets about Uchiha besides about MS and Madara
2. Akatsuki's leader kills 6 people
-> not yet confirmed, however I think Pain did kill "6" people including Jiraiya. The other 5 would be Pain's bodies.
3. Sasuke and Itachi's fight will cause chaos; Uchiha, Uchiha Madara's secrets are revealed and all the skills of the MS will be revealed. The fight will end with death of one.
*** MS : Tsukuyomi, Amaterasu, and finally Susano'o
4. Naruto will collide with Pain; Kakashi's team will collide with Tobi. There will be big turnaround on Tobi v. Kakashi's team.
Naruto v. Pain will be fights of the "beasts". Be prepared, during this fight there will be deaths from Naruto's team.
-> not yet confirmed.
--> fight of beasts is till going on! Though the beasts are already not there
5. 3 new members will join the Akatsuki. They will be stronger than Deidara, Hidan, and Kakuzu. One of them is the brother/sister of the Hokage
-> not yet confirmed, but the brother/sister of the Hokage will be likely to be Tsunade's???
6. Naruto's new skills and the result of the training will reveal when he fight against Pain.
He have learned all of the Jiraiya's jutsu during the 3 years of the time and he became
much stronger. He did not learn the "toad mode or w.e u call it". Naruto also learned
3 of the 4th's jutsus.
-> not yet confirmed
--> we have seen his new powers, and how he has been working on “that jutsu” which Jiraiya told him not to do
7. After all these fights, there will be a great war
-> not yet confirmed
8. There will be death on Tobi v. Naruto team and one of them becomes unable to fight.
-> not yet confirmed
-->Tobi vs. Naruto? Still to see if it will actually be Tobi vs Sasuke
9. Jinchuuriki of the 8 tailed will be revealed. This Jinchuuriki kills one of the Akatsuki's members and invades Konoha
by him/herself. During this fight one dies, and one will lose his/her eyesight
-> also not yet confirmed.
-->we have just seen it.