Re: Naruto's Rank
Ok i agree that it is weird he is only a genin, but that doesn't matter to ANYONE... ranks in a village are only used to make it easier to keep track of ninjas, to assign missions, to help with organizing... the rank doesn't actually represent that ninja's full potential, power (both raw and brains).
Also he was at kage level when he mastered sage mode. Proof for that is Shikaku when he said that Naruto is on a whole other level now... and he is a Jōnin. Right now, after he learned to control the Kiuby's chakra he is above Kage level in terms of power.
Also right now any rank doesn't matter at all, ninjas are fighting as a shinoby army... no one cares if his comrade is a genin, kage or chunin.
And about Naruto i am sure he will get his OWN rank, his OWN title after this war.
Oh and stop being so obsessed with Naruto's official rank... he should be a Jōnin but that would mean to put him in charge of a team, this would not fit Naruto at all, and neither the story... there's your reason for him remaining a genin... yea they could make him a chūnin but that would ruin the whole fun... the fact that he is still A GENIN makes him special...
Oh an Naruto taking the chūnin exams... a shadow clone could pass that