In the June 23rd article from popular Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, the legendary creator of Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto, gave his comments on Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie.
He also had some insight to the Naruto manga series. Actually, it is a reiteration of what he said in an interview back in February – the Naruto manga is inching towards its climax! That’s right, four months later we aren’t at the most intense, exciting part of the series just yet, but it is coming!
Additionally, Kishimoto-sensei mentions “how the story will end has already been set in my mind, so the story is just ‘racing headlong in that direction.'”
Exactly how much more Naruto action is left for us is unclear, but we have a feeling it will hit us sooner than we’d like.
Serialization for the Naruto manga began in the popular Weekly Shonen Jump magazine back in November 1999. Since then 40+ video games, almost 500 anime episodes, 9 theatrical movies, and a plethora of other merchandise have sprung up with the Naruto name. Add to that the 590 chapters and 60 volumes of Kishimoto-sensei’s original works, Naruto has been an international phenomenon, capturing the hearts and imaginations of millions upon millions of fans worldwide!
Thanks Dede Ogbe via ANN