Masashi Kishimoto: Kakashi’s Face to be Revealed, Spends 135 Minutes Per Naruto Page

Posted by Natalie Robinson
Tags: Information, Naruto

Gotta see gotta know, Kakashi-sensei’s true face! Naruto fans have been wondering about the man behind the mask ever since the series humble beginnings. According to Masashi Kishimoto, the world famous creator of Naruto, we will be seeing Kakashi’s face sooner or later. Either in the manga or in a Naruto movie. He hasn’t planned it yet, but he wants to reveal it! Kishimoto-sensei spoke to the good people over at Viz Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump and also revealed it takes him at least 135 minutes to create one manga page – 90 minutes to pencil and 45 minutes to an hour to ink. That means he spends around 36 hours at a minimum on every chapter and it doesn’t even include the story planning/brainstorming! Take a look at the complete question and answer with Kishimoto-sensei below!

The image on the last page, in case you missed it from yesterday, is of Kishimoto-sensei completing a quick sketch of Naruto!

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  • hi123

    Yes there is gonna be a new naruto movie ! So the anime is not going to end this year.Maybe manga but not anime Because a movie + Fillers + New episodes which last 20 minutes+Naruto breaks Means The anime is not going to end this year

  • onyonz

    Two hours for one page and hasn’t had a honeymoon? Being Kishi is suffering.

  • hi123

    Agreed.

  • Gyn

    Hope we don’t get a bullsh!t ending haha , also from my point of view Itachi would be a far better Hokage than konohamaru…

  • Jessica

    Of course the anime is not going to end. It still has a looooong way to go. I can’t wait to see Kakashi’s face!

  • nyz

    can someone please provide me the link of where this interview is , please?

  • Jessica

    The interview is right there. Are the pictures not coming up?

  • hi123

    Me too! Can’t wait for kakashi’s face revealed xD

  • Ace feintheart

    it’s been years and i’ve wanted to see kakashi’s face but actually i really don’t want to see under the mask it’s part of his character and i would prefer if it stayed on well sort of damn it

  • nyz

    lol , so my comment was deleted? oh god :|

  • ArodCentaurus

    Except Itachi is dead….

  • ArodCentaurus

    We’re heading towards the End…I want to see his full face. That won’t change his identity as a character.

  • ArodCentaurus

    Kishimoto = Legend.

  • ResidentMetroid

    On one hand I don’t want the series to end but on other I don’t want it to drag on either…

  • narutobleachop

    buck teeth, big lips, hahahahaha would be so funny if it came true.

  • nyz

    i mean… i can see it , i can see everything , but i want the link for the interview , that’s all :p.

  • watchin

    I don’t understand why people want to see kakashi face so bad I think it will be better if it was left unexposed

  • watchin

    I would prefer it if it stayed on. its probably going to ruin kakashi character for me

  • uchihalord1994

    Revealing kakashi’s face in the last battle will probably kill the mood for me haha! but i won’t mind it after the war though lol imagine naruto’s reaction tho? lmao

  • StormLuq

    Kishimoto’s a pretty funny guy really.
    i hope he finishes naruto good and possibly make a new crime manga. this time naruto makes a cameo

  • Mj Francis

    Sensie masashi kishimoto

  • The CrimsonFucker Alucard

    http://beautifuldreams.blog .pt/files/2012/07/kakashi-quote.jpg

    put the link together

  • The CrimsonFucker Alucard

    like one peice!? bohahahahhaha

  • The CrimsonFucker Alucard

    stil better than yamcha

  • The CrimsonFucker Alucard

    http://beautifuldreams.blog .pt/files/2012/07/kakashi-quote.jpg

    put the link together, there you have kakeshi face

  • CyberConnect2

    We still have alot of suprises to show!
    Stay tune for the next Update!

  • Naruto67389

    OK :D plz tell me that naruto revolution tournament mode will have offline multiplayer not like that damn dbz

  • Naruto67389

    And I am sad I think that the third great ninja war is over like that wont we see obito’s face? plz reply

  • ant jones

    Just smiled so hard man I can’t wait

  • manoahvdvelde

    Ok, that means no timeskip whatsoever I guess. It’s really going to end :(

  • ichigokun

    lol kishimoto! yes, we got naruto for years to come. he changed it from “final phase” to heading towards the ending. anbody can say it’s been heading toward the end since it started

  • dizzyb230 .

    stop giving yourself false hope. the manga is ending, might as well accept it

  • dizzyb230 .

    yamcha solos this pathetic verse.

  • Masterpiece

    Lol! I wanna see it *_*

  • Abdul Muhaimin

    so the only person or animals that have seen kakashi face is kakashi dogs squad, ramen guy and his daughter right?

  • Melody-chan

    “She’s a bit like that, a bit scary” Haha, Kishimoto is funny XD

  • raikage

    its not just kishi , every manga writer . its harder than it looks

  • Δημήτριος Γλύκας

    We waiting with so big impatience !!!! I hope we see soon new scans from naruto revolution with new characters….and i hope the game story will be epic and be cannon…

  • Jacob

    1. It’s the 4th great ninja war. 2. Obito’s face was revealed LONG ago. 3. Do you watch the anime ouet read the manga, cause that makes a BIG difference. Manga is far ahead, and if you watch the English dubbed, you’re nowhere near the end of Naruto.

  • Zenkai

    Finally! We’re going to see Kakashi’s blimp lips.

  • Theodosis Nikola

    CyberConnect2 please make a move and get the Dragonball Game franchise. You will make it EPIC.

  • XO

    Poor Kishi!

  • Grayson Such

    More combos, jutsu to use in fights, Taijutsu Madara/War Fan and Scythe. Make running faster, like in the show.

  • Exodia#OBLITERATE 19 days left

    is this the real CC2??

  • drzfr3shboialex

    Hopefully it’s just a Shippuden ending and not a series ending.

  • WildfireZyra

    Oh really <_< … Cc2 barely releases anything but videos and you are here , on saiyanislan, on a random naruto post, posting about the game ….. Why is it so hard to believe, though i would really love to believe it myself !!

  • WildfireZyra

    Yeeey that means kakashi isn’t going to die (•.•) /(•.•)/

  • Jamele Lawrence

    Great Interview, I’m glad the series is ending soon. It feels like its dragging along..I hope Kishimoto gets a good vacation/rest when he’s done naruto.

  • Tony Dear

    After growing up along with naruto I’m not sure I can face the reality that naruto is almost over.

  • Exodia#OBLITERATE 14 days left

    get your days right nigga.

  • Naruto67389

    OFC I watch anime and manga But I mean Obito’s Face wasn’t Revealed In the storm series I want it to be released in storm series and i want to fight jinchuuriki Obito But I dont wanna see sasuke and naruto die :( And yeah it is the 4th srry for that I just forgot it :D

  • Guest

    Hehehe. ONE PIECE of adventure.

  • Brofist

    I hope that it ends because I hate collecting a ton of manga that just won’t end, and I like it when a story finally ends after all those adventures. Unlike OP… ugh… it will never end and that annoys me. It draaaaaags.

  • RzorHLL

    seems legit

  • UchihaName

    Well, i’m sticking with it till the end.

    Pretty good questions.

  • Edward

    No matter what people say about Naruto’s current state it’s clear that Kishimoto is truly dedicated to his craft and also just a grounded person in general. I respect him so much and it angers me when people try to diminish his talent. Working on a series for over 10 years would be straining on anyone but Kishimoto still does his best to please his own self and the fans.

  • Edward

    No matter what people say about Naruto’s current state it’s clear that Kishimoto is truly dedicated to his craft and also just a grounded person in general. I respect him so much and it angers me when people try to diminish his talent. Working on a series for over 10 years would be straining on anyone but Kishimoto still does his best to please his own self and the fans.

    I think people should at be a little more understanding. Especially after he’s dedicated 10+ sleepless years to us.

  • Mugiwara

    Only if is a .Hack// game series.

  • Mugiwara

    I see. People here don’t know Detective Conan, Hajime no Ippo and Kochikame.

  • Jesse Torres

    Bring back the fourth combo fake CC2.

  • VSpiral_ZetsuV

    Kishi is such a sweet guy.

  • DI

    lol he didnt even remember konohamaru’s name xD

  • koroyamidio

    Thanks kishimoto-sensei .. you have all my respects like always
    And saiyanisland please post more of these Interviews with kishi, kubo , and oda :)

  • sonicino

    That’s so funny, he couldn’t even remember konohamaru’s name. Kishi, even if you have many plot holes in your series and even if you never make anything else, you will always be the best manga writer ever because you created the best manga ever. IMO,AL

  • sonicino

    He probably has a scar that he wants to hide, concerning his dad or something.

  • Miles Jones

    Man, hasn’t gone a honeymoon? That has to really suck, hope he goes on a nice long one with his wife when Naruto ends, which will be a sad (but happy) day.

  • Miles Jones

    That mask has to get ripped off at some point! Possibly while he fights black zetsu?

  • Johnathan Tolliver

    he did say he was gonna end it definitively

  • Naruto

    It’s time to see Kakashi’s buck teeth.

  • taylor biggs

    I KNOWWWW ]: it will forever be a big chunk of my life

  • Zancrow

    Seems like a cool guy.

  • http://www.oldmenanalsex.com/ Shippudencave

    :| You’re here, and you know it, so I’m pretty sure other do too. Including me. Just keep veering off the subject for no reason.

  • monkey d goku

    naruto is one of those manga that anytime i look back at the journey i get goosebumps

  • http://www.oldmenanalsex.com/ Shippudencave

    STFU

  • Rikumaru7

    Why doesn’t he have any manga assistants? Manga artist in Bakuman had assistants.

  • http://www.oldmenanalsex.com/ Shippudencave

    Hahahahaahaaha no

  • monkey d goku

    he has assistants every mangaka has at least one accept for togashi and maybe a few others but he said in a sps that his assistant helps him draw his backgrounds

  • http://www.oldmenanalsex.com/ Shippudencave

    I used to get mad at breaks. Not anymore.
    It’s a pretty hard working life for Mangaka’s some,
    people still don’t respect it because it’s not chopping wood for 6 hours
    or crunching numbers for 10 hours.

  • Tony Dear

    Hopefully cc2 really does a great job on this next game and future games so that naruto can live through video games like dbz.

  • Dudeondrugs

    Kakashis face bigger mistery than Obitos identity xD

  • obsequious

    We should all pool together a ton of money and send him on an amazing honeymoon with his wife. He truly deserves every break he takes, and we the fans need to let him know how much we appreciate his hard work.

  • Blinx182

    The interview is from english shonen jump. This site edited the images and added their watermark to them.

  • GoodOldJacob

    Or blimp lips.

  • LawOfAnime: Proud Saiyan

    If Naruto ends for good, we need a new anime that can be the new DBZ or Naruto. We all know DBZ and Naruto are like the most awesome anime. I mean from all the good ol days of watching them on Toonami back then. Naruto is about to end, we need a new anime that can replace it. An anime that can get as big as Naruto and DBZ did here in America.

  • RzorHLL

    I don’t think I can face that reality either. After Bleach (anime) ended I felt a little empty inside and didn’t watch anime for a while. I was expecting the anime to last longer, cuz I thought it was on a popular scale like Naruto. But now I read the manga…..Anyways, If Bleach made me feel like that, then I wonder what the end of Naruto is going to be like, but there will always be fan stuff and imagination, right? So I guess no manga will really end, because they will always have a place in our hearts, and somewhere inside these imagination/fan creations, Sakura will be usefull…..and lots of yuri….ALOT…………..maybe infinte tsukiyomi isn’t that bad after all……

  • http://www.oldmenanalsex.com/ Shippudencave

    I’m sure he’s been saving up money from a franchise that has been in the top 5 sold manga for the last 15 years.

  • UchihaName

    Honestly, if i found out people were actually going to do this,i think i would too.

  • Khi

    That man truly needs a break. He shouldn’t even create anything else after Naruto. Just be a family man.

  • Khi

    I’m sure he has more than enough money.

  • MW100

    after it ends i’ll be checking shonen jump weekly and checking out any new anime

  • UchihaName

    Yes we do!

  • UchihaName

    You’re a dedicated troll. I like that.

  • UchihaName

    Lol either way works. Not much of a big deal but still.. after this episode in the original Naruto it has made my head hurt, i want to see if he has buck teeth or, something wrong with him xD

  • Kakashi_Yamato_Iruka

    Kakashi’s face!!!
    I really want to see it too, but at the same time I don’t because it should remain a mystery

  • UchihaName

    A couple i just watched that are awesome, are AOT, and Deathnote. That might help you

  • Jussi Knuutila

    I don’t know if it’s a good thing or bad thing that we’re gonna see kakashis face :D

  • Madara Uchiha

    damn i really wish naruto didn’t have to end, i want it to go on forever lmao, even if its just chapters of naruto walking threw the village lol, i just can’t imagine it ending, man, kishimoto even said in this interview he wish he would of planned naruto be even longer, he himself knows how much fans of naruto their are, I’m sure he’s more sad than any of us, but everything that has a beginning must end sadly, naruto will deff be on the top of my list of anime/manga i will introduce to my kids, from the deep messages, to the awesome fights and seeing narutos growth will inspire any kid ,

  • Madara Uchiha

    idk about the money thing, idk kishimoto personally but i don’t think money is the most important thing to him, just look at the character kakazu that he created, and how greed lead to his death lol, but i do agree that us fans should plan something, maybe a meet and greet when he’s not busy of course and explain how much naruto impacted our lives, I’m sure he would enjoy that!

  • Madara Uchiha

    and when its revealed naruto sasuke and sakura must be there ! even if their not on good terms they all must see it, it would actually be funny if sasuke is still “evil” when kakashi face is revealed and he himself smiles and says FINALLY

  • Madara Uchiha

    what plot holes? he always answers the questions when certain plots are introduced ?

  • DJrantz

    I always pictured, Naruto the grown up years, similar to DBZ where Naruto would have a kid and be Hokage. Basically a fallow up series after Shippuden.

  • UchihaName

    I hope we have one. Maybe 60 chapters to conclude it. And then the anime can go all out since it’s so little. Just my hopes :D

  • obsequious

    It’s not about the money itself, it’s about the gesture n.n

  • Kiyuki

    What if his mask is concealing, a strong chin, or deformed teeth
    Or another mask

  • Kiyuki

    SNK didn’t catch my eye, and Deathnote has ended for a while
    Toriko is an Anime my that really takes after DBZ alot, and that’s what I can continue on with after the Master Piece of the Knuckle head Ninja has ended.

  • Dudeondrugs

    Mmm… and with who if he keeps rejecting Hinata ¬¬
    Silly blond punk xD

  • omoiyosoy

    The Madara and obito Reveal is a major Plot hole just saying, considering the fact that obito was just an adolescent when he attacked the village with kyuubi, how was he able to do that and who was leader of the mist if madara was already old, im all confused about it

  • AsurasPath22

    He works extremely hard. Damn. Thanks for te masterpiece kishimoto. Keep up the good work. Lol he doesn’t even know that his series is literally the most popular series in the world. (Not counting Dbz)

  • sigma2503

    that would be pokemon

  • KarakuraNinja .

    We can pool a ton of money for Kishimoto by buying his manga and merchandise and supporting the author.

    Anyway all he deserves is already with him, he has so much money that after Naruto he will no longer be tied to anything and can gain more control of his own life and make up for his life of working to the bone.

  • Davi Vivdich

    One Piece is basically Dragon Ball…

  • sigma2503

    magi, toriko and kuroko no basuke

  • Davi Vivdich

    Info on Konoha 11

  • UchihaName

    Pokemon? i just died a little inside

  • UchihaName

    Deathnote has ended, but i just watched it, i’m sure a lot of people still don’t know about it, like i did. Figured i’d mention it since it’s epic. I will check Toriko out though. I’m so sad NAruto is ending. I’m glad i’m an anime only though, so the ending won’t come as soon for me.

  • sigma2503

    yea ive never seen an episode or played any games but it is the most popular world wide by far

  • mugen jin

    kishimoto you sir are awesome

  • Keon

    Meh Onepiece might give it a run for its money.

  • Zenkai

    Gotta agree, but One Piece needs to hit the international community a bit more.

  • Keon

    Well TBH Kishi has basically written himself into a corner as far as possible threats can go because who could challenge him? Its kinda boring for a character to curbstomp everything unless you’re Saitama.

  • Keon

    There are many… he isn’t Oda after all.

  • UchihaName

    Yeah you’re probably right though, i mean it’s been around forever

  • UchihaName

    The last part, hard to say. But Obito had powerful eyes. He awakened the Mangekyo so he could control the 9 tails/

  • http://www.narutospot.net/ Naruto Number 1 Fan (True Fan)

    Looking forward for Kakashi face but I want to know why he wear his mask since his father died?

  • Naruto

    Or he’s going to troll everyone again with another mask.

  • MW100

    i know i watch one piece and think its great

  • MW100

    i know i watch one piece and think its great

  • MW100

    what if kakashi is a troll under the mask though

  • Benjamin Santoryu Acosta

    Try reading One Piece, Hunter x Hunter, Toriko, Magi, or Attack on Titan. Each one is better than Naruto.

  • Lorenzo Lima

    It would be cool if he returned from the Kamui Dimension unmasked

  • watchin

    I don’t. I like him as he is.

  • MW100

    hes already returned from it though or did you forget black zetsu possessing obito and kakashi and minato facing him

  • AsurasPath22

    Damn I forgot about Pokemon. I agree with you there. Honestly there isn’t a person who doesn’t know Pokemon lol

  • Lorenzo Lima

    I know man, i’m saying he should have returned unmasked

  • AsurasPath22

    I know right. Lol

  • AsurasPath22

    One piece is in Japan though. Kishimoto is all over. He’s gone international

  • Naruto

    Then no one will be able to say they didn’t see that coming.

  • shiromori aoshi

    Nope sorry one piece has the most both in the world and japan.

  • Rileythekungfupuppy

    Not as many as dbz, dbz is so popular and it had a ton of plot holes

  • Madara Uchiha

    this is the naruto world, teenagers are sometimes stronger than adults, itachi is wayyyyyy younger than orchimaru but he’s stronger, so you saying just because obito was young compare to adults is a plot hole you need to understand what a plot hole really is,

  • Madara Uchiha

    ? some of you guys are idiots lmao do you guys even no what plot holes are?

  • Ichihime43210

    Maybe he doesn’t want someone ignorant who doesn’t know about his father’s death to remind him of it by mistaking him for his father.

  • Madara Uchiha

    o your a one piece tard lol, its mostly one piece tards who come up with lies , no one has named a plothole yet

  • John IZack

    Lol I know it won’t happen. But what if he had teeth like Zabuza or kisame. Lips probably got burned or cut.

  • Awwesomea

    No, it’s definitely only extremely popular in Eastern Asia.

  • A5J4DX

    finally!

  • A5J4DX

    That would be…epic!

  • Lorenzo Lima

    I think he didn’t wanted to be compared to his father due to their similar looks

  • http://www.narutospot.net/ Naruto Number 1 Fan (True Fan)

    okay!

  • Prince Vegeta

    i wouldnt use pure to describe sasuke lmao…

  • Prince Vegeta

    id say bleach is more popular than one piece here. one piece basically belongs to japan

  • Prince Vegeta

    i find it hard to believe that the map they show is it… hardly seems like a world map. how knows what else is out there ready to invade the shinobi alliance.

  • Jonathan Rivera Almodovar

    They should reveal his face in the Kakashi special. O yea kishi we love you dude and u really deserve a honeymoon.

  • Davi Vivdich

    I know they don’t effect plot but Kishi really needs to work on Leaf 11…

  • UchihaName

    XD

  • UchihaName

    Lol the outside world is the common weaker world. Nobody could scare the Shinobi. Why do you think the Samurai are outside the shinobi world? Because they’d get killed if not xD

  • sasuke

    you are wrong

  • Madara Uchiha

    they all have been developed in part 1, and team asuma has just as much development as team 7, its a only a few kishimoto leaves out of the shine so idk why you saying the whole leaf 11

  • sasuke

    sasuke can kick narutos ass cause he isnt a cocky guy

  • Maul

    No, It’s extremely popular all over the world. Maybe mostly in countries where Animax or an anime channel is shown.

  • Kaito

    For those who are looking for series after Naruto, here is a list and brief description of some other manga.
    Other cool series in Weekly Shounen Jump that I read:
    One Piece (Pretty sure everyone knows about)
    Bleach (Same as above)
    Toriko (People look for ingredients, including monsters, to cook and have superhuman fights along the way)
    Shokugeki No Soma (Pretty much a real world cooking manga besides the after effect of eating the food)
    Iron Knight (A virus caused some humans to have monster powers. One boy goes around fighting the others)
    Hachi (Kinda the same as above. Hasn’t been updated much, only five chapters)
    Assassination Classroom (Students try to kill their squid teacher to protect the Earth from him blowing it up. Some parts are really funny)
    World Trigger (Other beings called neighbors are attaching humans while humans fight the off using weapons called triggers)
    Other Shounen Jump Series:
    Gintama (I think it pokes fun at other mangas)
    Haikyu (Volleyball)
    Nisekoi (Gangsters and Yakuzas try to get their kids to marry each other to stop the fighting between the groups)
    Isobe Isobee Monogatari (Haven’t found online yet)
    PSI Kusuo Saiki (Same as above)
    Soul Catcher (Something about music)
    Kochikame (Not to sure)
    Koi no Cupid (Again, couldn’t find)
    Beelzebub (A delinquent watches over the devil king’s son)
    Kuroko No Basket (Basketball)
    Cool Weekly Shounen Sunday series that I read:
    History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi (A martial arts manga. It show’s girls’ nipples sometimes)
    Magi (A group is trying to bring darknees /destruction/ to the world and Alladin is trying to stop it)
    Adventures of Sinbad (Adventures of one of the main characters of Magi)
    Other popular Weekly Shounen Sunday series:
    Detective Conan (A guy is turned into a kid and solves mysteries)
    The World God Only Knows (A guy has to get spirits out of girls by making them fall in love with him)
    Cool Weekly Shounen Magazine series that I read:
    Fairy Tail (Again, pretty sure everyone heard of it)
    Nanatsu No Taizai (Worst criminals in history wage war against the government. Every fighting character has their own unique power)
    Other popular Weekly Shounen Magazine series:
    Hajime No Ippo (Boxing)
    UQ Holder (Not sure, gonna check it out)
    Cool monthly series that I read:
    Shingeki No Kyojin/Attack On Titan (Humans fight giants that want to eat them)
    Shingeki No Kyojin: Before the Fall (Events that happened before SNK)
    Dragon’s Rioting (A boy can’t get sexual excited or he might die. He enrolls in a girl dominated school by accident where the girls/him fight)
    Cool finished series that I read:
    Rave (A boy collects the Rave Stones to stop a evil organization from destroying everything. Same author as Fairy Tail, but without all the “hentai” scenes)
    Hungry Joker (A scientist controls gravity by eating Newton’s Apple)
    Inuyasha (A half dog, half human travels with a girl to complete the sacred jewel that can grant any wish)
    Dragonball (Once again, pretty sure everyone heard of)
    Air Gear (Roller blade fights)
    Full Metal Alchemist (Yet again, pretty sure everyone heard of it)
    Prince of Tennis (Hard to guess right? Tennis)
    I’m pretty sure I read more, but I can’t think of them. Anyways, everyone should be able to find a series they like with this list. Hope this is helpful :)

  • gofuckyourselfkaito

    pLS AND SINCERELY

  • Kaito

    Wow, and all I did was try to help people…

  • gofuckyourselfkaito

    OMG I AM soooo F ING SORRY!

  • Mugiwara

    Nah, I said that cause people keep saying ” Oh, One Piece is so long” and I just listed some mangas that are bigger, I mean a lot.

  • Davi Vivdich

    Well Konoha 11 is a generality for Shino, Kiba, Tenten, and Lee, I mean I miss the role Lee played in pt 1, so its disappointing… but I did enjoy the little spotlight that has been given to em

  • Shogunreaper

    then why wouldnt he change his hairstyle?

  • Kruzy

    I have mixed feelings about it. I don’t want to see it since it’s part of his character and I don’t like the idea of being disappointed at the end but then again I really want to see it just so I could know how he looks like.

  • AsurasPath22

    Yea emo is more accurate lol

  • shiromori aoshi

    Pretty decent list, good manga from different genre.

  • shiromori aoshi

    Come on more dislikes. Each dislikes represents 1 butthurt fan lets see how many narutards we have. IKUZO YARODOMO!!!!

  • shiromori aoshi

    lol, well ur a du mbas s.

  • Kaito

    Thanks, I appreciate it :)

  • davon

    Im thinking he wears the mask because he was ashamed of his fathers name before obito influenced his personality by telling kakashi that his father was a hero. Remember his father was looked at as a disgraces because he went against the mission to save his comrades. they all hated him for it so he killed himself. So kakashi tried to hied from his family name. my thoughts?

  • davon

    what if his face is a mask…

  • cocojambozz

    who;s the guys on the 2nd picture with the gun?

  • http://www.narutospot.net/ Naruto Number 1 Fan (True Fan)

    People are an idiots who are being rude for no reason! So ignore him!

  • Kaito

    Yeah, that’s true and thanks. I will.

  • http://www.narutospot.net/ Naruto Number 1 Fan (True Fan)

    Your welcome

  • sasuke

    you all think he is emo cause of his action… he doesnt cut himself, hidans emo not sasuke

  • Honestlydontcare

    No One Punch Man ? or HXH ( I prefer you watch the anime instead since the manga art falters near the end )

  • Kaito

    I never heard on One Punch Man. And this was a manga only list. I didn’t put HXH because of the art style.

  • Jeremy Pelletier

    Kakashi’s face is gonna be like Goku’s mom, it’ll take 30 years to be revealed.

  • Jeremy Pelletier

    i think its the main character of the Mario one-shot.

  • dizzyb230 .

    you sound butthurt. who points out the amount of dislikes they get? butthurt optard lolol

  • dizzyb230 .

    hell no

  • Vayn

    “I plan to end naruto soon” That right there….something just died inside me reading that….

  • DrTitz

    No, in my opinion he should do it in the manga in a serious fight (but a funny moment) where even sasuke is still secretly curious to see it, that would kill me ;p

  • Keon

    Nah not really its just true, but its alright Oda has a few small ones but not as many as Kishi has made and patched up with plot duct tape.

    Also list of plot holes:

    #1 – The Elemental Affinity Test
    #2 – Sage Mode
    #3 – Itatchi
    #4 – Obito
    #5 – Power levels
    #6 – the stories of the 1st – 2nd hokage’s generation before the reanimations doesn’t exactly line up with the accounts of the 1st.
    #7 – The whole reasoning behind the reanimation jutsu
    #8 – Anime only but Hidan’s revival
    #9 – Jashinism

    Please do not assume I’m a 1P tard if I just state the MAKER not the series is better or not. I could compare the series like how Onepiece has better characters, fights, timeskip, foresight, and emotions but that would be unrelated for Onepiece has no relation to Naruto but Oda and Kishi are related by profession… besides I’m more of a HxH tard if I do say so myself.

  • Madara Uchiha

    explain, and the misspelling of your words in you’re comment is not helping ether, nothing from you’re post is a plothole

  • AsurasPath22

    I was joking. Anyways sasuke can’t kick naruto’s ass because naruto is the main character

  • Keon

    Misspelling of words sir? If I’m not mistaken my spelling in my post is most certainly better than, “o your a one piece tard lol, its”.

  • the hard storm life

    damn yall be keeping kishimoto from his honey-moons

  • Nise

    you know that Bleach is ending this year right.

  • TheSneakyKiwi

    I just really hope they don’t reveal his face

  • TheSneakyKiwi

    :O

  • Giorgi Almonte

    It’s Mario!

  • Cyborg Franky

    Never knew about attack on titans: before the fall
    Thanks for sharing
    Let me add a couple to your list
    Rurouni Kenshin (about a former samurai, pretty sure most people know it)
    My mental choices are completely interfereing (A boy has something called absolute choice, that forces him chose random things)

  • Ivan Nero Trevino

    When he said he would soon conclude it, I said “Thank God.” *SPOILERS* As cool as the recent chapters have been since that lame Obito’s talk-no-jutsu defeat and Madara wrecking everything, the series has taken a massive decline and quality and gets aggravating when you have chapters that progress nothing.
    It’s like he said, the editors made him do it and are one of the leading causes if not the biggest cause as to why some manga run too long causing the quality to dip. I mean, these guys are called EDITORS; they should know if there is something wrong with a chapter that causes inconsistencies within the story and should say, “yo uh, fix this.” They should know the story but should not be trying to write it for them, but of course… $. WSJ can be lame at times.
    Despite how Naruto has gone from amazing to avg in just 2-3 arcs, I am sure the ending will be satisfactory. Please Kishimoto, do not off Madara with an ass pull and make it plausible.

  • Awwesomea

    there are only anime channels in Japan.
    Not saying One Piece isn’t popular at all but it’s no where near as popular as it is in Japan. Naruto and Bleach are more popular worldwide, basing it off of overall merchandise sales.
    Manga-related that is

  • Awwesomea

    The art is only like that in the Jump magazines. Togashi Yoshihiro cleans it up in the actual volumes. I guess he just uses the magazines as a rough draft. When he was active that is…

  • sigma2503

    just gonna set things straight one piece isnt the most popular but it is the most sold manga of all time world wide i think thats what shiromori is saying but most popular is pokemon and most money made is pokemon

  • DJrantz

    True, but I can’t shake the feeling that, there won’t be anymore tailed beasts when this is all over. If that happens Naruto will lose a lot of his power and the world move into a time where becoming the strongest ninja is an option for anyone. Now picture the ninja alliance battling a strange new enemy from a far away continent. One where unknown jutsu and masters await. Hokage Naruto and friends are about to learn a long forgotten history of ninja. It seems the Uchiha and senju had another rival in strength! stay tuned haha

  • shiromori aoshi

    lol come at me bro :/

    ps: one piece isnt even my favorite anime, im just throwing the facts out there so that butthurt narutards who think naruto is the best anime in the world can go kiss its A.N.U.S.

  • watchin

    I simply don’t wanna know what he looks like. I like kakashi iconic and current look, and that’s with his mask on.

  • Melody-chan

    Its funny, i read HXH because of his cool art style XD
    However, not everyone likes the same, huh? :D

  • Melody-chan

    Pretty good list, I read the most of it^^
    And to add your list:
    Shaman King / Flowers
    Gantz
    Ubelblatt
    Blood-lad

  • AsurasPath22

    One piece sucks, toriko sucks, magi maybe and AOT maybe. That’s what people need to watch. Great anime not losy animes like one piece and toriko lol. Code geass, death note, AOT, magi and Elfen lied are great

  • AsurasPath22

    Manga wise, but everything else is naruto. Popularity, games, anime, epic story and what not. One piece had two redeeming factors though: the marinefold arc and the punk hazard arc.

  • AsurasPath22

    I will buy every volume/episode when this anime ends lol. What if did for code geass and dbz

  • http://www.oldmenanalsex.com/ Shippudencave

    Those Manga’s have fluctuating schedules, it’s not week by week. And some times (hajime no ippo) The chapter they give is 10 pages.

  • TAURAS5SINCO

    I don’t understand why people are still wondering what Kakashi looks like, its pretty easy to mind rape his face and see a picture, man….

  • sa

    Oda is the one who is suffering the most. 3 hours a night of sleep to draw very detailed backgrounds, develop characters/concepts/storylines, etc. That’s tough work. Look at Oda’s desk for crying out loud.

  • sa

    Oda works even harder.

  • sa

    One Piece is international too.

  • sa

    FullMetal Alchemist > Naruto

  • sa

    Kishi ONLY spends 36 hours a week on one chapter? ODA SPENDS AROUND 140 HOURS A WEEK TO CREATE ONE PIECE! The difference in quality (both aesthetically and conceptually) really shows.

  • sa

    It’s a bad sign if the writer has no damn clue on how to defeat the villain.

  • sa

    Knowing Kishi, he might just create a seqel.

  • Niamh Light

    Meh, I’ve read 5 volumes of One Piece, didn’t really like it. Naruto, I managed to get to chapter 660 before starting to think “this is getting old”. Some people like it, some people don’t, some put it with peanut butter.

  • Suriel Cruz

    Oda could just calm down a little bit. He’s basically killing himself. Is not that I don’t like One Piece, I REALLY like it. Is just that he needs to calm down in details, I mean, each chapter have like 1k’s of lines and soo MANY DETAILS regarding background, also let’s stop adding more characters, cuz that’s more and more work, not only physically, but mentally. Keeping all those characters and stories together… I mean, I have respect for Oda, like FOR SURE, is just that I don’t want him to kill himself.

  • Suriel Cruz

    To be honest, you shouldn’t compare Naruto(an ongoing series) with FMA(a finished series). Both series are among my all time favorites, but I wish FMA have the development that Naruto has and I wish for Naruto to have the pace that FMA has.

  • Revered

    I’m going to cry tears of blood when Naruto ends. Dear god it’s going to be a sad but momentous day.

  • LYANICA JOSELL ARGANA

    are you sure?

  • Kaito

    I haven’t heard that it was ending this this year. I knew it was on the final arc.

  • Kaito

    Anytime and thanks. By the way, I hope you kick Senor Pink’s ass :)

  • Kaito

    Thanks, I’ll check those out. Never heard of the last two.

  • Kaito

    That’s true. I prefer the anime of it. It sucks for fans of the series that it’s still on hiatus.

  • Kaito

    I’ll have to see that then. I wish he’d come back already.

  • Patrick Delafuente

    Your the Best Kishimoto San Keep It Up :D

  • DrTitz

    Maybe he has herpes from Rin because she went from Obito to Kakashi

  • Melody-chan

    I know but I’m still a fan^^

  • Melody-chan

    Yeah, do that^^ I know, especially Blood-lad deserves to have more fan’s >.<

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    I wish I could draw that good.

  • sa

    It shows that Oda really enjoys his work, and like his titular character he is willing to go to hell and back to get the results he wants. Oda practices what he preaches in this manga; to never give up on your dreams, to always give your 100%, and that the people around you are worth fighting (or in this case, drawing) for.

    Some people might not care about the backgrounds, but it adds a layer to the story that otherwise doesn’t exist. You get the feeling that you are part of their universe, seeing exactly the environments that the characters get to see. And that’s good.

    Do I get as big an impression from Kishimoto? Not really.

  • sa

    It depends on which volumes you read. Some story arcs are a bit weaker than others, and One Piece does take a bit of time to work its magic. You may have read a few manga volumes with “plot-building” material.

  • sa

    FMA didn’t need as much character development because the story was so linear.

  • Kamille

    isn’t that the average time most mangaka take too? In fact, this is rather quick compared to other’s that take days in just a couple of panels….

  • Kamille

    Berserk and Vinland Saga are all it matters when it comes to manga.

  • Zirofol

    Holy shi t… 135 min to make one page , that’s 2,25 h. If we say that one chapter is 20 pages then it would take 45h in total, to make just one chapter, in one week. That means he works around 27% of his time in one week, (I have not calculated sleep). Right now theres precisely 663 ch. Which means he has worked on Naruto in about 1243 days, in total time. Which equals a little more than 3 YEARS! And that, is a fcking lot, for one project.

  • Nicolas Vallejos

    I hope this filler has very good fights volbamos to before that or is not that ugly naruto started to fall because of the padding that or else naruto would be the number 1 currently

  • Davi Vivdich

    Naruto is the most popular in America, not the world like One Piece… Games? definitely! Im not talking about how good it is, but it definitely feels more like Dragon Ball than Naruto… I honestly think Naruto stands strong on its own tho

  • Masterpiece

    Now is your chance Kishi! *spoilers if you didnt read the latest chapter* ~SPOILERSPOILERSPOILER ~
    Madara is on his way to Kakashi and Minato,I bet Kakashi will fight Madara and Madara will rip his mask,and then we will see Kakashi’s face ! :D

  • http://www.narutospot.net/ Naruto Number 1 Fan (True Fan)

    now why would he do that to smash Kakashi mask? Madara is not interested to see Kakashi face!

  • AsurasPath22

    Except Oda is not getting any results like he used to. Compare his sales from previous years. He is dropping. Kishimoto on the other hand plans his chapters as well. He doesn’t pull devil fruits out of his ass like oda lol. Kishimoto makes you feel involved, he writes a story on different perspectives with people experiencing the pain that the world throws at us. The thing I like about Kishimoto is that he makes us like or hate characters, which is great and shows how hard working he is. I like one piece and all, but oda as lost his touch after the marinefold war, continuously pulling stories out of his ass, kishimoto Id admit does the same, but to a lesser extent and his series ends this year. I respect him for ending it. Oda on the other hand had the opportunity to end it, but continued for “his fans”.

  • AsurasPath22

    Two arcs are good in one piece though, marinefold and punk hazard. The rest are meh

  • AsurasPath22

    said no one ever

  • AsurasPath22

    One piece hasn’t even touched the world. Fanbase= Naruto is bigger, games= Naruto, Views= Naruto, anime= Naruto. The only thing that one piece as over naruto is manga in japan. Albeit naruto is already wearing goku’s costume as well. Im not much of a fan of one piece anymore, but it is those kinds of anime that get exciting after ep 50, then it gets boring, then exciting after ep 400, then boring at 550 and exciting again after that mermaid arc ends. If i had to guess, naruto’s fanbase is 3-4 times bigge then one piece. One piece will get there though….I think.

  • AsurasPath22

    “butthurt narutards” lol, you must be pretty sore huh? If people think naruto is the best then leave them be, its not like they are stabbing you in the anus

  • AsurasPath22

    Obito’s talk no jutsu defeat is to be expected. If anything, I think Kishimoto is rushing it all, I still think this is an epic anime/manga, but he is speeding up. My problems with the manga was it was slow paced, but now its fast paced lol.

  • craizzed

    Itsa me, h’ MAARIO!

  • Davi Vivdich

    Guess all you want bub… One Piece is destroying everyone else in sales, only Dragon Ball has beaten it in popularity, if you disagree, then you need to get your facts straight, cuz ur just sounding like a narutard…. and this is coming from a guy who’s favorite anime is Naruto

  • Davi Vivdich

    ha

  • sa

    One Piece’s sales are miles above Naruto’s. Each new volume sells around 3 million copies around launch. I don’t think manga sales are correlated with quality; sales simply means that more people would buy the official release.

    On another topic, which Naruto characters are completely hate-able? Most Naruto antagonists have had a sad past, and you actually feel sorry for most of them. Even Madara, the big bad in the series, had his brother die for his sake.

    As for likeable Naruto characters, there aren’t any characters that I particularly like over the OP ones, though I do think Itachi had a decent backstory.

    Meanwhile, One Piece has plenty of bastards like Crocodile, CP9 (especially Rob Lucci, who admitted to Luffy that he only joined the CP9 so he can legally kill people), the Celestial Dragons (who take random people off the streets and pirates as their slaves, with the WG looking a blind eye even though “slavery” should be illegal), and Blackbeard whose intentions are not so sympathetic.

    And I have no clue what you mean by “no deaths” in One Piece. Plenty of minor, albeit important, characters have died in flashbacks (whether through a terminal illness, gunshot wounds, and execution).

    Even after the OP timeskip, some characters still died. Two of Doflamingo’s pirates willingly died in an attempt to kill the Straw Hats/Law. And I don’t think OP is a “fairy-tail;” almost every villain has had to suffer with the humiliation of losing to the Straw Hats, which is a fate even crueler than death.

  • randomblackdude

    woah woah woah woah WOAH…. if you think punk hazard is one of the only good arcs in the series you are a MORON…. or didnt read it…. Punk hazard? next you’ll say the davy back arc…. i like PH but its a buildup arc…. nothing comes of it. that gets concluded because Dressrosa (should) concludes everything….. what about Enies Lobby? Alabastia? Cocoyashi Arc, lugetown, Drum Kingdom, Water 7 and thriller bark? you tossed those aside for a good arc and an ok Arc. shame shame.

  • http://RedRoronoa.deviantart.com/ RedRoronoa

    Yo, I know Oda has 3 hours of sleep but what Kishi is putting in isn’t anything to brush off so lightly either.
    To be honest I give major respect to both mangaka, hell I respect any mangaka and any artistic person (as well as writers) that work hours on end just so they could perfect their work for us viewers to see.

    It’s amazing what one person’s mind can conjure up.

  • Masterpiece

    Right,but the fight is gonna be so rough and Kakashi mask will ripped apart…

  • Otaku_SaiNT2

    You are missing the point. Oda is killing himself and all you care about is the chapters itself

  • Smoove

    He is so dedicated to his work. It’s too bad he can’t spend time with his family like most fathers. And I didn’t even know he did the mangas. i thought other people would work on the mangas and I thought old man Kishi would just be observing his project as it progressed (or something like that). I never realized that he still works on the manga even after 10 years

  • TheSneakyKiwi

    Yeah i don’t get it either, it would just ruin his whole image if they showed it, its what makes the mysterous side of kakashi.

  • shiromori aoshi

    lol and u are exactly that type of “BUTT” “HURT” narutard. Kakashi must have spammed thousand years of death on u.

  • Sasukee Uchiha

    I really like this interview. Especially the part about Sasuke, I’ve been saying things quite like that for the longest time.
    When Naruto ends; well, it just never ends. I think for us truest fans at heart, it’s a childhood we’ll take with us in the coming years. It will never end for me. It didn’t when I went on hiatus with the series for a while and left the Manga alone. I don’t have a lot of good stuff to remember, but Naruto was definitely something I could hold on to. I will never say “goodbye” to this Manga.

  • sa

    Oda is killing himself, but at the very least he’s pulling out higher quality work than Kishi. At the end of the day, that’s all I care about.

  • Devil’s Snare

    One Piece got tainted by 4kids dub thats why it isnt as popular as naruto outside Japan but i am sure that it will get a lot of recognition in the coming years since it wont end any time soon.

  • Devil’s Snare

    Your opinion bro, it isnt a divine word or truth that must be followed. Everyone has got their own tastes, you dont like one piece and all ok you should give your reasons so the one asking the suggestions would know why its bad and if you want to suggest a manga you say why its good. I find one piece awesome, others hate it only natural. I never understood why people all start fighting over this manga that manga when the mangakas equally put all their effort in it. For example the one piece writer used to get 3 hours sleep cause he was always thinking for alternatives or more ideas for stories and all the details he puts in and tossing his work without explaining why is a bit disrespectful. I personally dont like naruto anymore but i will always have respect for it since it was the very anime that brought me to the anime world.

  • Devil’s Snare

    I agree one downside of one piece is lack of deaths and so you feel that the main character wont die any time soon, one major plot hole was how the hell did pell survive the bomb. Ace’s death was a shocker, while white beard it was predictable also just to remind you one piece still has some years to go and i can assure you that in the coming years you will get all the death you want when the revolutionaries make their move. Also about oda losing his touch I doubt it, if you’ve read the dressrosa arc you should know it has the potential of being the best one piece arc also i think the boring fisherman island was oda trying to show us at what point there is injustice in the world with racism and such cause you can compare the fishermen with blacks and men with whites and fisher tiger would be malcom x who used violence for freedom while the queen would be luther king who tried to talk his way to freedom. Punk hazard even if slow paced was just a pathway to the awesome Dressrosa arc and as for the sales it wasnt because of marine ford that one piece sold a lot of volumes rather it was because of the release of the strong world movie that boosted one piece sales so i dont think his sales are going down its more like the movie pushed it higher than expected. ;) But please dont compare fairytail world to one piece :( makes optards like me cry.

  • Sarthak Verma

    Its SUPER MARIO!!!! Oh wait. Thats not a wrench, its a gun… ok then its MARIO KISHI STYLE!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Bobobranden Asura Drago

    Ever since the first chapter of op was released, Oda has had the whole series planned out, start to finish. Its not like kishimoto where he’s been winging it lately. Interestingly, Oda thought the whole series would end in about 5 years when he had everything planned. But he admits to dragging things out. He knows what he’s doing and is far from killing himself. He makes the series unique and appealing to everyone, thats why its so popular around the world.

    Naruto has been getting old, its way past its prime and the recent plot twists are lame and predictable. I’m always going to like it, but its been lagging in sales and getting stupid. Nothing is fresh anymore.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Bobobranden Asura Drago

    You really know nothing about Oda, do you? Blindly spatting lies about authors wont do well for you. He’s had the whole series planned out since day 1 of the first chapter. Unlike kishimoto he doesn’t ad-lib and use lame predictable plot twists. In case you haven’t been reading online, op always keeps top spot in manga sales, with naruto behind in 5th or 6th.

    One piece is the top selling manga in the world, outselling dbz. Op has sold over 300 million prints, dbz 152 million, while naruto is hardly near any of those numbers. Bleach and kokuro no basket outsell naruto.

  • Leandro Perez

    Guys Kishimotto has it easy give or take 30-40 hours a week is nothing.

    Stop the wanking.

  • Bılly Bauer

    Naruto is also unique and appealing to everyone thats why it is more popular than One Piece around the world…One Piece is more like appealing to japanese readers Oda said himself he has ending of One Piece in his mind and nothing else in an interview…

  • Bılly Bauer

    One Piece manga has sold more than Dragon Ball manga in Japan but remember DBZ is more popular Anime than OP around the world, Naruto is also more popular Anime

  • Bılly Bauer

    why do you need to bring One Piece into an Masashi Kishimoto interview ? it doesn’t matter how many hours they spend… some people can prefer Naruto and some prefer One Piece. it is personal opinion

  • Bılly Bauer

    he says he might do something new after Naruto finished. I am looking forward to it! he is my favorite manga-artist. Maybe he can continue Mario

  • raikage

    lmaoo all you did was name a bunch of characters , how is itachi a plot hole ? the reasoning behind the reanimation jutsu? so they can fight in the war and meet there former comerades (some of them) lol

  • raikage

    one piece is alright , hunter x hunter is amazing tho

  • AsurasPath22

    Damn I forgot Hunter x Hunter. I’m shocked lol

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Bobobranden Asura Drago

    You know you have that ass backwards right? Worldwide op has sold over 345 units. Oda made it so that it appeals to everyone, the locations and cultures inspired by countless races and civilizations both old and modern day are ever-present in one piece world. Naruto is a strict Japanese setting/appeal that only uses references a Japanese person would get the first time.

    Really? Using the “author said so excuse?” If you’d have done your research or actually read my previous comment, Oda has had the entire series planned out since day 1.

  • TAURAS5SINCO

    LOL!!! that’s probably why he killed her HA! I can see it now, Kakashi: Rin what is this growing on my lip??? Rin: Umm, yeah I forgot to tell you that when those shinobis kidnapped me before obito died, they ran a train on me, it was nice, it was nice…then I noticed that one of them hit me with disease style; herpes simplex 100, and well, you kissed me sooo…. Kakashi: WHAT?! YOU GAVE ME HERPES??? LIGHTENING BLADE!!

  • TAURAS5SINCO

    I know right?? If they show his face, they might as well kill him off the series.

  • Alan David

    FMA > almost everything including One Piece. So your under-handed comparison doesn’t mean squat.

  • http://www.cc2.co.jp/narutimate_enq/ Yomi

    Those mangaka don’t make weekly manga.

  • Jovana Stankovic

    Mario, Kishimoto’s One Shot manga.

  • Jovana Stankovic

    Why not?!

  • The Intelligent Somali Guy

    One Piece gets better after, TRUST Me. The beginning is kind of slow. You’ve got to read more to get into it.

  • anusha india

    you said it all. i really don’t want it to end. anime daisuki,naruto daisuki

  • Sharingan no Hatake

    Maa….There is simply no reason for you to be such a negative Nancy about Naruto’s success. Better watch yourself genin or you’ll bring the whole of Konoha down on your head.

  • Sharingan no Hatake

    I agree with this argument. If one to per chance consider the unveiling of the Itachi/Sasuke back-story. In a simple few minutes Kishimoto effectively pulled a metaphorical rabbit out of our own asses without us even being aware of it. Not to mention the emotional turbulence that came with that plot bomb. Now this may be an opinion but I consider myself quite seasoned with anime and have seen an exceptionally large amount of anime in my short life, but there are few that come close to Naruto in both substance and charm. Add that to the absolutely terrific score, I think that it’s wonderful that Kishimoto doesn’t work himself as much as Oda. The fact that he can put out such an accomplished manga WITHOUT pushing himself to those limits (ie-insanely detailed environments) shows far more accomplishment than Oda on a certain level. Again I think they are both talented artists in their own right and it’s unfair to pit them against each other as art is beauty, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Sharingan no Hatake

    You shouldn’t have to “bare through” the beginning of a manga to like it….

  • Sharingan no Hatake

    You’re choice of words tickles me. >;)

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Bobobranden Asura Drago

    Heh heh heh, my god what a hilarious thing to say! What a fool you’ve made yourself sound like! Calling me a genin? Konoha after my head? You mean the fictional characters who don’t exist in real-life or a few fanboys thinking they are intelligent and witty on a chat forum?

    How asinine of you to speak to a person when trying to start a petty argument! So listen up and try to understand: obviously the series is popular, that goes without saying. I grew up with the series, read all the chapters and current releases from manga scans, and watched the anime, there isn’t anything about the series that I don’t know compared to the weird hardcore fans. I like the series, but its gotten lamer lately.

    You see, for certain series that you’ve loved for so long, after a certain point or event you finally realize that enough is enough or when things get dragged out. As for naruto, the series has had an amazing history up until now, but its high-points and epic climax is long gone. The ninja war situation is obnoxiously dragged out, the obito twist was pathetic and ad-libbed. The series manga is steadily dropping from its high spot on sales list, Toriko (and epic series) has begun to outshine lately, and whats sad is that a basketball manga series is outselling naruto. Pretty sad.

    The series is decently popular, its mainly american fans who hype it up. Sales wise its not even close to selling record high manga sales, its been around longer than DBZ but still dwarfs under it, and One Piece is basically the worlds most popular series, outselling even DBZ and standing as king.

    So yes, there has been a decline in not only sales, but popularity. Of course arrogant fanboys can’t see through reason and thought, so i ‘m not sure how you will take all of this in.

    “Underestimate the enemy, and you will die” -Kabuto

    Compared to arrogant, stupid weeboos like you, I’m a Sage God.

  • The Intelligent Somali Guy

    I say it’s good from the beginning, after the first 30 episodes is where everybody thinks it gets great. And One Piece is honestly amazing, it’s better than Naruto. You should really check it out and keep an open mind to it.