[Opinionated Discussion] Do you think that Naruto might end soon?
I haven't seen much along the lines of decent discussion in a while here so I thought I would post a thread to see what people's opinions are.
For those of you who don't know, Naruto started in November of 1999. This means that this upcoming November will be the ten year anniversary of the manga. From this Week we have approximately 42 weeks left until the end of November. (I didn't actually count, but I figure 5 weeks in January already past and 5 in December that won't be included subtracted from 52 gives 42). Tacked on to last Weeks chapter, that would bring us to Chapter 475 (a nice round number for the most part). I think if he was considering ending the series, he would stop here rather than doing another 25 just to make it an even 500 because that would mean an additional half year. On top of that, it is pretty clear to me that the lose ends have begun to be tied up. I realize that there are some things that there is just no way he could tie up in that time. That is why i believe that Kishimoto may be interested in returning to SJ and doing a few short stints like Kakashi Gaiden. Maybe he would even do a spin off. Then again maybe he will be much more serious about retiring, it cannot be denied that he will be living nicely for a long time to come from all the royalties he is accumulating.
Anyways, I may come back to make a few points later, but the purpose is to bring around some discussion on a worthwhile topic since we are all fans of the manga.
Edit: I thought I would also point out that most of us have been happier with the manga more recently, maybe that is because Kishimoto fully has a plan and wants to go out with a bang like his brother. (For those who don't know what I mean, Go read 666satan. Great series, especially if you like Naruto.)