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What has happened to Naruto?

Sun Dec 13, 2009, 3:21 PM


If you do not want a rant about how the Naruto manga is going to hell in a handbasket, do not read anything further. For those of you that enjoy my rants...well, enjoy. :)

Remember when the Naruto manga used to be amazing? The character depths, the awesome jutsu, and the storyline were epically epic. That time is gone. It died halfway through the ItachiSasuke fight. Because in my mind Kishimoto actually died at that time and someone took over. That way I'm allowed to still hold some respect for the man.

But no. The plot, oh the plot! Or rather, the plotHOLES.

Reading Naruto now is like being an innocent, cute little horse that wanders through a field. Your leg gets stuck in a plothole and breaks and NO ONE can shoot you to put you out of your misery because there aren't any bullets left and so you're forced to jsut lay there and starve to death while the plot CONTINUES and other innocent victims get caught in OTHER plotholes and face the same fate. And to make matters worse there are GOPHERS in those plotholes, rabid gophers that bite you until you get rabies, start foaming at the mouth and then drown in your own mouth foam.

Really, I don't care if you want to applaud the Naruto manga for it's current turn of events--which I dislike and think is preposterous and so mary sue-ish that it's physically painful to read now--you CANNOT defend the plotholes! There are so many of them! And you can see that Kishimoto is writing from a chapter by chapter basis now, scrambling to add in random things to TRY and keep us interested but really, it just angers me. I know I'm a bit judgmental about this but it's because I loved the series so much and I hate seeing it take this turn.

I wish it would end quickly so that it can have some kind of closure as well as MAYBE a bit of redemption. But that involves Sasuke's death and since Kishimoto wants to marry him that will never happen.

Anyways...I know you all really didn't want to hear that and are now afraid that I will never update any of my Naruto fanfiction. That's not true, I'm just so so so so busy and so so so so uninspired at the moment. But I promise, one day it will get updated. One day...Oh I long for the day when I can write Naruto without feeling shame. T_T I am off to go watch Crows Zero again. Because it is a beautiful piece of cinematic artwork and will make me feel good.

So yes, one day I will update. I'm trying, I really am. Part of some of the chapters are written...



  • Mood: Shame
  • Listening to: Again and Again by 2PM
  • Watching: Crows Zero
  • Eating: a hamburger
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew
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:iconmi-chan148:
Mi-Chan148 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with all of you. I think it got way out of hand after Sasuke killed Deidara. And when Madara entered the picture, I mean, C'mon Kishimoto's just dragging it out so he can earn money!

I'm a huge Sakura fan and there's no way I want har to die!

I'm just waiting for the final fight...And it's getting annoying
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:iconfallen-angelprincess:
Yesterday I was talking to a friend and she told me that the manga issoon gonna reach 500 chapters. I replyed by saying that Kishimoto is draging the Manga out as much as he could because he earns good money for it. I'm not a Sakura fan at all but seriously I don't want to see her die. I agree with what you and the others said, hopefully it does get better.
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xxlauraroxx19 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
i agress in ur rant and i will also like to add that they need to end as a great ending not this continued crap.
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Duchess-Knight Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
If you were inspired, I would wonder how. I don't blame you for not updating and ranting about the horror that is the manga. If you ever update again, I will probably hug you and call you a saint. As someone above said, at least those poor horses are going to a Naruto-less world.

And if you like rants, there is one below.

I don't blame you. Seriously, I think someone would have noticed something about Danzo's arm by now. Seriously, they have all been dead for like eight years now. Not to mention that there has to be chakra or something running through the arm to power all of those Sharingan. Kakashi has trouble going to extended periods of time with one, and we are supposed to believe that the old fart can fight with dozens? Not cutting it for me.

And I am still trying to figure out when the manga was renamed "Sasuke" instead of "Naruto". It seems like everything that is happening now surrounds something with the Uchiha and indirectly, Sasuke.

As for Sakura... no. I am not a big Sakura fan and I don't hide that, but with the way Kishi is going it looks like he is going to kill her off since Sasuke is apparently indestructible. I don't like her, but I don't want her to die either. She could be one of the most kick ass characters if she would shape up and get over Sasuke and not confess her love to Naruto. (Seriously, I thought I read the panel wrong in that chapter.)
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Lady-Hanaka Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
hahaha indeed. :D
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manana12321 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
You know what I wanna see?
SOME BADASS FIGHTING WITH TEAM 7!!!!!!!
I mean, come on. The only person fighting for the last, whatever chaters, Is GOD DAMN SASUKE.
WHEN DID HE BECOME THE MAIN CHARACTER????
and why? why?
Why did kishimoto have to make Sakura do that?
Confessing a untrue love, do he want to make people hate her?
I, actually, like Sakura. She is not a bad person, merel human teen girl.
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GoddessPsyche Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
^^; I'm just looking forward to having Sakura, Sasuke, and Naruto all in the same scene again. :horny: Hehehe, and should Sakura try and rape Sasuke to death, so be it..
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Lady-Hanaka Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
lmao
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GoddessPsyche Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
:D
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3Joker Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel for you...
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:iconnotthesquiddiestfish:
Kishimoto died to me when Sasuke actually killed Deidara. ._. I mean REALLY? Demon Naruto, Sakura, Neji, and all them others, couldn't do it, but HE can?
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:iconlady-hanaka:
Lady-Hanaka Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
ya, is it just me or has Sasuke turned into a Mary-Sue? is that even possible?
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:iconnotthesquiddiestfish:
Gary stu ._.
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iFiguresk8 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
At least the horses are going to a better, Naruto-less place.
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Lady-Hanaka Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
lol
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xElikathalx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
I have to say when I read the last chapter and its whole "Sakura is going to go kill sasuke" thing I sat there and had one of those Scrubs moments where you fantasize about killing yourself.

Seriously kishi? Sakura KILL Sasuke? Hahahahaha she couldn't even fight sasori alone buts shes going to KILL sasuke, whos killed Itachi and Deidara? Whats she going to do, rape him to death? or maybe drown him in her tears? Now I'm saying this as a sakura fan and cosplayer mind you. Lets face it the girl just is there to be a love intrest, beat on naruto, and overall get her self stuck in bad situations she needs to be saved from. *cough*rin*cough*.

So whats going to happen now is most likely your plot twist to bring naruto and sasuke into their final fight with naruto having to save sakura (yet again!) annnnddd then two options:

Option 1 (nonrespectable): Sasuke kills naruto (this has several options to go off from)

Option 2 (respectable): Naruto either saves sasuke or they both die. (Leading to the end of the series...if kishi is smart)

Lol sry I had to rant too xD
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SarcasticShadow Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
Ugh, recent chapters are why I've had to leave the Naruto fandom - I just can't take the series seriously anymore...I like going back and watching old episodes of the Chuunin Exams, but I just...can't do it. The only reason I find myself continuing to read it is because I've gotten this far, I'll be damned if I don't finish it.

I'm pretty sure the only thing that would keep me interested would be more Neji, more Gaara, and major Sakura character development (and agreeing DewiSri said, it's like her training with Tsunade never happened...*aggravated*)
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Lady-Hanaka Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
same here. :D
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KasonSama Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
well you can always read back to the good parts of the manga...
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Lady-Hanaka Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
true
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visque01 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009   Traditional Artist
hmmmm, why not start your own story lines for Naruto? do what you like to see or read. bring back the classic.
or like a game with its alternitive endings, but in this case analternitive story line...:D good luck...
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Lehxra Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm....
Think of it this way:
If Sasuke doesn't get crazy raped in his battle with Danzo, he'll defeat him and then in his weakened state, Sakura will come up and kill him!
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Lady-Hanaka Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
hahahahaha
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yournamehere47547375 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
The fights are okay at least. I blame Madara. Ever since he stopped acting like Tobi, the whole thing was wrecked. :(
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coveredinice Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009   Photographer
"I wish it would end quickly so that it can have some kind of closure as well as MAYBE a bit of redemption. But that involves Sasuke's death and since Kishimoto wants to marry him that will never happen."

:nod: So true. I don't wish for Sasuke's death actually, but whatever works right? :_:
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fishy-crumbs Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
I think Kishi got screwed in the ass or something.
:|
It is something that could have to do with the way that Naruto is going right now.
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Thirrin73 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
I also think it started going downhill towards the middle of the Itachi/Sasuke fight. Or mabey after the Sasori/Sakura/Chiyo fight, when EVERYONE started DIEING OFF! At least some were brought back to life. -cough:iconkakashiplz::icongaaraplz:cough-

But seriously, whoever is writing Naruto now is so far down that they have resorted to stealing scenes from STAR WARS. Star Wars is awesome, but really?

I just hope that something will happen to at least make Sakura look better...If she can get close enough and let Sasuke think that she is still weak, she might just be able to punch his head off...could happen :shrug:

I miss the good ol' days when Haku and Zabuza were alive and kickin' :iconsadnessplz:

Well, thats about it I guess. Cant wait until you update :D I tend to read a good fanfic when I'm down -cough:iconvesperchan:cough-

Thirrin73
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DewiSri Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah Naruto is dieing.. But it's like a car crash waiting to happen (or is happening) and i cant look away >.> I find that when I read Naruto i read it with a sort of.. disinterest.. Or maybe Im holding the manga at arms length in hopes of dodging the disappointment when it comes at me in the shape of a boxing-glove.

Either way, Naruto's turned out Meh. And Im still disappointed with Sakura's latest.. 'antics'. It's like the training with Tsunade never happend! Argh, i'll stop ranting now >.>
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narutard4life54 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
"Yeah Naruto is dieing.. But it's like a car crash waiting to happen (or is happening) and i cant look away >.> I find that when I read Naruto i read it with a sort of.. disinterest.. Or maybe Im holding the manga at arms length in hopes of dodging the disappointment when it comes at me in the shape of a boxing-glove."

That made my day entirely!!!! :lmao:

But sadly, it is true :tears:
My once favorite manga, now simply a Star Wars rip-off with more plot holes than a wheel-of-cheese. But I'm optimistic! Maybe all the plot-holes will be resolved in the next few issues >.>...
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AnnoyedGirl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
I am so sad too see this happening to the Naruto manga. It used to be amazing and now it's turned to shit. Half of his plot was screwed from the beginning because of his editors, they didn't like what he was going to do and made him change it. Sasuke dying will be my happiness. It may redeem some of this manga's shitiness lately.
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