Naruto, being 380+ chapters, has been a long manga to follow and is still ongoing. But One has to wonder; should it have ended before the time skip? Personally, I feel that the plot, charaters and gag's have gone down hill sense the begining of 'Shippudden'. With each new chapter, I am more and more disapointed in Kishimoto and the predictably of them. Characters are being coming Sue's (Sasuke 'Da hell? Wtf was that? Orochimaru is a frigging sannin, and Itachi stronger than him. WTF?!), The jutsu becoming ridiculous rip offs and lacking originality (RASENSHURIKEN! CHIDORI CURRENT!(wtf! MAKE UP YOUR OWN DAMN MOVES!), the 'plot twists' already known (omg Naruto~ your the Yondaime's son!' 'WE ALREADY KNEW THAT!'), and the humor lacking or stale (You have a small ! "WTF?!?!"). The fact that he has been doing fan servos (the shonen-ai Sai/Sasuke jutsu) only increases the disappointment. To me, reading Naruto now is like watching your car being slowly steamrolled while you stand helpless on the side, unable to stop it. Or maybe its better described as a carcrash~ so destructive, but you cant look away.
Sure, Shippudden has its good parts (such as a change of outfits, characters being older and more mature, ect) but to me that really doesnt make up for the down hill rush its going in.
Personally, I have decided to stop my Naruto collection with volume 27, the last before the time skip. Everything after that is basically a badly written Fanfiction/Doujinshi in my opinion.
What about you guys? Do you love Shippudden? Do you want to burn it? Do you not care? Go ahead~ speak you mind! I dont bite(much(jk!))!
It's the fact that he has to come up with something every week. And either one he didn't plan out how he was gonna write the stroy and is making it up as he goes along or 2 writers block. + it's coming to an end anyway.