Seven years ago, I successfully predicted the ending of Naruto. This is proven by the image below, which admittedly could’ve been edited in MS Paint.
But Baka-Raptor, that’s not how it ended!
Not anymore. According to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, it’s impossible to publish an accurate prediction of the ending of a manga without causing the author to change it out of spite. There’s no question that Masashi Kishimoto stumbled upon my website several years ago and wanted to stick it to me ever since. His alternate ending is incontrovertible proof. He stuck with the gist of my plot, but instead of doing anything dramatic, he turned it into a fanfic. I’m not sure whether to be appalled by how sappy it was or impressed by how many ships he sank through canon fire.
The long-running shounen anime/manga exception was tailor-made for Naruto. I started reading it during the Chuunin Exam arc. It was excellent at that point and stayed great through the Hidan and Kakuzu arc. It went downhill during the Itachi Pursuit arc and crashed miserably during the Shinobi World War arc. Going strictly by the number of chapters, the good outweighed the bad.
There will be a spinoff series coming out next year. I won’t be reading it.