The Naruto manga officially ends next month

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Naruto

I may give the Naruto games a fair amount of grief, but I can’t fault the actual source material for not being entertaining. Hell, it’s been entertaining for over a decade now. And that long-running manga is coming to an end next month.

According to the Asahi Shimbun, the final Naruto chapter will be printed on November 10 in Weekly Shonen Jump. That’s pretty much a scant five chapters to go (SPOILER MASSIVE SPOILER TURN AWAY NO JUTSU) for the title character and his eternal rival Sasuke to actually start a fight and pepper it with flashbacks and some such stuff.

This of course, coming from a showdown that has been running for two years and only just recently ended. Two freakin’ years. But what a ride it has been. Naruto first debuted in 1999, although my first exposure to the property was through the anime series that followed not long after it achieved a hit statues.

From there, I regularly read less-than-legit scanlations, while also peppering my bookshelf every month with the official trade paperbacks. A bookshelf, that is groaning under the weight of 60 plus of these little books so far. And I’m still not done yet. While November marks the end of the Masashi Kishimoto series, there’ll still be some animated Naruto on the way when The Last: Naruto Movie arrives in Japanese cinemas in December.

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Now what the bloody hell am I going to read? Probably more One-Punch Man. At least I still have Bleach, History’s Strongest Fan Service and Claymore to still rea…Well crap, that’s also all done orfinishing soon.

Last Updated: October 6, 2014

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

    History’s Strongest Fan-Service?? LOL Kenichi?
    Anyone that wants to read something good, try Noblesse, its nicely paced and its not text heavy as well. Really addicted to this at the moment..

    In anycase. Its sad that Naruto is ending, I’m really excited to see how it ends. If you don’t follow it, you won’t understand how it feels to see this long-running series come to an end. I’ve basically been with this series since they threw stones in Naruto’s face lol…The series had its ups and down, and many consider it to be highly overrated, but hell, I love it and its been one hell of an emotional ride..

    • Hammersteyn

      Does Goku stay dead this time?
      *Runs*

      • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

        LOLZ No, thats Ichigo….sheesh

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME!

          • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

            Racist. So racist….Anime characters have rights too

    • Kensei Seraph – Staff

      If I remember correctly the main character says 5 words in the first 20 chapters.

      • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

        HAHAHA Correct, my avatar. Rai is awesome, when the guy shows a fraction of his power…SHIT….GOES….DOWN

        • Kensei Seraph – Staff

          I’m building a backlog so that I can binge read.
          I’ve just recently read nearly 30 chapters of Claymore to get up to date and it was EPIC.

          • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

            Dude, Claymore is legend, while the anime is great it is nowhere near the caliber of the manga

          • Kensei Seraph – Staff

            I watched the anime first and then read the manga and I definitely agree.
            However the anime is still pretty dam good (except for the ending which is not nearly as good as what happens in the manga).

          • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

            Yup. The fight with priscilla was cool but the ending was a big let down. But yeah the anime was still awesome no doubt

          • Kensei Seraph – Staff

            My top manga of all time has to be Hoshi no Samidare (The Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer) though.

          • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

            Hmm, never read that, gonna try it out after Noblesse 🙂 . You ever read Defense Devil?

          • Matthew Holliday

            if youre a fan of Noblesse, try God of highschool

            and try Breaker, breaker new waves & veritas, if youre a fan of korean manwha in general.
            Korean drawing style is >>

          • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

            I must say Korean style is f***king great…Another bud of mine was alos raving about breaker. Will give God of High school a read!

          • Matthew Holliday

            breakers a good one if you looking for something lengthy, its got a carry on series called Breaker: New Waves, which is pretty damn awesome.
            Veritas would probably make my top 3 list. That there is no second season of it, is a crime.

          • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

            Korean’s seem to love highschoolers and martial arts lol. Even Noblesse which is mainly about ‘vampires’ has Shin-woo who is like a martial arts god

          • Kensei Seraph – Staff

            No, maybe I should fix that now.

          • Matthew Holliday

            Psyren is by far the best battle based manga around.

          • Kensei Seraph – Staff

            Psyren is probably in my top 5.

          • DaeMon

            love Psyren to bits….I re-read it every now and then, but damn its explanation heavy sometimes

          • Matthew Holliday

            Im sad, im up to date with all my manga, since HSD Kenichi is finished and Naruto is nearly done, im gna be so bored =/
            gradually all my manga are getting done, im down to like 5 active manga

          • DaeMon

            Same here…. :/ and lots of the ones im reading now take SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO long between releases :'( looking at you Aiki

      • Matthew Holliday

        thats ambitious, i dont think he strings more than 3 words in a sentence untill chapter 250.

    • Matthew Holliday

      noblesse release dates are so inconsistant, i totally forget what happens between each chapters release.

      • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

        Yup, might as well just let it pile seeing as how chapters are really short

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Spoiler – he wakes up & it was all a dream. 😉

      • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

        Why can’t I downvote 😛

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Because you know deep down it’s true!

    • Havent read Naruto in over two months so going to wait for the end and then read, but it is sad that it ending, but the anime probably going to run for another year with all the flashbacks, they going to say one sentence and have a 50 min flashback

      • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

        Hahaha, you know it. That’s Naruto in a nutshell. Gonna wait till its done to be honest. Skip all the fillers

    • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

      Jiraiya!! THE FEELS! ALL THE FEELS!

      • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

        SOOOOO Many feels. So far, Gaara’s story is still the pinnacle of feels for me. Thinking about it makes me want to cry lolz

    • lolipedofin

      I read this series since 2002, way before it was popular in United States or even animated. And all I can say is I’m so relieved and glad it is finally ending. I have been so jaded by this series I almost loathe it (Bleach reached that state for me, I dropped it), finally I can have some closure… TvT

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    What? No more Pokemon?

    • Mark Treloar

      Pokemon is the EA of Anime…….there’s always more DLC

  • Dean

    Even though it also finished, you could try his brothers work 666 Satan, pretty good read. Otherwise swallow your pride and just get into One Piece, it’ll never end.

    • Kensei Seraph – Staff

      I heard the anime got to the estimated half-way point last year.

    • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

      O-Parts IS AWESOME! But the art style is so similar lol

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        O_o

      • Dean

        It’s drawn by the guys twin, what did you expect?

        • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

          What, suddenly twins draw the same? 😛

          But yeah, I know, the manga came under heat back when it came out for looking similar to Naruto, though it mattered not, the story was of exceptional quality

    • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

      How about gomu gomu NO!

    • Matthew Holliday

      mmmmmmmmeh. I could never stomach that One Piece.

      there are infitely better battle mangas.
      psyren, breaker, breaker new waves, veritas, terraformars & One Punch Man.

  • Kensei Seraph – Staff

    Naruto is ending?
    Impossible!
    I don’t believe you!

    • BELIEVE IT!

      • Viking Of Divinity

        *SMACK* No! Bad Darryn, The English voices don’t exist.

      • Mark Treloar

        I heard Disney is buying Pokemon.

  • Kensei Seraph – Staff

  • Viking Of Divinity

    So, how much longer will the anime run then?

    • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

      probably 2-3 more years lol depending if they milk it

      • Viking Of Divinity

        Ha! I’ stop watching after they do the last of the manga then, I remember OG Naruto, I stopped watching just before tha freaking bug that can find sasuke arc thing, Only jumped back in when Shippuden started. I have lapsed for a bit, last ep I watched was 280-ish….

      • ReaperOfSquirrels

        Epic Half battle… filler… filler… filler… filler… end of epic battle… filler… filler… filler……

        • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

          Pretty much summarizes Naruto lol

  • Xcalibersa

    “History’s Strongest Fan Service” going to miss that

    • Matthew Holliday

      speaking of “historys strongest”
      HSD Kenichi also just finished after 580 chapters :<

      • Xcalibersa

        Was also rushed in the end

        • Matthew Holliday

          sorta, the battles were spaced ok, but just like, that one extra chapter of fanservice to finish it off rather than just “fights over, gg guys, bye.”

          • Xcalibersa

            Hope he continues the story or something. Kenichi was really good.

  • Matthew Holliday

    well after nearly 3 years of having the final battle, I should hope so.

    3 years & 150 chapters of final battle, coming down to 5 chapters of “the final clash”.
    seems like a bit of a rush tbh.

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    *cries*

    • Admiral Chief 0

      XD

  • Michael Matusowsky

    One Piece > alles

  • [S]unjay

    I will cry when Bleach ends

  • Pieter Smal

    All goo things must come to an end. Without an ending… Naruto is just the anime version of “Days of our Lives” – as is One Piece!

  • Yondaime

    I knew it waz gona end soon, they killed Neji 🙁

  • Judicator Enclave

    Darryn, you can always try some new things, like The Breaker which is quite good shonen. (well I don’t know how new it is, but to me it’s new 😛 ) Actually not a Manga but a Manwa (Korean Manga)

  • dududerpstein

    omfg im so sad, i just read the last one

  • animeFREAKU

    omfg.
    I mean I knew Naruto was coming to an end but the fact that it’s actually finished now is gay.
    It doesn’t make sense for Naurto to end D:
    LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.

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