Whelp everyone, this is it, the long 10+ year story has finally come to an end after years of build up, crazy plot twists and constant fan arguments everything has finally come to a close. Honestly, I can't really say I'm sad about it. Its not like Avatar the Last Airbender where I felt at piece with the conclusion nor like Gash Bell where I totally wanted to see more but rather the story felt like an old relative that passed away. You know, someone as a child you idolized, as you got older you loved but found going over their homes and spending whole days with them to be tedious and then once they finally passed, you felt sad because you lost someone important but glad said person is no longer suffering and honestly, that's how I feel about Naruto as a whole. It started off great and was very enriching. Got more interesting in the second series and then just started dragging on for far too long, constantly repeating the theme "No I'M the true villain of the series" over and over again to the point where it didn't really have an impact ya know?
But let's not gripe because if I do start, I could go on for literally hours. Good thing is, the shipping wars can finally end as like with all series that is born from japan, no relationship ever becomes canon until the series itself finally ends and Sakura got Sasuke, Hinata got Naruto and everyone got a happy, wonderful fairytail ending. We even got to see the kids of the next generation. Funny thing is about that subject, I noticed a lot of people complain that the children themselves weren't all that creative in design, looking exactly like their parents when their parents were kids. But for me, its right up my alley and besides, in reality, often times unless the parents themselves are extremely different from each other, their child will end up looking just like their parents. If not, you might want to start questioning the commitment mommy shares with your daddy but I digress. I am however a little concern as I feel Kishimoto stole an idea from me, (See www.fanfiction.net/s/7468812/1… and you'll know what I'm talking about, even though its mostly a joke)
But all in all, the series ending was very safe, camp and extremely joyful for all. After Sasuke's bi-polar nonsense, he gets nothing more than a slap on the wrists for his crimes, Sakura's childish devotion for a schizophrenic murder finally paid off in the end, Kakashi becomes Hokage for all of 1 movie and 2 short chapters that we don't even get to see really, all the major desired couples finally happened, and of course, Naruto finally obtains his dream. The ending has many loose ends however and I highly doubt such questions will ever be answered such as, what happened to the Tailed Beasts? What happened to Orochimaru and his lackies? Why didn't Sakura become a doctor instead of a stay-at-home mom? Who runs the Hyuga clan now? If the world is at peace, why are kids still being trained in the art of the Shinobi? Why did Kaguya become "evil" in the first place? And the biggest question, what the hell is up with Naruto's hair cut? Oh well, at the end of the day, like I said before this was a good story that kinda began to stagnate when plot twists were introduced left and right but still, it will be nice when one day after all the anime episodes are released to go n youtube and rewatch all of my favorite fights and download them for personal use.