And surely, those who insist that manga/anime series always end when they’re supposed to are going to find some way of saying this "doesn’t count" in the way that the EVA rebuilds and BATTLE OF GODS "don't count…"
CrunchyRoll has scooped the next issue of JUMP, revealing that the conclusion of NARUTO will, in fact, coincide with the announcement of an additional series. Anybody who was wondering how NARUTO could ever wrap up all its plot lines in the few installments left before this abruptly-announced finale has a better answer now, perhaps.
This ad asserts that the sequel series will come next spring, and only last for a short term. Considering how the newest movie is actually subtitled THE LAST, it seems like the NARUTO press team here is adopting what could be called “KISS Farewell Tour" marketing tactics. Anybody feeling sad about the conclusion of the series should breath easier, confident we'll be seeing the ninja kid for a long time to come, still.
What do you Vicers make of this? Do you feel relief? Does it answer some Q's about the latest installment? What are you hoping to see in this follow-up? Or should the team just give it a rest, already?