Naruto Ending in 2014 – Maybe, Maybe Not!

Posted on December 24, 2013

Latest News: Naruto Ending on November 10, 2014

Warning: Naruto manga spoilers ahead!

Naruto ending in 2014, could it be true? Maybe, maybe not! This past weekend the 2014 Jump Festa took place in Japan. This is an annual, joyous event held by Shueisha (the Japanese publisher of Shonen Jump) celebrating all of our favorite Jump heroes in the form of anime, manga, video games, toys, and more.

Naruto author Masashi Kishimoto was on hand as part of a Naruto panel. There have been rumors and Internet chatter that Kishimoto-sensei mentioned Naruto ending in 2014, but we at Anime Games Online will put an end to that and say it’s false! We’ve been researching the issue and from what we’ve found is Kishimoto-sensei mentioned that he may not be at Jump Festa next year. Reports have him passively mentioning this upon his entrance and then also jokingly as a response to Shippuden voice actors teasing him about doing some voice acting at next year’s panel. Somehow that’s been twisted into Naruto ending in 2014.

Now, at Jump Festa, Kishimoto-sensei did mention the story is coming closer to the end and on Japanese television show Sakiyomi Jan BANG, there was a quote from him saying Naruto is at it’s final phase, but he never mentions when Naruto will actually come to a conclusion.

At a first glance, it looks like the Naruto manga ending is soon, but after thinking about it, there are still many questions that need to be answered. How will Madara be defeated? How did he survive after Hashirama defeated him in the first place? What about the Edo Hokage, how will they part after the war? What about Orochimaru, he is still interested in Sasuke, what will happen with him? Why does each Sharingan user have a different design? Will the Leaf Village learn the truth about Itachi and honor him? How about Kabuto, what happened to him after his defeat? Will he reunite with his orphan brother, Urushi? And ah yes, there is still the matter of being Hokage – Naruto vs Sasuke – who, if either, will come out on top and how? Those are just the answers we are looking for here at Anime Games Online, we’re sure there are others.

In Naruto’s 14 year history, there have been an average of about 47 chapters a year. Is that really enough time to answer all of our questions and give the series a proper ending, especially since the 2014 cycle of manga has already begun? Shonen Jump issue 04-05 2014 was released in Japan just a few days ago.

Also, if Naruto ending in 2014 were true, why would the author not be at Shueisha’s biggest party? Naruto is one of the most popular series in their arsenal of manga. Fans would surely have a lot of questions and want to see the man who just finished telling one of the all time great stories.

Naruto ending in 2014 – maybe it’s possible, maybe it’s not. We think the series could go into 2015, but we could be wrong. One thing is for certain – while we are in the final phase of the manga, at this point there is no official word on when this great series will end. We’ll be sure to keep you up-to-date with the latest right here on Anime Games Online!