Please post and discuss your final thoughts.
Recently (past month or two), I finally got my Wifey interested in Naruto, and we have been ripping through the Anime like a Tsunami on steroids. Janice has finally become a surprising fan of the series, and watching Naruto Shippuden together has become the high point of our evening after dinner together before bed time.
Were there plotlines left unexplained for instance? For me, I keep asking myself whether Naruto's goal of becoming the greatest Hokage has materialized or not. Yes he became Hokage, but I haven't seen anything he's done as the Hokage that has been truly note worthy unlike Hashirama who actually created the Village concept.
Yeah, Naruto is stronger than all the past Kages, but he is also still dumber, and he now seems to have lost his edge since becoming Hokage. How he let himself get stabbed by one of the Shins is pathetic.
I wonder what the deal is with Boruto and Himawari's whiskers? I do hope Himawari can still use the Byakugan.
Another question is why Naruto's Sage Power seems to have vaporized, in spite of him having chakra from all the tailed beasts, while Sasuke's Rinnegan is just as strong as before. (???), but Naruto can't fly and has none of his Jesus Powers anymore.. Does Kishimoto in fact hate Naruto, or at least he insists on making him look like a goat.
Somehow it seems that Kishi changed his focus/direction midstream. Remember when Kurama and the other beasts said/thought that Naruto is the SO6P's .... and they decided to give him their chakra? It turned out that Naruto was not anymore special than Sasuke with respect to the Sage.
Oh yeah, and why won't Sasuke just get a Zetsu arm replacement already?