I would be surprised if Kishi is completely unaware of fan forums and what things are suggested and said about his manga.
Keep The Fox (fox is awesome)
Ditch The Beast (its a drag)
theres a 50% chance, sdw_WindStyle. i like those odds
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
But isn't the chackra of the 9-tails different form the 8-tails. When ever Naruto uses the chackra his li fespan is shortened because of the damage it does.
unless i am wrong( and lazy) didnt the chakra of the 8 tails also burn killerbee when he transformed. skin being burned off ala naruto going 4 tail? I am speculate that somewhere along the line, the healing and the damage from the chakra cancel each other out.
what if sasuke release the kyuubi seal?? sasuke could do it right??? just enter naruto again like what he do in back then and release it...
"Either Die as a Hero... or live long enough to see yourself becoming the villain..."
"Knowledge is power"
The Kyuubi is Narutos greatest source of asset and liability at the same time, thats what makes him interesting.
It is another natural progresson for Naruto to undergo. Think about it, In the begining, he was a pretty stupid shitty ninja and what was his worst Jutsu? Clone Jutsu - He turns it into his greatest strength. First enemy fight (Zabazu arc) he freezes - Next fight he is unafraid. He had poor Chakra control - sorted that out with the clone training/FRS. He was stupid - Yet he has a ninja sense that surpasses anyone else around (to make FRS). So why should his Kyuubi continue to be a liabilty? I think he will learn to control it, how remains to to seen.....
But I like the way 'Slavkovski' is thinking.
If somehow the seal did get released (i personally dont think Sasuke will be the one though, as the Kyuubi said something to the effect of "we wont meet again"/something like that when he spoke with Sasuke) Naruto could be like Killerbee is with the eight tails, because Kyuubi would be out of the cage and it would be possible for Naruto to sit on his head, like Bee does.
But before that even approaches happening Naruto has got to do something to dominate/control the Kyuubi.