Masashi Kishimoto is one of the most brilliant mangaka I have ever had the pleasure of reading about. His creation--Naruto--is clever, funny, tragic, adventurous, and full of the drama that we all love. His storyline is one that someone can get into, and even though we in the real world are not ninja, we can relate to those he draws into his story. His manga has a very HUMAN feel to it, and that's why we love it. I believe NARUTO is going to have many loyal fans for many years to come. I know I will be a fan even when it meets the end of it's plot. It's just that brilliant.
Thank you Kishimoto-sama, for making this wonderful piece of art.