I honestly haven’t been excited for a naruto chapter since he left. At this point I’m reading it just incase kishi decides to bring him back
Ugh yea. I’m just not bothering. I figure if he comes back, someone will tell me (or if I see spoilers of him returning, I’ll check it out). Otherwise it’s not even worth the headache. The last couple of times I tried to read it, it was like a free acid trip, complete with the quality of a trip you’d get from shit you licked off the floor of a chemistry lab.
It’s not even just because Madara is gone now, either. I used to enjoy many non-Madara chapters. Even if/when his status was kind of unknown, the manga could still be enjoyable. But the quality of the story (and even of the art in a lot of cases) has drastically plummeted with the dismissal of Madara and the arrival of the shitty alien rabbit doll princess.
This whole fight is a wash. Nobody cares about it because it’s impossible to care about it (the only people I know who are interested are pairing fans looking for tidbits now that T7 is together again). The new villain behind everything is wholly irrelevant to the plot, the characters, the themes, and everything that we’ve gotten to know and embrace as Naruto. If that wasn’t bad enough, it’s just become so bad that it’s almost comical. The main villain takes orders from a puddle of oil and can’t string a sentence together? She cries when she first sees Naruto? Sexy no Jutsu is used in the final battle? Rin pops up in every single chapter? Kakashi gets ghost eyes and a Perfect Susano’o? The fuck am I reading?
The manga’s just a travesty now.