Kane Bugeja of SnapThirty writes:
Unless you’ve been living under a manga-proof rock somewhere far beyond the Pop Culture-sphere, you’ve heard that Naruto has come to an end after 15 years. Let me reiterate that: 15 years. That’s impressive, there’ no way around that. Naturally, fans from all over the world are curious as to the thoughts of the man behind the series, having finally concluded a story than spanned a large portion of his life. Well, a mere 12 hours after completing the final page, The Asahi Shimbun conducted an interview with Kishimoto and asked him about the manga behemoth that was Naruto.