We already suspected it, but Naruto is finally entering the wind down stage. (Once every single character who ever died came back as a zombie, that was a big clue right there.)
Kishimoto is tying up loose ends like nobody's business. I suspect the series has less than a hundred chapters to go, unless he decides to jump the shark and do another arc. Considering the epic conclusion the current arc is rolling to, I'd be really disappointed if that happened.
So if you've been debating whether to read the Naruto manga but didn't want to bother since it's one of those shounen series that are powered by the Energizer Bunny, you may not have more than 1-2 years more to go!
In other news, One Piece will never end. Ever.
Edited, Jul 12th 2011 11:23pm by catwho