That's my fucking theory. This situation is quite common, and it's called a cliffhanger. The fight started at the end of 322 and really really started at chapter 326. That's roughly 3 chapters of fighting. And add more to that, it's Hidan and Kakuzu we are talking about - two Akatsuki members. If there is something we've learned from Sasori is that they don't die THAT easily. And Kishimoto already had one Akatsuki member to -supposedly- commit suicide, so for you guys thinking that Hidan will kill himself by committing suicide (and even by his own dumb accident) is way off IMO. Honestly, how shitty wouldn't that be? Introduce Hidan and have him committing suicide and even by accident. Now c'mon, maybe Hidan hasn't shown that much of smartness but he aint THAT dumb. Which moves me on to Asuma - one of secondary main characters. He's been around for a LONG time. Even for him, to die already after 3 chapters would be... well I don't know how fucking stupid it sounds but that would be so retarded. More likely squads from the Nijyuu Shoutai will appear in the last moment or something IMO. Just SOMETHING that saves Asuma or let's Asuma live. It's gone THREE FUCKING CHAPTERS. You can kill Izumo and/or Kotetsu in less than 3 chapters, but Akatsuki members or secondary main characters? GTFO. I say someone saves Asuma, Asuma strikes back with something until re-inforcement arrives or just something else. Either the fight is being interrupted or Hidan/Asuma ARE NOT going to die just yet.