I don't think I posted in this category before so this is going to be a bit long. Just read the stuff in bold if you are not bored enough to read it all. So I've been on these forums for over a year now. I was reading this BEFORE the longline of fillers started. I starting watching Naruto when it was downloadable on sharereactor (the largest ed2k index site at the time which was seized many many months ago) and Anbu/Aone only had it up to ep 60 or so. Bakasan wasn't even in the scene back then. Shin-Otaku,DB and few other groups trying to speedsub came much later. You get the picture. Back then Naruto was what it was meant to be: straight coco, no baking soda. When the anime run out of episodes i jumped straight to manga without questioning if it wasn't sane to read black/white comics for many hours a day. damn I even learned how to use irc so i can leech inane releases. I watched up to episodes 135 and then i lasted few filler episodes. I'm a forum whore basically thanks having a lot of free time by having no other responsibilities than keeping a job and doing some web development (mangahelpers.com, rapgodfathers.com, etc). I usually keep NF forums open in a window and read all kinda threads for fun while working. I must say that posts in "save sugar" thread as well as andolivera and shroomsday' work made me many times. The point I'm trying to make is that I read these forums very throughly. I've read about that part 2 manuscript which leaked before season2 manga started. I've read about at least 3 kishi's interviews I read about presentation at Studio Pierrot where someone had the balls to ask the question "when the fillers end" and got the infamous : next spring" response I've read probably 90% of theories posted here based on Dattebayo's saying, some sketch panels, some dvd covers, posters, movies, misinterpretation of new openings, etc, etc etc. My favorite part of NF is one thing that you won't find anywhere else, THE THEORIES. Since some of the masters here believe in yondaime =al, tobi = obiti, a few filler ending theories is easy work for them. The numbers for ending episodes that appeared in the theories were 150', 166 or something, 180's, and then like the last straw it was that magic 200 number. There was all kind half bs'ed theories that made fillers ending FIT under episode 200. and regardless, for me the 200 was the most plausible theory, after such a long wait, we deserve our part 2 at a nice even # and here's another spoiler Spoiler: sasuke's appearance in manga chapter 300 did make it seem that studio pierrot might have a thing for the pretty numbers. cmon 300 for sasuke, 200 for part2, how sweet would that be. . Another thing about 200 is that VERY few theories actually tried to see past that #200, i mean i thought it was believe that if fillers would stretch to that far of a number, they had to end there. But back to situation at hand. Most of the sources were proven false or incorrect, we are moving closer to 200 and even with Dattebayo's YHBT release at 200 saying that Kakashi's Gaiden is right around the corner, what do we get? An unseen thing, a 90 minute filler. Even a skeptic when heard of 90 minute special coming after episode 200 thought of kakashi's gaiden as a SURE THING ON LOCK. And before that guess what, a cut and paste of some random sasuke rescue arc battles with 5 seconds of sasuke basically telling us to keep on watching the fillers. So now after updated/re updated Cal Syobi titles we get that fillers will go on to 206 and pretty much beyond. The last thing here that does give me hope is the new opening that is coming in 2 days on a Thursday which will show if Studio Pierrot has any plans to show us the beauty that is part 2 of naruto manga or if they will keep milking this cow while naruto collects cash worldwide without showing any quality content. excuse my language but THESE FILLERS ARE WORSE THAN SHIT. I don't even want to introduce someone who hasn't watched naruto to this anime cause they going to see mizuki the tiger. Once again, studio might change endings whenever they feel like, but new openings are a strict rule. every season. which is 26 or so episodes. and you can tell that they are not going to stop showing fillers at the middle of the season and jump to part2 when they have a chance to show more SHIT for material and probably make close to same amount of $. So, I'm crossing for my fingers for Thursday's new opening and it's relation to part2. This is my last hope. If not, then it doesn't really matter. spring 2007, episode 300, pick any far fetched theory.Naruto will be klled by fillers completely by then and even part2 won't cancel out the filler effect. P.S. Now you might say that I have a problem and that I need to get away from computer, try other things for excitement. Well as weird as it sounds this naruto thing is one of the few things that keeps me peaceful and happy. yes its a cartoon for kids, but the way it develops and the theories that i generates is just f*ckin amazing to me. If you wouldn't feel me on that, you wouldnt find yourself in this place.