Just curious but where has it been confirmed that kishimoto has nothing to do with the fillers? He might not be writing them but he must be approving them. DBGT was after the manga and DBZ. Therefore I can understand the animators doing their own thing, but in Naruto they are going to go back to the original source material soon so they HAVE to be running the stories by kishimoto first before they do animate them. If not they could possibly mess up someone he plans for the future especually since they are dealing with orochimaru,kimi and the sound nins. Kishi has to be involved if even in a supervisory role.