One of the main reason manga has such a following throughout the world is the fact that there are actually permanent character developments. Things just don't get reset via an event and manga series...ends!
Yes, news out of Japan has that Naruto will end next month.
Now I know Naruto's prime was a few years ago but the manga is still one of the best selling manga out there, so I'm surprised that Shueisha (the publisher) is allowing the creator/writer/artist Masashi Kishimoto to end the series. Yes, I know Kishimoto said in 2012 that the series would end in a year and a half but with all the Naruto is still bringing in, did anyone really believed that?
Obviously we should have. Naruto will end on Nov 10.