This^ I can't give him any positive advice because he screwed up his own life's work so badly and I'm pretty sure he knows it. He will never admit it because the damage has been done. So many people have repeated dozens of times that Naruto had a lot of potential to become the best series in a long time but not anymore. If there's any advice I would give Kishimoto it would be to have never made Hinata had a crush on Naruto or even shy. He should have made her into an independent person wanting to become strong, that's it. He should have ,made Sakura moved on from Sasuke when he first called her annoying (I think it was chapter 3). Her crush should have been erased and decide to be there for Naruto more. More advice would have been to follow his own original idea instead of agreeing with everything his editors tell him or even listen to Pierot. He should have give the middle finger to all NH fans saying I want NS because it's the pairing I've been working on since the very beginning, not this denial contradicting BS he keeps saying in interviews.
So please Kishimoto don't write another manga because you'll be making the same mistake" history repeats itself" so just retire.
I still fail to see how getting a manga in the big three, a rivalry with one of the best of the industry (Even if I'm not a fan of one piece), with an honoring of your work in one of his chapters when you make the last one, and spawning a huge franchise deserves any verdict of don't write another manga.
Naruto is one of the best series. It's not everyone's cup of tea. I'm certain there are positive remarks you could make if you thought about it.
Maybe Art-Style if writing doesn't work?
Actually, it's no myth. There have been numerous ideas Kishimoto had. However, his editors said no. For example, he wanted to gradually introduce characters in the beginning, but his editor wanted to hurry up and get them all in. Thus, the Chunnin Exams. And Kishimoto did in fact say that he wanted to gradually make Hinata the heroine because of her growing popularity.
Kishimoto was not in 100% control. This is no myth, so my previous point still stands.
Yep, the Chuunin Exams part is true. It's also arguably the second best arc in Naruto. The lack of development does bring underlining issues to the manga later on, but it's Kishimoto's talent that keeps it at bay. It's not really an instance of "Editoral control" mind, because Kishimoto agrees with this.
As for the next, Kishimoto wondered if he should do so because of growing popularity but he did not say he did so because of this reason. Certainly though he ultimately did give her more attention. This though, is clear personal decision-making, not editor control, or even fan-control, rather it's responding to reception, which I do not think should be negatively lighted either.
Thus, I believe its better to say editor's have influence over control, which is pretty normal and shouldn't be highlighted as a bad thing.
Edited by Analyzer, 15 November 2017 - 01:52 PM.