So, now with Chapter 245 of the manga out, Naruto has entered "Part 2" of the story, complete with a skip into about two and a half years into the future.
What's your opinion of the whole time skip and What do you think of Naruto's new look? Which characters are looking foward to see how've they've changed, both in looks and demeanor? What do you think of the former Team 7 taking on the traits of their respective Sannin mentors?
Personally, I like Naruto's new look. A new twist to his appearance, but also nothing too drastic either. I'm also looking foward to seeing how Shikamaru, Rock Lee, and Hinata have changed. And now thankfully it seems Sakura will prove to be useful. I've always liked her, but she was rather pointless, especially later on. I'm also hoping that "Part 2" will bring an end to the how ordeal with Orochimaru, and will bring Akatsuki, or more importantly Itatchi to the front as the new main villain. Or pehaps if Orochimaru is brought down, hopefully not Kabuto as well, as he's a badass on his own.
I'm also hoping that once the anime reaches the end point of "Part 1" that they take a break from it for a while, since it's been creeping quite close behind the manga, and if they put it on hold for a while, they can let the manga put some distance between them, and they can make anime episodes during the break without any sort of rush.
Edit: The new Colored look of naruto...Snazzy.