Ashikabi no Shinobi, Chapter 31, Q&A
5-digit: Since you asked I am going to tell you right now. If Naruto were to fight every Sekirei in the Sekirei Plan at the same time, including Miya and the other single digits, he would destroy them. Utterly. There is no one on this god given planet who could defeat Naruto now that he's getting serious. Period. Miya comes the closest, but she's only got the raw power (aka chakra reserves) of Uchiha Madara, and Naruto has long since surpassed Madara in both the amount of chakra he possesses and Ninjutsu at his disposal. This is actually why I focus on character development so much. There's simply no one in this story who can prove to be a challenge for him.
Guest: The amount of time that has passed is honestly insubstantial. It really doesn't matter, but if you're curious, about 7,000 or so years have passed since the Fourth Great Shinobi War. Every time I've mentioned a specific amount of time that has passed, I was alluding to something that happened X number of years ago, not the true amount of time that has passed.
The lemons will actually be starting really soon. After this next arc in fact.
Big reveal will be coming soon. That's all I can say.
And it will be revealed to everyone who has some place in Naruto's heart. That includes Uzume and Chiho.
NarutoDkurosaki: Naruto is acting different than he has in earlier chapters, but this should not really surprise you. One of the things I've done with Naruto's personality is made him a bundle of contradictions. In some ways, you could almost say Naruto has multiple personality disorder. The only difference is that he does not have multiple personalities, just conflicting desires that often cause him to frequently contradict himself. Eventually, Naruto's personality will become more stable.
1066wthec: That was not Kakashi. It was a clone of Naruto henged as Kakashi. Nothing more.
Milicent Bystander: While I get what you're saying, it's clear to me that you don't really understand what I'm trying to accomplish here. Naruto, the Naruto in this story, is someone who has tried to build a lasting peace like his late sensei would have wanted for THOUSANDS OF YEARS. Thousands, at the very least he tried to bring peace to the world for 5,000 years before giving up. I don't care who you are, there is only so much a person can take before they just give up and let cynicism and bitterness take control of their life. The fact that Naruto managed to hold out for FIVE THOUSAND YEARS is a miracle in and of itself. However, not even someone like Naruto can remain idiotically idealistic forever. There are only so many failures someone can deal with before they've given up, and Naruto reached his limit a long time ago.
And for your information, this story is about Naruto finding himself again. It's about him becoming the person he was back when the Elemental Nations still existed, or at least as close to that person as possible.
JaXX188: It's not so much that Naruto is like Kiritsugu Emiya so much as it is he just doesn't think about the lives he's taking. Do you think about the ants you step on when you walk? Of course not. To Naruto, most of humanity are like ants. He might help them if they catch his attention, but if he doesn't “see them” so to speak, then he's not gonna be concerned about the number of casualties his plan inflicts. It's sort of like an out of sight out of mind philosophy.
Riceb0x: The reason Naruto didn't Hiraishin Haruka and Kuno out is a two-fold reason. First, he was not about to give away one of his abilities to someone he didn't know and didn't trust. While he could very easily wipe the boy's memories, he simply felt this way was less of a hassle. The other reason is simple, and will actually be revealed in chapter 32.