It's been running since 1999, and the end has been in sight for a little while now, but it's finally been confirmed - the hugely popular Naruto manga is about to come to an end.
The Weekly Shonen Jump web site has confirmed that the series will end in just five weeks time, with its finale printed on November 10th 2014 in this year's fiftieth issue of the publication.
The announcement was also accompanied by a reminder that the latest (and last?) Naruto movie, called The Last, will open in Japanese cinemas on December 5th. A suggestion is also made of plans to host a Naruto exhibition of some description next year.