The end of the Manga has been announced! Shock! Surprise!..
And though I suppose it's still far in the future for the anime, it's starting to look promising. :D All the random, unpredictable, imbalanced, wavering, tireless and out-of-proportion battle seems to be making way for a grand finale, Naruto standing on the mountain with a flash of light, obvious symbolism for: light in the darkness AKA hope when all is lost AKA he's the star of the show.
Once again eagerly looking forward to the next ep!