Can someone come up with a list of all the plot holes or contradictions Kishimoto has made in the Naruto Manga?

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    This may end up being too wide-ranging/excessively long, and a lot of things may end up being not necessarily contradictions but just not fully explained yet, because the manga isn't done. – kuwaly Sep 11 '13 at 5:11
  • Yeah I wasn't sure if this type of question is suited to be on SE or not. As for the not necessarily contradictions part, I am only looking for clear cut ones where Kishi said one thing in one chapter and then contradicted in another. Not explained situations should not be included. – krikara Sep 11 '13 at 5:18
  • Hope someone doesn't ask a similar question with regards to Bleach :) – optimusprime619 Sep 11 '13 at 18:18
  • Just out of curiosity, can something like this be considered a soft question? – krikara Sep 11 '13 at 23:51
  • @krikara Kishimoto has done some patchy narration once in a while. You will find plenty examples. For instance, Minato showed the Rasengan to Jiraiya and Kakashi, but not the Flying Thunder God. Instead he taught the FTG to 3 minor characters, including 2 unnamed characters. All because Kishimoto wanted to setup 5 Kage v/s Madara, and had previously screwed up by deploying the Mizukage far away to protect the Daimyos. – Masked Man Nov 23 '13 at 1:48

Since the story is still continuing, even would-be plot holes can be patched over later. The only real hiccup that comes to mind is an art issue:

In Chapter 619 the four past Hokages are revived with the 4th Hokage's signature coat rocking the flames on bottom.

But in Chapter 630, the 4th Hokage arrives on the battlefield with coat in full flow with missing flames.

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    That is a pretty cool catch. But in response to your plotholes argument, there are some not patchable, for example, Kishi messed up some of Itachi's timeline. – krikara Sep 11 '13 at 7:36
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    mashashi got lazy drawing those flames. :D – debal Sep 11 '13 at 22:40

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