1999 - 2014
Fifteen years. And what a run it's been. I will be the first to admit that this manga has plenty of flaws. Once or twice in the past, I've actually stopped and asked myself why I was still reading it. And the answer to that question is that I'm attached to this manga. I've grown attached enough to these characters that I wanted to know how their story ended. And aside from that, I've met many wonderful people through this fandom. I may criticize it, but I'm glad I decided to stick it out until the very end.
(Well, the end of the manga anyway. Aside from Naruto: The Last, Kishi plans to cash in by making a mini-series about the main characters' children soon.)