The Shippudden Ending Failed on several levels
This was a great scene
Now before everyone freaks out, the Shippudden ending was an emotional event, though purely because of Naruto and Hinata. Seriously, how can anyone criticize parts of the episode that involves Hinata? She looks absolutely adorable and definitely claims her spot high up on everyone's waifu list (Sounds like a good article name). The episode shows off just how far Naruto has come, from a boy trying to gain recognition to a world renowned shinobi who helped usher in an era of peace
How does that not melt your heart?
It fails on several hilarious levels that you start to notice the more you think about it
#1 The episode focused way too much on comedy and abandoned the manga's ending
This was the biggest issue with the final episode, it did not close out Shippudden properly. Let's revisit the ending of the Naruto manga
What happened to this scene?
This was supposed to send a goodbye and transition to the Boruto series, deliver a cute One Piece Easter Egg, but was completely abandoned by the final episode.
#2 Missed Naruto Fathering while being Hokage
It failed to reproduce this classic scene into the anime.
#3 Did not showcase the couples and their children
The episodes showcased the relationships starting to form, but it never showed the exact products of the relationships and them in maturity. To go into further with the criticism, the final few episodes showcased the development of the relationships between Shikamaru and Temari, but not the more suspicious relations especially Choji's relationship and who in the world Rock Lee married.
#4 Progression of age
It truly failed to showcase the progression of age between Naruto and the Boruto manga
#5 The unnecessary Konohamaru wedding video subplot
But seriously, did we need the videotape side arc
It soaked up time that could have been used transitioning to Boruto and closing up plot holes. The extra time could have been used for resolving the panels we showcased earlier in the article, especially regarding Rock Lee and Choji.