Piece of part 2..
summary of the second stage bit (not direct translation) by yoropiko:
he's thinking of making Asuma & Kurenai's child a she, but he's not sure. apparently he's not even sure if there would be a kid
he used to write Tsunade's lines in circle dialogue box-thingies but after hearing the person doing her voice, he started making them pointy boxes
Tsunade loves sake, but she's drinking less cause Naruto is a shonen and they asked him to stop. even with the cover pic, he drew her drinking sake at first but they made him change it. cigarettes are a no-no too
Iruka was only in 10th place for misc character ranking, so he was surprised. thought iruka would be more popular
He was surprised yamato was in, cuz he didn't expect to see him make it into the rankings
oh, Kishimoto liked him (yamato) but the anime staff had asked him "this character looks boring, but is he gonna be important in the story?" (cuz if it's an imp character, they'd hire a good person to do his voice)
^I'll post any other information about this...