Originally Posted by tom_servo
Quick question, is Kishimoto involved in the direction the anime takes(aside from the obvious direct manga adaptation)? More specifically, does he have influence on filler arcs?
AFAIK he isn't involved with the Fillers, since he said he didn't like a certain mistake the animators made when they adapted the Sarutobi/Orochimaru fight.
And if he wasn't able to prevent it, he won't be ableto do anything about fillers.