Originally Posted by Numinous
And before 500 the previous "research break" was before 469... it seems that every time Kishi takes a break for "research", something gets pretty much screwed.
I think he just might just look at the Wild Mass Guess page for Naruto on Tropes, assign every theory a number, then put 1 piece of paper per number into a hat. He draws one, and whichever one he draws becomes canon. God help us if he picks the wrong theories again...