Once you put it that way, you have to realize that the manga was released first. Afterwards came the anime. The anime moves more faster than the anime does, hence all the fillers we've been having. The manga needs to be put well ahead, i suppose.
What you're talking about Rockshmo, is the correspondence of the numbers. The Anime episodes are not
showing one Chapter in the Manga, but usually more than one. It's all relative, you see.
Originally Posted by kokutentakatime
How far ahead is that thing with Gaara?
Well, it's going on right now, even though we're currently seeing the grandma-grandson match.