Plus, he has the power of wind. Which is awesome .
if it wasn't for him some orange jumpsuit ninja would of made me dislike wind element powers.
Anyone is allowed to complain about anything they want, to be critical and debate merits on something, as long as they have some valid reasoning behind them.
"Its been a while since the last chapter and I would have liked more dialouge, and for the story to get back to Guts, but at least the art is still the same high standard it has always been" is a legitimate critique.
"I feel the time I've invested already in Naruto has been wasted, as it is failing the earlier expectations it built on every level of storytelling, characterization, and art" is a legitimate complaint.
Anyone complaining "I waited all this time for a chapter and it was SILENT so it sucks!" when they neither put money into it, or waited solely for this one chapter to the neglect of everything else in their lives, while also overlooking all the storytelling and quality art that IS in the chapter, is annoying.
Or "Why did it take him this long to make? Why can't he do it FASTER?" coming from people who have never written or drawn a comic in their lives, let alone one at the long term calibre and quality of Berserk, are also being pissants.
Critique if you have something to say, make note of how the wait affects your overall enjoyment and the pace. Wish in a wistful manner "I wish it would come out faster, because I enjoy it so much." But whining about how it inconveniances you while you haven't contributed in any way to the product, when you have no concept of how much time and effort needs to go into that level of storytelling and art, is just arrogant, selfish, and bothersome.
I draw a manga series weekly (used to scan it until my scanner broke) it's not great quality but I do it anyway so I have high respect for any artist that can maintain any type of schedule. Plus with the artwork we get from berserk muira needs those 3 months to put that much effort into each panel and page spread.
I dont think it should take 3 months to draw a chapter. And even though I think he isnt as bad as Togashi (it should never take a year for one chapter) I still think he takes much longer than needed. What is that like a page a week? If thats his job and something he loves it just seems strange to me these last few chapters like its being forced or something. And another comparison id like to make is Takehiko from Vagabond. He seems to be releasing at a pretty regular basis and his art is amazing as well.
Vagabond is amazing
Typically 4 or 5 chapters come out in a row. Rampant Idolmaster jokes aside, it seems unlikely that Muira spends 3 months drawing one chapter. Given the pace he has ALWAYS had, for the last 20 years, it probably takes him 3 weeks to draw an average chapter, 4 on the crazily detailed massive army sequences stuff. (Which is the normal pace for ANY artist that doesn't have assistants, a page a day, and is insane for his detail level.)
That isn't quite the pace of the bi-weekly Young ANimal magazine. So rather than have him on Hiatuses every other issue, a MAGAZINE break occurs every couple months, so he can work and get ahead. And while the new chapters are coming out every two weeks he keeps working, until the mag catches up again.
I would assume that over the last 3 months, he has been working on several chapters. 307 was the return chapter, 308 will be in the next issue. He's probably already/nearly done with 309 and working on 310.
Same with HxH. He's NOT taking 9 months to draw a chapter, he's taking 9 months to draw 10 chapters, which is the point the magazine releases it again. Building a buffer and guaranteeing sequential releases for a couple issues at a time.
Just because he isn't being printed doesn't mean the artist isn't working during the hiatuses. The entire point of skip months is to catch up/get ahead/safeguard the schedule.
I tried to explain this to people and they just don't seem to get it.