the manga is awesome and (believe it or not) actually has a plot, and is way more violently awesome than the anime, which is completely gay.
Naruto anime watcher: ZOMG DAT FILLER WAS AWESOME!!11!!
Naruto Manga reader: Yeah. While you were watching that gay pointless filler, I was reading manga, which isn't intended just for 7 year olds. In fact, I'm kinda sad cause Shizune died, and so did Kakashi. But the good news is that naruto destroyed one of Pein's six bodies with a single blow and he's probably going to die.
Anime Watcher: ZOMG ders anuter filler in two hours!!11!!