Naruto

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Who should have Naruto ended up with?

  1. Sakura

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  2. Hinata

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  1. Hotshotprime43

    Hotshotprime43 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else here like Naruto? Because today i just reread volume 1 of the Manga and wanted to ask a few things. But first the Naruto show started here in America when i was starting 3rd grade and at the time my interests were Transformers (Well that was obvious), Star Wars, and TMNT(Until Fast Forward). But anyways when Naruto premiered on Toonami i was addicted! Every Saturday Night main priority was Naruto. If there was a chance of me missing the episode i would have a friend record it or hunt the episode down on the internet. Also around 5th grade i started to read the manga because it started selling part 2 in the US and i realized that everything after Sasuke left was technically filler. But when the show was cancelled i was freaking angry! The series that i followed from 2005-2009 just ended with 11 episodes left. Soon after i just went on you tube and watched the last 11 episodes in Japanese with Sub titles. So as far as i know i have seen all 220 episodes. After that i just read the Manga and when i heard Disney XD got the rights for Part 2 (Spidduenn or how ever you spell it) i was ready to watch the greatness again! But watching on Disney XD was impossible it felt like they cut everything out that was action. And the show itself added so much more filler into the main plots them selves. I watched maybe 3 episodes and called it quits. But i continued with the Manga and have all the volumes up to 49. So after watching all 220 episodes and having VOL 1-49 why did i stop? BECAUSE THEY STARTED TO RELEASE THE NEW BOOK EVERY 6 MONTHS! so after about two years with out Naruto Iam considering buying the Box sets and to reread the Manga and hopefully buy vol 50 plus to continue the story.

    So what are your thoughts of this? Also were you ever a Naruto fan. Because i know most people either love the series or brutally hate it.
     
  2. GreednGluttony

    GreednGluttony grumpy smurf

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    i'm one of the people who brutally hates it
     
  3. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    The series had its moments, although personally, I think its peak was during the initial Land of Waves arc. The pathos of that arc was spot on, revealing hidden depths of all its primary characters, even in its antagonists, all tying into Naruto's own personal growth. With its constant stream of reveals and its big "money shots", this is where the series was at its strongest.

    After that, it fell into the typical Shounen anime/manga trap of having to constantly one-up itself in a formulaic manner, and with its focused blurred by all the bajillion characters introduced thereafter, it quickly lost its spark.

    I had watched the series run up until the end of the original anime (including its horrific fillers...), but had no real desire to continue on through to Shippuuden. If the anime had continued on on Canadian TV, then I may have stayed on board due to ease of access more than anything else, but I didn't find it good enough to seek out myself anymore.
     
  4. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    ^This. I try and try to get into it since so many people i knew in school liked it...Naruto is just annoying, Sasuke is emo, Sakura is a bitch and everyone else is just there. Kakashi was sort of cool though.

    Nothing else to say.
     
  5. tardisprime1980

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    It was good for a time, however, there was a problem with oversaturation, and as a result, it became irritating to me. I'm done with it....
     
  6. OptimusGinrai

    OptimusGinrai Is Not The Breakman

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    I absolutely love the series. Especially the current plot twists in the Manga.
     
  7. SouthtownKid

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    That is how fast the books have ALWAYS been released. You just never knew it because by the time you started getting into it, there were a lot of books already waiting for you.

    But they can't write and draw it any faster than they do.
     
  8. Hotshotprime43

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    If you thought they introduced to many characters in the original part of the series (When he was 12-13) then you would have a head ache when he's older. I still enjoyed the Manga up from why i read (Vol 49) but there a lot of characters as it progresses to the point i was getting slightly confused.
     
  9. Hotshotprime43

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    How far did you get in the series (Show or manga) because Naruto goes grow and become more serious and Sakura becomes more compassionate for him and she also become more responsible as a ninja as time goes. While Sasuke remains your stereotype badass he does care about his friends but is to obsessed with revenge against... (I don't want to spoil it just in case you don't know) If you hate the stereotypical badass thats added in for shear awesomeness then you will still hate Sasuke.
     
  10. Hotshotprime43

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    i do remember that it only took 3-4 months for the new volume for Naruto usually. I don't know it been two years since i bought one so my memory on how long it was per-new release it a little off but there are times i know i only waited 3-4 months per new book
     
  11. SouthtownKid

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    Actually, I just checked, and the volumes are being published quarterly right NOW. So yeah, every 3 months or so.

    Maybe it was even faster at the beginning here, because there were already about 15 volumes out in Japan before the first volume was published in the US. So Viz could release them at whatever speed they wanted. We started out 15 volumes behind and now we're only maybe 2 volumes behind.

    Either way, they can't go any faster than they do. And things will probably start to get slower as Kishimoto starts to get burned out.
     
  12. Hotshotprime43

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    Holy crap i just discovered Orochimaru is voiced by Steve Bulm
     
  13. OptimusGinrai

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    ^And it's so glorious.
     
  14. darkunor

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    I used to watch Naruto, I really enjoyed the first part- 133 or so episodes, I enjoyed shippudden up until Sasuke defeated Ooruchimaru (sp)in the Hidan/ Kakuzu Arc and then it went south for me, these days I don't watch shippuden, it's riddled with way too much filler for my liking as for the manga ever since the arc I just mentioned it's been inconsistently good, not enough for me to follow on a weekly basis like I did several years ago! So where did it go wrong?

    Overexpositon and incoherent pacing of the story arcs! Don't get me wrong I loved all the exposition given to the characters, although at moments they were ill timed and tedious, I'd rather know quite a bit about the character and his techniques than nothing at all but after the afformentioned stage in the manga they just went overboard with it to the point where one would even lose track of the story or forget about it all together, leaving one to ponder where is this really going? and more importantly do I even care?

    It would start a story, leave you hanging then go on to another story for ages which might be exposition heavy and then come back to the story it left hanging?? No JOKE, REALLY? In my opinion it just tries to do too much at once. And this is where the first part of the manga shined, it moved at a sensible pace, the story moved coherently, you could easily group them into arcs eg the chunin saga, the return of Itachi, the search for tsunade and so forth but after the Hidan/ Kakuzu arc the story lines moved back, foward, left and right at the same time, WTF??? So much that my interest has waned to the point where I read the manga every two or three months, if it seems interesting I might back track a chapter or two! As for the Anime I've just given up on it all together after the Hidan/Kakuzu!

    My thoughts! It seems to be the marmite of Shonen jump with cliche characters seen and done before, chances are if you enjoyed DBZ you might enjoy this, but for the love of god if you ever decide to give it a try, pleeeeeeeeeeeease, dont pick up the english dubbed version, the voice acting is horrible and it's so edited it hardly resembles the source material!

    Side note: To the OP, manga chapters are released every week that is if you're interested, of course!
     
  15. Hotshotprime43

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    ^ thanks for the info. But i like buying the volumes it makes it easier to keep track of where I'am and all. All i need to do it find Vol. 50.

    Of course when i went to Barnes and Noble yesterday they had 53 but no 50,51,52. But once i find those volumes ill continue the story. But for now ill enjoy rereading Vol 1-49

    Ill also probably start watching the anime again when i get the Box sets and DVDs. I just need to save some money after all i'am a TF fan first
     
  16. Aernaroth

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    I liked it at the beginning (man, this seems like it was YEARS ago, I remember reading the manga when it was still in single digits), but it really began to suffer from the problems shounen battle animes are vulnerable to (pacing issues, filler arcs, drawn out sequences for tension, unreasonable power creep, etc. etc.), and after about... the curry of life story arc, man, the animation quality took a nosedive and I sort of fell out of it.

    The manga was still pretty good, but I haven't read it in years. I will say that I really liked how the soundtrack was treated in the anime (at least for the first three OSTs), it really managed to nail that traditional/modern style fusion that Naruto aims for.

    The other thing that I really have to give Naruto credit for, even if the show lasted beyond it's prime, had an abysmal english adaptation, and spawned some truly terrible, terrible fans, is that it's a universe that borrows heavily from actual ninja history and folklore in it's approach, rather than the stereotypical ninjas we usually see (who are heavily based in Noh theatre instead).
     
  17. Hotshotprime43

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    The English dub wasn't that bad? And although the fillers were annoying they weren't bad. I would call them annoying because the plot couldn't advance and by that point i would just want shippuden so the story would continue
     
  18. Inikalord

    Inikalord Legal Binding Contracts

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    I used to watch the Anime for quite a while, especially when the dub was airing until I stopped at the end of the Sasuke retrieval arc, which is when I started on Shippuden.

    Shippuden was another part of the series I watched for quite a while and was actually pretty good in terms of some of it's fights (Chiyo & Sakura vs Hiruko). However, again like last time I stopped watching when it reached the filler arc where they had to try and capture one of the tailed beasts.

    From then on I've moved onto the Manga which is far more enjoyable and easier to catch up with.
     
  19. The Dark Seeker

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    I can understand this.....and would probably too if all I watched were the toonami versions or english dubbed. But I watched the english subbed and to me, they were far better. The Shippuden series though....is a whole lot better. Right now, they're at war. That's all I'll say for anyone who is following, but not quite caught up to the most recent episode released (that was subtitled).
     
  20. hellrasinbrasin

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    I prefer the books myself... oh by the way
    Madara kills all the Kages
     

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