Hmmm.... the use of ninjas in an anime is a pretty old concept isn't it? DEFINITELY!!! So what do you do to try to turn this old concept into a new anime that a majority of people will like? MODERNIZE IT!!! What do you get if you do this? NARUTO!!!
Hehehe... Naruto has truly been a trendsetter in anime for these past few years. A couple years ago, people would've been like "Naruto? What are you talking about?", but now, saying Naruto in the general anime-watching public will give you remarks such as "OMG, did you see the latest episode!?!?!?". Personally, I enjoy Naruto too. This was definitely another anime that I got hooked into after the first episode.
The question is though, why do I like Naruto? For me, it isn't because I want to follow the trend, but because of it's originality. Over the past 10 years of anime that I've seen, I've only seen one other anime where the main character is a total idiot, and when I mean that, I mean that they're not pretending, but truly have rocks for brains. One Piece and Naruto definitely have the main character as a total buffoon. Sure you can say that the underlying theme of this show isn't that great in which "If you try hard enough, you can be whatever you want to be", but still this show definitely sticks out. Along with the action/comedy mixture that seems to grown to be very successful, this show perfectly creates an entire world that makes you wonder if Naruto may have some strand of truth in it.
Anyways, what also makes Naruto pretty good is that although this show tends to revolve around Naruto, it also successfully creates stories and hidden motives present around the people who constantly interact with Naruto. Besides all the symbolism present in like almost every episode (yes I sound like some kind of English geek), this show also presents some of the best animated fight scenes that I've seen in a while. Also, although the characters continue to perform moves that seem too fanastic to believe possible, they continue to follow along with the basic physics present in the real world. Finally, it is just fun to see how ninjas would interact flawlessly with the modern world that we know of without the spontaneous "huh, that doesn't seem right" kind of feel that people can get when watching a show like Samurai Champloo. In other words, in Naruto, there is a constant that helps you realize exactly what kind of time period the show is in while Samurai Champloo seems to bombard the viewer with stuff from the past that should've already been solved if the other stuff present in the show exist.
Naruto is definitely one of the milestones in the long road of anime that has been created since around the 80s. Unfortunately, the only problem that I can see with this show is that the creators are trying to draw out too much excitement from a scene that occurs in the show. As a result, people are starting to lose interest because of its refusal to keep it "short, but sweet". Indeed this isn't the fault of the the creator of Naruto, but instead it is the fault of the creators of the show because of its attempt of trying to keep the show as short as possible while coinciding with the manga. The only problem right now is that the anime is catching up to the manga too rapidly even as it is now so they have to create fillers to slow down the show which is unintentionally discouraging people from watching the show. The creators of the show should've waited about another year or so to create the anime so that the show can continue its storyline at a faster pace with hope that the manga might end sometime soon.
Before the start of the year 2003, I had heard very little of the adventures of Uzumaki Naruto. However, that which I had heard was all very very positive. So, I took the liberty of ordering the first 126 episodes over eBay, and I have not regretted it since. Naruto is silly, impressive and above all highly addictive, partly because almost every episode ends on a cliff-hanger. It was interesting to track the development of the visuals over time, and by the time the Chuunin Selection Exam came up, the various effects were almost film quality. It was a joy to watch.
However, yes there is indeed a however, I did find that many of the various story arcs took far, far too long to conclude. The one with Zabuza, for example, had me yawning every time they had the nerve to show us a flashback of what happened just five minutes previously. I can also imagine that, for someone tuning in to a randomly selected episode, figuring out what the blazes is going on would be an ordeal and a half without somebody explaining to them what had happened in the previous hundred-odd episodes. It is not very new-user friendly, a disturbing likeness to the Dragonball series.
On the other hand, from watching it all the way from the beginning I can safely say I have very much enjoyed Naruto thus far. It is funny, emotional and looks spectacular, even if it does draw out longer than is necissary ('draw out' hahaha).
Naruto is an anime that is often compared the likes of Dragonball Z, though in my opinion surpasses it. It couples a dramatic story with harsh pasts for intriguing characters along with intense action scenes. Although the fights are sometimes plagued with long stints of explanations for each attacks, it doesn't hurt the effect too much.
By the time you finish watching the first nineteen episodes, you should be hooked and in love with this show. I just hope that the upcoming dub from Viz Media can showcase the brilliance of such a show.
Twelve-years ago a great fox-demon known as the nine-tails attacked the peaceful village-Konoha. The Hokage battled-him,and lost his life, but in the process sealed the-demon in Naruto. Hated and feared by every one he aspires to become Hokage so in retu
Naruto is truly an amazing show. From the quality of the music. To the amazing art work and detail put in to it. This show has the amazing ability to go from a serious moment to intense comedy. Each character has their own story which is written in to the plot perfectly. The way it is written makes you want to feel for each person. The truly amazing thing about this show is the spectacular fight scenes. Each ninja has their own fighting styles to implement in the fights. The inclusion of the various types of ninja jutsus or techniques is truly amazing. They range from super speed, teleportation, fire,/ water breathing and many more including the most amazing hand to hand fighting techniques that are more amazing that some of the fights in Dragonball Z. The story is truly captivating and will entice anybody.
Naruto is one of the most entertaining and surreal shows out in japan right now. It keeps the viewer in their seats until the episode is over. Though the show has plenty of characters this does not slow the show down. Each character progresses in their each individual way. This anime is devoted to teamwork and friendship and in every episode a new lesson is learned. If you liked Dragonball or YuYu Hakusho you are going to love Naruto, it is one of the most exiting shows you'll ever see and maybe it wont live up to Dragonball but it will surely keep you wanting more.
this show is mostly wat dragonball gt tried to be exciting, funny, with lots of battles and fighting and a lot of humour and igonring of the main character to develop all the others a true gem and as whole some thing most people will enjoy if you havent seen it yet then got now why you still there i said go!
Ok, first off, i am going to say that NARUTO is hitting the usa on toonami on september 10th i believe...Secondly, i want to say that this show is pretty F&*%in sweet i give it a 10.0 for the import version...it being in the USA is a huuuge - therefore i give it a 1.0... great show, but unfortunately, you will get alot of newbies that think they know the show, but really dont, and most of all the dubbing will piss me off alot...Shadow doppleganger technique!! uh, no, that just sucks, if you actually wanna watch the show. buy the import.
USA - 1.0
JPN - 10.0
Naruto is about a boy named Naruto.Naruto is a boy that has a demon fox sealed in him by the 4th hokage.Naruto was hated by the village but came to be appreciated by his teacher Iruka and many others as the series progressed.The show is still going with 1
Naruto is an awesome anime.It's my favorite along with other people as well.It's considered a Shonen anime which means it's for young boys although anyone can enjoy it.Naruto is a boy with a demon Fox in him.He was hated by the adults for having a demon in him but the children hated him as well even though they didn't know about him having a demon within.As the show progressed his skill's got better.He learned what it was like to be appreciated and learned how to control the demons powers.After graduating from the Ninja academy, he was put into a 3 man cell with Uchiha Sasuke and Haruno Sakura.Both thought of him as annoying at first but they couldn't believe how much he was improving as he was a failure at the academy.He even surpassed the #1 in his class, Sasuke.Sasuke eventually went evil in his quest for power to get revenge on his brother because his brother killed his whole family.He and Naruto fought with alot of things being said between them such as Sasuke admiting that Naruto was his friend, that they were alike, and that they were equal which is something he never thought he could be with Naruto.But before this they entered the Chuunin exams where they met Orochimaru who wanted Sasuke since Sasuke had so much potential.Anyway I could go on and on but I'll stop there and I leave off with that Naruto is an amazing series with no end in site.
Naruto is a must see for all of you newcomers to anime. This show's got it all. Love, Hate, Jealusy and of course drama in abundance. Naruto tells the story about one boys struggle to achieve his ultimate goal, to be achknowledged by his village and to be
Naruto offers drama from episode one and lots of it. The show has millions of viewers across the globe and it gets more every day. Untill now the show has released 145 episodes and it is increasing each week. Even thought the series has alot of filler episodes, it makes up for it by making superb episodes of those that follows the manga.
Naruto is the story about a young boy that carries a terrible demon inside him. This demon was placed there by the greatest hero in Konohagukure* (*translation: The hidden leaf village). Because of this Naruto was not only an orphan, but he also an outcast by everyone in the village. One should think that this would be enough to break everyones spirit, but Naruto decided to prove himself that he could be the greatest ninja this village has ever seen. His goal is to become the Hokage which is the strongest ninja in the village. He wants to surpass the 4th that was the one responsible for sealing the great demon within him by giving his life for the village.
Naruto is a solid anime and one that appeals to many different tastes. Probably a good reason for its enormous popularity. The reason why I didn't give 9 is because of its slow-moving storytelling as opposed to more recent and popular animes like Bleach a
Naruto is a fine anime. It presents the story of a young wannabe ninja named Uzumaki Naruto who eventually develops (and is still in the process of) a worthy ninja of the Konoha Hidden Leaf village. A lot of fighting is present with many ninjas from different/opposing villages and tournaments and this is what draws so many people to the anime. The fighting is creative (after 145 episodes, some of it is getting repetitive), exciting and well drawn (unlike Dragonball), so is always something to look forward to.
One gripe I have for the show is that it has started to move forward at a snail's pace. Forgive my ignorance of filler episodes (I don't exactly know which ones are), but the anime has taken liberties with the original manga. Over particular arcs in the storyline, the pace of the anime drops incredibly, which almost makes it a pain to watch.
One of the newer animes to come out that has lasted over 100 episodes, and continues to have a creative storyline with a good dose of fighting ninja action, Naruto is a gem among anime. Stuff not trying to be mainstream, Naruto is mainstream but its good. Worth taking a look at, if you haven't already watched at least SOME of it!
This is a worthwhile and entertaining Anime TV Series, it won't fail to make you laugh, cry and even go crazy. Simple plot, yet outstanding. The characters are very colorful, they have a distint characteristic to make you remember each and everyone of them. To conclude, "go watch and see for yourself."
This show grows on you. Its the type of show that you can start watching in the middle of the series and still know what is going on and you will love it. It has pretty much everything drama, action name it its there I LOVE NARUTO awsome show! I started watching it and i just could not stop
Uzumaki Naruto, a 12 year old kid from Konoha Village who wants to become a Hokage (the best ninja). A fox demon attacked the village 12 years ago and the last Hokage sacrificed his life and sealed the demon inside Naruto when he was a baby.
Visually this show is great, and it probably can't get better. The sound and music are amazing, and the voice actors did a great job to get their voices to match each character's personality. Storywise the show is also very good and follows the manga closely (exept the last few episodes).
What made me give it such a mediocre score is that they didn't know how to plan each episode. Every 5 minutes there is a flashback of something you already saw in the last episode and what's even worse is that the flashback suddenly appears in the middle of a fight scene or just before they are going to say something important.
I believe that this show is a bit overrated and it could've been better since it has alot of potential.
Filled with action, violance and comedy, the three things I love in anime. It is also one of the few shows I\'ve seen with ninjas. The battles are awesome as well as the characters. The jutsus are also great because not only are they cool to watch, but they can also be funny. This show had me buying the DVDs by the box set, even though I have to have them shipped to America!
This anime tells a story of a young ninja boy named Uzumaki Naruto who dreams to become a Hokage to prove to everyone in the village that he's a somebody to be inspired as everyone hates him because of his past life as a fox demon who once destroy the city and kill many great ninjas.
In his advanture, he teams up with Sakura and Sasuke and encounters many obstacles along the way.
So far, Naruto is an ongoing anime show. A must-see and very influential in less than a week. Yet, the battles are great and the animation rocks. I'll give it a 9.4/10 ratings for it. Good anime show.
Let me start off by saying, that this show is a natural phenomenon in Japan. It was so popular it worked it's way to American soil. This show is so damn good. I love this show, except the filler episodes. It seems as though Naruto's power is always toned down during the filler. I'm glad Sasuke defected because he sucks. All the characters seem great except for Sakura but later on she'll whoop some ass * you know what Im talking about manga readers* This will be a classic, im just hoping the dubbing wont suck
One of the best animes out there! The plot, characters, battles and everything is just totally awesome! The animation is cool! Just one of those original Tv shows you don't see on american TV. I love this show!!! =)
This show is so unbelivable it really makes me so pumped to watch it . The story line is megnificent & the fight are out of this world if you have never seen this i recomend watching this.. Best anime in the world, nothing could ever beat it . The quests to the love story the different characters im so in love with this show. :) for real
Naruto is quite simply one of the best "family" japanese anime since Dragonball.Fans of DBZ and DB:GT - I promise you will like this series, as for all you other anime fans, Naruto i certainly worth a try!
Naruto is quite simply one of the best "family" japanese anime since Dragonball. If you're looking for a complex storyline like "Serial Experiments:Lain" or adult violence like "Berserk" look elsewhere ; but if you are looking for a fun family romp with epic battles intercut with some great humour, then naruto is one of the best japanese series on tv today. The series has now been on air for several years almost non-stop and totalled over 143 episodes! Some of these episodes seem a bit lenghty at times (as Dragonball was before it)- in fact some battles are drawn out over 6 or 7 episodes and with only one episode on a week some of them seem pretty endless. The animation is also fairly average for a 21st century japansese production, although it\'s never bad enough to take you out of the action. These two small criticisms aside, Naruto is nigh-on perfect : the character design is spectacular as is the general storyline and even the music (starting with the fabulous opening credits) is top notch. Fans of DBZ and DB:GT - I promise you will like this series, as for you other anime fans, Naruto i certainly worth a try!
naruto is a fun action adventure anime about a young ninja training to become the head ninja of his ninja village (become hokage).
naruto comprises of lots of fantastic ninja battles all following a large main story plot. the ever widening cast are all great characters and always lead to naruto having to be even stronger to battle them on his long quest. the series takes a switch around the time it was put on prime time in japan and becomes more epic, lost a bit of it's charm but is still a damn fantastic series.
a great series to get in to.
i was hooked from episode one and haven't stoped watching since.
as an asside...
if you watch naruto premiere this year and like what you see, go download the fansubs, the japanese voice acting will no doubt kick the american's ass and won't feature any nasty editing. i can't comment about the dub quality directly but you're much better off with the japanese voice acting, that is, as long as you can read.
Naruto has been called the Dragonball for the new generation. However, rather than centering on just the main character, Naruto has a good supporting cast, each with their own special psychosises, to provide entertainment. Naruto is a screw up, Shikamaru's lazy, Jiraiya's a lecher, Tsunade is a gambler... you get the general idea.
Without a doubt one of the best anime\'s ever. If you like Inuyasha,Dragon Ball Z, Yu Yu hakusho then show is definetly for you. I thought Cowboy Bebop was the best anime but this show is just awesome. The characters are so well developed and the story line is just amazing. It so cool that the Nine Tail Demon was sealed into Naruto. Kakashi and his sharigan are awesome plus Sakura is pretty cute. Also Sasuke is awesome in this show. I just hope that cartoon network will show this uncut. Otherwise it won\'t be as funny. Best anime ever .
For those of you who dont watch naruto the story goes: "12 years ago, a nine tailed demon fox attacks Konoha a.k.a: the hidden village of the leaf. The fourth hokage ( Yondaime ) uses a jutsu to seal the demon fox into the stomach of a newborn baby: Uzamaki Naruto! 12years later: naruto has lived a lonely life, with all the children's parents seeing him as the demon fox itself that killed so many people. Naruto has had no parents , so he is hungry for attention ; thus he is Konoha's loudest ninja. The story continues from there. It truly is an emmersive story with branches off, and catches your attention making you have to know what happens next. Naruto is (in my opinion) the best anime, with a truly amazing story !
I cant believe this show is rated higher Than the sopranos..Ive watched 3 episodes and that was enough. I decided to give it a chance, and im still dumb-founded how this show could rank 25 in the shows most watched. Can a fan of this show please tell me why you watch it, and how you can find this enjoyable cause i certainly cant.
Naruto is a very interesting Ninja Anime series. It is very well thought out. The series seem to be very Character Driven which is good. I watched the first few of the Japanese version of the series and loved it. I even read the Manga version to read more into the amazing story. I know that there will be a english dub version on Cartoon Network during the daytime. I hold it will still be good enough for anyone to watch even if some stuff is cut out. I will be waiting to see the English dub series, I hope they do an excellent job on the English voices of the characters.
With the extremely popularity of the successful of this anime, Naruto is probably one of the most watched and still going strong.
Uzumaki Naruto, a young and mischievous boy living in a Hidden Leaf Village with a dream of someday he will become a Hokage, a chief of a village. However, with the incident of 12 years ago, a giant Nine Tailed Fox was sealed within Naruto's body, has made everyone in the village affraid to be near him. Although, everyone was cold, Naruto wants to prove that he'll become the best ninja.
this show follows 3 main kids naruto, sasuka, and sakura. 3 students that live in the hidden leaf Village. the main char is naruto who wants to become hokkage (leader of the Village). naruto is not like other kids inside his body is a nine taled fox demon who terised the village. allong the way he gets intouch with this demon and learns to harness his power in a pinch. the kids get into many fights along the way and naruto proves that someday he will become hokkage
This anime is about a child called Naruto that wants to be the best ninja ever. He has a demon in him that once almost destroyed his village.
You follow naruto in his training with his missions and naruto also gets involved in a great war with another ninja country.
Naruto has one of the best anime stories (if not the best). The characters are original and have different personallities. They are also well drawn. The episodes are full of unexpected turnouts. In fact, the series is full of these. And what is fun in Naruto, is that, unlike other anime like.... Dragonball let's say, the battles CAN last to ten episodes (the really big ones like the one against Zabuza) but it's rare. And when it happens, there's actions going on. Not only talking. I also love the fact that they explain everything so you understand. There's also lots of flashbacks. This can be bad like it can't. Some are flashbacks of something you've already seen, but it's rare. Normally, they are new things about the story. Anyway, I highly recommend this show to any Anime lover. You can't be wrong with this one.
Naruto, a boy with a nine tail demon fox sealed inside him, is a show that I would recommend to everyone interested in a lot of action. It's a thriller guaranteed to keep you guessing what might twists and turns might be around the next corner. I personally love this program.
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