I suppose many people do like the show. It has many characters, and many episodes. But, if you ask me, the show itself really isn't that good.
Sure, I enjoyed it at first. It was something different. I hadn't really seen any anime about ninjas and these ninjas were unlike the clad in black, nunchaku-carrying ninjas we are all used to seeing. It was interesting to watch this show play out.
The characters were very well-developed and were continuously undergoing character development. Each one had an interesting background, and of course, well-developed characters always make a show worthwile.
However, everything soon became boring, and repetitive. And just really long. There were around 3-4 seasons filled with nothing but filler episodes. The character focus suddenly became all about just Naruto, which I suppose should have been expected, seeing as the show is called "Naruto", but that did not make it any less annoying.
If anyone had a problem, Naruto can help! Naruto is the only character who continued to get stronger and stronger. Even when the other characters became stronger, Naruto would still be 10 times more stronger than them. And watching a show about a boring, invincible hero is just that. Boring.
I gave up watching the anime. I was tired of people doing nothing but relying on Naruto on everything. I was tired of the show being about nothing but Naruto chasing after Sasuke. I was tired of the endless amounts of fillers. I was just tired.
If you can sit through hundreds and hundreds of episodes of one show about one character or two, I suppose you might like Naruto, but really, it isn't as original as many people think, and it certainly isn't something I'll get back into.
I just started watching this Anime but I can tell it's going to have a lot of potential & amazing battles. Naruto is an anime that has inspired many people including me, even though I used to hate it. Naruto is the ultimate ninja series. Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, Kakashi, they are all Badass in there own way & many other characters aswell. Naruto is a show that is not as good as DBZ or YYH but it is promising. To much Filler though at times, They should of started this anime in 2005 it would have saved them the trouble for making so much filler episodes. Many amazing Techniques, Characters, Strategies, Battles, Storylines & Adventures. Naruto also has amazing VA's in English & Japanese but I would prefer Japanese over the English Dub. The Background music in this show is very promising, amazing and has alot of potential. The animation in this show is very good aswell. Naruto is not the perfect anime / manga series but it does have promise and it's Outstanding. 9/10
I used to hate Naruto and refuse to watch it because I thought it was just a rip off of Dragonball and Dragonball Z. Then one day I decided i'll watch it then over a month I had watched 150-200 episodes of it in order and loved the show for a while. I still thought that Dragonball and Dragonball Z where better shows due to the fact that Sasgai and Naruto are two over rated save the day characters which is the thing that annoys me about this show. I prefer Kiba and characters like that just like in DB and DBZ I prefered characters such as Tien and Yamcha. But anyway I think Naruto is an interesting gripping good story anime that I would recommen to any anime fan.