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hiddensnakehands' Naruto Tv Review

Naruto

Naruto tv Review

Once, a nine-tailed demon fox attacked Konoha, the Hidden Village of the Leaf. Many brave ninjas lost their lives defending their home. Finally, the demon was sealed by the Fourth Hokage into the body of a human boy. Several years later, that boy, Naruto Uzumaki, struggles to gain the acceptance and acknowledgement of the villagers, many of whom still hate him because of the demon inside him. So, Naruto strives to become the Hokage, the strongest ninja in the village, so that the villagers will acknowledge him. Along the way, he gains many new friends, and faces many life-threatening situations.

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Story & Characters

Personally, I think sotry is one of the strong points in the anime. Of course, much of the anime revolves around the manga created by Masashi Kimishimoto
Story progresses very slowly, from the day Naruto enters the academy till when Naruto and Sasuke fought.... Of course, the anime/manga havent finished yet. The character development is really awesome in this series, and I think this is what draws people into the series
The story revolves around a character, Naruto, whose dream is to become the Hokage of his village. However, he has a secret which is unknown to him, in that the Nine-Tail Fox, who nearly destroyed the village, was sealed inside him by Yondaime. Therefore, people tend to not socialize with him because they see him as the FOX. His childhoos is very lonely, and his grades in Ninja Academy is dead last. Naruto was assigned to train with Sakura, whom he secretly has a crush on, and Sasuke, who is a genius and the one who Sakura likes. They went to train under the command of Kakashi Sensei and did different missions. Sasuke, however, his only dream is to kill Itachi, his brother, who murdered his entire clan. This ultimately drove him to obtain power from the ultimate villian of the series, Orochimaru. thus, a new era begins....

Rating: 8

Art

Teh animation of the seires tends to change depends on what is actually happening in the episode. If it is a really exciting episode, or characters in this episode are really popular in japan, etc, Rock Lee, Neji, it will be really nicely animated. Also, they tend to release double episode when that happens. However, if otherwise, for example, a filler episode and such, it would not be very well animated, sometimes crappy.
The manga, personally, I believe is much better than the anime. The drawings in Manga are beautiful, the anime, however, cut a lot of scenes. Most notably Kimimaro, the one who is able to manipulate bones, such as pull out bones from his body, in the manga, it is really scary, however, the anime presentation lacked a bit.

Rating: 6

Sound

Voice actors are really good in the series, credit must be given to Orochimaru's, I never thought i would be so enjoyable when listening to him, this really fits his character. A lot of characters have voices that fit them
The sounds/music are above average in the series, the opening/endings are really cool. and the themes in the seires are awesome, My personal favorites are Haruka Kanata by asian Kung fu generation. The themes in the anime tends to change a bit, my favorites are orochimaru theme and Sarutobi, the OST they release are really great.

Rating: 8

Presentation

I can`t imagine watching this from the start again: half of the fun is in watching the battles unfold and learning about each of the characters, I don`t suppose it`d stand up well to repeat viewings. If I were going to go through it again, I`d probably streamline it, cut down to only the necessary episodes, since there`s really too many that don`t quite fit. I`ll continue watching it, though, as new episodes are released. By all means clock on a few more points here if you really like your action anime.
Naruto is a good show and I recomend everyone to watch it to see if its for them. If it wasn`t for the slow story progression, 8 episode fight scenes, and 5 minute recaps I would still watch it, but I don`t find it very exceptable for a show to waste that much of my time.
Naruto has its flaws but the enjoyment factor just goes through the roof. I can`t believe how hooked I am on this series. It`s always TOO long to wait for the next episode.
Bottom Line, it is truly one of the best anime series in a really long time.

Rating: 8

Final Verdict

7.67 (good)

Reviewed by hiddensnakehands, Jun 08, 2005

Comments

  1. thinkingofsleep Jun 09, 2005

    Well, personally, I have to disagree with you on some parts. First, the story has some of the most original ideas, plus with the way it's presented, it hooks the viewers with a wonderful show that not many can compete with. It is the new Dragon Ball Z, it's unmatched. The art is lacking in the plot scenes, but when the action comes in it has some very nice drawings, I'd give it around a 7/10 overall. The voices are very good as well, most of the characters have wonderful voice actors. Overall, I think that the 7.6/10 rating is too low for an anime that exceeds. I give it at least a 8.5/10

  2. R-lancer Jun 23, 2005

    Naruto is proberly the most popular anime nowadays next to bleach (if i'm not wrong). Its having a wide range of influence ard the ppl. The story is amazing, sometimes u will get things tt r unexpected with a 180 degree twist. Just when u thought tt is the end, there is something much deeper tt is not revealed yet. The things tt i lik abt the anime is proberly the story line, tt gets much exciting as it goes on, the characters,with all different personalities and u will get to see each and everyone's story of their past, the seal & techniques which r simply awasome. Well the Naruto Series taught me one thing, everyone human is born with a gd nature but something along the way changes their mindset which made them into the person they r now.(except mabey for orochimaru??which i dun really understand his concept..haha)

  3. hiddensnakehands Jun 23, 2005

    thanks for all your replies, thank you

  4. Kryuzei Jul 27, 2005

    naturally..... i'm quite confused about your review........
    you may be right if the anime lacks some art of the manga. but then when i think about it.......
    Naruto and Sasuke's fight is more more exciting of the anime.
    and i'm quite agree with you, this anime is progressing really and really slow.....
    but the manga seems quite fast not like the anime.
    And about the songs…. I’m quite dissapointed with the new songs…… I think I’m quite agree if the songs get weirder every changes. But I think right now it gonna be good. Just look at it, you actually like Haruka Kanata than the latest song (actually Haruka Kanata was one of my favourites)…… no offence at it, but really.. I’m quite dissapointed with the latest song. And The Latest ed…. I don’t like it too much……. My opinion is that Naruto should change the song for more better songs… x_x
    Anyway great review Hiddensnakehands

  5. shoimi Jan 13, 2006

    this is a great show i thik it might be the best that cartoon network has come up with yet.

  6. sarahzdominator Nov 02, 2006

    Nami kaze satellite by snorkel and parade by CHABA were my personal favorites. Stick to the manga for facts and perfection, go to the anime for some action and colour.
    yeah.
    i hate the songs nowadays. and screw fillers.

  7. beryl0402 Mar 15, 2009

    kakashi died! there's no reason to continue anymore. T.T

  8. Sanisa Sep 21, 2009

    Thanks for the review!

  9. UberDog Mar 23, 2015

    Not a bad simple review, could use some details, but, over all, good job.

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