Anime of the Week: Naruto
Naruto It takes a while for things to really get going, but once it does you’ll notice it. Unfortunately for some, the pacing can sometimes be broken by the short training arcs which are actually pretty entertaining and in many cases are segued in nicely with the story arcs. Also, there is only one short filler arc throughout the first 135 episodes. First off about the art, it should be apparent from our protagonists conspicuous appearance that, in many ways these guys are ninjas in name only. Still, the appearances of the characters throughout the series are so varied that I didn’t care. The animation does take a dip occasionally. I don’t have much about the sound. The music is pretty good, though occasionally generic. I enjoyed this series. I won’t lie, I loved this series. But, it certainly isn’t for everyone and I can understand quite a few people being frustrated by this shows some times slow, often times fast pacing. Also, as I said before, enjoyment largely hinges on whether or not you like the characters or not. To sum it up, don’t go into Naruto expecting to see the tightest script ever written or anything thought provoking. Just go into it for a fun time and, maybe, you’ll be surprised by the well developed characters like I was. I have one problem. These characters are way too over powered! Mostly the male characters! That’s all I have for now.