who here is saying it sucks? Naruto is awsome....it is the fact that the timeframe that i am watching is just fillers and THAT sucks....i wasnt more storyline eps, after all these fillers people won't even know who the hell Sasuke is!!
The manga kicked ass for the most part, but the show is seriously lacking. The plot gets repetitive, and it's suffering from power creep...too many "look, he's 10 times more powerfull" moments for my taste. Also the show sports sub-par animation, a slow moving plot, far too much standing around and talking (it works well when you just read a text bubble, because it takes 1/5 the time, but you should NEVER try and turn a manga's dialogue into a verbatum anime script). The move list is also rather small, consisting of a number of predefined actions that simply increase in power, or are used in a different order/with some basic tactics inbetween (he transformed and pretended to be something else!!!). The only really interesting fights were shikimaru's, if you're not impressed with simple new techs, which I'm not. Adding a variable into a fight the user doesn't know about to add suprise is a cheap interest booster at best, and a lack of imagination/originality at worst (the key to a good anime battle is that it uses skills you already know in a way you never would have thought of). It could also have used more character variation, perhaps more deeply exploring the lives and motivations of some of the more minor characters, maybe even switching up the teams every now and then. And if you're watching the english version, the voice acting is crap. Especially naruto's. And that blabbering about people's "Ninja way"? Gotta go.
Just download the manga, they've translated through about 250 last time I checked, which was a couple months ago.
Naruto is sweet. I always liked the nija anime shows. I can never catch any new episodes for some reason, it always happens to be episode 3......My friends have seen almost all that come out, but I only end up watching number 3, what happen in the first 2?