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meowrsx
Okay, surely people here have watched it since it's like the hottest thing right now. I personally thought it was amazing, but stopped watching at about episode 80, and i know i'm way behind now. but from what i hear the story arch isnt so great now anyways. although i understand that it's necessarily, i really hate animes htat flood you with filler episodes and flashbacks from the same episode or the last episode jsut to kill time. also it's funny how if you watch enough, you can tell when the good artist or the bad artist comes on, sometimes there's really crappy animation or the characters look out of wack etc.
Naegi
I am myself listening to Naruto. Where I live, it plays like once a week so I just saw the serie until I think 25th episode. But I agree, everybody remember all the episodes just on the bridge : I calculated and it makes 4 hours Rolling Eyes ! Sometimes it gets long. But I still think it's a good serie, it's fun to watch.
mtoni
I thought it was the hottest thing around last year ago...
but then I met other anime.
its true, Naruto is cool, but omigod Naruto does have loads of flashbacks and it just becomes a little bit boring.

I still d/l it, but I watch them in packages of 5 eps.
Monkeydog
I used to hate Naruto...thought it was really quite boring, but my sister made me watch it...now I really like it. I'm only on episode 50, but I have really liked the show so far.
TonkPilz
i have all 176 Ep's so far its bean prity good im just iritated about the 59 fillin Ep's well i guess the main story will pick up soon again i hope
ultraman
I have watched them up till now also and those fillers are freaking boring. I think its only around 7 more fillers though. If they don't get back on the story after that I quit watching it. The manga doesn't have the fillers though does it. Because , I saw one about kakashi's past and shows how he got the sharingan eye and I still haven't seen that on the anime yet.
driftingfe3s
I totally stopped watching after the fillers started. I saw a few and they were stupid. I'm up to date with the manga, but I'm still not sure yet if I should start watching agian once the fillers stop.
sketteksalfa
i love watching naruto. by the way, anyone from here who can explain what filler episodes are?
TonkPilz
sketteksalfa wrote:
i love watching naruto. by the way, anyone from here who can explain what filler episodes are?


an Ep that hase noting to do whit the main storry like that nuddel shop battle ting
meowrsx
interesting bit of info:

the reason animes usually have fillers is that if they are running at the same time the manga is being produced, they have to go at the same pace as the manga is. that means that if they start getting ahead of the manga, they can either start making up their own story and branch off from the manga, or use fillers until the manga catches up.
Monkeydog
I really, kind of, like fillers from time to time. Like in FMA(the one with warehouse 13 <3 )...but from what I heard about Naruto's fillers...bleh.
Pikokola
Yap, the Anime is crappy I think, I prefer reading the manga.

In my oppinoin it's so lame when watching the Anime, sometimes it's looks like too unreal (pardoning the Ninja ability Of course ^^). And the flashback is better to be read than watched Sad It's sometimes makes me "stupid" err i mean confuse because sometimes the flashback itself didn't have a good time flow, and the story of the flash back is lame too.

In other hand, the manga itself is good (IMO).
takercena
i like the filler very much especially Mitarashi Anko episode. It's very had to see her in action
Kafka
I had watched all episodes and fillers Smile Now I waiting for Kakashi gaiden and new story-line episodes.
NewGuyinTown
Naruto, recently, is boring and doesn't make sense.
The rich kid using money to do jitsu? WTH? It's just lame.

I especially liked it before the 26th episode. It started to rot after Gaara is defeated at the 80th something episode.
darth_revan
Hmm.. lemme make a character rewiev for it:

Naruto: silliest anime character i've ever seen
Sasuke: he's a bit charismatic but a bit cold...
Sakura: she's silly too, not as fool as naruto, though
Kakashi: oh, my character... hatake kakashi is the most charismatic character ever! he rules!
eku53ru
I saw roughly the first season before it was licensed in the States. Frankly, that turned out to be all that I wanted (and could) see of it. ^-^; As for the manga, I've been reading it as it comes out each week in Weekly Jump, but not as devoted as before.

I'll definitely agree - for a TV series, the flashbacks that occurred in battles were a pain to watch - especially if you knew ahead of time what was going to happen. The small changes that I remember seeing were all right, and I did hear the current filler arc wasn't very good. However, it seems that episodes that are merely there for humor and nothing else do pretty well (I think it was episode 101?).
ddukki
I'm enjoying the manga right now. The anime isn't dubbed very well in American, and I don't have the motivation or the patience to download them in Japanese. Besides, that's illegal ... not that that's stopped any of us before xD. jk jk
eku53ru
ddukki wrote:
I'm enjoying the manga right now. The anime isn't dubbed very well in American, and I don't have the motivation or the patience to download them in Japanese. Besides, that's illegal ... not that that's stopped any of us before xD. jk jk

XD; I haven't heard the dub yet (I don't have cable or some service where I can receive Cartoon Network), but I've heard it argued as both a good and bad dub. But then again, I'm partial to saying it's bad because of what I've heard about Naruto's catch phrase being changed to "believe it!" Laughing
Itachi
I personally never get to watch the shows but i have read all of the mangas up to chaper 293 so i know a lot and the mangas dont have all of the fillers and flashbacks and stuff.

~Itachi
fortify
yeah its pretty cool, my friend lent me like 100 episodes and i watched it all. Its pretty interesting sometimes but it gets boring and repetitive.
diddle
I really like Naruto. Pretty nice anime, but I get to watch the crappy cartoon network version of the show and its not as good as the originals...
bluefossil
when they are going to stop showing fillers episode and get on with the true story line??? those fillers are BORING with caps.
TonkPilz
yeah well yesterdays Ep whasent vary greate like the 20 Eps before it. if somting intresting dosent happen soon il tink il give it up....
diddle
Cartoon network is so nice. I get to wait a month before i see another naruto episode... what a way to keep you hanging...
CMA
darth_revan wrote:
Naruto: silliest anime character i've ever seen


*ahem* Osaka from Azumanga Daioh ownz Naruto (or anyone for that matter) when it comes to dumbness...



Anywaaaay....
I can't wait until the fillers stop (should be somewhere in April, when this season ends). I'm still following the manga, and I can't wait to see some of the stuff that's been happening there on color and animated. Specially the *thing that happened to Naruto recently on that bridge scene* (no spoilers, sorry). And I wanna see how Cartoon Network is gonna handle the censorship when the anime finally reaches the part when Sai is introduced. XD
Demon Fox
Naruto is awesome! I haven't watched teh last 3 eps though.
HardCoreRO
I love Naruto!
Its like my favorite anime.
My favorite characters are Gaara,the evil one, and Hatake Kakashi.And a little bit of Sasuke.
r_y_e_20
im here in the Philippines and my boss lives in the US. when he heard im crazy about Naruto, he became crazy too. He actually both full eps of Naruto, and everyday he change his display icons with Naruto characters. Our world stops when the series started. By the way, is it true that the voice behind Naruto is a woman?
vaoger
i kind of naruto fans....
but no the movie guy... it felt bore when i wacth is anime...
totaly... full of taking and silly waste time imeg....
may be i am a weird guy who love manga only....

the charcater naruto is nice... well wacky acually....
my flavor will be sakura... very msytery yet... unknow..... cooll...

the one thing sp about naruto is it jitstu... more wat u know... thats cool to..
wat i amaze is that ... the story never end.....
umazaki naruto... NEVER Lose....
alkady
I just started getting interested in this anime thing, And right now its not bad at all.
TonkPilz
r_y_e_20 wrote:
By the way, is it true that the voice behind Naruto is a woman?


Yepp actualy she is not really a woman she's still a kid 7 or 10 or somting like that if my memory is correct.but thats not unusual that girls gets to be the voice for young boys in anime. Bart simpsons voice is also made by a girl
Cthulhuman
I'm sorry everyone, I know you are going to hate me but I mean in my opinion it's another DBZ. It's getting caught up in all of the hype. Really it's not the anime but the fact that I hate Cartoon Network for ruining animes. if you watch the Japanese ones they are a lot better than the english dubbed ones (plus they are free and legal because they are fan subs) just go to any fan sub site that has them and download them with bitcomet. I mean personally i can't stand to watch it because it's going to have like over 150 eps and really i don't care at all.
Rsam
For the fansub watchers the fillers(according to episode titles) will end at episode 182. The wait is over!

The dub isn't nearly as bad quality as DBZ, it's a passable dub.
kiseki89
I like Naruto... In fact I like animes that's training-related or fighting-related.
Fav characters : Sasuke[the front epi], Naruto, Garaa, the 5th Hokage and Naruto's teacher[the very strong one not kakashi]
Monkeydog
"(plus they are free and legal because they are fan subs)"
That's a total lie, fansubs are as legal roms.
Rsam
Monkeydog wrote:
"(plus they are free and legal because they are fan subs)"
That's a total lie, fansubs are as legal roms.


Actually I don't think there is anything illegal about downloading japanese material and watching it in North America, the only place that it is illegal is in japan. Downloading the dubbed episodes however is illegal.
eku53ru
Monkeydog wrote:
"(plus they are free and legal because they are fan subs)"
That's a total lie, fansubs are as legal roms.

That is so true. @_@ No matter where you are, fansubs are illegal, and that's demonstrated easily through how many groups have been busted and were threatened to be sued by companies 'cause they were caught in the act.

@Rsam - it's not just legal in Japan - it's legal practially everywhere in the world (if not everywhere). Fansubs have always been illegal, but when a series is licensed (especially in the US), there's a higher chance of getting sued.

Naruto has always been licensed, too, as discovered recently by various anime news sites. Since Viz is a sister company to Shueisha, they already are entitled to the rights of the Naruto anime. It's just that they don't come out officially like other companies have done.

I might be wrong (or probably am) in some of my facts, so if anyone'd like to correct me, feel free to. @_@
TonkPilz
useually companys in japan dont care if ther anime is being fan-sub'd and downloaded in other countrys coz its basecly free publicity as long as the anime havent bean licensed in the Us briten or caneda sens u can olways order the stuff from thes countrys olready subd and dubd.

on the topic il probebly stop whit naruto intill the fillers stop around ep 188 whast it ?
asianstar




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shaden
I really hate naruto in malay version (tranlate to malay language) but I used to watch it in original version because for me, it's more interesting in japanese.

Here I have some good website that provide direct download for naruto anime:
www.naruto-kun.com
www.narutocentral.com
www.narutochaos.com
dragonflame
I actually like the fillers, it kind of gives you a sense of their everyday life. I mean not everyday is a life and death fight right?

Besides, I like naruto and hinata getting close. Naruto is so clueless, reminds me of goku and chi chi, as well as the interaction between members of different groups. wonder if naruto ends up with sakura though...bec sakura does eventually show feelings for naruto...

What I dont like:
1) why is naruto wearing orange when hes a ninja? doesnt that make him a bit easy to find?

2) in the last major naruto and sasuke battle, they were throwing each other around like saiyans, when they should physically be like humans, and yet, it was like nothing to be thrown into a mountain. COOL fight though...

3) i hate it when naruto turns into a girl and charms ero sennin...makes me fill iffy...i mean he is still a guy pretending to be a girl after all!
diddle
im just glad that naruto didn't turn out to be a major tradegy like what they did with one piece. That was just sad... major battles with no blood or cursing?!! WTF?!!!
vaoger
well since like many people like NARUTO....
which is your flavor character in the Naruto...??

My one is... kakashi....
the look cool to me....
acually i was wandering...... how kakashi mouth look like...??? Does he got fang.... becouse he is form white fang clan... mystery.....
great guy who love Jeraiya work... come come paradise...
crazykamel
What I really hate in the anime is that as it is to advanced relative to the manga, they add useless missions that brake the ruthm of anime.

For my part, i download scan since I can't wait ^^
akaRival
While I agree that some of the fillers are slow, you always have the option to skip them! at the beginning of every episode, there is a message saying how many weeks/episodes are left before the main plot returns. If you filter out the fillers and watch the plot, it is just as good, the few things that you miss, you can figure out by yourself.

Naruto also happens to be the most dynamic and most in-depth and well-explained anime I have yet watched. The only other anime that I think is up to par is FMA. Although it is completely different FMA is good but even FMA doesnt explain alchemy as well as Naruto explains jutsu.

If you aren't interested in keeping up with the anime, the manga is also amazing. It is straight plot, no fillers, and surprisingly enough, it is just as engaging.

Cheers,

Rival
diddle
I watch all the episodes... because I'm cool like that. You are right when you say that naruto explains the jutsu system better then the alchemy system in FMA.
*off topic* but in the later episodes it explains how they are able to even use alchemy, which was pretty cool.
Dragate
Naruto really has a lot of filler episondes... It's funny and moving but after like 150 something I stopped watching... It does get repetative and sorta boring but i'm sure it's fine seeing the number of people who watch it >>
darth_revan
Dragate wrote:
Naruto really has a lot of filler episondes... It's funny and moving but after like 150 something I stopped watching... It does get repetative and sorta boring but i'm sure it's fine seeing the number of people who watch it >>


140th or 150th episodes are fillers, it just makes manga catch up with the movie.
tsukiyuuki
Actually, neither of the movies have actual concrete places in the timeline-- ie. ebtween episode 81 and episode 82, for example.

The reason for the gazillion tonnes of filler (as in pretty much a years worth-- 48 episodes so far) is so that the manga can get far enough ahead that the anime won't catch up within ten episodes. For example, they started animating Full Metal Alchemist before the manga was done and, consequently, the anime and manga storylines completely break away from each other.

Most of the Naruto filler isn't particularly good, but there has been some decent stuff; the recent filler arc with Hidden Star Village wasn't too bad, though it doesn't beat real plot-type episodes. The way I look at it is, at least the Naruto filler is better than the Dragonball Z filler. (19 episodes for the Frieza fight, anyone?)

I tend to get a kick out of the Naruto filler because you get to see more of the really cool characters (like Hinata, Kiba, Anko, Lee, etc) that you don't necessarily see a lot of in the "real", non-filler episodes. I'm a big fan of Team Kurenai, Team Gai, and Team Asuma, so I'm quite pleased that I get to see more of them, even if it's only filler.
diddle
i like when filler episodes use clips from episodes that are like in the beginning of the entire show.... its just great Smile
cparakawa
I watched episode 185, about the Onbu thing. It's really a shame. When will fillers end? I listened something about that only in next season ...
juliox
Hi to everyone, well this post has nothing to do with the episodes, it is just ideas that I have about the Naruto endings, well as we know Naruto is realesing epidose 185 and again it is a filler too, but the manga is going for the number 307, well I have thought that Naruto will be a HOKAGE but he will die trying to save his country, also Sasuke has acquire a great power i think that for some reason Itachi left him alive bc the main charactet of his organization which i think is his best friens that is supposed to be death is the leader, and since Itachi knows that he cant deal with him he left sasuke alive back then when itachi killed of the member of his village, for sure the 5th is going to kill Orochimaru and or sasuke will kill it trying to save Naruto. thats is what i think, i know that it is strange but it is what bother me...lol
tsukiyuuki
I'm figuring that either NAruto will get Sasuke to come back to Konoha, or he'll kill kim out of necessity to save people or something, but I really have no idea.
sceptileex
Naruto.... as much as its fanbase is huge... as long as it drags out for a friggin 182 episodes? tho including fillers, i think sux : / but before i start on anything else, the fillers havent stopped. But can i ask those people who watch the manga, what do you think of the manga quality? I personally cant be bothered to watch the fillers, so i dll the manga. But i must say, * in a selfish way * his drawing sux. I mean, bleach, all the ohter animes honestly own it. Seriously, is the manga even good to watch in the fisrt place?

Spoiler alert: sasuke looks really gay in the latest chapter > . >
tsukiyuuki
The manga is generally better than the anime, but there are certain bits that I like anime-verse rather than manga-verse just because they work better with literal motion, not implied motion.


Quote:
But i must say, * in a selfish way * his drawing sux.


The thing about that is that it's all a matter of perspective. For example, the Mona Lisa is world famous, but not everyone likes it. It isn't that Kishimoto's drawing sucks, but that you don't like his style of drawing. I'm sure there are people out there who think that the drawing style of your favourite manga artist-- whoever that may be-- sucks. It's all relative. There's isn't an artist out there that absolutely everyone likes.
alexcheng
what episode is the anime up to now? and what ist hat in manga equivalent? I've been watching the anime and it's pissing me off.

SO much filler/flashbacks Sad but i guess tht's just how it is iwth anime.


I hate it, but yet i can't stop watching it........ so addictive! This is the reason i like anime that goes on for only about 15-30 episodes, cuz at least there's an ending to it.
tsukiyuuki
Episode 186 of the anime just came out today (well, sort-of-yesterday for Japan), and chapter 308 of the manga is due out this Friday in the Weekly Shonen Jump. The manga is much further ahead timeline-wise than the anime, because of all the anime fillers.
Lied
I used to watch a lot of naruto when if first started, now i have abandoned the show completely.It is getting tiresome and normal episodes look like fillers to me since there is no point for thier existance.The company that had bought the license is known for its money-loving policy and does not have problem to take animes and make it in 800episode series untill thier popularity drops to 0.The same company bought the rights for Bleach as well, and am afraid that Bleach will end up like Naruto did. Sad
vaoger
well me?? sasuke will try to kill naruto i think...
it will be much dramatic if they fight and naruto shown his last tail...
that will be a hitz. where sasuke the sharigan versus the nine tail naruto.
i still waitn for it.... patient is the word..
well wat is the channel to watch naruto on japan channel?? any know...??
Pikokola
in japan channel.. hmm.. I think it's in TV Tokyo every 7:27-7:55 [next episode will be #186, on May 24th 2006 Smile] <-- if I'm nopt mistaken

hey don't blame me if it's different, what's your zone time?, of course it's different if you're in other country Smile
juliox
hey how can you wathc the japan channel, do you have a DISH or something like that, or you wathc it by internet???
kazoe
Pikokola wrote:
in japan channel.. hmm.. I think it's in TV Tokyo every 7:27-7:55 [next episode will be #186, on May 24th 2006 Smile] <-- if I'm nopt mistaken

hey don't blame me if it's different, what's your zone time?, of course it's different if you're in other country Smile


uhhh, i think they're different. They're living in the Western side, after all. So I'm not too sure if they have japanese channels there We have access in jap channels in here (Philippines) as well as some other asian channels because perhaps we're living in asia?? I dunno *shrugs*


Do you have wowow channel there??
Inestical
My friend gave me 2004,2003 jump festas the first movie and 136 episodes.

hmm.. I gotta dl the others soon too. I like the comedy ín it, especially the Rock Lee and his sensei. It's fun to see how Sakura beats naruto up once in a while too Very Happy
guatemaleco
I got into the anime about 2.5 years ago. At the time I was a freshman in college. I had never really got that much into anime before this show. My roommate at the time started watching the first 50 episodes then. I went from being annoyed with him always watching it, to slowly paying attention to it, finally as he got to about episode 30, I said "FINE! Just send them to me." And I've been hooked ever since.
I started following the Manga about the 89 mark. Basically I wanted to know what was going to happen. That being said, the manga is still a great sotry. I'm alwayson the edge of my seat, but the ARCs in the anime are just making my lose all respect for this show. If I wasn't anticipated the return to the storyline so much I wouldn't still download it every Wednesday. I wish they'd go ahead and just licence the escond "series". It's so infuriating.
fireydeviant
Does anyone have a good list that determines which episodes are filler, and which are not?
Sephz0r
Fillers 'supposedly' end in 2 weeks.
Sephz0r
fireydeviant wrote:
Does anyone have a good list that determines which episodes are filler, and which are not?


Anything in the last 60 episodes from 187 is filler.
xzoz92
just gotta say from what iwe seen of naruto its great (off the topic there is a fan picture of kakashis mouth if anyones interested i can look it up)
im on episode 117 and i dont know when the fillers will start and yes i watch on youtube and yes i knwo its illegal but here in sweden there is no channel that airs the "real" episodes n trust me swedish dubbed animes makes me wanna tear my ears off
tsukiyuuki
The filler will be starting really soon if you're on episode 117, and it still isn't done. Episode 191 was on last week, the filler has been going for over a year, and it ISN'T DONE! *tears clothes and weeps dramatcially*

... Okay, I'm good. I've done enough emo-crying over the filler now.
xzoz92
tsukiyuuki wrote:
The filler will be starting really soon if you're on episode 117, and it still isn't done. Episode 191 was on last week, the filler has been going for over a year, and it ISN'T DONE! *tears clothes and weeps dramatcially*

... Okay, I'm good. I've done enough emo-crying over the filler now.

do you know wich episode it is gonna start on? just asking(just opened episodes 118-124 pages youtube ownz)
tsukiyuuki
Well, 135 is the last manga-based episode, and then the filler starts. The first couple filler arcs are actually fairly decent as filler goes, and worth watching, especially if you have nothing to do, but they aren't great.

Personally, I'm watching them anyway, just because. Especially since I got the second Naruto movie. (It has Gaara! And Kankurou! YAY! But no Temari, which is weird as all get-out.) It should hold me over until the filler stops. Which is hopefully soon.

Oh god, I hope it's soon.
xzoz92
i am watching ep 119 now who is this white-haired guy?
tsukiyuuki
With the huge hair and dressed in red and grey? That's Jiraiya, one of the Sannin (him, Orochimaru, and Tsunade). He was trained by the Sandaime Hokage when he was a genin, and he trained the Yondaime Hokage when he was a Jounin. He's a great character. ^_^ I love Jiraiya, he's hilarious.
xzoz92
yup i knwo the "perverted hermit" jiraya its not him its someone form orochimarus side from what i get he was suposed to be the next body orochimaru where going to change to
tsukiyuuki
OH! You mean Kimimaro; with the long white hair? The one who's like half-dead? Yeah, he was supposed to be Orochimaru's next vessel, but then he started dying. He has a really cool bloodline limit - he can manipulate his bones. He can make them really hard, or shoot them from his body or rip his spine out to use as a sword. Very Happy
xzoz92
ok another freakshow then hmm cant they come up with something else i mean first gaara now this? its starting to look like they play on the same theme ower n ower again
tsukiyuuki
I'm not sure what you mean, because Kimimaro and Gaara are completely different, but if you think that it's just going to be an endless stream of stronger and stronger people between Naruto and Sasuke-in-a-bucket, then you're wrong. You're getting fairly close to the end of the manga-based episodes and the beginning of the filler.
Vashni
I guess you could say I'm a Naruto Fan. Razz I only have 1-140, but have watched most of them. Where are they up to now? It's still on air I think.
tsukiyuuki
Episode 192 aired in Japan this week, but it's still filler episodes. Yes, the filler has gone on this long. If you've read the rest of the thread, you can see it's driving me insane. I want the timejump animated dash it all!

Vashni, do you read the manga? If you don't know where to find it I can link you - who knows how long it'll be before they stop writing filler and start writing actual manga-based episodes again....
Tatsumaru
I'm at episode 140 and I'll just continue watching... though the fillers aren't that cool, I still think they're enjoyable to watch.

My favorite characters are Kakashi, because he's so laid back and cool, and Rock Lee, because his hard work for improvement reminds me of myself.
tsukiyuuki
Lee is one of those characters that a lot of people don't like because he's kind of silly sometimes, and I find a lot of girls don't like him because they don't think he's as good looking as most of the other male characters.

Me? I love Lee; he's great, there are so many sides to him. ^_^
AkakoSeven
Loved the manga, hated the anime. It screws everything up, and the battles are *extremely* slow. The anime doesn't follow the manga at all in the later episodes - for me, watching Naruto anime is painfully arduous and boring. And so damn repetitive.
fangfox
I like the anime, yes the fight sequences are slow but they have to talk or else it'll just be *shutter* DBZ where it's simply flashes of light and explosions.
tsukiyuuki
I definitely have to agree with fangfox gere; at least we haven't (yet) had ten episodes for "five minutes" of supposedly actual time. Goku vs Frieza fight, anyone? *cringes*
kazoe
*snorts* why would they not love Lee? is it just because of the looks and the cheesy lines? I like him, his character is strong (im not talking about physical strength here) and he's really, really nice.

Anyway, I have the recent copies of the anime but I got lazy on watching the fillers so I found myself slowly gravitating toward the manga. Now I only read the manga and maybe will go back to the anime again if the canon story is back.

I have not completed the DBZ series (and I have no plans to) but yeah, the fight is rather long but I enjoy the technical aspect. Even though the characters are off-model sometimes, the foreshortening and the poses are good, and I enjoy picking out those things and making fun of their mistakes so I never realize that its actually long. I'm talking about the Valley of End fight. (That's me and my animator side speaking Rolling Eyes ) But on the other things, I really, really dont mind the fight, I like action and fightings and the unique fightings in Naruto amuses me. The only fight scene I have a problem of is the Valley of End one.
tsukiyuuki
People don't love Lee because he's a bit goofy, even though he's still an awesome character despite his goofiness. I think it's endearing when he acts all goofy, but some people only like characters because they're t3h prett3h!!1!1! as opposed to good, well-rounded characters. *sigh*

I've been watching the anime filler, but only because I literally have nothing better to do most of the time.

...I think you'll agree with the fact that what that statement implies is terrifying. (My town has a population of <3000, so there's never anything to do.)

I suppose I enjoy the technical aspect of the Goku vs. Frieza fight as well, though only now/in hindsight. At the time, I cared nothing about the animation or anything, and just getting it over with. ^^;;
KhoaN
I love Naruto, but I find it hard to stay interested when all they have right now are a bunch of filler episodes. I mean I suppose there should be fillers once in a while, but the ones they have been putting on aren't even that interesting.

Plus, it makes me mad that eventhough Sauske is away, no one's even trying to locate him! I mean, all the fillers don't even pertain to the story one bit. I'd rather they just not play any fillers and concentrate on working on the real actual story so that it can be finished faster than making pointless fillers that have no purpose whatsoever.

I can't wait till the fillers are finally over. But for now, at least I have Bleach to watch. Haha.
tsukiyuuki
Well, the reason for the filler is so that the manga can get far enough ahead in the actual stoyline than when they start animating the actual story, it doesn't take only one season for the anime to catch up to the manga and they have to put more filler on again.

It does actually make some amount of sense, when you think about it; one big batch of filler now so that they won't have to do as much filler later on.
ddukki
I don't like the anime as much as the manga. Usually it's the other way around, with the action and all that, but I think it's because I started the manga before the anime. The show follows the manga very closely and I think I get a little ... not bored, but I feel like I've already seen everything. I guess that's not a bad thing in itself, since it stays true to form.
blaik2k4
I have seen every Naruto episode made. there are about 80-90 good ones. too many fillers but its a great story. i really hope it starts getting back to the real story soon. db subs them all so check em out
QrafTee
Please don't take these words to me too seriously because I'm not sure myself. On some other forum (GameFAQs), some guy had in his signature that LeafNinja.com reported that after Naruto Movie 3 is released, the anime will be back on track starting with Kakashi Gaiden. However, I checked LeafNinja.com and couldn't find anywhere that mentions that part.
blaik2k4 wrote:
I have seen every Naruto episode made. there are about 80-90 good ones. too many fillers but its a great story. i really hope it starts getting back to the real story soon. db subs them all so check em out
tsukiyuuki
There have been two Naruto movies released for far-- Furious Action! The Snow Princess Ninja Chronicles, and Furious Clash! The Phantom Ruins in the Depths of the Earth!-- with the third movie, Great Excitement! The Animal Riot of Crescent Moon Island, slated for release in Japanese theatres on August 5th, 2006.

As far as the rumour that following the release of the third movie, the filler episodes will end, I can only hope. I do know that the third movie is supposed to be the last one during part one of the series, but I don't know for sure about the ending of the filler following it's release.

I don't know where the guy on GameFAQs got that, because as of right now LeafNinja.com is reporting filler episodes at least up until #199, which will be showing August 30th. I wasn't able to find anything concerning a projected end date for the current filler arcs.

Unfortunately. *SIGH*
Reiji
I love Naruto. I´ve watched every episode from 1 to 194!

I am still trying to get all the manga to read it.
tsukiyuuki
You can buy the manga as translated by Viz or as scanlations through sites like NarutoFan.com, one of my favourites. (And I'm totally not biased because Tazmo is Canadian. *shifty eyes* Nope, not at all. </denial> Wink )
kazoe
KhoaN wrote:

Plus, it makes me mad that eventhough Sauske is away, no one's even trying to locate him! I mean, all the fillers don't even pertain to the story one bit.


Actually, that's why they are called fillers. The story hung up and some random crack!episodes that does not have any necessary relation to the story at all appears. The second season will start on what they have left on the original story (Naruto is going with Jiraiya to train for 3 1/2 years)

tsukiyuuki wrote:

I've been watching the anime filler, but only because I literally have nothing better to do most of the time.

...I think you'll agree with the fact that what that statement implies is terrifying. (My town has a population of <3000, so there's never anything to do.)


*blinks. Wow. I wish I could say that. I get over with the stereo anime fan thing years ago. But yes, its a pattern that whenever the character is a bishonen/bishoujo, he/she must be thoroughly loved.

I'l take Naruto anytime. And/or Nidaime . *swoons*


I started watching anime before I got curious in manga. And when I've learned that the story there is actually the original one (and the anime is an adaptation of the comic) I started reading them

Narutofan. I just stumbled along the site and registered to download manga. But I never go to forums. The fandoms (or rather the fans) are breaking my brains up. >,<

And yeah, let's just hope for the best. Actually, I stopped getting impatient on the arrival of the canon story. *shrugs*
tsukiyuuki
Yeah, I love Narutofan, but I never go to the forums any more. I went once... NEVER AGAIN. *shudders*

Kazoe wrote:
Quote:
I'l take Naruto anytime. And/or Nidaime . *swoons*


Oh yeah, me too. I'm also particularly fond of Kankurou, Yondaime, Chouji, Neji and Gaara. But not Sasuke, because his attitude bugs me too much. ^^;;
psycosquirrel
I have 1-135. A friend of mine gave them to me at work, the series is quite addicting. I am on 36 now, the main thing that annoys me is that the episode starts 5 minutes or so after the video begins; all before that is background from the last episode and the theme thing...

I didn't know there were movies, I will have to look into that Very Happy
Kurosaki-Ichigo
Well i myself have only seen until episode 10 only Subbed which can be downloaded from the internet. I think Naruto is a good Anime but they are just running out of episodes. If youve seen one of the latest episodes (That has been Subbed) it sais everyone goes on a mission but Uzumaki Naruto himself has no reason to go. So you see it just cant hold up itself. Bleach is something else. It really hasnt got hot yet but when it does there will be nothing stoping it. Naruto is in the UK in episode 20 and in the Usa around 100. In the USA it shows on Cartoon Network and in the UK on Jetix.
tsukiyuuki
Everything since episode 136+ has been filler. They actually have a bunch of material left for new, manga-based episodes, but they haven't started doing them yet because they want the anime to get far enough ahead that they won't catch up to the manga in one season.

*sigh* Filler... blah....

I don't know if the Bleach manga is finished yet, but if it isn't it may end up having the same problem Naruto is: getting animated fast enough to catch up with the manga, it's source material, and then having to show filler episodes until there's enough new source material to start animating the new story arcs. This happens to a lot of animes that are started before the manga is nowhere near finished.
Nintendo
Im told bleach is very good, and i know people who prefer it very much so to naruto. Im on episode 100 atm, and most say the series really goes down after 120/130. After i catch up with naruto, il have to look into bleach Smile. Anyway, atm naruto is actually really gripping. Il be watching it for 3 hours at a time, thinking iv only been watching for 1 hour!! if i had better internet, i would DL the eps and watch them full screen, but i have to watch them small and laggy over youtube >.<! Naruto just managed to plant the resengan on Kabuto Very Happy. I saw both the movies before hearing of resengan, and i was like "wtf?!" xD. i hope it doesnt get as bad as people say it does. To all the people whov seen up to 195, does it really fall down that bad? Sad
CMA
Nintendo wrote:
Im told bleach is very good, and i know people who prefer it very much so to naruto. Im on episode 100 atm, and most say the series really goes down after 120/130. After i catch up with naruto, il have to look into bleach Smile. Anyway, atm naruto is actually really gripping. Il be watching it for 3 hours at a time, thinking iv only been watching for 1 hour!! if i had better internet, i would DL the eps and watch them full screen, but i have to watch them small and laggy over youtube >.<! Naruto just managed to plant the resengan on Kabuto Very Happy. I saw both the movies before hearing of resengan, and i was like "wtf?!" xD. i hope it doesnt get as bad as people say it does. To all the people whov seen up to 195, does it really fall down that bad? Sad


You're around episode 100, which means "THAT" part of the series is coming up. That'll be the biggest turning point of the entire story so far, which I won't comment much on since I don't know if you're aware of what's coming next. At any rate, it's gotta be one of the top moments of the whole series. Anyway, after THAT event happens, if you're reading the manga, there's supposed to be a "jump" and the story progresses 2 and a half years. On the other hand, the anime is delaying that time jump by inserting episodes with small missions that rarely last more than 3 episodes. Mostly, the missions/stories aren't all that special, so after a while it starts getting old. Many "huge fans" of Naruto already quit watching the series, hoping for the day it catches up with the manga again.

I'll just tell you this: The last episode of Naruto that has ANYTHING to do with the manga is episode 135. After that, it's just filler episodes. At that point you might want to continue watching the series or not, it's up to you. But my advice is to start reading the manga and see what really happens next, after those 2 and a half years. For one, at this moment the manga is 5 times better than the series, and the story is actually progressing.
Nintendo
ohhh, i see. iv never actually read the manga for naruto, or for any anime at that. i hear that sasuke "dissapears", but my bro would give me any more info Evil or Very Mad . Okay, so is it missions like they did with haku and zabuza, or worse? Also, how much time has approximatly passed between ep 135 and 196, now that you say we have to wait for 2.5 years in naruto time for the main story line to develop again? did that make any sense? Very Happy
QrafTee
Unfortunately that rumor is only a rumor as LeafNinja has reported filler episode titles beyond the release of the third movie. That rumor came to be when it was officially announced that the third movie will be the last movie for Naruto Part 1, but that only means there will be no more movies. And for all we know the next movie will be out in four more months which would make Naruto Part 2 debut in December/January-ish.
tsukiyuuki wrote:
There have been two Naruto movies released for far-- Furious Action! The Snow Princess Ninja Chronicles, and Furious Clash! The Phantom Ruins in the Depths of the Earth!-- with the third movie, Great Excitement! The Animal Riot of Crescent Moon Island, slated for release in Japanese theatres on August 5th, 2006.

As far as the rumour that following the release of the third movie, the filler episodes will end, I can only hope. I do know that the third movie is supposed to be the last one during part one of the series, but I don't know for sure about the ending of the filler following it's release.

I don't know where the guy on GameFAQs got that, because as of right now LeafNinja.com is reporting filler episodes at least up until #199, which will be showing August 30th. I wasn't able to find anything concerning a projected end date for the current filler arcs.

Unfortunately. *SIGH*
tsukiyuuki
Yeah, like I said, the "filler eps stopping with movie three's release" thing was a rumour, and wrong based on the official episode titles from LeafNinja.com

As of right now, NarutoFan.com is reporting a rumour (that is still definitely a rumour) that Part II will begin at episode 200, but it may be too much to hope for. *sigh* Until the episode title for episodes 200 and beyond have been officially realeased, I remain cautiously pessimistic regarding the ending of the filler.

Well, at least there isn't any filler in the manga. That's one blessing, at least. *wanders off to read chapter 318 since she wasn't home to read it last week*


08/17/06
EDIT:
Rumour is false. My pessimism was founded. *sigh* Episodes 200 and 201 are both filler episodes. Curse you, evil filler!
panacuba
Naruto anime fillers will come to an end with Episode 199 of the Japanese Naruto anime series, and the much awaited Kakashi Gaiden will air starting on Episode 200 and go through to Episode 204, and Part 2 of the Naruto series that has been over a year in the making will air with Episode 205. The episode titles for the following are: Konoha's Yellow Flash Appears!, Kakashi Gaiden Starts!!!!!, Kakashi Break Down! The Sharingan Awakens, and finally End of Kakashi Gaiden! 205 Begins the Next Generation! - whether this is true or not we will have to wait and see, but it sure sounds convincing and Naruto fans around the world will rejoice! It should be noted that this is not 100% confirmed, and may or may not be correct. So, please dont get to many hpes its a rumor
Kurosaki-Ichigo
Thanks for the good news. I was waiting for something like this and it has finally came. I bet millions of fans around the world are having a party. LOL
fireydeviant
I really hope this is true, since its on 197 right now.
scryoko
Oh my god... I truly, truly hope that this is true! I had been getting sick and tired of the fillers... that I stopped watching them by the time I got to episode... 178 I believe? Somewhere around there... I was really going to sack Naruto (the anime, anyway) if they didn't stop putting for fillers out... So yeah, you guys have no idea just how darn happy I am that they're finally getting back to the series! (Or actually, maybe you guys do...) Anyway, should this rumor prove to be true, well... I'm back to watching Naruto again. ^__^ I've been following the manga ever since episode 178, which I'd have to say is better than the anime... For one thing... no fillers. *cough*

Ahh... as for not getting my hopes up, it already went up when I read this. Of course, I am prepared if this proves to be false. Well, either that, or I explode. *cough* But yeah, anyway, panacuba, thank you for this wonderful information! ^___^

Regards,
-- scryoko
votd
Well, all the world is speculating wheter the fillers going to end or not.

The truth is, NO one (maybe even the animators!) know when the filler eps will end.

Well, you see every season consists about 26 episodes (like the first season) but sometimes there are more episodes. You see, that it's nearly time for opening change. So there's a chance that with opening change we will get no filler episodes.

But, the no-fillers are ending when Jiraiya asks Naruto to go with him to 2 and a half year of training. So again, there's a possibility for another bunch of foolish fillers. And it's very possible, because it's perfect time for fillers.

Or maybe they make Part 2 straight with next season ends. There is also some episodes before Naruto Part 2 - the one when he leaves village with Jiraiya, and Kakashi Gaiden

BTW, someone faked Kakashi Gaiden on Mininova torrents with Naruto 190+ episode and mislabelled it as Jump Festa 2006 or somewhat other, what a moron, duh. I went straight to download it, but I read the comments this is fake, so I don't download it. And it was best downloaded torrent in a day! Is that a joke? Fake a top downloaded? Moronic joke...

Okay, so we got the last episode and Kakashi Gaiden, I think after this filler arc, or maybe another 2-3 episode of filler arc there will be END OF THIS DAMN FILLERS :/

Okay, I got the information from some particular source, saying, that Dattebayo concludes, that fillers will FINALLY end in episodes 200-206. I think you may or may not believe it, but it's actually very possible. And it's about time to change opening too.

And one more thing - the Naruto Movie 3 - the storyline is in Naruto Part 2! Naruto got new clothes, as Sakura and Lee, but not that clothes either.

But that's not the point, There's a fact, that Studio Pierrot said, that there will be end of fillers - the Naruto Movie 3 is the last of Naruto Part 1 piece. So the fillers will end sooner or later!

To the all fans of Naruto that stopped watching because of fillers - watch it carefully or you'll miss the no-fillers!
Temple Of Wisdom
I personally love Naruto. I love almost anything asian or to do with ninjas. lol Anyway...I love naruto, have seen then all up to 72 or something. i have all of them up to 140 on my computer, slowly watching them. i have no idea what they are up to now, but i hear that its still going.
Temple Of Wisdom
Thats awesome. I still have to finish watching the original naruto episodes. then i have to see about getting the new ones. looks like its still a huge hit worldwide though. it such a cool show, so why wouldnt it be? lol
tsukiyuuki
votd Arrow Yeah, I know what you mean. I'm hoping that when Jiraiya takes Naruto away to train they'll end Part I right there and not put in any more filler. Likewise, I'm hoping that they'll go straight into the Kakashi Gaiden - or if they decide not to animate that (though why they wouldn't, I don't know), straight into Part II. I think more filler would melt my brain. XD
QrafTee
panacuba wrote:
Naruto anime fillers will come to an end with Episode 199 of the Japanese Naruto anime series, and the much awaited Kakashi Gaiden will air starting on Episode 200 and go through to Episode 204, and Part 2 of the Naruto series that has been over a year in the making will air with Episode 205. The episode titles for the following are: Konoha's Yellow Flash Appears!, Kakashi Gaiden Starts!!!!!, Kakashi Break Down! The Sharingan Awakens, and finally End of Kakashi Gaiden! 205 Begins the Next Generation! - whether this is true or not we will have to wait and see, but it sure sounds convincing and Naruto fans around the world will rejoice! It should be noted that this is not 100% confirmed, and may or may not be correct. So, please dont get to many hpes its a rumor

If you don't mind, please give me your source because according to my source you are wrong. The reason for this is that Episodes 200 and 201 have their titles released which would hint that it continues the "Trap master mini-filler." If you reveal your source as NarutoFan then they said it's a very rough rumor by their interpretations of what they do know.
-C4-
Well I watch Naruto every so often in Japaneese, I find it a lot better then the English version and find I can see more of the episodes without waiting! (By watching them online of course) although I can hardly understand it, I really watch the subtitles and make sure to follow it. I like the music and everything! The charachters sound different and they way the react is just awesome!
-C4-
Thats great although I'm only at Episode 55.
tsukiyuuki
I find the Japanese version better, too - dub!Naruto makes my ears bleed, and they completely trashed all the awesome opening and ending music. XP
-C4-
Yeah, I seem to not watch the English version much because of the times. Here in the UK it's only on at 8pm and it collides with my mum's soaps and it's on Sky so I can't watch it.
Scaramanga
QrafTee wrote:
panacuba wrote:
Naruto anime fillers will come to an end with Episode 199 of the Japanese Naruto anime series, and the much awaited Kakashi Gaiden will air starting on Episode 200 and go through to Episode 204, and Part 2 of the Naruto series that has been over a year in the making will air with Episode 205. The episode titles for the following are: Konoha's Yellow Flash Appears!, Kakashi Gaiden Starts!!!!!, Kakashi Break Down! The Sharingan Awakens, and finally End of Kakashi Gaiden! 205 Begins the Next Generation! - whether this is true or not we will have to wait and see, but it sure sounds convincing and Naruto fans around the world will rejoice! It should be noted that this is not 100% confirmed, and may or may not be correct. So, please dont get to many hpes its a rumor

If you don't mind, please give me your source because according to my source you are wrong. The reason for this is that Episodes 200 and 201 have their titles released which would hint that it continues the "Trap master mini-filler." If you reveal your source as NarutoFan then they said it's a very rough rumor by their interpretations of what they do know.

QrafTee is correct. Episodes 200 & 201 are continuations of the filler, as confirmed by this site. The titles for the episodes are as follows (for those who can't read Japanese):

Jpn. 09/13/06 Episode 200: "Working Hard on Active Duty, The Strongest Helper"

Jpn. 09/20/06 Episode 201: "Multiple Traps, Countdown to Collapse"
Reiji
I was waiting for this for a looong time.

I can´t wait more, I want them now!!
blade12467
yo man witch channle can i watch naruto on dish because i cant find it anymore Question
tsukiyuuki
blade12467 Arrow The stations that run it that I know of are YTV in Canada and Cartoon Network in the US. I don't know what channel numbers those would be, but I'm sure your satellite company would know. They probably have a website you could check out to find out. Or you could just go through the channels one by one until you find them.
blade12467
tyvm
blade12467
the episode im still on is rock lee vs gaara and i have to watch the new episodes r on every saterday and it stinks i want to see more!! Evil or Very Mad
QrafTee
blade12467 wrote:
the episode im still on is rock lee vs gaara and i have to watch the new episodes r on every saterday and it stinks i want to see more!! Evil or Very Mad

It's good that you like the Rock Lee v. Gaara part because I think it's one of the best fights in the whole series. I'm a huge Rock Lee fan and I can tell you that it gets better (that fight and the next fight way later on). During the fillers though Rock Lee seems more like a comedy relief (but in better ways than with Naruto).
tsukiyuuki
QrafTee wrote:

It's good that you like the Rock Lee v. Gaara part because I think it's one of the best fights in the whole series. I'm a huge Rock Lee fan and I can tell you that it gets better (that fight and the next fight way later on).


I agree wholeheartedly - that is a fantastic fight. Lee kicks so much a$$. I think the only reason he hasn't got more fans is because most girls (and maybe guys, too, I dunno) think he's too stupid looking to actually be cool.

I, on the other hand, think he's adorable. ^_^ Lee is all kinds of love, as is Chouji. *loves her slightly goofy but still butt-kicking ninjas*
Nintendo
EXCELENT!. But, end of Kakashi? Sad. my fav character? Sad. in every single movie, or book or anything, you name it, my fav character ALWAYS dies Very Happy
Nintendo
heheh. Lee is one of my fav characters. ATM for me, he's totally screwed up, but i hear he gets healed Very Happy.
tsukiyuuki
Aw, poor Lee. I felt so bad for him during that part of the series!

But, yeah, he does get healed. Woohoo!
Scaramanga
Nintendo wrote:
EXCELENT!. But, end of Kakashi? Sad. my fav character? Sad. in every single movie, or book or anything, you name it, my fav character ALWAYS dies Very Happy

Uhhh, they didn't mean the end of Kakashi, just the end of the Kakashi Gaiden arc/sidestory.
Icchy
Oooh, Brillant!
The Kakashi Gaiden is coming out!

Iv'e really been looking foward to this, because Kakashi is one of my fave charcters in the anime.
Nintendo
he Very Happy. I just got to the bit where Gai Sensei says he'll die with Lee if he dies. All my fav characters own you see Razz. I also heard Sasuke pwns Naruto :O:O:O.
Nintendo
Scaramanga wrote:
Nintendo wrote:
EXCELENT!. But, end of Kakashi? Sad. my fav character? Sad. in every single movie, or book or anything, you name it, my fav character ALWAYS dies Very Happy

Uhhh, they didn't mean the end of Kakashi, just the end of the Kakashi Gaiden arc/sidestory.


yeah, i shouldnt even been saying excelent, only just started the filler eps myself Razz . I dont know Very Happy.
scryoko
Hm... surprisingly enough, I'm not as, uh, disappointed or angered as I thought I'd be when you guys did confirm that the rumor was just that -- a rumor (and a very rough one at that). I suppose it's not so much that I don't care whether or not the fillers will end (I do, as a matter of fact) but, gah, I really do blame it on my day. It had turned out bad enough and I guess seeing the truth of this news is such a small disappointment that I feel indifferent altogether. *laugh* ... *cough* Anyway...

Well, seeing how the fillers will not end by either episode 200 or 201, does anybody have any clue whatsoever as to when the fillers might end so we can (at last) get back to the actual plot of the story? It must've been thirty something episodes of fillers by now, am I correct? Or is it twenty something? Ahh... I don't remember... Seems like a year ago since I last watched 'em. But anyway, thanks in advance for any information you guys may have. ^__^

Regards,
-- scryoko
tsukiyuuki
Sasuke pwns Naruto in their fight, but not by much. I still like Naruto better because he's less emo, uptight, angsty, annoying, etc. I'm not much of a Sasuke fan - he's far too into himself and tends to spend a lot of time wallowing in angst and self-pity, which bugs me to no end. Also, he's very "OMG U CANT POSSIBLEY EVEN TRY 2 UNDERSTNAD MY PANE!!!11!!1!" (Spelling errors and chat speak intentional. XD)

This isn't to say he isn't a good character, because he is, he just gets on my nerves. XD
driftingfe3s
Yeah, the confirmed episode titles for 200 and 201 are something else and I'm not suprised. The same type of thing has happend several times in the past.
Nintendo
i totally agree Smile. Naruto makes me laugh, unlike Sasuke. Thats all that matters Very Happy come on lee, get better already!!! btw, does someone pwn gaara anytime? Very Happy and i hear a lil thing between naruto and hinata? :O
Nintendo
SadSadSad. i was told the filler eps started at about 120, 130 Confused in which case im aaaages away from the filler eps Very Happy
tsukiyuuki
Exactly. Sasuke just makes me sigh and shake my head at his emo-ness. Also, sometimes laugh. (Hence why I just changed my icon. XD)

Well, Naruto pwns Gaara, and then (in manga-verse, not yet animated) Deidara of Akatsuki pwns Gaara really good - as in, rather more than Naruto. Then the rest of Akatsuki pwns Gaara, too.

I'm not sure what "little thing" between Naruto and Hinata you're referring to - perhaps when he gets all flaming pissed at Neji when Neji almost kills her? Not sure.
Nintendo
i was told a fling! Shocked it appears i was lied at xD. Well when you say naruto pwns him, you mean the Boss Frog vs the big monster gaara, or another time? Very Happy. and btw, loving the pic xDxD.
sky305
its been quite interesting in the beginning.
until now,the story line is not going that smoothly and it substituted with a lots of missions,i think its start to be a slightly bored there.
i hope the story will go on interesting and not watching them do all their missions only.
kinda disappointed Sad
tsukiyuuki
Nintendo Arrow Yeah, I mean when Naruto and Gamabunta kick his butt. And there is an almost-something for Hinata and Naruto during the third or so filler arc, but it isn't much. Cute, but not much. ^^

sky305 Arrow Yeah, some of the recent episodes have been absolutely terrible - the most recent filler arc, however, has been fairly decent so far. I'm hoping it will stay that way.
Nintendo
xD, my mates like in love with Hinata Shocked .Awww.
Btw, i think they definitly should have kept the first music opening to Naruto from the begining, but maybe changed the vid Smile. Cos that theme was so awesome Very Happy. I think its called "Rocks"
scryoko
Well... I'd say that the filler episodes (*cough* season *cough* -- because it bloody damn hell is like a season in itself, tch...) began approximately episode... 142? I just checked it up right now. And... hot damn. That is really, really long. What with how we're currently on like episode 198... geez, that's a total of 56 episodes!! Consecutively!!

Well, I hope you enjoy watching the episodes right now, Nintendo, becuase I think you will probably get sick of the fillers sooner or later. I myself watched until about 178... but you know... I really was pretty sick of them by like around episode 156 or something. But I kind of forced myself to keep on watching it (more because I had to return the episodes to my friend -- that was my motivation, not really in that I wanted to really watch it *cough*). But yeah, anyway, you've got till 142 before the fillers begin. Enjoy.

Regards,
-- scryoko
tsukiyuuki
"ROCKS" is the title indeed. They definitely should have kept the original openings and endings, though I disagree about them changing the animations. XD *is sadly in love with the all opening and ending animations*

Hinata is adorable, but she gets very little love in the fandom. DX I love her. ^_^ I even cosplayed her at AnimeNorth '06. Here: http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/misekaketsuki/Anime%20North%202006/c91772dd.jpg
(This was after I had gotten juice spilled all over me, so I'm wearing the wrong shoes because I got the juice and stickiness out of my jacket, but couldn't get it out of my homemade Naruto-style sandals. DX)
Ghost1800
this anime is TOO overrated, same as bleach and one piece, don't watch these animes because of that XD
tsukiyuuki
Well, I like both. *has just read chapter 320 and watched episode 198* ^_^ Although the anime filler is killing me dead right now. DX Ewwwwww. Please end.
QrafTee
Nintendo wrote:
i totally agree Smile. Naruto makes me laugh, unlike Sasuke. Thats all that matters Very Happy come on lee, get better already!!! btw, does someone pwn gaara anytime? Very Happy and i hear a lil thing between naruto and hinata? :O

Umm... when you say "pwn Gaara," I would have to say yes, but it won't be by any of the heroes as you'll see later on Konoha and Hidden Sand make up because of a big trickery. But I will say yes, later on he will get "pwned." And yes, Rock Lee is the best character, then Neji... then Shikamaru, Tenten, and so on.
Nintendo
"pwned" is just a phrase from online fps's Razz. Its quite a bad habit really isnt it Razz. im glad gaara gets pwned ^_^. although, i feel sorry for him with his history Sad. Btw, does anyone know the name of this guy in Naruto. He's the guy thats in the same group as hinata and shino.
tsukiyuuki
That's Inuzuka Kiba, m'dear. ^_^ His dog's name is Akamaru. Kiba and Akamaru kick butt, and are super fun to watch.

Kiba: Akamaru! Dynamic Air Marking!
Akamaru: *spins around in the air and pisses all over the trees*
xzoz92
meh as u surely can see i prefer shino ower all else hes not very cool rather creepy wich i like for that fact and using bugs is many times better than using a single dog what if shino tames a nest of flees next what will akamaru do then?
tsukiyuuki
Shino is awesome, yes, but he couldn't tame a nest of fleas. His chakra-eating Kikai bugs are specific to the Aburame clan - he doesn't just use Random Bug Variety #37.
ddmak
Hello!

I love NARUTO!

this is new song of NARUTO.

Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNwO1X8AtMo
panacuba
who says that kakashi is going to die...is going to finish hes sideline history not going to die, if some one in the writes team come up with that idea i will kill him without blink...btw my team is kakshi gaara and lee they r he best
Nintendo
Scaramanga wrote:
Nintendo wrote:
EXCELENT!. But, end of Kakashi? Sad. my fav character? Sad. in every single movie, or book or anything, you name it, my fav character ALWAYS dies Very Happy

Uhhh, they didn't mean the end of Kakashi, just the end of the Kakashi Gaiden arc/sidestory.


I was already told this, but thx anyway Smile. Kakashi owns Very Happy

scryoko wrote:
But yeah, anyway, you've got till 142 before the fillers begin. Enjoy.


Thx man, i dont look foward to the fillers :S. Are these eps like the Tea country episodes? they werent SO bad, but they still werent as good as the main storyline, although it did develop the rivalry between naruto and sasuke a bit more. Also building on Idate and his bro from the Konoha leaf clan. Im guessing this somehow is an important story later on Smile. Anything developed on idate yet? Smile
Nintendo
heh, nice ddmak Smile

xzoz92 wrote:
meh as u surely can see i prefer shino ower all else hes not very cool rather creepy wich i like for that fact and using bugs is many times better than using a single dog what if shino tames a nest of flees next what will akamaru do then?


Heh, i like Kiba cos he just has a funny and nice character, my fav character after Kakashi Smile. plus, he was only aggressive in the fight against naruto in the Chuunin exam preliminaries cos he had to be, who wouldnt? Smile. Therefore, he pwns Very Happy
tsukiyuuki
Kiba just pwns in general, on account of him having fangs and getting Akamaru to piss on things as part of an actual strategy. XD
belaneus
so what episode of naruto available in the market?
tsukiyuuki
Do you mean to buy in the US/Canadian market, or the Japanese/Asian market? Or do you mean to download or whatever?
em0o
wow, i stopped because of the fillers, but the story line has supposably picked up since. I can't wait to catch up!
Scaramanga
driftingfe3s wrote:
Yeah, the confirmed episode titles for 200 and 201 are something else and I'm not suprised. The same type of thing has happend several times in the past.

Exactly. I think there have been no less than four of five 'Naruto fillers are ending, zOMG!' rumours since the fillers started. I dunno why anyone really cares, Naruto ceased to be a good show when I realized they were going to go the InuYasha route and have a never-ending series.
xframe
what are those marks on naruto's face? wiskers? scars? whatever they are they piss me off to the point where i almost can't watch the show.
tsukiyuuki
It hasn't really been mentioned exactly what they are; most people figure it's because Naruto has the Kyuubi that he has the whisker marks. A by-product of the Kyuubi being sealed inside him, so to speak.

I'm not sure why they'd piss you off, though - they're just part of his character design. Like Sakura's pink hair, or the scar across Iruka's nose. I can't really see what the big deal is about them. *shrug*
wahsap
em0o wrote:
wow, i stopped because of the fillers, but the story line has supposably picked up since. I can't wait to catch up!


i bet u everybody has stop watching naruto for the time being because of the filler. Well not everybody I guess. That was too optimistic. Almost everybody i mean.
QrafTee
Scaramanga wrote:
driftingfe3s wrote:
Yeah, the confirmed episode titles for 200 and 201 are something else and I'm not suprised. The same type of thing has happend several times in the past.

Exactly. I think there have been no less than four of five 'Naruto fillers are ending, zOMG!' rumours since the fillers started. I dunno why anyone really cares, Naruto ceased to be a good show when I realized they were going to go the InuYasha route and have a never-ending series.

If that was true they would have never had the "time-skip" in the manga. Do not judge the anime on what it becomes when it strays from the manga. In my opinion once it strays too far from the manga it is already dead and the rest is just greedy people wanting to milk the corpse of what could've been a great anime.
panacuba
episode 199 is out i cheked the final with the next episode advance and dint match the names.....**** now a new rumor that the fillers end in 202 and kakashi gaiden start in 203 ......like Dattebayo says Bear with Us the fillers are Ending
Raijenki
Fillers end at 203...
And we are at 199 lol...
200 next week I think XD

I will re-watch Naruto, I stopped because those fillers...
panacuba
Next name of the following episodes

200- Working Hard on Active Duty, the Strongest Helper or Activate Duty! The Ultimate Backer
201- Multiple Traps, Countdown to Destruction
202- Today's Announcement! Best Five Battles of Sweat and Tears
yy1124
I just hope the news is real.

I've not been downloading Naruto after a few episods of fillers.

Man I'm so excited for it to continue the story as in comic~
mtoni
gheh finally..
I dropped Naruto because of all the fillers.. it just became boring...
Luckily, i found some info on gotwoot with the same news (less info) so thx for the extra info :p

I am still at ep 186.. so.. shall i watch 187-199 ?? is it needed to understand ep 200 ?
yy1124
mtoni wrote:
gheh finally..
I dropped Naruto because of all the fillers.. it just became boring...
Luckily, i found some info on gotwoot with the same news (less info) so thx for the extra info :p

I am still at ep 186.. so.. shall i watch 187-199 ?? is it needed to understand ep 200 ?


Maybe the last few episods, 196 or 197 where the story of the carpenter starts, just to know how it continues. Smile
cg219
I cant wait til the time gap is filled. The Naruto Fillers make me not wanna watch it any more. Even though I must say the last couple of fillers have been pretty good. But Now I just mainly stick to the manga.
kazoe
sure i like sasuke once, but only for a short time he's soo... errgh! and tsukiyuuki, nice icon. that so describes him. and naruto pwns him anytime of the day. just so wait naruto's going to pwn sasuke real hard and make emo boy end/forget his sob story.

xframe wrote:
what are those marks on naruto's face? wiskers? scars? whatever they are they piss me off to the point where i almost can't watch the show.


why, in the first place should you be annoyed by naruto's marks? if you're reading the manga or watching the anime i think you have known the explanation if it by now. they're not some disturbance, or a distraction but it makes naruto as naruto. because the whole story is also intertwined with that mark on his face.

but in case you don't know, it was some kind of outward manifestation of the kyuubi residing within him. its more of a whisker because when he's angry and/or loosing temper (which is a habit of his Rolling Eyes ) those marks gets thicker and reshapes itself to a more vicious looking whisker for him.

so, rewatch the starting episodes, please. im not surprised that you dont like it because your missing so many vital fact by merely not watching. why not try to understand it first? or how it relates to the story before you get annoyed?
kazoe
cg219 wrote:
I cant wait til the time gap is filled. The Naruto Fillers make me not wanna watch it any more. Even though I must say the last couple of fillers have been pretty good. But Now I just mainly stick to the manga.


true. that's exactly what im doing now.
tsukiyuuki
kazoe wrote:
sure i like sasuke once, but only for a short time he's soo... errgh! and tsukiyuuki, nice icon. that so describes him.


Thank you! And it does, doesn't it? XD He's so emo. The icon was made by askerian on LiveJournal - she makes awesome icons. ^_^

kazoe wrote:
but in case you don't know, it was some kind of outward manifestation of the kyuubi residing within him. its more of a whisker because when he's angry and/or loosing temper (which is a habit of his Rolling Eyes ) those marks gets thicker and reshapes itself to a more vicious looking whisker for him.


Yeah, that's what most of the fans figure, although Kishimoto hasn't actually confirmed it. (It's rather obvious that they must be, though, considering how they get more prominent when he goes Kyuubi and all. XD)
kazoe
hehee. yeah i know askerian. i actually known her because of her *cough* fics. and yes, the icons she made were so amusing indeed.

do youLJ? there are lots of crack!icons there that breaks brains. (the sasuke jokes burns in my brain cells kami-sama....) one has that 'emo king' title with a matching crown and a scepter. total love.

kishimoto-sensei don't actually have to spell it all out to us, because you know, the story pretty explains itself on the fans. pity most choose to ignore it. and besides, naruto 's born with the mark after all.
tsukiyuuki
kazoe wrote:
hehee. yeah i know askerian. i actually known her because of her *cough* fics. and yes, the icons she made were so amusing indeed.

do youLJ? there are lots of crack!icons there that breaks brains. (the sasuke jokes burns in my brain cells kami-sama....) one has that 'emo king' title with a matching crown and a scepter. total love.


I love askerian's fics. XD Yay for Team 7 OT3!

I've seen the "Emo King" icon. It's great. domlandbubbles on LJ does great icons, too. There's one of Sasuke that's titled "The Lesser Uchiha". XD

kazoe wrote:
kishimoto-sensei don't actually have to spell it all out to us, because you know, the story pretty explains itself on the fans. pity most choose to ignore it. and besides, naruto 's born with the mark after all.


<picky>Technically speaking, we don't know if Naruto was born with the marks or not - we've only seen images of him after the Kyuubi was sealed in him, none before. He was born before the Kyuubi was sealed in him, unlike Gaara, who was born after he had had Shukaku bound to him. </picky> (XD)
kazoe
how bout the icon that has mikoto pointing to herself and a comment above: sasuke's sexy no jutsu. hehe. and i hope you see the bondage sasuke being toped by a 'cupcake' its hilarious as well as traumatizing.

I was... thinking in the writer's perspective. but im not saying that what i've stated is canon. of course it will only be a canon fact once kishi-sensei confirms it but for now, let the fans think of the wisest fact available according to what we have.
2nProductions
I thought the fillers would end ep 200, but Dattebayo likes to play games with us Sad
tsukiyuuki
kazoe wrote:
I was... thinking in the writer's perspective. but im not saying that what i've stated is canon. of course it will only be a canon fact once kishi-sensei confirms it but for now, let the fans think of the wisest fact available according to what we have.


Yeah. Like I noted, I was being picky. XD Sorry if you thought I was being insulting or mean or anything, because I wasn't trying to. ^^;;
tsukiyuuki
2nProductions wrote:
I thought the fillers would end ep 200, but Dattebayo likes to play games with us Sad


Dattebayo got that rumour from somewhere else, before the official episode titles for any of 200+ had been confirmed - now they have been, and there is no end showing to the filler. DX
QrafTee
tsukiyuuki wrote:
2nProductions wrote:
I thought the fillers would end ep 200, but Dattebayo likes to play games with us Sad


Dattebayo got that rumour from somewhere else, before the official episode titles for any of 200+ had been confirmed - now they have been, and there is no end showing to the filler. DX

Technically everyone got that rumor from Naruto-kun or NarutoFan, but most people will go to the more informed LeafNinja as they post the titles of the episodes that have been confirmed on a TV website in Japan. This though does not mean the end of this season will not mark the start of the Kakashi Gaiden story arc and we all know that episode 200 is not the end of this season. Perhaps it may end soon after all, but we don't know anything for sure.
tsukiyuuki
I'm not sure where I got, but I know it wasn't from Naruto-kun, NarutoFan, or Dattebayo. (...That's going to bug me until I remember, now. DX)
kazoe
Rolling Eyes come on guys. the worst thing ever is to expect something you really want. it will just be disappointing.. *sighs* i saw a lot of people angsting over the not-so-accurate info and i think its best not to expect much of it. at least im being amused on how well naruto has 'grown' up. manga, yes. im still waiting for the fillers to end and till then, fillers is just an option whether im going to watch it or not.

@tsukiyuuki:
its alright. i was just thinking that maybe its me that i came wrong on my sentence. its not that insulting or anything. im just reacting normally, like you also did.
panacuba
you dont need to see any fillers some of them got fights but others got bi bull crap so wait until them finish
Traveller
This is now the OFFICIAL, "sticky" Naruto topic. Some of the previous threads have been merged into this one, while others (less active or less recent) have been closed.

From now on, please do not open any new threads about Naruto, but continue your discussions here.

Thank you.
ambifire
according to reliable sources, the anime should start naruto II at about episode 205, or as soon as the present filler arc is finished.

for those who don't know what naruto II and filler arcs are:

fillers are episodes that the anime are not in the manga, and were run because since the anime was based on the manga, and the anime moved at a faster pace than the manga, and in order to let the manga go ahead, at episode 135, the anime broadcasted original scripted episodes crafted at the tv studios, and frankly, they sucked. the fillers are still running.

naruto II is the second half of the manga installment of naruto. it includes the 6-part Kakashi gaiden, where it explains where kakashi got his sharingan, and ever since that, it tells the story of naruto after a 2 1/2 year time skip in which naruto trained with jiraiya, while akatsuki finalized its plans before mobilizing, and when orochimaru got ready to use his jutsu again. (notice that there were no spoilers ain't i clever)
ambifire
QrafTee wrote:
tsukiyuuki wrote:
2nProductions wrote:
I thought the fillers would end ep 200, but Dattebayo likes to play games with us Sad


Dattebayo got that rumour from somewhere else, before the official episode titles for any of 200+ had been confirmed - now they have been, and there is no end showing to the filler. DX

Technically everyone got that rumor from Naruto-kun or NarutoFan, but most people will go to the more informed LeafNinja as they post the titles of the episodes that have been confirmed on a TV website in Japan. This though does not mean the end of this season will not mark the start of the Kakashi Gaiden story arc and we all know that episode 200 is not the end of this season. Perhaps it may end soon after all, but we don't know anything for sure.


the site that LeafNinja gets it is as follows (it's in japanese, so it won't be of very big use to you if you can't read the language): http://cal.syoboi.jp/tid/210/subtitle

you can look up the english version on wikipedia, just search "List of Naruto Episodes".

as for where the rumor originated, Animenewsnetwork.com published an article claimed that naruto fillers were to end at episode 200, however the article was quickly recalled, but not before many fansites whose admins looks at things like that grabbed it and posted on their headlines. unfortunately, they didn't put out an article saying "My bad, we were just kidding", meaning that for about a week, everybody went crazy expecting kakashi gaiden to come out but.....when naruto 199 was released, it was obvious by the preview at the end that this was not going to happen.

If you are craving naruto, your best bet is to read the manga. Chapter 239-244 are kakashi gaiden, and chapters 245-322 (as of september 8th), are naruto II. they are really great to read and they dont take up much space.....and they are easy to download from sites like www.narutocentral.com so why wait? read it...it's great. i can't really say much more without giving stuff away so yeah.
panacuba
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i thinks this is not cool cuz all in one place sucks. all will be romped so plz eliminate this rule or create a forum for naruto Razz
panacuba
if you waths kakashi gaiden special ep200 you will be see a message from db that saysy that they knowed that fillers will end in ep201 or something like thath go to you tube and see it
tsukiyuuki
panacuba wrote:
if you waths kakashi gaiden special ep200 you will be see a message from db that saysy that they knowed that fillers will end in ep201 or something like thath go to you tube and see it


Episode 200 hasn't been released yet - it doesn't air until September 13. I'm not sure where whoeveer on YouTube found this episode 200, but it must be a fakesub.
panacuba
its not a fake is some opinions form dattebayo staff about fillers opf naruto go and chek it
tsukiyuuki
panacuba wrote:
its not a fake is some opinions form dattebayo staff about fillers opf naruto go and chek it


That is fake - it isn't episode 200. If you download the torrent file from Dattebayo's website, it's even called "not200.torrent". Also, the info given at the beginning of the fakesub is incorrect - it has been confirmed that there will be fillers airing at least until episode 205. Naruto is moving to Thursday nights, and this move is being commemorated by a 90-minute special comprised of episodes 203-205. A rough translation of the title for that is "Confrontation between Love and Hate, Students and Teachers..." - it definitely isn't the Kakashi Gaiden.
QrafTee
panacuba wrote:
if you waths kakashi gaiden special ep200 you will be see a message from db that saysy that they knowed that fillers will end in ep201 or something like thath go to you tube and see it

Dattebayo only reports what other people have said and they do a lot of joking around even if they know a rumor is false. They reported that the fillers would end soon like 3-4 months ago at the beginning of one episode and well... here we are now. I can only hope that when the new season of Naruto debuts it will be Kakashi Gaiden.
votd
Dattebayo have just made a laugh from all of us, I've almost downloaded the incorrect file, because it was coming from their own website.

I think if they ran a proffesional services - they should stop joking around, or when you ask them to make subs for something, they could also laugh you off and take your money as reward Laughing.

Okay - the joke was shitty. Let's wait for the end of fillers - as you know, the fillers might, or might not end at 203 episode.

As you also know, in Japan every season of anime or something lasts for 26 episodes (in most cases). So we are getting nearby the end of fillers when this season hits 26 episodes. Then there will be a new opening, and possibly the end of fillers.

I think the Kakashi Gaiden could come in another OVA on Jump Festa, but it could be also a normal (or 60-90 minute) episode.

Also delaying Naruto to Thursday gives us a blink in our heads, that the fillers may end. However, when anime gets to manga, there's a possibility that they start making fillers again... but please, don't write screenplay in your toilet, Pierrot...
tsukiyuuki
votd wrote:
Also delaying Naruto to Thursday gives us a blink in our heads, that the fillers may end.


Subbed releases are going to start being delayed until Thursdays because Naruto is no longer going to air on Wednesdays in Japan, but Thursdays.

(Also, please note that "episode 200" was not made by Dattebayo but by YHBT, a fake fansub group. It wasn't DB's joke, it was someone else's using sections of DB's Naruto encode and voiceover. DB had nothing to do with it.)
QrafTee
tsukiyuuki wrote:
votd wrote:
Also delaying Naruto to Thursday gives us a blink in our heads, that the fillers may end.


Subbed releases are going to start being delayed until Thursdays because Naruto is no longer going to air on Wednesdays in Japan, but Thursdays.

(Also, please note that "episode 200" was not made by Dattebayo but by YHBT, a fake fansub group. It wasn't DB's joke, it was someone else's using sections of DB's Naruto encode and voiceover. DB had nothing to do with it.)

Uhh... YHBT is the same thing as Dattebayo, except it's their name when they make trolls. I think that name was their old name until they separated and created Dattebayo because some members weren't satisfied how YHBT was being ran at the time, hence them using that name for trolls because trolls are just jokes.
2nProductions
Ok I hope Dattebayo isn't playing with us again. They said this:

201: Last Filler
202: Clip Show
203: Kakashi Gaiden.

BTW: they knew this since april, they were just screwing us Mad
QrafTee
2nProductions wrote:
Ok I hope Dattebayo isn't playing with us again. They said this:

201: Last Filler
202: Clip Show
203: Kakashi Gaiden.

BTW: they knew this since april, they were just screwing us Mad

Who said this? Which member, and where did he tell you? Because this is my info so far:

Episode 200: Working Hard on Active Duty, The Strongest Helper
Episode 201: Multiple Traps, Countdown to Collapse
Episode 202: Announcement Today! Sweat and Tears of the Best Five Bouts

It doesn't conflict with what you say, but it's still too soon to get my hopes up. I really don't know what a Clip Show. It does say Announcement Today, so maybe it will be an episode reflecting on the fillers and saying it was all a joke that Naruto and co. poured their blood sweat and tears making... perhaps?
tsukiyuuki
QrafTee wrote:
2nProductions wrote:
Ok I hope Dattebayo isn't playing with us again. They said this:

201: Last Filler
202: Clip Show
203: Kakashi Gaiden.

BTW: they knew this since april, they were just screwing us Mad

Who said this? Which member, and where did he tell you? Because this is my info so far:

Episode 200: Working Hard on Active Duty, The Strongest Helper
Episode 201: Multiple Traps, Countdown to Collapse
Episode 202: Announcement Today! Sweat and Tears of the Best Five Bouts

It doesn't conflict with what you say, but it's still too soon to get my hopes up. I really don't know what a Clip Show. It does say Announcement Today, so maybe it will be an episode reflecting on the fillers and saying it was all a joke that Naruto and co. poured their blood sweat and tears making... perhaps?


That info given by 2nProductions was what was in the non-episode 200 by YHBT, but it's (obviously) wrong. The episodes titles you have are correct.
talinart
lol i really liked the dramatic reading of the comments on fillers
these DB guys are fun
panacuba
2nProductions wrote:
Ok I hope Dattebayo isn't playing with us again. They said this:

201: Last Filler
202: Clip Show
203: Kakashi Gaiden.

BTW: they knew this since april, they were just screwing us Mad


This is what i was talking about
2nProductions
OMG they lied to us? Sorry to mis-lead you I got that info from DB, Confused
WHEN WILL THEY END!
votd
201 - Final Filler Arc
202 - Clipshow
203,204,205 - 90 minute episode about teacher and student realtionship (if I remember well) - and from this Naruto comes to Thursdays
206 - Possibly Kakashi Gaiden or Naruto Part II

Correct me if I'm wrong, but no-fillers starts in October. Half-October, maybe.
kazoe
votd wrote:

I think if they ran a proffesional services - they should stop joking around, or when you ask them to make subs for something, they could also laugh you off and take your money as reward Laughing.


are they paid? they're a fansub right? and they rely more on the donations instead of requiring pay before watching. so more or less its not a paying job but more of a hobby gig.

and its hard to speculate things especially if the reliable source, a.k.a. 'the anime itself' is not even aired at the japanese channels yet. why those people find joy in guessing, i'll never know.

just wait and try not to jump into conclusion. geez. when did episode titles became such a stud like this?

anyway, the canon episodes will come down eventually. you have to understand the prodution people. its not easy doing it. (im not talking about DB, im talking about studio pierrot and kishimoto-sensei's team)
QrafTee
kazoe wrote:
are they paid? they're a fansub right? and they rely more on the donations instead of requiring pay before watching. so more or less its not a paying job but more of a hobby gig.

and its hard to speculate things especially if the reliable source, a.k.a. 'the anime itself' is not even aired at the japanese channels yet. why those people find joy in guessing, i'll never know.

just wait and try not to jump into conclusion. geez. when did episode titles became such a stud like this?

anyway, the canon episodes will come down eventually. you have to understand the prodution people. its not easy doing it. (im not talking about DB, im talking about studio pierrot and kishimoto-sensei's team)

Actually the previous poster is trying to indicate that Dattebayo has recently opened a professional service job in subbing various shows. So it's not that they're professional for Naruto and Bleach, but since they're trying to start a professional service for this type of work, they should be serious with what they have as evidence of their pieces of work.
2nProductions
Hmmm, I'm just asking what episode do you think fillers will end? I say Episode 210.
QrafTee
2nProductions wrote:
Hmmm, I'm just asking what episode do you think fillers will end? I say Episode 210.

Well it's actually a big math problem when you want to know when the fillers will end. Rumors has it that you first need to do research and find how many episodes are churned out per season (use the average if they do not match). Then you multiply that number of episodes (or the average) by how many seasons you think Naruto has gone through since the beginning and whichever number is closest to the number 206 is your answer. Is it true... well do the math, wait, and find out.
MaffePauluZ
lol Razz
i dont like the fillers but in about 3 weeks are the normal ones back Wink i just really love this anime because its not that fake as dbz, of to .. graphical as bleach or something.. I cant wait to see the part with sasuke Razz hes the best of the whole anime,, and maybe jiraja with his stupid actions Razz haha lol
MaffePauluZ
from where do you guys download the epi's? i get them from http://yhbt.mine.nu/t/ they're the best!! Im dutch so i want them in my language too but im afraid thats not possible,, because the word they use isnt funny or something in dutch you know,, lol
Dragonfly-online
where the real magic is is in the Manga, where the story originates,a dn it is much more engrossing and addictive than the anime, which pretty much ruined it for me with Naruo's voice
yy1124
MaffePauluZ wrote:
from where do you guys download the epi's? i get them from http://yhbt.mine.nu/t/ they're the best!! Im dutch so i want them in my language too but im afraid thats not possible,, because the word they use isnt funny or something in dutch you know,, lol


For anime, I always insists on Japanese language, yeah I don't understand japanese, but I will use subtitle instead~

The voice of the character shows his/her personalities and many other aspect, which are very important. These people behind the voice are carefully selected, but when it was "translate" to another language with other people voice, it just "don't sound right".

I always laugh at my local channel who translate these animation into local language. Those "people" who play the voice of characters in Naruto today are the same batch of people who played the voice of characters in Dragon Ball 10 years ago!!!!

Not only that, can you imagine Haku with a voice like Arnold Schwarzenegger?
anthonyrox
I absolutely agree with u, btw i love naruto a lot. Ya. when sumone try to translate, it will make the anime sound extra weird. Besides that, sumtimes the meaning will also change, like when u try to translate chinese to english directly. And also, i rather read the subtitles then have it translated.

I have a question here. When is 'naruto anime' going to follow back the naruto comics' storyline?
r_y_e_20
i watch the raw naruto in Japanese version, im undergoing japanese classes these days and naruto helps me enhance my nihonggo.
yy1124
anthonyrox wrote:
I absolutely agree with u, btw i love naruto a lot. Ya. when sumone try to translate, it will make the anime sound extra weird. Besides that, sumtimes the meaning will also change, like when u try to translate chinese to english directly. And also, i rather read the subtitles then have it translated.

I have a question here. When is 'naruto anime' going to follow back the naruto comics' storyline?


Sometime the subtitle sux too...

When will naruto continue the main story line?
rumor once said is 210, but i guess not.
QrafTee
yy1124 wrote:
anthonyrox wrote:
I absolutely agree with u, btw i love naruto a lot. Ya. when sumone try to translate, it will make the anime sound extra weird. Besides that, sumtimes the meaning will also change, like when u try to translate chinese to english directly. And also, i rather read the subtitles then have it translated.

I have a question here. When is 'naruto anime' going to follow back the naruto comics' storyline?


Sometime the subtitle sux too...

When will naruto continue the main story line?
rumor once said is 210, but i guess not.

How come "guess not?" I'm not holding much hope for the return of the real storyline, but titles have only been confirmed up to episode 207 at the moment so there is a chance the rumor could be true, but then again, who knows?
Hasan
Its really an amazing anime that no other anime can battle it.I really remember when I was young about 8 to 9 years I watched it but after that I really forgot and now at the age of 14 my friend reminded me about this.Its really great,good graphics and voice acting is somehow very fast.Eh!I learnt a little Japanese from Naruto.The most insteresting character is Kakashi.
waiteck
I was told that there will be a 90 min episode for the next one? :S The previous few episodes were not nice Sad.. No action, just the talking.
QrafTee
waiteck wrote:
I was told that there will be a 90 min episode for the next one? :S The previous few episodes were not nice Sad.. No action, just the talking.

Yeah, the next episode will be a 90 minute special which is why it is taking longer than usual for the fansub to be released. The last mini-arc wasn't that bad and there was action in the end, but I still don't like how they executed. People are giving way too much credit to Naruto, yes the anime is based on him, but so many other people could've stopped the trapmaster much more efficiently. And it also make the jounins look like dumbasses.
votd
Okay, I think the fillers should FINALLY really end soon. Apparently, because they showed Sasuke and Orochimaru last episode. Thus, not only. They also showed a new OP and ED. OP gives us a brief explanation, that Naruto goes up training with Jiraiya. We are also seeing that Naruto is thinking about Jiraiya in 90minute special. Also, ending shows up Naruto in his new clothes. It's a flashback, that MAY be changed to full spectrum appearance in later episodes. In the bad case - we may end up in another 26 episode or less 9th season. But after that - no more fillers! Only manga episodes. I think if we get 9th season, this will be much shorter.

Well, I think they will split up story in two, like they done with Dragon Ball (making Dragon Ball Z) this should be Naruto 2, Naruto Part 2 or something similiar. OR they just make 10th season/partial 9th season with Naruto Part 2 sticked onto it.

I don't think Naruto would end up in one part, because Dragon Ball was also very long and ended splitted up in three series, so there's nothing more to talk about.

And 203+ episodes is perfectly big amount for a first serie, look at DB, apparently.

They're giving us too much spoilers that the fillers would end. I think it will be enough.

I don't care about Kakashi Gaiden really, just no more fillers. KG can come with TV Special, like this 3-episode.

Well, let's conclude:

- Pierrot shows us Sasuke and Orochimaru
- Naruto thinks about Jiraiya from time to time wondering when he will be trained
- Naruto moves to Thursday
- New OP shows definitely Naruto training, and some cool shots. But Gaara's team shots are disturbing - please, no more fillers about Gaara's new outfit -_-
- New ED shows up actually a Naruto Part 2 flashback, so it might be changed (please note that any of ED don't change frequently, like OPs did, I mean - new scenes and such).
z054301
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votd wrote
Okay, I think the fillers should FINALLY really end soon


Weren't the fillers only supposed to go on until the manga managed to get far enough ahead, since apparently the episodes caught up with, for them to start airing the episodes again? They've gone through about 70 ish episodes of these god awful fillers. Surely they've covered more than enough ground.
Does anyone know anything about this?
watchai
Naruto and bleach are currently my fav right now... I prefer naruto manga... It give me the feeling of wanting it more...
QrafTee
watchai wrote:
Naruto and bleach are currently my fav right now... I prefer naruto manga... It give me the feeling of wanting it more...

I have to admit the Bleach manga was getting more intense than the Naruto manga, but they both pretty much died down in intensity at the same time (Orihime's chapter and Naruto's training chapters). However, they both picked up speed at the same time (with the Bleach's Rescue chapters and the Naruto's Hunt chapters), but I have to say that the Naruto's most recent chapter has caught my heart much more at the moment. Those of you who have read it should know why.
yhally
yeah right, bleach and naruto are both have an high impact to anyone but i hate naruto if they put an extra episode not related to the real story, it makes me want that oroshimaru and sasuke episode back.....
votd
It seems like Naruto fillers are ending on episode 210. But wait...

If someone from Frihost checked Anime News Network lately, they may found a new Naruto episodes titles:

210 - Kakashi: A Time of Rememberance (or something).

But this title has disappeared some while ago, so it's another fake...

And I thought the filler will end so quickly.

Like the others said, the fillers will end possibly by the end of this new season (season 9 has started with "YURA YURA" opening). The season 10 would be a Part II season. But no one knows the exact time and episode.
kazoe
QrafTee wrote:

Actually the previous poster is trying to indicate that Dattebayo has recently opened a professional service job in subbing various shows. So it's not that they're professional for Naruto and Bleach, but since they're trying to start a professional service for this type of work, they should be serious with what they have as evidence of their pieces of work.


really? hmm, if professional work is mentioned, everything changes indeed. if that is so, then they should have done a better job, like those freesubs are their some kind of portfolio or something. but since its unpaid, maybe they're also thinking that they wont have the pressure to be the best of what they are since they are not having anything back.

but still....
lordfrikk
By now I around episode #90 but still hearing about lot of fillers later on... Sorry If it was posted about before, but can someone inform me how much fillers is there?? Thanks
QrafTee
lordfrikk wrote:
By now I around episode #90 but still hearing about lot of fillers later on... Sorry If it was posted about before, but can someone inform me how much fillers is there?? Thanks

Well, let's just say at episode 207, it's still fillers. I can't really remember exactly how much, but easily at least two seasons of fillers. On the bright side though after the Treasure Hunt mini-arc filler, the filler episode quality has improved.
lordfrikk
QrafTee wrote:
lordfrikk wrote:
By now I around episode #90 but still hearing about lot of fillers later on... Sorry If it was posted about before, but can someone inform me how much fillers is there?? Thanks

Well, let's just say at episode 207, it's still fillers. I can't really remember exactly how much, but easily at least two seasons of fillers. On the bright side though after the Treasure Hunt mini-arc filler, the filler episode quality has improved.


Thanks for answer... I hope BLEACH is not going to follow Naruto in this way Confused
mansonivan
Naruto? It was good before.. but now i dont really think it is still good as before(anime). Guys, go read manga. it is much better
mansonivan
The art for Naruto is far from the worst, but it is not quite the best. I remember seeing some instances where the animation became a little sloppy, but mostly during the more intense action scenes. For me, the standard for animation is Tenjou Tenge, and Naruto does not quite measure up to it. Also, the level of detail in scenery, often repetition of frames, and other stuff keeps me from giving it a 10. On the plus side, the art does make it able to tell the difference between all the characters, and is quite colorful in some places (this is somewhat wasted for me with the overuse of grays, greens, and other earth tones for most of the characters). Anyway have anyone read naruto manga? It is getting better in the storyline. Laughing
tsukiyuuki
I've been reading the manga lately - I'm so glad Kishimoto finally has his head out of his butt and has stopped ignoring his own established canon and geography. That was kind of annoying.
yhally
lordfrikk wrote:
QrafTee wrote:
lordfrikk wrote:
By now I around episode #90 but still hearing about lot of fillers later on... Sorry If it was posted about before, but can someone inform me how much fillers is there?? Thanks

Well, let's just say at episode 207, it's still fillers. I can't really remember exactly how much, but easily at least two seasons of fillers. On the bright side though after the Treasure Hunt mini-arc filler, the filler episode quality has improved.


Thanks for answer... I hope BLEACH is not going to follow Naruto in this way Confused


till episode 109, its still fillers! when did they back the saske, oroshimaru scene?!
tsukiyuuki
yhally wrote:

till episode 109, its still fillers! when did they back the saske, oroshimaru scene?!


The big mass of fillers starts at 136, not 109. There was the odd filler episode or small filler arc before that, but there wasn't a big series like there has been since 136.

Episode 109 was definitely not filler. I won't say what happened, since there seems to be a couple people reading this thread that haven't gotten there yet, but 109 is not filler at all.
shuicao
yo man witch channle can i watch naruto on dish because i cant find it anymore
tsukiyuuki
The Naruto dub is being aired on Cartoon Network in the US, and on YTV in Canada. I don't know what stations it's being aired on anywhere else, nor do I know what other countries have Naruto airing.

I hope this helps!
hofodomo01
Well according to narutofan.com

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According to what we would consider a more reliable source than the guy who lives down the street and swears that the fillers will be over after every single episode and filler arc, the Naruto anime fillers will be coming to an end in Spring 2007, that is about 3 - 4 months from now, or 12 - 16 episodes from now. The source? Allegedly the information was posted in the Weekly Shonen Jump, with none other than Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto dishing out the details of when Naruto fans can expect a storyline that will once again continue to follow the story of the manga. We are working to independently confirm this, by walking to the store and picking up a copy when it becomes morning in Japan. But until then, blame these guys if they're wrong! Look for more information on this in the future.


wow...Naruto had just about the longest filler fun ever....
tsukiyuuki
I saw a similar thing over on Leafninja.com, who I find tend to be a bit more accurate than Narutofan.com

According to Leafninja:

Quote:
The Weekly Jump Reader’s Journal site has updated with apparent word that the latest Jump contains a comment from Masashi Kishimoto stating that the anime will start airing manga content again in Spring of next year. And before someone makes a boneheaded comment, Japan shares the same seasonal changes as North America, so apparently we’re looking for fillers to end in approximately around 3-4 months.


I can only hope to the gods that it's true. XD
votd
Yeah, I've also heard about that.

I hope it's true, but IT IS true. Many sites have written an article about it - and it's true.

Why?
- Because Kishimoto said it by himself
- Beacuse the fillers got damn too long and we don't like them
- Because manga is far apart from anime
- Because there is a new game on PS2 which continues the Naruto Part 2 on Spring 2007
- Because new opening and ending tell us that this is the final season of fillers.

Happy spring 2007. And the summer holidays will be a better one - with Naruto Part 2.

Let's hope they will direct the anime episodes slowly and wisely, not to catch up with manga too quick. Or we get the more and more fillers. Pierrot, let's get some ideas from good old Dragon Ball (like, making one episodes from one chapter, OR making fillers inside the manga storyline).

Maybe you should put on fillers INSIDE the storyline, not outside. It would be much better, and you can do 1 episode = 1 chapter.
tsukiyuuki
It was actually just confirmed as true today (well, now yesterday in Japan).

I'm going to go back to bouncing off of the walls in glee now. *bounces away*
QrafTee
votd wrote:
Yeah, I've also heard about that.

I hope it's true, but IT IS true. Many sites have written an article about it - and it's true.

Why?
- Because Kishimoto said it by himself
- Beacuse the fillers got damn too long and we don't like them
- Because manga is far apart from anime
- Because there is a new game on PS2 which continues the Naruto Part 2 on Spring 2007
- Because new opening and ending tell us that this is the final season of fillers.

Happy spring 2007. And the summer holidays will be a better one - with Naruto Part 2.

Let's hope they will direct the anime episodes slowly and wisely, not to catch up with manga too quick. Or we get the more and more fillers. Pierrot, let's get some ideas from good old Dragon Ball (like, making one episodes from one chapter, OR making fillers inside the manga storyline).

Maybe you should put on fillers INSIDE the storyline, not outside. It would be much better, and you can do 1 episode = 1 chapter.

GOOD ideas from Dragonball? Do you know how irritating it was listening to all talk for a whole episode? Or where an episode had no real purpose to push the story forward?! Seriously, if need be just stop showing Naruto episodes until they are ready for "Part 3" Or intelligently put fillers along the way that makes the anime feel more complete because the manga doesn't explain every single detail.
tsukiyuuki
Yeah, Dragon Ball had a lot of those long, draggy, talking episodes. Z wasn't much better for that.

I'm just hoping for little-to-no fillers for a good long time.

A really, really, really good long time.
m-productions
all i can say about naruto is..

BELIEVE IT

.. on another note, i always heard friends talking about it, but i didnt start watching it until it came in english, after about episode 7 i liked it so much i watched the rest on u-tube (well up to 146 .. like 9 episdodes into the fillers, now im watching maby 1 a week), i love it ^^[/b]
tsukiyuuki
The whole "Believe it!" thing makes me want to choke myself with a kunai. It's so terribly cheesy.

I still love the series, though, even though I only watch it Japanese with subtitles, because the English voices make me cry.
Nintendo
choke with a kunai? Sad
Well, the fillers arent too bad. I would watch them the same i did with the earler eps, if i didnt have so much fing work to do laetly Smile. Come christmas, they will be done Smile
you still get to see naruto owning some people, thats always fun to watch Smile
tsukiyuuki
Yes, choke with a kunai. XD That's how much the "Believe it!" thing annoys me.

The fillers haven't been all bad, no, but there have been a few episodes that made me die inside. As I recall, 192 and 193 happened to be two of them.
jayrelle
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!! Wink

I really love this anime!Especially sasuke and gaara... and also naruto..hehehe.. Wink
tsukiyuuki
Sasuke kind of bugs me, but I adore Gaara and Naruto. Very Happy
Nintendo
Fillers are okay Smile. Im on ep 189, so i have your episodes of doom to look foward to Smile. but omg, the mission with the kaima. That was without a doubt the best selection of episodes EVER Very Happy which reminds me tsuki, you must must must send me those episodes Smile
tsukiyuuki
Nin, your sig makes me die a little inside.

And which episodes do you want, exactly? I can't remember where I left off with the last ones I sent you.
RetardPro
I just watched Ep 212 today, and I pray its the last fo the Fillers! I so sick and tired of waiting and waiting for someone to look for Sasuke, or for Itachi to come back for Naruto... or was it Sasuke he came for... either way, ENOUGH OF THE FILLERS!
tsukiyuuki
The fillers are going to end in sometime in early 2007, and the series is going to be retitled Naruto: Shippuu-den, or Naruto: Hurricane Chronicles, for the second part. It hasn't been confirmed, however, if they are going to animate the Kakashi gaiden. They will be returning to the manga storyline, so I'd assume that they'll animate the gaiden too, but they might not.
RetardPro
That's awesome... I can't wait!
tsukiyuuki
Yes, me neither. I'm so excited about the fillers ending, I have to not think about it because I have exams right now. XD
votd
The fillers are going to end February 2007. It has not yet been fully confirmed, but as it is - we're almost 100% sure about it because:
3rd February - it's the beginning of Spring in Japan
15th February - new Cardass cards from Naruto hits Japan.

This season will not come out in 26 episodes manner, because it mustn't come in that manner either. Naruto 1 ends with a flash, it's getting more moronic and stupid in these past few episodes (like Shinobazu filler arc).

To assure you that fillers are ending - there will be a promotional trailer on Jump Festa 2006 on 16 or 17 December (along with the premiere of the Bleach: Memories of Nobody movie).

Also there is a new Naruto movie confirmed Summer 2007. It's about the Part 2 alright.

The new Naruto will bring in with a new title:
Naruto: Shippuden
there are many translations to this title:
Naruto: Hurricane Chronicles
Naruto: Gale Tales
and so on.

Also there is an official website to Naruto: Shippuden with a beautiful poster in it:
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/naruto/sippuuden/.

Someone also says that the series will begin in Summer 2007 - but that's a bullshit, because in Summer there is NEW MOVIE. The series will be already there in February 2007 - trust me. Rolling Eyes

Plus, the info about Shippuden has been announced a long ago, and it's official. It also came out in Weekly Shonen Jump with new manga chapter,
and many people swears that there are lots of posters in Japan.
tsukiyuuki
votd wrote:
The fillers are going to start February 2007. It has not yet been fully confirmed, but as it is - we're almost 100% sure about it because:
3rd February - it's the beginning of Spring in Japan
15th February - new Cardass cards from Naruto hits Japan.


I'm assuming you actually meant "The filler are going to end February 2007", because I've seen you around enough to know that you're quite intelligent so you obviously just made a typo. ^_^

*bounces off to continue being excited about the fillers ending*
votd
No, no, that's not actually right.

I haven't made a typo - it's February, not April or March - I know that February is the second month in the year and I had written it with a purpose.

Well, I just heard that Spring in Japan begins 3rd FEBRUARY.

And again - the Cardass date is 100% correct, because it was officially announced. Just think about it - new cards, no anime?

P.S.
What about the technology of Shippuden? 420i or 1080i/1080p? TV or HDTV? I really wanted to see Naruto 2 in HDTV with 5.1 certified audio...

And the fillers - I can't stand them, every week I'm working on translations for Poland community (you know - soft subtitles for Dattebayo releases) and it just bugs me. The texts are stupid enough that sometimes I just can't translate them without chaning the sense of the statement.

Also Dattebayo hardsubs suffers from poor grammar - there is just too much mess in the statements, so it's hard to learn what they are talking about sometimes.
tsukiyuuki
votd wrote:
No, no, that's not actually right.

I haven't made a typo - it's February, not April or March - I know that February is the second month in the year and I had written it with a purpose.


I meant that you had said in your original post that the fillers will START in February - but they've already started and have been going on for ages. So I assumed you must have meant that the fillers will end and Shippuden will begin in February.
votd
Sorry, I didn't noticed, I was just too excited at the time I was writing, so I made a obvious stupid typo. Sorry...
tsukiyuuki
So, has anyone else seen the titles for the next few Naruto episodes? They mention the Suna shinobi, and I have to say that I'm curious.

Jpn. 01/11/07 Episode 216: "The Disappearing Craftsman, The Targeted Shukaku"

Jpn. 01/18/07 Episode 217: "Suna's Allies, The Konoha Shinobi"

It is possible that those two episodes are picking up with the manga storyline and that they aren't animating the Kakashi gaiden, but then they'd be cramming five or six chapters into just a couple of episodes, so it seems unlikely. If that's the case, they'd also appear to be not making an episode for the introductory, welcome-back type chapter that Kishimoto did when he began part two.

Thoughts, anyone?
SpellcasterDX
So, who watches the Saturday evening episodes they air on Cartoonnetwork? I do. I'd rather go episode by episode than skipping through and watching them on YouTube. Razz
hofodomo01
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GOOD ideas from Dragonball


something close to 300 episodes was just too damn long....


come to think of it, the naruto fillers have been going on for, what....two years?
tsukiyuuki
The first filler episode airied May 25, 2005, so it has been almost two years, and it was episode 136: Infiltration Investigation? At Last it Came, a Super-S-Rank Mission!

As of today, there have been 77 or 78 filler episodes.
votd
Quote:
Jpn. 01/11/07 Episode 216: "The Disappearing Craftsman, The Targeted Shukaku"

Jpn. 01/18/07 Episode 217: "Suna's Allies, The Konoha Shinobi"


Apparently it must some kind of joke, or another fillers.

But Shukaku means absolutely no filler! And one more question - why the hell Naruto don't use Kyuubi powers in fillers no more? Isn't that stupid?

We will see! Watch out for this week 2-episodes christmas special.

Also check for raw the day after tommorow (21.12.2006) at http://bt.saiyaman.info.

Sub for this episode will be delayed (I think so but I don't know...). It will be a few hours after normal release.
tsukiyuuki
votd wrote:
Quote:
Jpn. 01/11/07 Episode 216: "The Disappearing Craftsman, The Targeted Shukaku"

Jpn. 01/18/07 Episode 217: "Suna's Allies, The Konoha Shinobi"


Apparently it must some kind of joke, or another fillers.


Those episodes titles aren't jokes, I know that much for sure. They are the official titles for the episodes that are going to air on the eleventh and eighteeenth of January.

I'm hoping that they aren't filler, but we'll just have to wait and see, won't we? *sigh*
yhally
why until now the episode of naruto are part of its filler?
do anyone have an idea when they release a related episode about oroshimaru and saske scene!!
i miss that fightings!!!!
votd
In order to give some space to manga, they created fillers. Although the manga is really far from anime now, they are delaying Part 2 as long as they can, because they don't want to catch up with manga again (like in Sasuke retrieval arc).

On Jump Festa 2007 they said that Naruto manga will be stopped after 1,5 year (according to info). But I think fans will pressure Kishimoto to draw more of Naruto, like they done it on Toriyama to make Dragon Ball Z much longer.

So I think they are aware of that Naruto is ending in 1,5 year (that's not true I think it's not that realiable, trust it or not - yours decision).

Naruto Shippuden in announced to be in 15 February 2007, but we aren't sure about it yet. We will see. Only a few fillers and we are done - hopefully.

So if it's true that Naruto manga will end in 1,5 year, I hope we won't see fillers again and Naruto isn't ending yet so don't worry. There will be lots of episodes even after main storyline, because it's so commercial show....
xj975
For me Naruto ceased to exist when they started the filler episodes, each new storyline introduces weak characters who we will never see again. Doing boring things while we watch Naruto bumble along not growing in the least.

Even worse are the dubbed episodes with the oh so annoying "Believe it" phrase being uttered incessantly. My god how I hate thee dubs and fillers, ruining a very good series and shifting it into something that is just inane and irrelivant.
QrafTee
xj975 wrote:
For me Naruto ceased to exist when they started the filler episodes, each new storyline introduces weak characters who we will never see again. Doing boring things while we watch Naruto bumble along not growing in the least.

Even worse are the dubbed episodes with the oh so annoying "Believe it" phrase being uttered incessantly. My god how I hate thee dubs and fillers, ruining a very good series and shifting it into something that is just inane and irrelivant.

Well if the fillers introduce strong characters, then that means they might destroy the main story. I mean why won't this super strong guy try to thwart Akatsuki him/herself? And if they use reoccuring characters what if the manga introduces them later having a different background in the timeskip? There's just too many problems when making good fillers since they might interrupt the main story and thus killing off the series... like Kenshin for example.
talkingtree
where can u download naruto for free??
QrafTee
talkingtree wrote:
where can u download naruto for free??

Illegal stuff can't be posted here. I recommend using Google to help you out in your ventures.
littletomi714
yea there are a lot of flashbacks

itz probably cuz they hav it on tv
and people watch it like once a week

they probably wont remember it

but since i use YOUTUBE.COM
to watch all of them

it gets kinda boring at some points

but some points are so intense and suspenseful!!!
bluefossil
You all watch the one on Cartoon Network? of the current ones from Japan? I thought the Japanese ones would be done with fillers but apparently that is not the case. I stopped reading the manga cause I really enjoy watching the anime, but the fillers are killing me.
QrafTee
bluefossil wrote:
You all watch the one on Cartoon Network? of the current ones from Japan? I thought the Japanese ones would be done with fillers but apparently that is not the case. I stopped reading the manga cause I really enjoy watching the anime, but the fillers are killing me.

It'll be done in around February '07... whether at the start of or at the end of, I'm not sure. So far these are the fillers that I've approved of:
Treasure Hunt Arc
Gengetsu Arc
Lost Memory Arc
The rest is basically garbage. Yes, Rock Lee is my favorite character, but the Curry of Life Arc and the Rehabilitation Arc were below par... with the prior being very below par.
votd
Quote:
Gengetsu Arc


It's GANTETSU arc. For some reason I've corrected it:D.

Did you know? There are two trailers of Naruto Shippuuden in the internet. Below are links:

TV Spot #1 (18 seconds, first spot ever released):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGDDKCgl47U

Extended TV Spot #1 (43 seconds, second spot):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIpnb071YVM.


Naruto: Shippuuden will come in a two-episodes in once special in 15 February 2007 in standard airing time. We will see subbed version of Naruto Shippuuden in a one, two or three days. That's because Dattebayo must make new typesetting, karaoke for new opening/ending, translations and such. Actually it will be evenly done in 16,17 or 18 February.

Don't forget we get raw 15 or 16 February for those who doesn't want to wait for DB to sub it.

And there is always AnimeONE, but they released Naruto 200-201 not long ago, so it will take some time for them to catch up, or maybe they will start Naruto Shippuuden immediately.


219: "The ultimate weapon is revivied" 1 February 2007
220: "Setting off" 8 February 2007.

These are the titles of the LAST episodes of Naruto! So there will be a total of 220 episodes. And there - it's the end of Naruto and beginning of Naruto: Shippuuden!.

219 is the last of the newest Gaara filler arc, and episode 220, as you can quickly think - it's the most waited moment of the all fans of Naruto in the whole world - IT'S THE FIRST EPISODE WITH NO-FILLER ARC - THE END OF ORGINAL NARUTO AND BEGINNING OF SHIPPUUDEN! IT'S THE SETTING OFF TO TRAINING WITH JIRAIYA!! AT LAST!
kurogane
wiou~~, ty for this information . ^^
votd
http://rapidshare.com/files/11404690/TrailerCompressed.avi.html - Naruto Shippuuden TV Spot #2.

It was showed yesterday, after the Naruto 216 episode. It's in XviD AVI, so everyone will play it smoothly (well, mostly:D). It was ripped and re-encoded by me, so half of credits goes to me:D.

It's raw, so all is without subtitles. It's like the first TV Spot, but this time it's hybrid between TV Spot #1 and Extended TV Spot #1. Enjoy! I will providing new TV Spots when they will be released. So enjoy and wait for more.


Naruto 216 is avalible through Saiyaman (http://bt.saiyaman.info) and HI-RAW. I suggest to use Saiyaman version, because it's the same as HI-RAW version (exactly the same file, but using Saiyaman you won't have to register, and remember that HI-RAW.com is a japanese forum so it's hard to register here... really).

It's RAW version. Dattebayo will release their subbed version tommorow, or the day after tommorow I really don't know. They are just a bunch of retards after all:D.

And one more thing. This week's RAW is fabulous quality! I've never seen Naruto with higher quality than this! This is insane - someone must have got a really good DVB card ;D really expensive. This RAW actually looks better than any of the DVD releases!! Seriously! And plus - it's WMV9 Wink.

I think Saiyaman gets wiser and wiser:D.

I hope the same quality raws will be on every week. If you comparise this week's RAW to the best DB encodes, this definitely wins. And IT'S 148MB file. It's sharp, clear and very colorful. Other RAWs look like shit comparised to him:D.

Cheers,
votd.
DynamicNames
~This Might Be A Spoiler For Those Who Have Not Watched Episodes 106/107 and Up~

Don't you guys hate the fact that Sasuke betrayed Kanoha and his team for Orochimaru? Yes, it makes the storyline more advanced, but most animes have the main characters that start off on the show as good guys, end the show as good guys. Just ask the Yu-Gi-Oh. Razz
QrafTee
DynamicNames wrote:
~This Might Be A Spoiler For Those Who Have Not Watched Episodes 106/107 and Up~

Don't you guys hate the fact that Sasuke betrayed Kanoha and his team for Orochimaru? Yes, it makes the storyline more advanced, but most animes have the main characters that start off on the show as good guys, end the show as good guys. Just ask the Yu-Gi-Oh. Razz

Well it's not done yet. Like you said, you're talking about the ENDING. The ending simply hasn't met its resolve.
Cloudchasers
Naruto. hmm. where the storyline goes now? i stopped quite awhile ago. too much fillers. all those 'rubbish'. i love it when sasuke is still around. it's like meanless for the anime if one main char suddenly vanish. haiz. hope he wll be back soon.
votd
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Naruto. hmm. where the storyline goes now? i stopped quite awhile ago. too much fillers. all those 'rubbish'. i love it when sasuke is still around. it's like meanless for the anime if one main char suddenly vanish. haiz. hope he wll be back soon.


There isn't Sasuke around, so you can chill out.

Download episode 220, which will air 8 February, and will be released (as always) day after, or day after tommorow. It will be the fillers end - it's the episode where Naruto goes with Jiraiya for training. So you can just download this episode, and all episodes after - look at my posts, and you will know - it's called Naruto Shippuuden, it's new series like Dragon Ball Z to Dragon Ball.


It's followed by new episode numeration, so Naruto will have 220 episodes in total, and there is #001 of N:Sh.

Naruto Shippuuden starts 15 February 2007, it will be an hour long special (actually it's 40 minutes, but in japan with commercials it will be a full hour).
Wolverine100
i love watching naruto even if i miss it i go to youtube and watch it Very Happy
Chronos
Yep, same as me.

¿How do you prefer to watch it, with your language audio or with Japanese audio and subtitles?
DynamicNames
Chronos wrote:
Yep, same as me.

¿How do you prefer to watch it, with your language audio or with Japanese audio and subtitles?


Japanese audio and subtitles, definately. The voices for the American versions just plain out suck ass. I mean, Sasuke's voice is way too loud, Naruto sounds like a child, etc. The Japanese version has perfect voices in there characters, so I watch that version. Even though it's very annoying having to read the crippled subtitles.
QrafTee
The last Naruto arc is GOOD. I haven't been so excited about the next episode since... since... Sasuke Retrieval Arc.
Seiji
Finally the fillers are over. Bleach and Naruto are both getting back on track. I can't wait for the non filler Naruto to start.
QrafTee
Seiji wrote:
Finally the fillers are over. Bleach and Naruto are both getting back on track. I can't wait for the non filler Naruto to start.

Watch the last filler arc. You won't be disappointed... unless they end it crappily... Crappily... is that even a word?
djclue917
Guess what? We will be greeted by a surely awesome 1-hour special!
Also, below is the list of the first three episodes in Naruto: Shippuuden.

2007-02-15 1. Homecoming (1 hour special to commence the start of Part 2.)
2007-02-22 2. Akatsuki, Action Starts
2007-02-22 3. The results of training
Nintendo
hmmm. I personally dont like this last naruto arc (you're refering to the Gaara one?). Il be happy but also sad to see the fillers go, cos i did like some of the arcs (The kaima monster on was just awesome Smile). But i want to see naruto kick some über butt, and i believe he can when the fillers end ^^. On some other notes....
QrafTee wrote:
talkingtree wrote:
where can u download naruto for free??

Illegal stuff can't be posted here. I recommend using Google to help you out in your ventures.

Downloading naruto for free isnt illegal... FMA for example IS, because it's been licenced or something :/. But naruto is good good as far as i know.
QrafTee wrote:
Crappily... is that even a word?

no ^^. But tbh, they have to end the arc in 1 ep now. I think it will be a frog hermit (i forget his name, Jirarai or something?) and kakashi owning spree on that elf man Razz. Itll be a bit rushed :/. So i think it will end "crappily" Smile Sad
QrafTee
Nintendo wrote:
hmmm. I personally dont like this last naruto arc (you're refering to the Gaara one?). Il be happy but also sad to see the fillers go, cos i did like some of the arcs (The kaima monster on was just awesome Smile). But i want to see naruto kick some über butt, and i believe he can when the fillers end ^^. On some other notes....
QrafTee wrote:
talkingtree wrote:
where can u download naruto for free??

Illegal stuff can't be posted here. I recommend using Google to help you out in your ventures.

Downloading naruto for free isnt illegal... FMA for example IS, because it's been licenced or something :/. But naruto is good good as far as i know.
QrafTee wrote:
Crappily... is that even a word?

no ^^. But tbh, they have to end the arc in 1 ep now. I think it will be a frog hermit (i forget his name, Jirarai or something?) and kakashi owning spree on that elf man Razz. Itll be a bit rushed :/. So i think it will end "crappily" Smile Sad

Actually, anime isn't licensed by the episodes. Rather it is licensed by the whole. So since Naruto has already been trademarked/licensed/all the shebang in the U.S. It is, indeed, illegal to download. That's the reason ANBU and many other fansubbers dropped subbing Naruto.

Dattebayo arose because of their unorthodox ways of doing things, but it's because of this they're subbing Naruto.
tsukiyuuki
The most recent filler arc wasn't ALL bad, but it has certainly had it's bad points. It was nice to see some folks other than the Konoha kids, but the plot of the arc has been a bit rushed, and the big new supervillains aren't all that great. Also: "sealing" Gaara's sand by soaking him with water was kinda lame, though I can see how it could have been effective.

The one thing that probably bugs me most about the recent filler arc is that the writers have Gaara using the word "nakama" for Matsuri. "Nakama" means friend, yes, but it is a very strong word and implies very strong bonds, like those between Naruto and his friends and teammates When Gaara uses it he's only known Matsuri for a day or two, so it's a bit over the top. <_<

Does anyone here follow the manga? If yes, any thoughts on the most recent chapters and Naruto's adaptation of the Rasengan? I think it looks pretty cool, but since he can't throw it, it seems a bit pointless. Maybe he'll be able to throw it when it's actually complete, though? Because really, Naruto needs a mid- toe long-range attack, now just a souped-up Rasengan.
QrafTee
tsukiyuuki wrote:
The most recent filler arc wasn't ALL bad, but it has certainly had it's bad points. It was nice to see some folks other than the Konoha kids, but the plot of the arc has been a bit rushed, and the big new supervillains aren't all that great. Also: "sealing" Gaara's sand by soaking him with water was kinda lame, though I can see how it could have been effective.

The one thing that probably bugs me most about the recent filler arc is that the writers have Gaara using the word "nakama" for Matsuri. "Nakama" means friend, yes, but it is a very strong word and implies very strong bonds, like those between Naruto and his friends and teammates When Gaara uses it he's only known Matsuri for a day or two, so it's a bit over the top. <_<

Does anyone here follow the manga? If yes, any thoughts on the most recent chapters and Naruto's adaptation of the Rasengan? I think it looks pretty cool, but since he can't throw it, it seems a bit pointless. Maybe he'll be able to throw it when it's actually complete, though? Because really, Naruto needs a mid- toe long-range attack, now just a souped-up Rasengan.

... You do remember Gaara is a very friend-deficient little boy, right? I wouldn't be surprised if he used "nakama" toward someone he just met an hour ago. :-p
tsukiyuuki
QrafTee wrote:

... You do remember Gaara is a very friend-deficient little boy, right? I wouldn't be surprised if he used "nakama" toward someone he just met an hour ago. :-p


I certainly remember that he had no friends - Gaara is my number one favourite characters in the series. I've even written essays on his personality on a mailing list I belong to - that's my level of obsession with him. It's actually kind of sad, I suppose. XDDD

And while Gaara had no friends for a very long time, he was also hated by his entire village and people who should have cared about him ordered him killed and tried to kill him. When one has had such bad experiences, one tends to have difficulty trusting people. The denotation of the word makes it seem like it's perfectly reasonable, but with Gaara's character, "nakama" has a connotation of pretty much the strongest of bonds. Gaara, at this point, hasn't even used this word to describe his siblings or Naruto, who got his head screwed on straight for him, so it's more than a little odd that he's using it with someone he's only known for a couple of days.

It's perfectly reasonable for Gaara to have something of an attachment to his first (and only, at this point) student, but the writers are randomly making sound like he's super-attached. Sure, he went after the new Apparently Evil But Really Just Misunderstood guys after they kidnapped Matsuri, but it wouldn't have mattered who had been kidnapped. Apparently Evil and his cronies wanted to fight Gaara, so the village ordered Gaara's team to go after him, and that's it.

Naruto uses the word "nakama" a lot, but only to refer to the people he's become closest to, like the other Konoha genins. It's not a word one uses for people one has just met, as is the case in the most recent filler arc.

And I just realised that this is way longer than I had planned on it being. XDD
Chelissamow
So... who else is super excited that the fillers have finally ended and the series will continue with the real storyline next episode? I certainly am!

I can't wait until the next episode comes out. And it's a one-hour episode, too! Yes! I hope they show lots of stuff in that episode...

Haha, did anybody read that note by Dattebayo on episode 220? They said 'Bad news guys, there will be another three weeks of fillers.' I was like 'WHAT!?!' xD
tsukiyuuki
Chelissamow wrote:
So... who else is super excited that the fillers have finally ended and the series will continue with the real storyline next episode? I certainly am!

I can't wait until the next episode comes out. And it's a one-hour episode, too! Yes! I hope they show lots of stuff in that episode...

Haha, did anybody read that note by Dattebayo on episode 220? They said 'Bad news guys, there will be another three weeks of fillers.' I was like 'WHAT!?!' xD


OMG, I've been bouncing off the walls for weeks! It's kind of sad, actually. ^^;; Every time I'd go to dinner at meal hall with my friends, if the topic drifted into TV or comics, I'd start fangirling.

I'm really stoked about the double episode premiere of Shippuden, though the downside is that it means that it will take longer for the sub come out, because Dattebayo has twice the usual amount of translating to do, and the two new karaokes for the opening and ending.

I DID see that note, but I knew it wasn't true for multiple reasons. If they ever post an announcement or make a note on an episode, and follow it with "YHBT" then it means it isn't true. "YHBT" = "you have been trolled".

If you follow their news on their homepage, you may have seen the announcement they made a while back about dropping Naruto, which they followed with the YHBT. Obviously, the announcement was a joke, but they got a bunch of nasty e-mails... oh, where was that post....

Here it is:
Update

Dattebayo Fansubs, LLC expects an official apology from all 36,291 "fans" who sent in death, rape, 'removed you from my homepage', and other threats. Oh, and of course, You Have Been Trolled, again. For those of you who still haven't got it NO NARUTO IS NOT DROPPED.
Prince naruto
i like anruto and the characters very much

the thing is..the other they didnt like naruto very much
they said the fillers were so boring
but when it is dubbed in tagalog version

the filler were so cool

i say i like shikamaru\! he's totall cool and his shadow binding technqiques
tsukiyuuki
Shippuden airs in Japan tomorrow, and we non-Japanese speakers can expect a sub from Dattebayo sometime on Friday! (Of course, I'm going to download the RAW anyway, even though I'll only understand one word out of every nine or ten, because I'm a dork like that.)

Who else is bouncing off the walls with excitement?
Chelissamow
tsukiyuuki - Oh, I totally didn't know that 'YHBT' meant 'You have been trolled'. Haha, thanks for telling me that. xD

I also didn't even know that Dattebayo had made the announcement. I probably would have believed it. xD


WOW. I watched the Naruto Shippuuden episode and it was awesome. I thought it was pretty cool that they automatically cut to the part when Sakura, Naruto, that wood-element teacher and that... drawing guy (Boy am I bad with names....) were chasing Sasuke. Aww... too bad it'll be months before we can even watch the rest of that. xD
QrafTee
Chelissamow wrote:
tsukiyuuki - Oh, I totally didn't know that 'YHBT' meant 'You have been trolled'. Haha, thanks for telling me that. xD

I also didn't even know that Dattebayo had made the announcement. I probably would have believed it. xD


WOW. I watched the Naruto Shippuuden episode and it was awesome. I thought it was pretty cool that they automatically cut to the part when Sakura, Naruto, that wood-element teacher and that... drawing guy (Boy am I bad with names....) were chasing Sasuke. Aww... too bad it'll be months before we can even watch the rest of that. xD

... in order... Yamato and Sai...
tsukiyuuki
Chelissamow wrote:
tsukiyuuki - Oh, I totally didn't know that 'YHBT' meant 'You have been trolled'. Haha, thanks for telling me that. xD

I also didn't even know that Dattebayo had made the announcement. I probably would have believed it. xD


WOW. I watched the Naruto Shippuuden episode and it was awesome. I thought it was pretty cool that they automatically cut to the part when Sakura, Naruto, that wood-element teacher and that... drawing guy (Boy am I bad with names....) were chasing Sasuke. Aww... too bad it'll be months before we can even watch the rest of that. xD


Yeah, I had someone else tell me what YHBT means, too. XDD So I decided to share the knowledge. Very Happy

I knew they made it because I always get the torrent from their frontpage when it comes out, and it was a big news link on the left "Naruto dropped" so I, of course, had to read the news post. XD I was supremely happy to see the "YHBT" note in there. XD

OMG. I watched it, too. Wasn't it absolutely awesome? I spent the entire time squeeing with happy. XD Doing a flash forward to NAruto, Sakura, Sai (the drawing guy), and Yamato (the wood guy) was, I think, a really punchy way to start the new series. ^_^ I also think the new opening and ending are both really awesome.

But me, I'm more excited about the first arc than that Sasuke chasing arc coming up, because I'm a total Sandsibs fangirl, and they're in the first arc a lot. ^_^ I 'm really excited to finally see it animated! (Well, that and I love the Akatsuki guys, they're funny. XD)
Seiji
The new Naruto was awesome indeed. I liked the way it opened up but was dissapointed from the lack of action. Two episodes and I didn't get to see any of Naruto's new stuff. The new story looks promising. I also got a time jump like I wanted. They jumped 2 1/2 years and Naruto still hasn't become a Chuunin Laughing At least we know Naruto and Gaara will probably be big key factors in this arc. I'm glad two see that the fillers for Naruto and Bleach are finally over.
tsukiyuuki
Seiji wrote:
The new Naruto was awesome indeed. I liked the way it opened up but was dissapointed from the lack of action. Two episodes and I didn't get to see any of Naruto's new stuff.


The manga didn't start off with uber-action right away either. The first two episodes of Shippuuden functioned rather like the first five or six episodes of Naruto; they're setting the stage and (re)-introducing us to the characters.

As a manga-reader as well as an anime-watched, though, I can promise you'll be getting lots of action really soon - depending on how they write it, maybe even as soon as episode three, "Fruits of the Training".
CMA
Is it just me, or did they give it their all on the animation of this episode? Seriously, the animation seemed a lot better than in the previous series.

I'm glad the new series has finally begun, after "I dunno how many" rumours about it's supposed launch date. Now waiting for the *good* parts to come Twisted Evil

(Examples of parts I'm dying to see animated are "a certain fight against someone on a bridge, where the number 4 has a certain significance", "someone's death", and "thing that showed recently on the manga".)
xj975
CMA wrote:
Is it just me, or did they give it their all on the animation of this episode? Seriously, the animation seemed a lot better than in the previous series.

I'm glad the new series has finally begun, after "I dunno how many" rumours about it's supposed launch date. Now waiting for the *good* parts to come Twisted Evil

(Examples of parts I'm dying to see animated are "a certain fight against someone on a bridge, where the number 4 has a certain significance", "someone's death", and "thing that showed recently on the manga".)



Love the avoidance of a spoiler there...

but seriously people after two years, how great is it to not have to deal with some stupid filler arc?

Casually introduced characters who are never heard from again, devaluation of incredible moves against mediocre opponents, etc etc.


God...I hate filler and 2 years of it is definitely too much.
tsukiyuuki
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(Examples of parts I'm dying to see animated are "a certain fight against someone on a bridge, where the number 4 has a certain significance", "someone's death", and "thing that showed recently on the manga".)


Since I've kept up with the manga, I do believe I know exactly what you mean - and you aren't the only one looking forward to those parts!!
Seiji
Its going to be difficult waiting for every single episode to come out. When I first started watching Naruto they were already on episode 102. Now I'm going to have to wait each week. I hope there will be plenty of action in the upcoming episode.
xj975
Seiji wrote:
Its going to be difficult waiting for every single episode to come out. When I first started watching Naruto they were already on episode 102. Now I'm going to have to wait each week. I hope there will be plenty of action in the upcoming episode.


more like some action, a lot of talking, and some more action which leads to the next episode...

at least thats how it happened the first time around =p
Well I am certainly glad Dattebayo stuck with Naruto through all the crap.
tsukiyuuki
xj975 wrote:

more like some action, a lot of talking, and some more action which leads to the next episode...

at least thats how it happened the first time around =p
Well I am certainly glad Dattebayo stuck with Naruto through all the crap.


If by talking you mean plot exposition, then yeah, there's going to be some talking. Talking is required to move the plot forward, and considering the kind of plot stuff that happened in the first series and what's happened post-timeskip in the manga, there will be talking. If there was no talking, there would be no real plot to speak of, because Kishimoto wouldn't be able to convey the relevant information without dialogue. Dialogue is essential.

You aren't the only one who's glad that DB stuck with Naruto through all the filler. I think the entire anime community would have heard about it if DB had dropped Naruto. XDD
QrafTee
Also all action and little talking would pretty much kill the series by lapping the manga twice over within 3 or so months.
tsukiyuuki
QrafTee wrote:
Also all action and little talking would pretty much kill the series by lapping the manga twice over within 3 or so months.


That's also true. And that would mean more *shudder* filler episodes.
Seiji
We still have a lot to look forward to though. Another chuunin exam which is kind of odd since Naruto will be much older than the others. I hope they draw away from the Sasuke incident.
tsukiyuuki
Seiji wrote:
We still have a lot to look forward to though. Another chuunin exam which is kind of odd since Naruto will be much older than the others. I hope they draw away from the Sasuke incident.


We DO have another Chuunin exam to look forward to, though it'll certainly be happening in the manga before the anime, unless they decide to screw that up in the anime timeline, but I don't think they will. That's a bit big, even for the anime writers. <_<

...And now I'm trying to figure out exactly WHEN Kishimoto's going to plug the Chuunin exam in there, or if he's even going to bother. Hm....
xj975
By talking...I mean rehashing things which happened only a few episodes again in full detail (IE Sasukes childhood flashbacks)

While dialogue is important to drive a story foward, and in fact small talk is my favorite element of hero's, antiheros, movies, and anime, there is a point where it gets redundant.

Or maybe im recalling things incorrectly and they didnt interrupt fights to have lengthy flashbacks about things that happened in recent episodes. If that is the case then I retract my objections.
QrafTee
xj975 wrote:
By talking...I mean rehashing things which happened only a few episodes again in full detail (IE Sasukes childhood flashbacks)

While dialogue is important to drive a story foward, and in fact small talk is my favorite element of hero's, antiheros, movies, and anime, there is a point where it gets redundant.

Or maybe im recalling things incorrectly and they didnt interrupt fights to have lengthy flashbacks about things that happened in recent episodes. If that is the case then I retract my objections.

Keep in mind those flashbacks happened like 3 seasons ago (IRL time). So it's rational to think it's important to fill the viewers in on what happened since it's likely their memories might not be so clear.
xj975
QrafTee wrote:
xj975 wrote:
By talking...I mean rehashing things which happened only a few episodes again in full detail (IE Sasukes childhood flashbacks)

While dialogue is important to drive a story foward, and in fact small talk is my favorite element of hero's, antiheros, movies, and anime, there is a point where it gets redundant.

Or maybe im recalling things incorrectly and they didnt interrupt fights to have lengthy flashbacks about things that happened in recent episodes. If that is the case then I retract my objections.

Keep in mind those flashbacks happened like 3 seasons ago (IRL time). So it's rational to think it's important to fill the viewers in on what happened since it's likely their memories might not be so clear.


That is a fair enough time to do flashbacks, but my objection is to do flashbacks over incidents that we saw only a few episodes ago.
tsukiyuuki
xj975 wrote:
QrafTee wrote:
xj975 wrote:
By talking...I mean rehashing things which happened only a few episodes again in full detail (IE Sasukes childhood flashbacks)

While dialogue is important to drive a story foward, and in fact small talk is my favorite element of hero's, antiheros, movies, and anime, there is a point where it gets redundant.

Or maybe im recalling things incorrectly and they didnt interrupt fights to have lengthy flashbacks about things that happened in recent episodes. If that is the case then I retract my objections.

Keep in mind those flashbacks happened like 3 seasons ago (IRL time). So it's rational to think it's important to fill the viewers in on what happened since it's likely their memories might not be so clear.


That is a fair enough time to do flashbacks, but my objection is to do flashbacks over incidents that we saw only a few episodes ago.


Yeah, I tend to agree with you there. It's kind of annoying. <_<
xj975
The biggest drawback to having Naruto out of fillers....is that I actually care to see what is happening in the Anime now, thus I am stuck waiting for a whole week to see the next episode. Hoping that the RaW gets out on time so the subbing gets done on time so I can find out how they deliver what happens next.


Anticipation builds expectations...but they havent been let down yet....(well since the two years of fillers >.> <.< )
votd
Naruto Shippuuden 01-02 finally released!

My first reactions:
- the first 7 minutes which are in 16/9 format (showing Sasuke spoilers) was the best moment drawed in the whole series. It mixed standard cels animation style and computer animations. The audio and visual quality seemed like a splendid anime movie (better than any Naruto movie!) The characters art were impressive! And the rest of the episode isn't that crappy either - it's far good from standard fillers.

What can I say - 10 points for Pierrot! To animate this moment (first 7 minutes with Sasuke) must cost very big amount of money. So it's very good!

- I was afraid of Konohamaru first part filler, but in the end, we are getting an UNRELEASED PART OF MANGA! Yes, that's true, that part with Konohamaru D-rank mission was about to be in manga (when 2 part starts), but Kishimoto dropped it away and taken us to the Naruto comeback instead

- Opening and Ending songs are GREAT! Some people says that it isn't in anime manner or something, and song don't fit - but it FITS anime very well! Good job, Pierrot, again you amazed me. I can watch 200 times over and over and don't get bored! Actually I was thinking about some jmetal/jrock but this song is also great! Also the animations are very original and seems logicial.

And finally - they are including specials in every episode! This is great, because there's a chance we won't see fillers again! I think +5 minutes of crap is better than WHOLE 2 years of fillers.
QrafTee
votd wrote:
Naruto Shippuuden 01-02 finally released!

My first reactions:
- the first 7 minutes which are in 16/9 format (showing Sasuke spoilers) was the best moment drawed in the whole series. It mixed standard cels animation style and computer animations. The audio and visual quality seemed like a splendid anime movie (better than any Naruto movie!) The characters art were impressive! And the rest of the episode isn't that crappy either - it's far good from standard fillers.

What can I say - 10 points for Pierrot! To animate this moment (first 7 minutes with Sasuke) must cost very big amount of money. So it's very good!

- I was afraid of Konohamaru first part filler, but in the end, we are getting an UNRELEASED PART OF MANGA! Yes, that's true, that part with Konohamaru D-rank mission was about to be in manga (when 2 part starts), but Kishimoto dropped it away and taken us to the Naruto comeback instead

- Opening and Ending songs are GREAT! Some people says that it isn't in anime manner or something, and song don't fit - but it FITS anime very well! Good job, Pierrot, again you amazed me. I can watch 200 times over and over and don't get bored! Actually I was thinking about some jmetal/jrock but this song is also great! Also the animations are very original and seems logicial.

And finally - they are including specials in every episode! This is great, because there's a chance we won't see fillers again! I think +5 minutes of crap is better than WHOLE 2 years of fillers.

Opening sucked, not enough Rock Lee. I like the openings that focus more on the Rookie 7 group than Naruto and his malodramatic comrades.
Seiji
^Was Rock Lee even in the first two episodes of Shippuuden. I thought Naruto's opponent was going to be Lee instead of Kakashi but I turned out wrong. Is the whole Orcohimaru thing over and are they going to focus on Itachi now. It seemed to be a main part in the first two episodes.
tsukiyuuki
Seiji wrote:
^Was Rock Lee even in the first two episodes of Shippuuden. I thought Naruto's opponent was going to be Lee instead of Kakashi but I turned out wrong. Is the whole Orcohimaru thing over and are they going to focus on Itachi now. It seemed to be a main part in the first two episodes.


If by "Itachi thing" you mean Sasuke wanting revenge, I can assure that that isn't over. If, on the other hand, you meant about Itachi wanting to find Naruto, that's also not over.

Lee wasn't in the first two episodes of Shippuuden, no. He probably won't be in the next episode, either. He didn't show up until the ninth chapter of part two in the manga, and we have at least one episode (more like two or three) to go until we hit that point in the anime. It depends on how much time the spend animating the three fights between the start and where Lee shows up, which are upcoming.
QrafTee
tsukiyuuki wrote:
Seiji wrote:
^Was Rock Lee even in the first two episodes of Shippuuden. I thought Naruto's opponent was going to be Lee instead of Kakashi but I turned out wrong. Is the whole Orcohimaru thing over and are they going to focus on Itachi now. It seemed to be a main part in the first two episodes.


If by "Itachi thing" you mean Sasuke wanting revenge, I can assure that that isn't over. If, on the other hand, you meant about Itachi wanting to find Naruto, that's also not over.

Lee wasn't in the first two episodes of Shippuuden, no. He probably won't be in the next episode, either. He didn't show up until the ninth chapter of part two in the manga, and we have at least one episode (more like two or three) to go until we hit that point in the anime. It depends on how much time the spend animating the three fights between the start and where Lee shows up, which are upcoming.

Yeah, it takes awhile before Team Gai shows up to the rescue, but I was hoping that the reunion thing was done with more specifics in it since the manga would be boring if it made the reunion chapters too long.
tsukiyuuki
QrafTee wrote:

Yeah, it takes awhile before Team Gai shows up to the rescue, but I was hoping that the reunion thing was done with more specifics in it since the manga would be boring if it made the reunion chapters too long.


It does take a while before Team Gai shows up. I wish they showed up sooner, though, because I'm something of a Lee fangirl, myself. XDD
laughingman
Lee is THE most amazing guy along with Naruto. My perfect fantasy is a Lee, Naruto and Gaara team taking up all of akatsuki and Orochimaru. SO Cool!!! and I want Naruto to bring Sasuke to his knees.

I really feel Lee doesnt get enough screen time and he is the unluckiest guy whenit comes to opponent matching. Lee could have slaughtered everyone except Naruto, Neji and Gaara in the Chuunin exam, and who does he get to fight? Gaara. hmph. so not fair.


I hope in shippuuden Lee becomes the strongest after naruto inkonoha. he is just that awesome.
tsukiyuuki
laughingman wrote:
Lee is THE most amazing guy along with Naruto. My perfect fantasy is a Lee, Naruto and Gaara team taking up all of akatsuki and Orochimaru. SO Cool!!! and I want Naruto to bring Sasuke to his knees.

I really feel Lee doesnt get enough screen time and he is the unluckiest guy whenit comes to opponent matching. Lee could have slaughtered everyone except Naruto, Neji and Gaara in the Chuunin exam, and who does he get to fight? Gaara. hmph. so not fair.


I hope in shippuuden Lee becomes the strongest after naruto inkonoha. he is just that awesome.


Lee doesn't get the screen time because he's a secondary character, the same as Neji, Hinata, Iruka, Gaara, and pretty much everyone other than Team Seven and Kakashi. I adore Lee, but as far as the plot of the series goes, he isn't as important as Team Seven and Kakashi, or even Tsunade, sadly.
xj975
laughingman wrote:
Lee is THE most amazing guy along with Naruto. My perfect fantasy is a Lee, Naruto and Gaara team taking up all of akatsuki and Orochimaru. SO Cool!!! and I want Naruto to bring Sasuke to his knees.

I really feel Lee doesnt get enough screen time and he is the unluckiest guy whenit comes to opponent matching. Lee could have slaughtered everyone except Naruto, Neji and Gaara in the Chuunin exam, and who does he get to fight? Gaara. hmph. so not fair.


I hope in shippuuden Lee becomes the strongest after naruto inkonoha. he is just that awesome.


Disagree Lee wouldve slaughtered Naruto.
But then I personally dislike Naruto strongly.
QrafTee
xj975 wrote:
laughingman wrote:
Lee is THE most amazing guy along with Naruto. My perfect fantasy is a Lee, Naruto and Gaara team taking up all of akatsuki and Orochimaru. SO Cool!!! and I want Naruto to bring Sasuke to his knees.

I really feel Lee doesnt get enough screen time and he is the unluckiest guy whenit comes to opponent matching. Lee could have slaughtered everyone except Naruto, Neji and Gaara in the Chuunin exam, and who does he get to fight? Gaara. hmph. so not fair.


I hope in shippuuden Lee becomes the strongest after naruto inkonoha. he is just that awesome.


Disagree Lee wouldve slaughtered Naruto.
But then I personally dislike Naruto strongly.

Yeah Lee would've destroyed Naruto. Remember Naruto's Kyuubi was bound by Orochimaru's 5 Point Seal.
tsukiyuuki
QrafTee wrote:
xj975 wrote:
laughingman wrote:
Lee is THE most amazing guy along with Naruto. My perfect fantasy is a Lee, Naruto and Gaara team taking up all of akatsuki and Orochimaru. SO Cool!!! and I want Naruto to bring Sasuke to his knees.

I really feel Lee doesnt get enough screen time and he is the unluckiest guy whenit comes to opponent matching. Lee could have slaughtered everyone except Naruto, Neji and Gaara in the Chuunin exam, and who does he get to fight? Gaara. hmph. so not fair.


I hope in shippuuden Lee becomes the strongest after naruto inkonoha. he is just that awesome.


Disagree Lee wouldve slaughtered Naruto.
But then I personally dislike Naruto strongly.

Yeah Lee would've destroyed Naruto. Remember Naruto's Kyuubi was bound by Orochimaru's 5 Point Seal.


Honestly, that's the sort of thing that's hard to predict. I remember WAY back, before the Neji vs. Naruto fight actually happened, that some people swore up, down, and sideways that there was no possible way that Naruto could ever win.

Personally, I think a Lee vs. Naruto fight could go either way - Naruto might win, or Lee might win. Lee's got crazy strength and speed, but Naruto is actually able to mold chakra and use ninjutsu/genjutsu. I wish there would be a serious fight between them, whether in an exam (a la Chuunin exam) at some point, or even just a bell test-style sparring session.
Seiji
I'm pretty sure Naruto would win against Lee. He showed how strong he was in Naruto vs. Neji and Naruto vs. Gaara. I think he is somewhat underestimated. I do admit that he did look weak in Shippuuden 03. I still find Sakura useless and annoying character. Episode 4 will be good since its Gaara vs. Someone.
tsukiyuuki
Seiji wrote:
I'm pretty sure Naruto would win against Lee. He showed how strong he was in Naruto vs. Neji and Naruto vs. Gaara. I think he is somewhat underestimated. I do admit that he did look weak in Shippuuden 03. I still find Sakura useless and annoying character. Episode 4 will be good since its Gaara vs. Someone.


Yeah, Naruto is really strong, but so is Lee. Lee was the first person to ever actually hit Gaara, and he's become a chuunin despite having no abilities in ninjustu or genjutsu, which shows strength of character and a certain amount of tactical/battle intelligence.

As annoying as one may find Sakura (I'm actually quite fond of her after the timeskip), she isn't exactly useless. She hasn't got the stamina or chakra capacity of Naruto, but Kakashi said it himself: Sakura could surpass Tsunade as a kunoichi.

Yeah, next we have Gaara versus Deidara, whom I actually love. XD Deidara is hilarious and badass and wears purple nailpolish like the rest of Akatsuki seems to. It amuses me.
QrafTee
tsukiyuuki wrote:
QrafTee wrote:
xj975 wrote:
laughingman wrote:
Lee is THE most amazing guy along with Naruto. My perfect fantasy is a Lee, Naruto and Gaara team taking up all of akatsuki and Orochimaru. SO Cool!!! and I want Naruto to bring Sasuke to his knees.

I really feel Lee doesnt get enough screen time and he is the unluckiest guy whenit comes to opponent matching. Lee could have slaughtered everyone except Naruto, Neji and Gaara in the Chuunin exam, and who does he get to fight? Gaara. hmph. so not fair.


I hope in shippuuden Lee becomes the strongest after naruto inkonoha. he is just that awesome.


Disagree Lee wouldve slaughtered Naruto.
But then I personally dislike Naruto strongly.

Yeah Lee would've destroyed Naruto. Remember Naruto's Kyuubi was bound by Orochimaru's 5 Point Seal.


Honestly, that's the sort of thing that's hard to predict. I remember WAY back, before the Neji vs. Naruto fight actually happened, that some people swore up, down, and sideways that there was no possible way that Naruto could ever win.

Personally, I think a Lee vs. Naruto fight could go either way - Naruto might win, or Lee might win. Lee's got crazy strength and speed, but Naruto is actually able to mold chakra and use ninjutsu/genjutsu. I wish there would be a serious fight between them, whether in an exam (a la Chuunin exam) at some point, or even just a bell test-style sparring session.

True, but by the time Neji fought Naruto, Jiraiya had unsealed Orochimaru's seal. It was the Kyuubi that beat Neji, not Naruto.
tsukiyuuki
QrafTee wrote:
tsukiyuuki wrote:
QrafTee wrote:
xj975 wrote:
laughingman wrote:
Lee is THE most amazing guy along with Naruto. My perfect fantasy is a Lee, Naruto and Gaara team taking up all of akatsuki and Orochimaru. SO Cool!!! and I want Naruto to bring Sasuke to his knees.

I really feel Lee doesnt get enough screen time and he is the unluckiest guy whenit comes to opponent matching. Lee could have slaughtered everyone except Naruto, Neji and Gaara in the Chuunin exam, and who does he get to fight? Gaara. hmph. so not fair.


I hope in shippuuden Lee becomes the strongest after naruto inkonoha. he is just that awesome.


Disagree Lee wouldve slaughtered Naruto.
But then I personally dislike Naruto strongly.

Yeah Lee would've destroyed Naruto. Remember Naruto's Kyuubi was bound by Orochimaru's 5 Point Seal.


Honestly, that's the sort of thing that's hard to predict. I remember WAY back, before the Neji vs. Naruto fight actually happened, that some people swore up, down, and sideways that there was no possible way that Naruto could ever win.

Personally, I think a Lee vs. Naruto fight could go either way - Naruto might win, or Lee might win. Lee's got crazy strength and speed, but Naruto is actually able to mold chakra and use ninjutsu/genjutsu. I wish there would be a serious fight between them, whether in an exam (a la Chuunin exam) at some point, or even just a bell test-style sparring session.

True, but by the time Neji fought Naruto, Jiraiya had unsealed Orochimaru's seal. It was the Kyuubi that beat Neji, not Naruto.


Not really. It was Naruto's plan, Naruto's effort, and Naruto's determination. Yes, he used the Kyuubi chakra to open his tenketsu, but he was completely in control.
QrafTee
tsukiyuuki wrote:
Not really. It was Naruto's plan, Naruto's effort, and Naruto's determination. Yes, he used the Kyuubi chakra to open his tenketsu, but he was completely in control.

Naruto's plan = 0 if all his chakra pores have been sealed.
Naruto's effort = 0 if he cannot get that boost of power from the Kyuubi
Naruto's determination = 0 if he is totally exhausted after the beating from Neji without his Kyuubi.

Lee's plan = 1 since he strives to be a taijutsu specialist with every ounce of strength he has.
Lee's effort = 1000 hence the 1000 exercises he promises to do if he fails at something.
Lee's determination = 100 since he still got up after Gaara shattered his leg and wrist; unconcious even.

Sorry, can't compare the two.
tsukiyuuki
QrafTee wrote:
tsukiyuuki wrote:
Not really. It was Naruto's plan, Naruto's effort, and Naruto's determination. Yes, he used the Kyuubi chakra to open his tenketsu, but he was completely in control.

Naruto's plan = 0 if all his chakra pores have been sealed.
Naruto's effort = 0 if he cannot get that boost of power from the Kyuubi
Naruto's determination = 0 if he is totally exhausted after the beating from Neji without his Kyuubi.

Lee's plan = 1 since he strives to be a taijutsu specialist with every ounce of strength he has.
Lee's effort = 1000 hence the 1000 exercises he promises to do if he fails at something.
Lee's determination = 100 since he still got up after Gaara shattered his leg and wrist; unconcious even.

Sorry, can't compare the two.


What on earth are you talking about? I thought we were discussing a Naruto versus Lee fight, not a "Neji has kicked Naruto's ass and Naruto now has to fight Lee" fight.

I'm sorry, but your random number assignments don't make any sense, either. Naruto had a plan, even though it was spontaneous, so why a zero? Lee had a plan, too. I don't even know where this "Naruto has no effort but Lee has this arbitrary 1000 score for effort" is coming from. Naruto puts effort into damn near everything, even if it maybe isn't as much as Lee. It's hard to compare them like that, though, because they have completely different styles and completely different strengths and weaknesses.
QrafTee
tsukiyuuki wrote:
QrafTee wrote:
tsukiyuuki wrote:
Not really. It was Naruto's plan, Naruto's effort, and Naruto's determination. Yes, he used the Kyuubi chakra to open his tenketsu, but he was completely in control.

Naruto's plan = 0 if all his chakra pores have been sealed.
Naruto's effort = 0 if he cannot get that boost of power from the Kyuubi
Naruto's determination = 0 if he is totally exhausted after the beating from Neji without his Kyuubi.

Lee's plan = 1 since he strives to be a taijutsu specialist with every ounce of strength he has.
Lee's effort = 1000 hence the 1000 exercises he promises to do if he fails at something.
Lee's determination = 100 since he still got up after Gaara shattered his leg and wrist; unconcious even.

Sorry, can't compare the two.


What on earth are you talking about? I thought we were discussing a Naruto versus Lee fight, not a "Neji has kicked Naruto's ass and Naruto now has to fight Lee" fight.

I'm sorry, but your random number assignments don't make any sense, either. Naruto had a plan, even though it was spontaneous, so why a zero? Lee had a plan, too. I don't even know where this "Naruto has no effort but Lee has this arbitrary 1000 score for effort" is coming from. Naruto puts effort into damn near everything, even if it maybe isn't as much as Lee. It's hard to compare them like that, though, because they have completely different styles and completely different strengths and weaknesses.

Actually I was talking about Lee v. Naruto during the Chuunin Exam if Lee wasn't matched up against Gaara during the preliminaries.

Keep in mind two things, first Naruto beat Kiba because he farted... Wow... how many opponents would he have been able to beat during the Chuunin if he farted on them...

Second, again his Kyuubi chakra was working against his own chakra. He couldn't even walk on water if he tried (demonstrated AFTER the preliminaries).

Lee would have destroyed Naruto if he was matched up against him. He wouldn't even have had to open his 4th gate to do so.

Now, on the other hand, I don't know what Lee can do, but I do know Naruto is quite a menace both with Kyuubi's help and without Kyuubi's help.
tsukiyuuki
QrafTee wrote:
tsukiyuuki wrote:
QrafTee wrote:
tsukiyuuki wrote:
Not really. It was Naruto's plan, Naruto's effort, and Naruto's determination. Yes, he used the Kyuubi chakra to open his tenketsu, but he was completely in control.

Naruto's plan = 0 if all his chakra pores have been sealed.
Naruto's effort = 0 if he cannot get that boost of power from the Kyuubi
Naruto's determination = 0 if he is totally exhausted after the beating from Neji without his Kyuubi.

Lee's plan = 1 since he strives to be a taijutsu specialist with every ounce of strength he has.
Lee's effort = 1000 hence the 1000 exercises he promises to do if he fails at something.
Lee's determination = 100 since he still got up after Gaara shattered his leg and wrist; unconcious even.

Sorry, can't compare the two.


What on earth are you talking about? I thought we were discussing a Naruto versus Lee fight, not a "Neji has kicked Naruto's ass and Naruto now has to fight Lee" fight.

I'm sorry, but your random number assignments don't make any sense, either. Naruto had a plan, even though it was spontaneous, so why a zero? Lee had a plan, too. I don't even know where this "Naruto has no effort but Lee has this arbitrary 1000 score for effort" is coming from. Naruto puts effort into damn near everything, even if it maybe isn't as much as Lee. It's hard to compare them like that, though, because they have completely different styles and completely different strengths and weaknesses.

Actually I was talking about Lee v. Naruto during the Chuunin Exam if Lee wasn't matched up against Gaara during the preliminaries.

Keep in mind two things, first Naruto beat Kiba because he farted... Wow... how many opponents would he have been able to beat during the Chuunin if he farted on them...

Second, again his Kyuubi chakra was working against his own chakra. He couldn't even walk on water if he tried (demonstrated AFTER the preliminaries).

Lee would have destroyed Naruto if he was matched up against him. He wouldn't even have had to open his 4th gate to do so.

Now, on the other hand, I don't know what Lee can do, but I do know Naruto is quite a menace both with Kyuubi's help and without Kyuubi's help.


See, I thought we were speaking in regard to a straight-up Lee and Naruto fight. As if, say, they decided to spar one afternoon or something. I'm afraid we misunderstood each other.

If Naruto had fought Lee after fighitng Neji in the Chuunin exams, he probably would have lost, yes. It isn't so easy to decide a winner if both of them are in good form and are able to use all of the abilities at their disposal. Lee may be faster and physically stronger, yes, but Naruto can take a lot of punishment and has crazy tonnes of chakra, even without the Kyuubi chakra.
battousai
aham....well.....after the anime will move on to the "2 years later" or what was it....when he gets 15.....and naruto learns to release his tails......i don't think there's going to be 1 single guy who can beat him....well maybe sasuke.....and that's basicly because naruto-sasuke is kinda like goku-vegeta....sorta at least^^
tsukiyuuki
battousai wrote:
aham....well.....after the anime will move on to the "2 years later" or what was it....when he gets 15.....and naruto learns to release his tails......i don't think there's going to be 1 single guy who can beat him....well maybe sasuke.....and that's basicly because naruto-sasuke is kinda like goku-vegeta....sorta at least^^


Actually, there's a fair number of guys who can beat Naruto after the timejump.

Also, Naruto using the Kyuubi;s power to the extent that he gets the chakra tails is not particularly good for him, expecially once he hits his four-tailed form.
xj975
That is the beauty of the Naruto series...there is always someone stronger, or smarter, or faster...

This is not a Goku/Vegeta complex where they are perpetually toted as the strongest...oh look some villain significantly stronger came along..its cool lets power up or train and become the strongest again.

P.s. Demonic powers often have a price, Naruto tapping into those powers probably come at a toll.
tsukiyuuki
xj975 wrote:
P.s. Demonic powers often have a price, Naruto tapping into those powers probably come at a toll.


Well, I for one can't recall if anything up to three tails did, but I KNOW that Naruto using his four tailed form is a Very Bad Idea. Every time he does, it shortens his life-span a bit.
QrafTee
tsukiyuuki wrote:
xj975 wrote:
P.s. Demonic powers often have a price, Naruto tapping into those powers probably come at a toll.


Well, I for one can't recall if anything up to three tails did, but I KNOW that Naruto using his four tailed form is a Very Bad Idea. Every time he does, it shortens his life-span a bit.

Well the transition from 3 to 4 tails is weird. With 3 tails, he is still able to regenerate. With 4 tails, the chakra begins to burn him an degenerate his overall health.
tsukiyuuki
QrafTee wrote:
tsukiyuuki wrote:
xj975 wrote:
P.s. Demonic powers often have a price, Naruto tapping into those powers probably come at a toll.


Well, I for one can't recall if anything up to three tails did, but I KNOW that Naruto using his four tailed form is a Very Bad Idea. Every time he does, it shortens his life-span a bit.

Well the transition from 3 to 4 tails is weird. With 3 tails, he is still able to regenerate. With 4 tails, the chakra begins to burn him an degenerate his overall health.


The skin-burning-off thing is exactly why the four-tails form shortens his life-span. Because it actually destroys some of his cells, his other cells have to divide to heal his body. The thing is, cells can only divide a finite numbers of times. After they've reached their limit, that's it. No more new cells, and the body dies.

Well, that's the extremely basic explanation. I don't understand the exact biology enough to give a more detailed one.
CMA
To make a metaphor, think of Kyuubi's chakra as a flame.

Without using the Kyuubi's power, Naruto feels cold (weaker). Each time he draws more of Kyuubi's power, it's like he was getting closer to that flame. Even if he gets warmer (stronger) each time he puts it up a notch, if he gets close enough he gets burned. 4-tailed Naruto is already close enough to get burned, so instead of "recovering from the cold" (regenerating), he sustains injuries.
tsukiyuuki
CMA wrote:
To make a metaphor, think of Kyuubi's chakra as a flame.

Without using the Kyuubi's power, Naruto feels cold (weaker). Each time he draws more of Kyuubi's power, it's like he was getting closer to that flame. Even if he gets warmer (stronger) each time he puts it up a notch, if he gets close enough he gets burned. 4-tailed Naruto is already close enough to get burned, so instead of "recovering from the cold" (regenerating), he sustains injuries.


Precisely! Thank you. I've been a little too preoccupied lately to attempt to think up a suitable metaphor. ^^;;
xj975
Lately I have been internally debating whether having to wait for a week between episodes allows the series to be more enjoyable to me, as it stands I am an impatient person, If a series appeals to me I want to watch chain episodes until I reach the end.

I got in on Naruto when they were around the mid 70's I believe so I have been able to do both, however I find my not only wanting to know how certain things will play out but wanting them to get on with it already.

I did take notice of the way they handled flashbacks...short and to the point, I enjoyed that much more than full blown scenes being rehashed.
tsukiyuuki
xj975 wrote:

I did take notice of the way they handled flashbacks...short and to the point, I enjoyed that much more than full blown scenes being rehashed.


I'm in total agreement with you there. It's nice to be only shown the relevant stuff and not five, seven, ten extra minutes of things we don't need to see again.
VodkaMartini
Hi (just joined this forum Smile) I like naruto, but I haven't finished reading those mangas... Rolling Eyes
tsukiyuuki
VodkaMartini wrote:
Hi (just joined this forum Smile) I like naruto, but I haven't finished reading those mangas... Rolling Eyes


Well, if you need help finding manga chapters or anime episodes, then PM me and I can help you with that, if you want. ^_^
votd
Time for my own opinion about Naruto Shippuuden until now:

Episode 01 and Episode 02 - commence special!

A nice pair of commence episodes. The opening part with Sasuke Retrieval 2 looks very nice - especially the computer made animations. Colors looks vibrant and overall is a great success. Characters looks like charm - even better from first Naruto. It must had cost a lot of money to animate that ^_^.

Next part of episode is also cool - but it's absolutely not repeatable - it's just too boring - especially the "repeat scenes" and too much of flashbacks. But there are some stong moments - with Kakashi reading Icha Icha Tactics and such ^_^. Overall is as good as it was to be.

Opening is cool. Some japanese rap + cool animations. I can't say it - it's just too good to comment that ^_^. I love the rhyme and the guy who directed this.

Ending is also VERY COOL. As for ending it's funny and nostalgic, I've almost cried - how many years it has been? Very Happy.

Naruto 03 and 04
Good episodes with proffesional animation. Also the plot is stated very carefully, it's like a totally mixed chapters in manga - you see Kakashi vs. Naruto and Sakura plus Akatsuki makes their move. In one episode! That's a cool thing, because it looks very good in anime - and gives authors more time to include in episode.

Also they have made the battles longer! They've included some of their own ideas - and that's cool! We get more episodes with longer battles! Something to look forward too, but Kakashi vs. Naruto and Sakura battle is just too boring to make it longer - but plus goes to Pierrot.

Remember - Shippuuden has just begun! I know it's average now, but you find it interesting later!
tsukiyuuki
votd wrote:
Opening is cool. Some japanese rap + cool animations. I can't say it - it's just too good to comment that ^_^. I love the rhyme and the guy who directed this.

Ending is also VERY COOL. As for ending it's funny and nostalgic, I've almost cried - how many years it has been? Very Happy.

Naruto 03 and 04
Good episodes with proffesional animation.


I love the new opening and ending, even though I've heard a lot of people complain about them. The music is a bit of a different style than from Naruto, but I like it.

What I'm finding about the animation is that it isn't all that great. I noticed it most in the fourth episode when Gaara is directing his sand around - he's drawn very strange. Also, when he jumps onto the huge platform-thing of sand he made; that wasn't animated very well, either.

The flash-forward at the beginning of episode one was exquisitely animated, but they haven't kept up that standard for the rest of that episodes or any of the others. I was rather disappointed.
votd
Well you could also say, that Episode 04 animation is a bit laggy. Why? I don't know, it's just my feeling. When Gaara "dances with Sand" it looks like their computers were lagging when they were rendering that scene xD.

And the opening - yeah, everyone says it's a bit off Naruto, but personally I don't give a damn about what they think, because to me it's like 100% Naruto. You mean that this opening is a bit diffrent from others? Yeah, but it's as Naruto as ever:D.
tsukiyuuki
votd wrote:
Well you could also say, that Episode 04 animation is a bit laggy. Why? I don't know, it's just my feeling. When Gaara "dances with Sand" it looks like their computers were lagging when they were rendering that scene xD.

And the opening - yeah, everyone says it's a bit off Naruto, but personally I don't give a damn about what they think, because to me it's like 100% Naruto. You mean that this opening is a bit diffrent from others? Yeah, but it's as Naruto as ever:D.


Yeah, I don't know why they did so bad with Gaara in episode four, I just know they did. And as a Gaara fangirl, it made me sad. XD

I definitely agree with you about the new opening, though - to me, it's VERY Naruto (character and series). Maybe the people who are saying it isn't a Naruto-ish song haven't read the translated lyrics? All I know is that, in my humble opinion, "Hero's Come Back" is a perfect opening for Shippuuden, and it very much fits the series and the characters.
xj975
Well we have had a week off between releases any new thought or insight to share on the series we all love (or perhaps love to hate)

I find myself missing the days when I could watch several episodes back to back and it would still be fresh (mostly when I was sifting through filler for a few diamonds in the rough)
tsukiyuuki
xj975 wrote:

I find myself missing the days when I could watch several episodes back to back and it would still be fresh (mostly when I was sifting through filler for a few diamonds in the rough)


If I had ever done that, I'd miss it. But I'm such a social lifeless loser that I downloaded and watched each filler episode every week. <_<
QrafTee
tsukiyuuki wrote:
xj975 wrote:

I find myself missing the days when I could watch several episodes back to back and it would still be fresh (mostly when I was sifting through filler for a few diamonds in the rough)


If I had ever done that, I'd miss it. But I'm such a social lifeless loser that I downloaded and watched each filler episode every week. <_<

The trick is to have friends over to watch it with you.
tsukiyuuki
QrafTee wrote:
tsukiyuuki wrote:
xj975 wrote:

I find myself missing the days when I could watch several episodes back to back and it would still be fresh (mostly when I was sifting through filler for a few diamonds in the rough)


If I had ever done that, I'd miss it. But I'm such a social lifeless loser that I downloaded and watched each filler episode every week. <_<

The trick is to have friends over to watch it with you.


That only works when you have friends that are into Naruto that live closer than... two to three hours away by car. Sad
xj975
tsukiyuuki wrote:
QrafTee wrote:
tsukiyuuki wrote:
xj975 wrote:

I find myself missing the days when I could watch several episodes back to back and it would still be fresh (mostly when I was sifting through filler for a few diamonds in the rough)


If I had ever done that, I'd miss it. But I'm such a social lifeless loser that I downloaded and watched each filler episode every week. <_<

The trick is to have friends over to watch it with you.


That only works when you have friends that are into Naruto that live closer than... two to three hours away by car. Sad


Tsukiyuuki I dont know whether I should feel dirty because you watched filler or awed because you watched through the filler.

On the one hand you seem like a true fan because you stuck with it through the bad spots...the never ending arc after arc of bad spots.

On the other hand...it was filler..long tedious and irritating filler.


I can see no resolution so I shall remain torn between admiring the persistance (btw having a life detracts from free time to do exicitng things, like anime, video games, reading, artistry, so forth and so on.)
And lamenting the pain which you mustve felt.

In all seriousness though, I feel a let down from the admiration I once had ffor you. (Okay, maybe not serious at all. Im just bored and want to watch a Naruto episode before I drudge into work.)
tsukiyuuki
xj975 wrote:
Tsukiyuuki I dont know whether I should feel dirty because you watched filler or awed because you watched through the filler.

On the one hand you seem like a true fan because you stuck with it through the bad spots...the never ending arc after arc of bad spots.

On the other hand...it was filler..long tedious and irritating filler.


I can see no resolution so I shall remain torn between admiring the persistance (btw having a life detracts from free time to do exicitng things, like anime, video games, reading, artistry, so forth and so on.)
And lamenting the pain which you mustve felt.

In all seriousness though, I feel a let down from the admiration I once had ffor you. (Okay, maybe not serious at all. Im just bored and want to watch a Naruto episode before I drudge into work.)


Well, it's nice to know I make people think. XDD

Personally, I like to think of myself as a true fan - reading every chapter and watching every episode just so I know what happens and in case anything new is learned about the characters.

On the other hand, I could just be hopelessly obsessed. That's also a possibility. XD
votd
This week's episodes is much better in art and animation (finally animation of attacks is not laggy, instead it's cool), but still - it's too boring! I just think Shippuuden need some action, as we wait for some weeks it will come from itself. And everyone will be happy.

Now I just don't feel like watching Shippuuden with hapiness - I just watch it - and it's pretty boring.

But it's still better than fillers though Very Happy.
tsukiyuuki
votd wrote:
This week's episodes is much better in art and animation (finally animation of attacks is not laggy, instead it's cool), but still - it's too boring! I just think Shippuuden need some action, as we wait for some weeks it will come from itself. And everyone will be happy.

Now I just don't feel like watching Shippuuden with hapiness - I just watch it - and it's pretty boring.

But it's still better than fillers though Very Happy.


Well, I was absolutely delighted because this week had the complete version of the flashback from chapter 249 between Gaara and Kankurou. So, despite the somewhat boring fight scene, I was still happy with the episode. I'm a sucker for sibling love. XDDD

And you're right - it IS better than filler.

No episode next week, though. But there's another double episode the week after.
xj975
Two points added two the obsession tally tsukiyuuki. At anyrate Ill nag you on LJ or something of that ilk and perhaps tease you if I am so permitted to do so.


I agree that this episodes animations were much smoother, but the fight sequence...is utterly dull.
tsukiyuuki
Yeah, they've stretched out the Deidara/Gaara fight and it's become more than a little repetitive.

Oh well, I still think it's better than filler. Plus they added some random background Suna shinobi actually DOING stuff, which was kind of interesting.
xj975
Delayed...how annoying.
tsukiyuuki
xj975 wrote:
Delayed...how annoying.


Yeah, it's kind of aggravating, but at least next week is a double episode! ^_^ March 29 is the one-hour, "Art is a Bang!" special, consisting of episode six ("Assignment Clear!") and episode seven ("Sprinting Kankurou!").

Of course, then there's ANOTHER week without an episode, and then another double episode on April 12th, the "Kakashi's Group Heads Out" special.

So, yeah, they're skipping a week, but every time they skip we get a double episode, so I don't mind as much as I would if it was a skip and then a single episode and another skip, etc.
votd
I think that Naruto Shippuuden 06-07 is the best episode yet! How about some short review? Let's go:

+ New, modified opening (looks gorgeous! if they gonna change something in opening every few episodes then I'm with them ^_^)
+ Gorgeous animations and art (Naruto in Ichiraku Ramen looks impressive!)
+ New music tracks showed to us
+ Some serious action! (Not some boring "I will hit you and you will hit me in revenge")

I hope they will stop doing these specials, because they're annoying me. I'd rather to get one episode for a week, because I'm subbing them - and I hate doing timing for 40+ minutes episode :/ It's just too much for me to do and then check it for a dozen of times.
tsukiyuuki
votd wrote:
I think that Naruto Shippuuden 06-07 is the best episode yet! How about some short review? Let's go:

+ New, modified opening (looks gorgeous! if they gonna change something in opening every few episodes then I'm with them ^_^)
+ Gorgeous animations and art (Naruto in Ichiraku Ramen looks impressive!)
+ New music tracks showed to us
+ Some serious action! (Not some boring "I will hit you and you will hit me in revenge")

I hope they will stop doing these specials, because they're annoying me. I'd rather to get one episode for a week, because I'm subbing them - and I hate doing timing for 40+ minutes episode :/ It's just too much for me to do and then check it for a dozen of times.


As far as animation goes, some of the character models are still a little off, but they're getting better, which is good. Very Happy

Also, hearing more new music is yay. ^___^ I love the new music.

I'm looking forward to the next episode's fights, because it seems like we're going to actually see some of Kankurou's fight with Sasori, which the manga skipped almost entirely. *is a Kankurou fan*

The episode schedule for the next three weeks is as follows:

04/05/07 <No episode, and there was much sadness>
04/12/07 Episode 008: "Shutsugeki, Kakashi han" ("Team Kakashi Deployed")
04/12/07 Episode 009: "Jinchuuriki no Namida" ("Jinchuuriki Tears")
04/19/07 Episode 010: "Fuuin Jutsu - Genryuu Kyuu Fuujin" ("Sealing Technique: Illusionary Dragon Nine Consuming Seals")
04/26/07 Episode 011: "Iryoo Ninja no Deshi" ("The Medical Ninja's Apprentice")

(Note: title translations are approximate and not necessarily 100% right on the mark, my Japanese is somewhat rudimentary.)
Seiji
Those upcoming episodes will be good. I'm so happy they I can now enjoy both Bleach and Naruto. Only thing is that they are both starting to take weeks off. At least Naruto came back with a 2 episode special.
yhally
i find shippuden cool! but im disapointed when the great gaara captured by one of the akatsuki! hmmm? is kankuro have a chance to defeat that old akatsuki member?
xj975
Im getting antsy, the gaps in the weeks is raising anticipation, only to be baited along with the realization that im being baited along by the next series.
Intellectually I know what is going on with the cliffhangers....but it doesnt quite work all that well if Im disinterested. (Which is my present situation, not that big a Kankurou fan. )

I could go for more Shikimaru, Neji, Lee, Sasuke screen time. But everyone cant be pleased at all times.
tsukiyuuki
xj975 wrote:
I could go for more Shikimaru, Neji, Lee, Sasuke screen time. But everyone cant be pleased at all times.


Well, they all have more screen time coming up, though some have theirs sooner than others. Personally, I could live without Sasuke because I don't like him at all, but that's just me. XD
xj975
You dislike him just to spite me >.>.
Honestly though I have always been a sucker for an anti-hero. Which he almost was earlier in the series, at present he is a tool for Orichimaru, knows and accepts it so long as he can take his brother out before he is done. Maybe I am admiring the drive, the focus because my own is lacking.

At anyrate it is late and I need sleep.
tsukiyuuki
xj975 wrote:
You dislike him just to spite me >.>.
Honestly though I have always been a sucker for an anti-hero. Which he almost was earlier in the series, at present he is a tool for Orichimaru, knows and accepts it so long as he can take his brother out before he is done. Maybe I am admiring the drive, the focus because my own is lacking.

At anyrate it is late and I need sleep.


Pfft, I've never liked Sasuke - not even at the beginning of the series, before he turned traitor. He's so self righteous and stuff, it really pisses me off. <_<
QrafTee
tsukiyuuki wrote:
xj975 wrote:
You dislike him just to spite me >.>.
Honestly though I have always been a sucker for an anti-hero. Which he almost was earlier in the series, at present he is a tool for Orichimaru, knows and accepts it so long as he can take his brother out before he is done. Maybe I am admiring the drive, the focus because my own is lacking.

At anyrate it is late and I need sleep.


Pfft, I've never liked Sasuke - not even at the beginning of the series, before he turned traitor. He's so self righteous and stuff, it really pisses me off. <_<

Honestly, I never liked him either... Then again I don't like Naruto much... Team Gai all the way! ... And Shikamaru... And Hinata... And Shino... And Kakashi... Eh... you know the rest...
tsukiyuuki
QrafTee wrote:
Honestly, I never liked him either... Then again I don't like Naruto much... Team Gai all the way! ... And Shikamaru... And Hinata... And Shino... And Kakashi... Eh... you know the rest...


Haha, yeah. Well, Sasuke is still one of the only two characters I don't really like in the series. XDD Even with the recent advent of some new characters (in the manga), there's still only two I don't like.
Seiji
It sucked that there was no Bleach or Naruto this week.

I actually like Naruto and Sasuke. I really can't stand Sakura. She has gotten even more annoying after her "special" training with the hokage. Naruto looks really weak compared to Gaara so I hope he gets some good action soon.
endless
-my fav char is naruto (duuh Cool )
in episode 50-60 o rsomfing wiv his training with pervy sage, sexy jutsu XD
pervy sage like Shocked and at the chuunin exams his fight with neji, pwnage xD
xj975
Someones super awesome Avatar has a special character in it.


On a side note has anyone ever wondered how different things would be if the teams had gotten swapped around? Naruto on team Guy wouldve probably meant Shadow clones...that werent worthless the majority of the time.

But then there is the possibillity of him ending up on team Asuma, or Kurenai which wouldve stunted his development quite a bit.
tsukiyuuki
xj975 wrote:
On a side note has anyone ever wondered how different things would be if the teams had gotten swapped around? Naruto on team Guy wouldve probably meant Shadow clones...that werent worthless the majority of the time.

But then there is the possibillity of him ending up on team Asuma, or Kurenai which wouldve stunted his development quite a bit.


I don't think that Naruto ending up on someone else's team would have necessarily stunted his development. I mean, I love Kakashi, I really do, but he's not a particularly good teacher. He focussed a lot on Sasuke because of Sasuke's sharingan and gave him a rather lot of individual instruction, but he never did the same for Naruto or Sakura.
QrafTee
Rock Lee on anyone else's team... that'd be major stunt in his development. When you look at Team Gai, you notice that no other people can fit in it. Asuma, Kakashi, and Kurenai on the other hand... maybe it's just because they made up the rookies and Gai's team wasn't a rookie team.
tsukiyuuki
QrafTee wrote:
Rock Lee on anyone else's team... that'd be major stunt in his development. When you look at Team Gai, you notice that no other people can fit in it. Asuma, Kakashi, and Kurenai on the other hand... maybe it's just because they made up the rookies and Gai's team wasn't a rookie team.


Well, Lee is a totally different case than Naruto. Naruto is able to learn taijutsu, genjutsu, or ninjutsu, whereas Lee can only learn taijutsu. Lee on anyone else's team would have been bad for him, I agree, but Naruto being on Asuma or Kurenai's team may have even turned out better than him being with Kakashi, who knows? (I'm actually reading a fanfic with Naruto having been placed on Kurenai's team instead of it being Kiba - it's really good. XD )
Seiji
Didn't Gai primarily focus on Rock Lee? Neji was already trained under someone else. Seems like those who are similar are the ones that get special attention from there leaders. The Hokage-Sakura Naruto-Jiraiya Sasuke-Kakashi Rock-Gai
QrafTee
Seiji wrote:
Didn't Gai primarily focus on Rock Lee? Neji was already trained under someone else. Seems like those who are similar are the ones that get special attention from there leaders. The Hokage-Sakura Naruto-Jiraiya Sasuke-Kakashi Rock-Gai

Yeah, but TenTen and Neji doesn't seem to fit on anyone else's team. Team Gai is so taijutsu all the way.
Team Kurenai seems to be tracking.
Team Asuma umm... not sure what's going on there.
Team Kakashi is just passing along the torch like his leader before him. Sandaime and his partners > Jiraiya and remaining Sennin > Yondaime and uhh... > Kakashi, Obito, and that one girl > Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura.
tsukiyuuki
QrafTee wrote:
Team Asuma umm... not sure what's going on there.
Team Kakashi is just passing along the torch like his leader before him. Sandaime and his partners > Jiraiya and remaining Sennin > Yondaime and uhh... > Kakashi, Obito, and that one girl > Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura.


Team Asuma are partnered up like their parents were. They work well together. Shikmaru can hold them while Ino uses Shintenshin or Chouji uses Meat Tank or something.

Kakashi and Obito's teammate was named Rin. ^_^
frozenhead
Shippuden i think is a long series, (in my opinion). Too many plot branches can be brought up but after all its a cool reload for the continuing story of Naruto.

I wonder how his improved "perverted technique" look like just what he's gonna about to show last time in Episode 1.. Lol.. Laughing
QrafTee
frozenhead wrote:
Shippuden i think is a long series, (in my opinion). Too many plot branches can be brought up but after all its a cool reload for the continuing story of Naruto.

I wonder how his improved "perverted technique" look like just what he's gonna about to show last time in Episode 1.. Lol.. Laughing

Umm... you really want to know?
**SPOILER**






Konohamaru used this technique to make two perverted jutsus do stuff to each other. He can change them to guys too (like let's say... Sai and Sasuke) agaisnt girls.





**SPOILER END**
frozenhead
QrafTee wrote:
frozenhead wrote:
Shippuden i think is a long series, (in my opinion). Too many plot branches can be brought up but after all its a cool reload for the continuing story of Naruto.

I wonder how his improved "perverted technique" look like just what he's gonna about to show last time in Episode 1.. Lol.. Laughing

Umm... you really want to know?
**SPOILER**






Konohamaru used this technique to make two perverted jutsus do stuff to each other. He can change them to guys too (like let's say... Sai and Sasuke) agaisnt girls.





**SPOILER END**


Is it? That's really a spoiler.. Thanks for the info though. Wink
QrafTee
Yeah... I totally didn't see it coming when I was reading it. I was like, "WTF!"
Seiji
Anyone watch the newest episodes? Will there now always be a 2 episode special since Naruto only comes on every 2 weeks instead of every week?

Anyway, I really liked this episode since I know now a little a bit more about the sand village. I just hope that Sakura doesn't end up being the hero cause that we be kind of boring.
votd
No, hell no, there will be a single episode every week like always.

No more those shitty specials I just hate them! Single episodes are way better, because they just play on time when they are making dual-episodes.

And I think they are making Dragon Ball Z slowly out of the Shippuuden. The fights are too short and the talking is too long. They are making some filler-actions that haven't been in manga. I understand that they don't want to feed us with fillers like last time - but for god's sake - don't make DBZ out of it! I just say - everything is alright - besides the episodes insight - please make it better, and more entertraining.
xj975
Dragon ball z and Naruto really should not be compared. (Ignoring the two years of filler, which I try to forget ever happened)

Naruto is an excellent series with plot developments, character growth and emotional moments.

Dbz was a lot of fighting, and explaining how strong their opponent is. Then finding a way to get stronger to beat them. (Vegita, Freeza, Cell, Majin Buu)

All the same concept heros find themselves against an super strong enemy so they discover some new manner to strengthen themselves and pummel it into oblivion. In the end everyone is out of breath with torn clothing.


Naruto on the other hand shows how strong enemies are, giving you a sense of scale, Kakashi is good at what he does yet he got absolutely demolished by Itachi.

The scale gives you a rough idea where everyone stands Genin<Chuunin<Jounin<Sennin

They have never said afaik that one ninja was hands down the strongest. There has been a lot of talk about individuals having the strongest technique for certain things (IE: Ultimate defense)
But never has anyone become unquestioningly the strongest ninja ever...even looking at Naruto, he wants to become Hokage which only encompasses Konoha village, and not a Grand Kage of all hidden villages.

There are horrible match ups in Naruto where ones strength is irrelevant IE Gai being the worst match up in Konoha for Itachi's technique. Konkorou running into the actual creator of his battle puppets, Lee fighting Garaa is another good example, had he been matched up against anyone else he likely could have won. But with the sands defense being automated much of his fighting prowess was negated, only though extreme measures was he able to do any damage.

Could you envision someone whos strengths lay in using strong Ninjitsu's coming up against a Sharingan master? Those strengths rapidly turn into weaknesses. Genjitsu user versus Shino? There are so many variables, and manners in which things can play out, which is why fights in the series are interresting.

In DBZ there is only one way it could play out (The hero's winning over.....8 episodes)
drzgamer
thats true no matter what opponent goku fights he will always win somehow
Seiji
They really don't compare since Naruto is such a long series. DBZ was predictable but good. I have no clue what will happen in the following Naruto episodes and I also doubt that the series will ever end. I sort of don't want it to end since it is so good.
votd
What is my opinion for Naruto Shippuuden 10? Superb! The animations and art are not bad (really really I'D SAY VERY GOOD!!) and the plot is finally developing at quicker rate! They are starting to draw out Jinchuuriki from Gaara! And I thought they would make DBZ from it.
frozenhead
Shippuuden Episode 8-9
Before Kakashi's team was dispatched, I wonder Ero-Sennin's (or Jiraya-Sama)warning to Naruto's "not to use that power"?, any idea about this one?

Shippuuden Episode 10
Having a reinforcement from Gai-Sensei's team. I'm sure a lot of things will happen. *looking forward for Episode 11*
xj975
frozenhead wrote:
Shippuuden Episode 8-9
Before Kakashi's team was dispatched, I wonder Ero-Sennin's (or Jiraya-Sama)warning to Naruto's "not to use that power"?, any idea about this one?

Shippuuden Episode 10
Having a reinforcement from Gai-Sensei's team. I'm sure a lot of things will happen. *looking forward for Episode 11*


That power refers to the demon nine tails inside him. Using it can be hazardous to his health in addition it would probably clue akatsuki into his whereabouts.
xj975
Tsukiyuuki has been conspicuously absent from this threat, I miss her insights on the series as she is a real fangirl, Narutard all the way.


Anyway has anyone else noticed the animations looking smoother? Am I just imagining things?
QrafTee
xj975 wrote:
Tsukiyuuki has been conspicuously absent from this threat, I miss her insights on the series as she is a real fangirl, Narutard all the way.


Anyway has anyone else noticed the animations looking smoother? Am I just imagining things?

It is, I think the old animation team is just getting back on track. Still sad the first few episodes weren't as polished.
votd
Naruto Shippuuden 11 opinion:

The story telling is superb. No more dull filler-like thing. And what's more? They've actually said it - that Naruto IS the son of the Fourth Hokage! I've watched raw, and Kakashi said it himself - that Naruto is "shiroi kiba muskou" (white fang's son), but it wasn't on manga! I think it's obvious, but... they admitted it clearly!

Well I think you can't hide it - they are too similiair to not be parent-son.

Drawings are cool, like always :].
JC Denton
votd wrote:
Naruto Shippuuden 11 opinion:

The story telling is superb. No more dull filler-like thing. And what's more? They've actually said it - that Naruto IS the son of the Fourth Hokage! I've watched raw, and Kakashi said it himself - that Naruto is "shiroi kiba muskou" (white fang's son), but it wasn't on manga! I think it's obvious, but... they admitted it clearly!

Well I think you can't hide it - they are too similiair to not be parent-son.

Drawings are cool, like always :].
Didn't Kakashi say that he was the son of the White Fang? Also, the old lady attacked him for looking like the White Fang and the old man said Kakashi and the White Fang looked the same. Razz
Seiji
Well I just finished episode 10 and didn't even know episode 11 had came out. So is Naruto back to once or week or is it still only once every two weeks?
deStructuralized
JC Denton wrote:
votd wrote:
Naruto Shippuuden 11 opinion:

The story telling is superb. No more dull filler-like thing. And what's more? They've actually said it - that Naruto IS the son of the Fourth Hokage! I've watched raw, and Kakashi said it himself - that Naruto is "shiroi kiba muskou" (white fang's son), but it wasn't on manga! I think it's obvious, but... they admitted it clearly!

Well I think you can't hide it - they are too similiair to not be parent-son.

Drawings are cool, like always :].
Didn't Kakashi say that he was the son of the White Fang? Also, the old lady attacked him for looking like the White Fang and the old man said Kakashi and the White Fang looked the same. Razz

Also, there's the fact that the White Fang isn't The Fourth Hokage Wink

The newest Sasuke-Orochimaru arc is really exciting.
QrafTee
Kakashi's father = White Fang.
Kakashi = Copy Ninja.
Tsunade = Slug Princess.
Jiraiya = Frog/Toad Hermit.
4th Hokage = Yellow Flash.
xj975
No idea what they are doing over in Tokyo. Hopefully we wont have to do anymore double week skips just to get a lame double episode.
(If it is a worthwhile special ill swallow that)

At any rate Im getting ready to watch 11 now, I hope we get to see some face time from Neji and co.
frozenhead
Naruto Shipuuden Episode 11 views:

The plot is getting faster this time. Not much of important happened though some relevations are brought up. As Kakashi's father is the White Fang (during the Sand - Leaf's War). Nine-dogs summoned to track down the Atsuki group. Tsunade's student (Sakura) awsome medical techniques to save Kankurou, finally learned good from her Sensei. Gai's team is on the way too for the reinforcement and pursuit. It's really an exciting Episode 12 awaits us.
THRiLL KiLL
i am very happy that they are getting back on to the story line... th 80 or so filler episodes was killing me =)
xj975
Filler lasted for 2 years or so.
We have been back on track since the Shippuden arc swung our way.


Hopefully in the next series we will see the fruits of Neji and Lees training.

Good to see that Sakura isnt worthless anymore.
Seiji
Besides healing people I still see Sakura as worthless or just annoying. Her character is really annoying at some times. I hope Naruto will show off some stuff in the future episodes because fighting wise I didn't really see a difference between him and Sakura which is not good. Hopefully with the Gaara stuff going on he will go crazy on somebody. Its suck that I already know how the Sasori fight goes Laughing
kitsune-fansub
I love Naruto!
Its like on of my favorites animes.
My favorite characters are Kakashi.
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
votd
I just hope they won't make "double-shit specials" anymore. They're just plain suck. 40 minutes for talking about Sasori's shit in the face technique, or standing and looking at each other. Last time I've nearly cut myself when Sasori and Kankuro stood and looked for each other talking about shit for about 15-20 minutes Sad.

I'm disappointed that they finished episode 12 with shots at Itachi - I've had hope that there will be some fight already. But I hope they will end this fight in episode 14 or 15. And remember - Sasuke and Naruto-Kyuubi will be in this season already, because they're in the opening ^_^. And bah, episode 13 or 14 there are chances of new ending! Like in Naruto, endings changed half a season :].

I'm just curious what song they will put up in the Shippuuden Season 2 Opening and Ending. Hero's Come Back rocks, but can't stand for forever.

And the drawings are great! That's what Naruto should look like :].
Seiji
Naruto is mostly talking and little action. I'm not used to it yet cause when I started watching Naruto they already on like episode 80.

There will probably be minimum action in the next few episodes. I think the Akastuki will probably talk up the next couple of episodes instead of fighting.
xj975
The perpetual talking is one of my gripes with the series as a whole they do too much of it, as well as in the past they used flash backs far too often.

It makes me wonder if they are doing it simply because talking is very light in the animation department, IE they get a week off then use the animations for one episode stretched further by simply making the dialogue excessive.
deStructuralized
Seiji wrote:
Besides healing people I still see Sakura as worthless or just annoying. Her character is really annoying at some times. I hope Naruto will show off some stuff in the future episodes because fighting wise I didn't really see a difference between him and Sakura which is not good. Hopefully with the Gaara stuff going on he will go crazy on somebody. Its suck that I already know how the Sasori fight goes Laughing

If they're basing the anime off of the manga, Naruto is going to follow the same pattern that he always has in the anime

1. Kage Bunshin no Jutsu
2. Use all of your clones to really hurt the bad guy
OR
2. Use your clones to hold the bad guy down while you use rasengan

At least he's not just summoning clones just to have all of them get beaten up over and over and over again. That killed me during the Wave and Sasuke retrieval arcs Laughing

[Spoilers from the Manga Below]
The only exciting thing he's going to develop is the rasen-shuriken, which follows the same pattern as seen above.

Kakashi's mangekyou sharingan and updated chidori will be much more interesting to watch, as will be Sasuke's updated jutsu.
[/Spoilers]

One thing I'm looking forward to in shippuden is for Sakura to finally stop acting like a stupid Sasuke fangirl and appreciate Naruto's companionship and existence. They actually downplayed this nuance in the anime version of the Sasuke retrieval arc.
Seiji
So what happened in the last episode? Did Itachi learn a new technique or did Naruto just simply fall into his trap? I don't remember Naruto making eye contact with Itachi though.
QrafTee
Seiji wrote:
So what happened in the last episode? Did Itachi learn a new technique or did Naruto just simply fall into his trap? I don't remember Naruto making eye contact with Itachi though.

Dumb Naruto fell for Itachi's technique. You should've been able to tell when people around him were turning into Itachis.
votd
Okay, I've watched Naruto Shippuuden 14 last evening. What's new?

- There is no new ending - it seems there will be no two endings during one season, but I think ending is good for now - maybe they will change it in episode 15 but I'm not sure.
- Character drawings and animation just plain sucked. I know it's shounen - but for god's sake - one episode is a crap, other episode is a masterpiece - it's so unpredictible!
- I liked the story-telling in this episode. It wasn't so dull, actually it was very interesting to me (maybe because it was evening and I was too sleepy to bitching about the episode).
- What I liked - it was the retrospection scene when Jiraiya told Naruto how to stop Genjutsu - it wasn't like on manga - it was extended - but in a interesting manner, which is good.

And what's more? Delays, delays and one more delays... But tell me, I'd rather have more episodes of Shippuuden, than less, because when it ends - we will be crying out loud :/. And if they continue to publish episodes in that manner - we'll get 200+ episodes, like the first series. And I think they will publish something after Shippuuden (like DBZ and DBGT) but it will be nothing more than fillers.

And hopefully - manga's ending isn't in sight yet. The battle just begins, and Akatsuki is still in one part, so it's not over yet! And we haven't be introduced to the last Jinchuuriki's as well.
QrafTee
Yeah I was hoping the animation would've been good this episode because if the actions were smoother (the voices didn't even match the character's faces this episode) Gai v. Kisame fight would've been that much better. Woohoo, we're going to see the Morning Peacock soon... I think that's what it's called... It's been awhile.
Seiji
I also liked the part of how they showed Jiraiya teaching Naruto how to stop genjutsu. I'm pretty sure Itachi might have to counter for that but its cool seeing Naruto new stuff. At first I was thinking he was still the same with different clothes. Also got to see how Itachi captured Naruto into his genjutsu

The Gai fight was even impressive to me. Even though he released the gates. I doubt he'll finish him off quick. I'm thinking a 2-3 episode fight unless they draw back or something.
frozenhead
Well, Naruto's skills are far more better than of when still young, showing a bit patience and not being that much hot tempered is a good sign. He will escape from Itachi's genjitsu that's for sure.
Seiji
Naruto has improved greatly. I'm pretty sure he has learned even more techniques from Jiraiya.

Also does anyone know if the first episode of Shippuden was foreshadow? When they showed Sasuke...?
QrafTee
Seiji wrote:
Naruto has improved greatly. I'm pretty sure he has learned even more techniques from Jiraiya.

Also does anyone know if the first episode of Shippuden was foreshadow? When they showed Sasuke...?

You'd be surprised how much he hasn't learned from training with Jiraiya. As to the "first part" of Shippuden, it's what happens later. So everything going on "now" is just backtracking.
Samerron
Uzumaki Naruto is amazing!!!
Since they started producing Naruto Shippudden, I have been enjoying it a lot, though they have some episodes that have very slow plot.

Can't wait for the new episode.
votd
Okay, I have watched Naruto Shippuuden 15. So here's my opinion, like always:

- Impressive plot! I wasn't bored at all watching this episode! Finally, the battle has ended, and new adventure will begin!
- Impressive drawings and animation! I'm think it's the best Shippuuden Episode yet - I've especially like the "Dodama Rasengan" scene - this was made superb!
- What's more? They have added new Jiraiya and Naruto training retrospective scenes, which is VERY good, because these "fillers" (but they are not that bad fillers at all) are very interesting and gives you more idea about what Naruto has been doing in these past 3 years.

And one more thing - why do you think the plot is slow? I know - because it's airing every week and everyone expect miracles for waiting so long for their favourite Naruto episode.

One more more thing - I'm releasing english hardsubs every week, counting from this week! Check my fansubs at Tokyotosho (google it) and search for SLF mark. Because I'm releasing mostly Polish fansubs - you must seek for "English Subs" in the name of file. And I'm releasing much quicker than the Dattebayo - this week I've released my episode 3-4 hours quicker than them (!) and next week, release would go much more smooth :].
syntax101
i like reading the manga of naruto www.narutofan.com and it is updated and it is ahead than the anime but the problem is since the death of the sarotubi jr. the one who smokes cigar . the manga is in raw form meaning they havent been clean and properly scan by the author and now im still waiting for a much clearer manga.
QrafTee
syntax101 wrote:
i like reading the manga of naruto www.narutofan.com and it is updated and it is ahead than the anime but the problem is since the death of the sarotubi jr. the one who smokes cigar (spoiler alert). the manga is in raw form meaning they havent been clean and properly scan by the author and now im still waiting for a much clearer manga.

... -_- Spoiler Alerts are BEFORE THE SPOILER. It's not a spoiler for me since I already read the manga, but geez... use your common sense.
syntax101
QrafTee wrote:
syntax101 wrote:
i like reading the manga of naruto www.narutofan.com and it is updated and it is ahead than the anime but the problem is since the death of the sarotubi jr. the one who smokes cigar (spoiler alert). the manga is in raw form meaning they havent been clean and properly scan by the author and now im still waiting for a much clearer manga.

... -_- Spoiler Alerts are BEFORE THE SPOILER. It's not a spoiler for me since I already read the manga, but geez... use your common sense.



yes o great one you are the source of all things in the world.
vanille
I'm so confused about Naruto! O_O My friends keep on telling me to watch it but I don't understand where to start. >.> And youtube keeps on deleting episodes, grrr.
animassacre
vanille wrote:
I'm so confused about Naruto! O_O My friends keep on telling me to watch it but I don't understand where to start. >.> And youtube keeps on deleting episodes, grrr.



you should start from the begining and around 150 ,when the fillers start, you should stop Smile
frozenhead
Naruto Shippuuden Episode 16:

I already watched it and hey! I'm wondering who's that 3rd Kazekage (for which was the best Kage of the Sand Hidden Village as stated of one of the Sand's council during their meeting with Kankurou in this episode) lost during the old wars? I have this wild guess he might be one of the Atsukis'. What do you think guys? The story's pace is getting faster now. Very Happy
animassacre
r_y_e_20 wrote:
im here in the Philippines and my boss lives in the US. when he heard im crazy about Naruto, he became crazy too. He actually both full eps of Naruto, and everyday he change his display icons with Naruto characters. Our world stops when the series started. By the way, is it true that the voice behind Naruto is a woman?



Yes , i checked : Laughing Laughing Laughing Brick wall Mr. Green d'oh!
Naruto voice
syntax101
where can i find the naruto game card website like the yu-gi-oh game can anybody help me.
QrafTee
frozenhead wrote:
Naruto Shippuuden Episode 16:

I already watched it and hey! I'm wondering who's that 3rd Kazekage (for which was the best Kage of the Sand Hidden Village as stated of one of the Sand's council during their meeting with Kankurou in this episode) lost during the old wars? I have this wild guess he might be one of the Atsukis'. What do you think guys? The story's pace is getting faster now. Very Happy

I would answer, but I know the answer to that already so what I say would be a spoiler... Just hold on for a few more episodes.
frozenhead
QrafTee wrote:

I would answer, but I know the answer to that already so what I say would be a spoiler... Just hold on for a few more episodes.


Is it? Oh man.. Well ok I'll wait for that. Thanks for the tip. Wink
x7community
Ah, i like Naruto
my favorite character is Shikamaru Nara, he just like me (His laziness Razz)
terabithia
Heard that the Shippuden series doesn't get any good rate at the Japan it self,but for me its still the best.Btw,i heard that the movie will release soon.ANd the summaries said the story begins with Naruto died,...I don't know is it true or not Confused
frozenhead
Shippuuden Episode 18

Gaara died sad to say but what I've read is that he will be revived by Chiyo (old Sand Ninja lady). Anyway, I'll just wait for the next episode.
votd
About popularity of Naruto in japan - it's still very high, because many japanese viewers still like Naruto, but still - it's not that high like it was before. Why? Because of the fillers. I'm a bit disappointed in Shippuuden, but I'm not complaining - it's still good. Well, many fans expected miracles from Shippuuden, but remember that Naruto is still Naruto.

What I hate about Shippuuden is that they are delaying every scene to make more episodes and get more audience. I think that Shippuuden will finally hit 300+ episodes if it goes like this... and manga isn't anywhere near end... maybe Kishimoto said that manga will end in 1,5 year, but that is probably a bullshit... or truth, I don't know. Well, some of the Shippuuden episodes were good. Packed with action and WISE fillers (WISE means, they were funny or explaining some of the plot) like episode 15 which was the best yet I think. Now the episodes are boring. We are getting some manga, then Akatsuki shit-talk about "Marianne's butt" or something similiar. Horrible!

And now we are getting a week worth delays, because they are doing the movie (possibly), and yes - the movie plot will be about Naruto's death - but that death is probably mistaken by Naruto's crew or something other... just don't believe it - it's just movie plot. Naruto isn't dying yet Very Happy.
vitorpacheco
The songs from Naruto Shippuden are awesome. The guys are best in newest episodes
deStructuralized
vanille wrote:
I'm so confused about Naruto! O_O My friends keep on telling me to watch it but I don't understand where to start. >.> And youtube keeps on deleting episodes, grrr.

Watch it on DailyMotion.org or tvlinks.co.uk

New manga was uploaded Friday (360, I believe). I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed the battle described in the last couple of chapters. Glad the freak lost.
votd
Okay first - there's new ending on episode 19 - aluto - for you all. Nice song :]. Actually I love it. It's the next song about Naruto and Sasuke thing - but still - it's very soft and good song.

If I'm not mistaken, I've heard that the opening 2 will be featuring... nobodyknows again - it will be a diffrent song, but... I liked Hero's COMEBACK, but Pierrot, you could change the artist Very Happy. I know nobodyknows suits Naruto well - maybe it's only a rumor or I haven't understand it well. Anyhow, there are some information relating opening 2 - it will be possibly in episode 24 or 26 - but that's obvious xD. When the next season starts, there must be new opening.

And no, there won't be Naruto every 2 weeks - it's only occassionally - because they are preparing Naruto Movie maybe... I don't know.

And one more news:

1 August - there will be Naruto Shippuuden DVD 1 in Japan - it will contain first 4 episodes. Pretty fast :]. Tune up your share and download DVDISOs XDDDD

1 August - there will be Naruto Shippuuden The Movie OST in Japan

and in August there will be Movie itself - but only in theatres of course. We will have to wait for DVD to April like always... please refer to Naruto Movie 3 DVD release date - and it was in August also...
QrafTee
Tatica wrote:
hmm....the 1 i saw they werent...it was a mission......there was sakura sasuke and naruto cuz kakashi had 2 go back 2 the vilage cuz of a emergency jounin meetin....there was this heros water that came from the free of age or sumthin that was in their vilage (hidden fall) and it made ur chakra 10 fold but most of the time it would made u die cuz of the strain it put on ur body..so this missing nin jounin from hidden fall wanted the water....and thats all i can type right now

That OVA sucked... then again the Crimson Four-leaf Clover wasn't good either... OVAs aren't good when there is a main series out.
votd
I've watched Naruto Shippuuden 20 and I've came here to write some opinions about it! First I think this episode was pretty good! I think it was very good compared to that bullshit shown to us, common watchers some episodes before. It was packed with some serious action - finally. I thought that Sakura and Chiyo will destroy Hiruko in the episode 21 - but this was surprise! So Naruto Shippuuden isn't that "Dragon Ball" style after all! And there were some fight scenes with Naruto and Deidara.

But the main thing that makes me mad - it's the scene changes. For example - when Sakura and Chiyo destroys Hiruko, the action is turned to Naruto and Deidara fight and we forget what Sakura has done a minute later and we don't really care about this, since there are so many scene changes - that's a poorly done part.

And the music - I can't wait for OST - it seems that Naruto Shippuuden OST is going to be the best in the anime genre Very Happy.

Okay, plus for Pierrot for episode 20 - this wasn't bad but wasn't so good either.
deStructuralized
For those of you who follow the manga and saw the new chapter released this week

Sasuke is a BOSS.

That is all. Cool
billgertz
For those people who havent seen the shippudden ep 22 -23. its available now. i can't wait to see the episode 24..

thats all.
votd
Yep, Naruto Shippuuden 21 and 22-23 are GREAT! The best episodes in the series! And episode 19 isn't that bad either. Do you know why the action is so packed?Very Happy Because Pierrot animated so many things in opening and delayed action so much that they have to speed up or in other case they won't make it to the end of the season. The new opening will be in episode 26 (or 24 maybe?! but remember that Naruto season lasts 26 episodes, but sometimes they change opening no matter what course the action will take). Anyways - plus for Pierrot - great improvement on Naruto Shippuuden - my hopes were honest Wink.
Seiji
^Haven't watched Naruto Shippuuden 22-23 yet but I've been reading spoilers. The manga is ahead of the series so I'm thinking about reading the manga since I'm eager to find out what happens.
QrafTee
I'm more interested in the Team Gai fights because none of that is really explained in the manga. That and I'm a Rock Lee fan, go Lee!
Seiji
I'm waiting for the Sakura, Chiyo vs. Sasori fight to be over. I've already read the spoiler so I already know whats going to happen. Team Gai fight is looking interesting and since I also already know what will happen with Naruto, Sasuke vs. Deidara, the Team Gai fight is the only fight going on that I don't really know about. Since they are fighting themselves I wonder how they will cope. I think they should just switch that way they won't be dead even Confused
votd
Yo, 24 episode watched. It was pretty cool - finally Naruto is back packed with action! Personally I don't like the "new version" of opening featuring scenes from the movie (not synched well and boring). But anyways - there will be new opening around 26 or 27 episode - you can bet that!

I heard somewhere that the new opening will be nobodyknows+ again. Well, I like them, but I hope they will sing some good song, because overall band isn't that good. Personally I would want Asian Kung-Fu Generation better.
votd
Okay, next episode 25 watched. It seems that Pierrot is reading this topic very carefully, because they changed the opening, duh. For a better version! Isn't that weird xD? Okay, next episode will be almost 100% new opening (not ending because it's fresh already). And I think they should stop all the fightings that remaining - episode 26 should be the epilogue to the current season, I think.

And the Gai Team's Fighting - it's just crap and boring. The same scenes just to get 2-3 minutes, while in manga it was - like - two or three images showing that they ARE in trouble? GIVE ME A BREAK :/.

Okay, thank you for your attention ;d.
deStructuralized
Latest issue in the manga is pretty interesting. Lots of filler and talking, but there's an awesome fight scene that I'm sure you've all been waiting to see, as well as the answer behind Naruto's parentage.

Sasuke is so boss.
frozenhead
I last saw Shippuuden Episode 24, encounter with Sasori and Deidara. Latest is 29, I haven't watched it yet. Crying or Very sad
votd
Quote:
Latest is 29,


Aww you got it wrong the latest is 26 and on thursday we'll get 27 Very Happy. Maybe you have time machine or smth?

Okay, 26 episode is... is... GREAT! I just can't express it. The animation, art, story - all is perfect! Those grandma's puppet... they are cool! I'd say - the best Shippuuden episode ever. Packed with action, finally.

And next episode = new opening. Myself I'm expecting something hard. Maybe Asian Kung-Fu or something harder - jrock for sure. I'm tired of Hero's Comeback but I like it ;]. Hope they don't put Nobodyknows+ in charge of recording new opening... and what will be new opening?! Curious!!!!Very Happy
QrafTee
votd wrote:
Quote:
Latest is 29,


Aww you got it wrong the latest is 26 and on thursday we'll get 27 Very Happy. Maybe you have time machine or smth?

Okay, 26 episode is... is... GREAT! I just can't express it. The animation, art, story - all is perfect! Those grandma's puppet... they are cool! I'd say - the best Shippuuden episode ever. Packed with action, finally.

And next episode = new opening. Myself I'm expecting something hard. Maybe Asian Kung-Fu or something harder - jrock for sure. I'm tired of Hero's Comeback but I like it ;]. Hope they don't put Nobodyknows+ in charge of recording new opening... and what will be new opening?! Curious!!!!Very Happy

I have to agree with you about the episode. It was nonstop action in the good sense. Sakura pushing herself to her limit, Chiyo-baasan setting things right. But I do wish they put more thought into the Team Gai fights... the way they do it is so blah. And the whole Kakashi/Naruto scene is even more boring than the Team Gai fights!
votd
Well, the Kakashi and Naruto vs. Deidara scene is ridiculous. What the hell they are doing? It's almost seven episodes done in the following manner: Naruto says: "Stop you motherfu..ker", Kakashi: "Wait Naruto", and Deidara: "Wow you are so slow that I can eat lunch in the meantime...". And again again again and again. I almost rotfled out of my chair when I saw episode 27 where Kakashi FINALLY shows his shitty Sharingan (because he can use it only for a moment - it's very ineffective apparently, and doing damage to your own so what for?).

Well... you know what? I have a feeling that they are going to delay battle Deidara vs. Naruto to the next season. I know it's not possible, but look at the episodes now ;D.

And what's more... if you count carefully, you'll notice that Pierrot is very mean with manga chapters - out of 27 episodes they used ~30-33 chapters (33 at most, I'd say 30-31), so it's less than 1.3 chapter per episode. Is it good? Well... we won't see fillers to the end of Naruto I think ;D, but that means less action. I hope they would add some serious scenes to the Gai's Team fight - not some shitty "Kunai exchange".

And what's more! Where in manga Gai Team is fighting on like 5 manga pictures, in anime you'll have a total episode of fighting scenes. Are they sane? That's stupid!

But don't give up hope. Next episode will bring conclusion to Team Gai, so it means no more waiting for Naruto vs. Deidara fight - we will see it in the next episodes.

What about new opening? We have a new season already (27 episode in total), but they delayed it because of the ending of holidays and such... and every "movie promo" opening must run for 4 weeks total, so...

Next episode is 13 september. I just don't want to wait that long. I'm curious of the new opening.

BTW, from the next episode I will sub Naruto with my newly created group Fighting Dreamers fansubs, but unlike other groups, our releases will be CAREFUL and well made (from HQ raws obviously) and in rather fast rate (but don't "fast as hell" because we tried it and it's sucks... your job is just not needed because it's shitty - made just to be faster).

Just drop in our official blog. Link is on my sig.
isyan
yeah .. i like naruto.. its plot, flashbacks of his miserable or sad or mournful
or whatever you can call it.. Smile

i like how he struggles to keep his friends who for him is the most precious possession he will ever have... Smile and his perseverance to keep the bond between him and sasuke to remain.. even though sasuke is trying to severe the bond between them... Smile

i also like the action scenes... i mean they're great... with those jutsu and other ninja stuffs...
truly amazing anime... i also like itachi.. calm but dangerous... heheh... and the mystery regarding
why he massacred his clan leaving only him and sasuke alive... Sad

i just hate the fillers... although it is necessary for the series... we should just be patient and wait for the upcoming episodes... and be thankful for it because we can watch it for free... not just always complaining about this and that... Smile

jah blez!
deStructuralized
So I've got a question for those of you who read the manga.

SPOILER ALERT, given that the manga moves ahead of the anime, don't read ahead if you don't follow the comics. Or haven't read 370. Obviously. Anyway.

Tobi: Uchiha Madara, or Obito?

You'll notice that he says "My power...Uchiha Madara's power" during one of the latest chapters. People have taken this to literally mean that he is Uchiha Madara, when he could simply be referring to his inheriting the Sharingan from Madara.

They've mentioned Madara a few more times after that, including his ties to Kyuubi and the first Hokage. Notice that this doesn't confirm that Tobi is Madara, only that Madara had the capability of summoning various Bijuu...and if this was the case, why wait until they were already sealed into Jinchuuriki? Sounds like a red herring to me.

Notice though that only Tobi's right eye shows through the mask...and Kakashi took Obito's left eye. Notice also that T O B I is O B I T O with the "TO" shifted to the front. "Toobi." And also that Tobi had a carefree personality that often got on the nerves of his fellow Akatsuki.

Sounds suspicious to me.
QrafTee
deStructuralized wrote:
So I've got a question for those of you who read the manga.

SPOILER ALERT, given that the manga moves ahead of the anime, don't read ahead if you don't follow the comics. Or haven't read 370. Obviously. Anyway.

Tobi: Uchiha Madara, or Obito?

You'll notice that he says "My power...Uchiha Madara's power" during one of the latest chapters. People have taken this to literally mean that he is Uchiha Madara, when he could simply be referring to his inheriting the Sharingan from Madara.

They've mentioned Madara a few more times after that, including his ties to Kyuubi and the first Hokage. Notice that this doesn't confirm that Tobi is Madara, only that Madara had the capability of summoning various Bijuu...and if this was the case, why wait until they were already sealed into Jinchuuriki? Sounds like a red herring to me.

Notice though that only Tobi's right eye shows through the mask...and Kakashi took Obito's left eye. Notice also that T O B I is O B I T O with the "TO" shifted to the front. "Toobi." And also that Tobi had a carefree personality that often got on the nerves of his fellow Akatsuki.

Sounds suspicious to me.

You have some points, but the annoying personality could just be Madara tricking the Akatsuki members (if so, he obviously succeeded). I mean how else would you act so no one would be suspicious of you? Act the opposite of yourself. But a lot of your points do have merit. So we'll find out when we find out. Smile
votd
Okay, here are some news exclusively for Frihost fans:

The next episode will be aired 27 September. Most of you already know this, but one more thing - there won't be a new opening yet. I know it sucks, but it don't suck either. I think it's perfectly made choice by Pierrot - because we'll see Naruto who brokes some Kyuubi sealing - and it's synched with last scenes of opening.

When there will be new opening? On episode 31. It will air 4 October.

And we have NEW OPENING INFORMATION! My dreams finally came true. New opening: Asian Kung-Fu Generation - After Dark. I just can't wait for new animations and song from creators of Haruka Kanata. Seems nostalgic.
Aures
Great. So, 29th & 30th episode on the 27th and the 31th (new opening, right?) for the next week?
Seiji
So the ending is that was shown in the previous episode is that whats next to come? I mean the scenes they were showing at the ending credits.
votd
Dunno what is your point. Ending is ending there are not spoilers in ending, only in the preview of the next episode, as for schedule, yep. 27th is 29 and 30 special, and then 4th of October is finally 31 with new opening.

34 episode will finally show Sai from what I know, and by the end of this season will be conclusion of Orochimaru's fight and then Sasuke's reunion, but I'm not sure.
ZeroXD
I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before, but when is the new movie going to come out?

My friend was convinced that the current intro was introducing a new and long "filler" story arc, and that is exactly the LAST thing Naruto needs again... As a movie though, it seems pretty cool ( the characters they briefly show anyway ) and naruto seems to be getting a girlfriend! hahaha
isyan
deStructuralized wrote:
So I've got a question for those of you who read the manga.

Tobi: Uchiha Madara, or Obito?

Notice though that only Tobi's right eye shows through the mask...and Kakashi took Obito's left eye. Notice also that T O B I is O B I T O with the "TO" shifted to the front. "Toobi." And also that Tobi had a carefree personality that often got on the nerves of his fellow Akatsuki.

Sounds suspicious to me.


if tobi is obito... there are much more questions that will be raised than the answers...

Arrow what is then obito's purpose why did he join the akatsuki?
Arrow is he playing against the hidden village of konoha? or
Arrow he has a plan that will bring an end on the organization akatsuki?

well? Cool Cool
Seiji
votd wrote:
Dunno what is your point. Ending is ending there are not spoilers in ending, only in the preview of the next episode, as for schedule, yep. 27th is 29 and 30 special, and then 4th of October is finally 31 with new opening.

34 episode will finally show Sai from what I know, and by the end of this season will be conclusion of Orochimaru's fight and then Sasuke's reunion, but I'm not sure.


Guess that sums it up. Could have been the preview of the next episode.
votd
Change of plans. Episode 31 will be aired on 18 OCTOBER @________@ that's insane! Two weeks without Naruto without a reason. And that's official information - previous information was either fake or outdated. I don't know why, but Naruto start to suck anyway.

I've watched another COOL special (29 and 30) and what's in there? Duh, 40 minutes of talking + 5 minutes of serious fighting. Overall special was interesting, but animation and art wasn't so good. It was crappy! And we have to wait a whole week (in this case - 2 weeks) for another possibly very boring episode.

And of course, they're going to present us a new opening. Maybe the 2 weeks free of Naruto will be a period marking a beginning of new saga? I guess so, anyways opening is outdated counting from this episode. I like Hero's come back, but it hasn't changed from episode 21 (for god's sake, delete that retard Sasori, because he's as good as dead, so he shouldn't be standing in the opening, talk about very careful opening changes! Pierrot sux!) so then... Asian Kung-Fu Generation "After Dark" - we are waiting! I'm waiting for some serious action and good art.

And after those 30 episodes we'll get another 10 episodes (I think so) when we are watching Naruto in Konoha Village slowly going for Sasuke. It's worse than Dragon Ball and that's a fact! A real shounen in bad manner. I'm just starting to hate Naruto because it's boring, nothing is hapenning, it's like reading a one chapter of manga in veeeery slow-motion. Or two chapters. By any chance, why shouldn't they make battles longer? But no, instead they are longening no interesting battles (Gai's Team battles - nothing brilliant, but for god sake - 3 episodes long? I think it was something like a one page in manga?) or... well... making some shit talk about weather, or making 5 minutes retrospective.


What's for plus? Watch ending omake (special) and you'll now - we have director's cut of opening of Naruto Episode 001! We finally see YONDAIME HOKAGE in his full presence! And some addition of Konoha shinobi fighting Kyuubi. Is this director's cut, or they animated from beginning? Well, I think it's Director's cut, the same animation style... Good thing!
TomGrey
Being quite new to Naruto, this is mostly too advanced for me, so far.

But I would say that Harry Potter + Pokemon = Naruto.

My two sons love it, and even my daughter is pretty enthusiastic. But starting at 1, and knowing there are some 230 more episodes ... it's already quite a bit.

Are there some good download sites, or maybe this was covered already?
frozenhead
Oh, sorry for the miscount last time. Laughing

Anyway, Special 1 hour Shippuuden Episodes 29 - 30 is now available. Haven't watched yet.
TomGrey
I'm only now, many years after the 2000 (or was it 2002) debut, starting to look at Naruto.

It's cool. It's great. (It's in Czech which we in Slovakia see on Jetix).

Harry Potter + Pokemon = Naruto, or almost.

But if this is the only thread, it's not so great for those of us who only recently saw Zabuza kill Gauto (?) after losing a second time to Kakashi.

Good characters, fine development.
deStructuralized
isyan wrote:
deStructuralized wrote:
So I've got a question for those of you who read the manga.

Tobi: Uchiha Madara, or Obito?

Notice though that only Tobi's right eye shows through the mask...and Kakashi took Obito's left eye. Notice also that T O B I is O B I T O with the "TO" shifted to the front. "Toobi." And also that Tobi had a carefree personality that often got on the nerves of his fellow Akatsuki.

Sounds suspicious to me.


if tobi is madara... there are much more questions that will be raised than the answers...

Arrow what is then madara's purpose why did he join the akatsuki?
Arrow is he playing against the hidden village of konoha? or
Arrow he has a plan that will bring an end on the organization akatsuki?

well? Cool Cool

lol

Given that Tobi's intentions haven't been made clear from Madara's perspective either, it didn't really raise "more questions" at all.

Anyway, after that post I looked at the original Japanese scan, and grammatically speaking, it should be Madara.
votd
Yo all - I have new news about Naruto Shippuuden.


As you know - it's still two days to the new episode with new opening, but there's even more to it:

- new opening won't be Asian Kung Fu Generation - "After Dark" - because it will be Bleach new opening - some old retarded fool told me about Asian in Naruto and I've got excited - but duh - song isn't that great - it's already leaked in the internet, so ... but we know what are new opening and ending songs:

Distance - Long shot party
Little by little - (some japanese title)

I don't know which is which (which opening or which is ending), but it seems that Distance is opening because they are some hip-hop looking "artist". For god sake, stop making hip-hop out of Naruto - it would be cooler with Asians and you know it best...

And little by little - possibly opening or ending - do you remember 3rd opening of normal Naruto? Yes, it's the same band as previously...

Source is I think 100% true - official TV Tokyo page: http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/naruto/goods/cd.html. Check this out.


EDIT:
Watched episode 31. The opening is Long shot party - Distance and ending is Little by Little. Both are rock, hopefully, but Long shot party - Distance is an rather average song... nothing special. Little by little, on the other hand is cool ;]. We should expect those singles this month. Watch out for them.

And oh, there's better drawing and more dynamic scenes. Apparently. And "Naruto ED1 Wind" style in Naruto-rescuing-Gaara is just amazing! Especially the butterfly. It brings back memories.
frozenhead
Shippuuden Episode 33

Kakashi Team's new member arrived to the village, he's somewhat posy I guess. Shino, Kiba and Hinata came into the picture. Not much of the highlights, I'll wait again the next episode. Very Happy
votd
The next episode of Shippuuden... this time 34:D.

For first, I've get the impression that this episode is a utterly crap, in both of drawings and story. Well, the impression hasn't left me to the half of episode. I haven't watched it then - I've just rewinded it to take a notice of some moments and then watched next episode preview. This episode was just too boring to begin with - only talking about crap. But this was also in manga, so we aren't losing anything. Next episode will show our characters only GOING OUT of village - I'm aware of that, because... just see the preview and you'll now what I mean Very Happy - they usually show the best scenes of particular episode in there Very Happy.

As for episode ratings? As for me, it was unwatchable, especially the part 2 of the episode... too boring.
polis
1 hour especial this thursday!

Cool.
billgertz
I've seen episode 34. sai has still have feelings left despite the fact that he is a member of the root. he was hindi a small photo frame.. it was not mentioned whos is in that frame but it looks cool and looks like emo.. hehehe.. can't wait to see future episodes..
votd
Episode 35 - 36 is out. I have watched and I tell myself - it's brilliant in drawings, but story is another dull one, but we can find out more about Sai. There are some many moments, as well as discussion about men's genitalia xD, and some serious jokes. But finally action starts to move on. We are given some part-moments of Akatsuki's Spy going on, but Pierrot aren't giving us any hint of who would it be. Of course manga readers already know that, but other watchers are astonished, of course ;].

This episode was pretty good, but in the whole 45 minutes we are getting only a hot spring sidetrip (almost), the action moves very slowly, but surely... better late than nothing, and then we will be crying that Naruto has ended. Better if it will have that 200++ episodes :].
QrafTee
billgertz wrote:
I've seen episode 34. sai has still have feelings left despite the fact that he is a member of the root. he was hindi a small photo frame.. it was not mentioned whos is in that frame but it looks cool and looks like emo.. hehehe.. can't wait to see future episodes..

He's not really emo (like Sasuke), he's more... rigid and robotic. That'd mean he's emo-less, but his conflict with being human and just a member of ROOT is clearly visible. Sai cannot replace Sasuke, but I think his character as exponential growth possibilities. He can be a good guy, a bad guy, a traitor, or stay the same.
ZeroXD
QrafTee wrote:
billgertz wrote:
I've seen episode 34. sai has still have feelings left despite the fact that he is a member of the root. he was hindi a small photo frame.. it was not mentioned whos is in that frame but it looks cool and looks like emo.. hehehe.. can't wait to see future episodes..

He's not really emo (like Sasuke), he's more... rigid and robotic. That'd mean he's emo-less, but his conflict with being human and just a member of ROOT is clearly visible. Sai cannot replace Sasuke, but I think his character as exponential growth possibilities. He can be a good guy, a bad guy, a traitor, or stay the same.


Sai seems to have a lot of potential strength and story-wise but I can't wait till they actually start doing some fighting. The last few episodes have been pretty damn boring to me. I couldn't believe the hour long special didn't even have anything exciting happen in it, I would never expect them to make hour long "filler-ish" episodes.

On a side note, is Sai really homosexual? I mean I thought all the people calling him gay was because he wore a midrift uniform, but it seems all he talks about is Naruto's gentalia.

Well back to his character growth possibilities, I'm pretty sure as with the general trend with Naruto characters, Naruto will definitely change Sai to a good guy, or well at least a better guy. That's his true power as best put it by Tsunade.
deStructuralized
Lol if you think the anime's moving slowly wait 'til they introduce Jiraiya's latest adventure.

The last like...eight issues of the manga (that's two month's worth of writing), no joke, have been utterly pointless.
kiran_n444
another ill manga series. The shows kool, but I prefer the manga, i'm currently at Chapter 350 or sumthing liek that.
votd
I've watched new Naruto special. Time for some review:

The first part of special is almost completely boring, because Naruto is just gaining an gigantic amount of chakra ... and that's it. I wouldn't mention old-new flashback (what is this... a modification of flashback, or what? there are new scenes in the flashback...?) and never-ending shit talk of our lovely nerd Kabuto. And blablabla... Orochimaru isn't better, he is standing and tauting Naruto - that's it. And what was the most dissapointing in this special? The scene where Orochimaru walks to Naruto after he threw him away from the bridge - it's like... 5 minutes he's making 50 metres just to stand in front of our Kyuubi boy and start... talking again... It was outrageous. And dissapointing... really...

The rest of the special is better and more interesting, but still - the action is a little slower than it should be. But the manga also wasn't so fast, and keep in mind that anime is always slower... otherwise it would be like 5 episodes and the manga material runs out...

I love the scene where flying Kabuto hits Sakura in her head. It's just too hilarious. I was laughing and rotfling all over the place. The sentence "to get hit with a human" is given a new meaning... direct meaning, to be precise xD.

And duh, what's funny? The scene where Kabuto gets hit very hard by Naruto. What's funny in that? Well, the next scene where he lies, he's laughing out from Naruto that he's weak. Well, I wouldn't say that, because next 30 minutes Kabuto spends on the ground healing himself desperately, because Naruto almost killed him ... with just one hit. I don't see any fun here, especially for Kabuto... xD.
Seiji
The first episode of the two part special was very boring. It was basically them staring at each other and saying few words with a couple of flashbacks.

Kabuto annoyed me a lot in the second part because he always smirking acting like he was the strongest one there but Naruto hurt him badly with just one hit but yet he was still there smirking. The next episode will be awesome but I also think it will be bad for Naruto since the he kind of lost control of himself.
TomGrey
Can I ask for a recap of where you are watching the English language episodes? Or are you watching in Japanese with English Subs?

According to http://www.narutochaos.com/, the translated Manga is up to 383 , but I've been too busy to read it lately.

And http://www.narutohq.com/ lists BitTorrent sites for downloading Shipuuden 36-37.

(I haven't used Bit Torrent yet, either -- any good tutorial on which is the most user friendly user interface for finding torrents?)

My sons are using YouTube, but I'm wondering if there isn't something better.
ZeroXD
oh boy... the anime is really starting to leave me very disappointed. What would possess the writers to make an hour long special that pretty much has NO action in it?

I used to love Dragon ball as a kid cause all the characters were so cool and strong, but after awhile I got tired of watching 20 mins or more of Goku and his opponent charging a spirit bomb before any action occurred.

What happened in Naruto's 1 hour special was pretty much the same thing. If i wanted to look at a group of people looking back and forth at each other doing nothing, I would have read the 3-4 pages of the manga that this stare and charge-fest would have normally taken up.

Well sorry for the rant, but I resist reading the manga to prevent me from spoiling the cool fight scenes which anime usually does very well, but lately Naruto anime has taken every trick to delay fights and its starting to make me lose patience.
Naruto_Fan
I know! How annoying is that! You know, at least put some decent insults in if you;re not gonna have any action. Geez! But anyway, omg I SO can't wait for the next ep! I'm watching it on friday and it's gotta be amazing coz it's the last one! Yay Yay Yay! GO NARUTO!!!!
nivre
yeah...naruto have been delayed lately, also the 1 hour episode before the holidays sucks since its all staring and glaring to each others eyes...not too much actions as what we want to happen...its better to read the manga than watching the episodes..but no matter how rude they are(the one who concerns the release of the epi)...its much more interesting to watch animated films than those of the manga...still pictures...but if you really love anime, you can imagine what are they doing... Naruto still rocks! Can't wait for his training again under kakashi and yamato...
Seiji
At least they released a 1 hour special before the long break. It should be back next week (?) I think. Even Bleach took a break which was surprising. I think they may have been airing special programs for the holidays in place of Naruto and Bleach. The first episode of Naruto special was just a bunch of glaring but the next episode had a good amount of action. I'm pretty sure episode 42 will be really good.
Owned
Naruto For Life!!
votd
To me, Naruto starts to suck yet again. Why for the god sake they are delaying it all way over? Naruto will end eventually, but you don't have to stretch it to that long series. It's horribly boring at the moment with the minimal fighting scenes. They are going for quantity, not quality. Manga wasn't so perfect, but also wasn't so horribly boring. I wish someone had reduced their budget for Naruto - they would finally learn that every episode counts. Especially that next generations will be watching Naruto, and millions of people will buy those episodes on DVD. And they will have to watch crap. And the drawings/art would be better... much better. It's not maximum possibilites of Studio Pierrot. And those week breaks are insane - the quality isn't improving, and speed is dropping.

What the hell is that?
Pikokola
votd wrote:
To me, Naruto starts to suck yet again. Why for the god sake they are delaying it all way over? Naruto will end eventually, but you don't have to stretch it to that long series. It's horribly boring at the moment with the minimal fighting scenes. They are going for quantity, not quality. Manga wasn't so perfect, but also wasn't so horribly boring. I wish someone had reduced their budget for Naruto - they would finally learn that every episode counts. Especially that next generations will be watching Naruto, and millions of people will buy those episodes on DVD. And they will have to watch crap. And the drawings/art would be better... much better. It's not maximum possibilites of Studio Pierrot. And those week breaks are insane - the quality isn't improving, and speed is dropping.

What the hell is that?


yeah.. back to the time like when fillers rules naruto...
aaron552
as far as i'm aware, it's not fillers at the moment. They're just REALLY drawing out this fight scene. It's starting to get annoying
votd
44 Episode. As for this, it's super boring. Contains scenes where Sakura heals Naruto and Sai is plotting against our group. It's getting annoying. Very annoying. Because the battle itself wasn't so great, and it's half of the season, so the will be catching to Sasuke for good 6-7 episodes I think. Or they will get some more speed in story-telling. If Naruto won't speed up, it will start to get very very boring and bad!

Episodes are boring, battles haven't got that speed and hype that in manga... and those endless added dialogues... and to think that in manga they were talking alot.

Hopefully even manga wasn't so perfect, so next arc would be much much better than this. I hope. I really really hope :].
vonvincent
votd wrote:
44 Episode. As for this, it's super boring. Contains scenes where Sakura heals Naruto and Sai is plotting against our group. It's getting annoying. Very annoying. Because the battle itself wasn't so great, and it's half of the season, so the will be catching to Sasuke for good 6-7 episodes I think. Or they will get some more speed in story-telling. If Naruto won't speed up, it will start to get very very boring and bad!

Episodes are boring, battles haven't got that speed and hype that in manga... and those endless added dialogues... and to think that in manga they were talking alot.

Hopefully even manga wasn't so perfect, so next arc would be much much better than this. I hope. I really really hope :].


yeah the episode was enough boring, but i really disagrees with the manga, its much more interesting to read it, sasuke and itachi fighting in genjutsu, and the story behind uchiha madara, its so cool, to know the thruth why itachi left sasuke alive....can't wait fot the next chapter in the manga.
angelwingz360
meowrsx wrote:
Okay, surely people here have watched it since it's like the hottest thing right now. I personally thought it was amazing, but stopped watching at about episode 80, and i know i'm way behind now. but from what i hear the story arch isnt so great now anyways. although i understand that it's necessarily, i really hate animes htat flood you with filler episodes and flashbacks from the same episode or the last episode jsut to kill time. also it's funny how if you watch enough, you can tell when the good artist or the bad artist comes on, sometimes there's really crappy animation or the characters look out of wack etc.


It is tha hottest thing because it rocks
QrafTee
vonvincent wrote:
votd wrote:
44 Episode. As for this, it's super boring. Contains scenes where Sakura heals Naruto and Sai is plotting against our group. It's getting annoying. Very annoying. Because the battle itself wasn't so great, and it's half of the season, so the will be catching to Sasuke for good 6-7 episodes I think. Or they will get some more speed in story-telling. If Naruto won't speed up, it will start to get very very boring and bad!

Episodes are boring, battles haven't got that speed and hype that in manga... and those endless added dialogues... and to think that in manga they were talking alot.

Hopefully even manga wasn't so perfect, so next arc would be much much better than this. I hope. I really really hope :].


yeah the episode was enough boring, but i really disagrees with the manga, its much more interesting to read it, sasuke and itachi fighting in genjutsu, and the story behind uchiha madara, its so cool, to know the thruth why itachi left sasuke alive....can't wait fot the next chapter in the manga.

SPOILER ALERT









You also have to think about the connection between Pain and Madara. And the unfortunate departure of another character and even more backstory into Naruto's past... I do want to know more, but it looks like everything is happening at the same time. The thing I don't like about the manga is the false titles... it says one thing, but the actual events differs.




SPOILER END
kiran_n444
lawl. rasegnan owns all. I love naruto.
Naruto_Fan
I absolutely love naruto! Has anyone here watched the latest ep yet? Unfinished page? i watched it this morning with my best friend and we were just like - once again! It was so slow! it was amazing cos well, its naruto, but its just so slow. just as it starts to get into some good action - oh look the episode is over. Even worse... it was the end of the season and they left it on a massive cliffhanger (i wont say what cos im not horrible like that) and theres nothing on saiyan island saying when the next episode is released. WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO?!?!?!?! if anyone knows you have GOTTA reply PLZ PLZ PLZ!!! i am actually begging!
votd
45 and 46 episodes are not that bad. Really. Personally I loved the thrill of the ending of 46 episode. What's funny, episode 45 was hardly avalible as RAW. Is it because Naruto turns to big shit? But wait. It's getting even more darker and interesting, because the after-dull after Kyuubi Naruto battle with Orochimaru is the most boring moments in the whole manga. The manga itself is very interesting. But Naruto is even more beginning to end. But even after beating Akatsuki, there might be a new enemy, and so on. God knows.
Roxanna
lol, i'm on ep 47 shippuden, cause i personally think it's a lil better. but i guess all the fill-in were because they were waiten for the manga, don't rlly kno.
tho i hav a bit too much anime pics on mi comp, including naruto and the gang, i'm aan addict to anime.
votd
Naruto Shippuu 47 seemed to be better than the rest of the episodes. It's like something big gonna happen. Finally. But okay, they showed us a little amount of action, and said "okay then, wait until 28 February now, because we are out of action". Maybe they are going to show us some kind of one hour special? Myself, I'm not satisfied with those "special" episodes. Because every special is boring. Every single one. Except 22-23 maybe, which was good.
QrafTee
It looks like Shipudden is going to milk as many episodes as it can from Naruto Part II manga. I'm afraid that it'll degrade the quality and end up as being like a Dragon Ball GT or something. On the other hand, the manga is very intense, like one scene to the next, everything is going on.
votd
Shippuuden 48 owned. It's not that bad, the action seems to be developing. I think everyone is waiting for Shippuuden 49 which will be finally interesting (judging from the preview). This episode had a great drawings! I wish every episode would be drew in that way. This art style seems interesting - but sometimes characters are not very detailed. But only in some moments. Whatever.

49 Episode seems nice, especially that Rasengan with 3D animation in the background! ;].
tsukiyuuki
Episode 49 was pretty good as far as a lack of way-too-long dramatic pauses and bits of dead air went.

I thin one reason they're trying to drag out the anime episodes so much is so that they don't catch up to the manga as quick and then have to do another huge slew of filler episodes - where the series is now, it'd be really hard to insert filler that didn't completely contradict and screw-up the series timeline.
votd
Episode 49 was better than previous, crappy episodes. I'm amazed at how fine they managed to insert "story-line" fillers into the main story. Because that bee thing that attacked Kabuto wasn't on manga. And the next episode will be about Sai's Picture Book. Since it was just a few words about it in manga, it will be longed in anime. Maybe they will add some new scenes. It seems that this season will be more than 26 episodes long again. I think. Because if they will continue making 1 episode for 1 chapter it's some chapters left. I don't think that they will catch up to manga that quickly, because manga is still about 85-90 chapters away from anime. I don't see the point in prolonging it to that range, because it's starting to be boring.
tsukiyuuki
Forty-nine was much better than some of the previous ones for sure.

We're in the middle of chapter 304 right now, as far as manga storyline goes, having covered the fist section of it with Kabuto and then the team splitting up. You're right about the picture book being in the next episode, in my opinion and that's in the second half of chapter 304.

Maybe it's just me, but I don't really mind them doing one episode to one chapter. *shrug*
rufa
I quit watching the anime after I start reading the manga.. shippudden is just so stretched out and awkard to watch with all the 5000 flashbacks and same scene in 10 minutes.. Sure it's cool seeing the fights in motion and colour. I might watch them through sometime, but the manga is more straight forward.

Although the current chapters are a bit tedious (they are good, but it could have been shorted down a bit). I don't even wanna think how this part is gonna turn out in the anime (oh, the horror).
tsukiyuuki
rufa wrote:
Although the current chapters are a bit tedious (they are good, but it could have been shorted down a bit). I don't even wanna think how this part is gonna turn out in the anime (oh, the horror).


Oh my god, I know exactly what you mean. I'm sitting here going, "Okay, there's enough of these chapters with this fight to fill an entire volume, can't one of you just DIE already and we can get back to some OTHER characters?"

Kishimoto likes Sasuke way too much sometimes. The manga is called NARUTO, not SASUKE, so can we see some Naruto please? >_<
rufa
tsukiyuuki wrote:
rufa wrote:
Although the current chapters are a bit tedious (they are good, but it could have been shorted down a bit). I don't even wanna think how this part is gonna turn out in the anime (oh, the horror).


Oh my god, I know exactly what you mean. I'm sitting here going, "Okay, there's enough of these chapters with this fight to fill an entire volume, can't one of you just DIE already and we can get back to some OTHER characters?"

Kishimoto likes Sasuke way too much sometimes. The manga is called NARUTO, not SASUKE, so can we see some Naruto please? >_<


Hehehe, yeaaah I agree Razz. I do think Sasuke is cool, and yeah, the fight is cool and all, but ONLY that fight for like a whole volume?! He could atleast have shown us something about what's happening to the others. And when he finally gets there, will he just jump back in time and show us what happened, or will he just skip it and "tell the reader what happened". Yeye enough whine. He'll prolly end it soon Razz.
votd
Maybe Naruto will join in fight Sasuke vs. Itachi xD And he will just hit Itachi with his new jutsu - and that's all xD. I don't think Sasuke would be happy. In fact, he would kill him xD.

Waiting for another chapter of manga. Seems like forever.
tsukiyuuki
votd wrote:
Maybe Naruto will join in fight Sasuke vs. Itachi xD And he will just hit Itachi with his new jutsu - and that's all xD. I don't think Sasuke would be happy. In fact, he would kill him xD.

Waiting for another chapter of manga. Seems like forever.


I agree - Sasuke would not be happy at ALL if Naruto were to kill Itachi. On the other hand, with the state he's in now, if Naruto appeared and killed Itachi, Sasuke wouldn't be in any shape to try to kill him right then and there, haha.
votd
Naruto Chapter 393

Pretty much the same everyone had predicted. Itachi just can't possibly win with Sasuke, because it would be unrealistic. But we also don't know wheter Itachi is still bad or maybe a he's a good person after all. No one knows. It will be end of the Itachi vs. Sasuke battle, but maybe Itachi will survive in some way. But there won't be another battle, because Itachi is too weak now, and I think he's very near to blindness - have you seen his eyes? Normally, Uchiha's have round, black eyes, now his blackness in eye is barely seen. It means that he's almost blind.

When he came to Sasuke for his eyes, he poked his forehead on purpose, it meant that he's wheter good, or he just gave up in collecting Sasuke's eyes and just poked him on his head.

I think it's finally time to show the other battling parties. I know that Itachi and Sasuke plot is interesting and very important, but come on. There were so many important battles, yet they were never show "chapter by chapter" without switching to other scenes. But at least we have Sasuke problem fixed, so he won't get us annoyed anymore, though...

Naruto Shippuuden Episode 50

This episode was pretty much the same as the previous episodes, but we are surely getting closer to Sasuke. The next episode is Sasuke Special. Whatever it means, we'll get some serious action I hope. But we can also get a no-action special at all, where Sasuke and Naruto reunion will take place at the very end of the special. And this season lasted for 19 episodes now. After this special there will be 21 episodes in total for this season. So 5 more episodes and new opening should start. Or I think it will start quicker, because Sasuke Retrieval arc is at the end. Almost. Finally.

And the next arc... for those who have not read manga, it would be great. I assure you. Maybe the beginning will be quite dull but... I won't spoiler anymore - but one more thing - we will finally get to know what is the purpose of marking this series as Shippuuden (Wind Chronicles)!.
tsukiyuuki
votd wrote:
Pretty much the same everyone had predicted. Itachi just can't possibly win with Sasuke, because it would be unrealistic. But we also don't know wheter Itachi is still bad or maybe a he's a good person after all. No one knows. It will be end of the Itachi vs. Sasuke battle, but maybe Itachi will survive in some way. But there won't be another battle, because Itachi is too weak now, and I think he's very near to blindness - have you seen his eyes? Normally, Uchiha's have round, black eyes, now his blackness in eye is barely seen. It means that he's almost blind.

When he came to Sasuke for his eyes, he poked his forehead on purpose, it meant that he's wheter good, or he just gave up in collecting Sasuke's eyes and just poked him on his head.

I think it's finally time to show the other battling parties. I know that Itachi and Sasuke plot is interesting and very important, but come on. There were so many important battles, yet they were never show "chapter by chapter" without switching to other scenes. But at least we have Sasuke problem fixed, so he won't get us annoyed anymore, though...


I agree with pretty much everything you've said here, with an additional FYI note on what black we can still see in Itachi's eyes, in case someone was confused by it: I'm pretty positive that that's his pupils. He had black irises, but those are drawn white now to shown he's either completely or mostly blind, but I guess Kishi decided to leave his pupils at least semi-visible.

Honestly, the way this has gone, I think Itachi is actually dead. It's a really, really good time for it from a storytelling and character standpoint. The lead-in and the interaction between Sasuke and Itachi has been really moving in my opinion (and I loathe Sasuke and am usually bored by Itachi, for frig's sakes), and the way Itachi collapsed leads me to believe he's either dead, or will say a few more wods to Sasuke before actually dying. The collapse/maybe-death scene was beautiful, I think, and understated, just like his character was for most of the series (with the notable exception of the CRAZYFACE in chapter 386, but I have a big, long involved theory that includes the fact that I think he may have been acting there XD).

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This episode was pretty much the same as the previous episodes, but we are surely getting closer to Sasuke. The next episode is Sasuke Special. Whatever it means, we'll get some serious action I hope. But we can also get a no-action special at all, where Sasuke and Naruto reunion will take place at the very end of the special. And this season lasted for 19 episodes now. After this special there will be 21 episodes in total for this season. So 5 more episodes and new opening should start. Or I think it will start quicker, because Sasuke Retrieval arc is at the end. Almost. Finally.


Finally! I agree!

But to be more serious for a moment, this episode, was, well, about what I expected. Not spectacular, but not terrible. It could have been worse. It could have been *shudder* filler again.

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And the next arc... for those who have not read manga, it would be great. I assure you. Maybe the beginning will be quite dull but... I won't spoiler anymore - but one more thing - we will finally get to know what is the purpose of marking this series as Shippuuden (Wind Chronicles)!.


Oh yeah, we're getting into some of the real meat of the second half of the series soon. I can't wait!
QrafTee
After reading the latest issues in the manga... Watching it at such a slow drawn-out pace is making me pretty tired. It's not as bad as the fillers--Hell nothing can be as bad as that--but it's not as good as Naruto (classic).
votd
Naruto Chapter 394 was pretty cool. We finally got a conclusion in Itachi vs.Sasuke battle. I think Itachi won't be alive this time, though. Okay, and we got a resume of Naruto and others vs. Tobi, seems amusing! Now we must wait for Suigetsu vs. Kisame battle. Naruto isn't going to end soon - there's still so many mysteries to solve, and battle to fight xD.

And Naruto Shippuuden 51-52, named Sasuke's Special was also pretty good. The first half was a bit boring, but second is a masterpiece. The art in this Special is great, compared to other episodes. It's not exactly like in episode 1 spoiler, it's diffrent. Even Seiyuu voices are re-recorded in diffrent way, and of course the storyline differs. I'm waiting for the next season, though. It will be much more interesting than this one.
tsukiyuuki
votd wrote:
Naruto Chapter 394 was pretty cool. We finally got a conclusion in Itachi vs.Sasuke battle. I think Itachi won't be alive this time, though. Okay, and we got a resume of Naruto and others vs. Tobi, seems amusing! Now we must wait for Suigetsu vs. Kisame battle. Naruto isn't going to end soon - there's still so many mysteries to solve, and battle to fight xD.

And Naruto Shippuuden 51-52, named Sasuke's Special was also pretty good. The first half was a bit boring, but second is a masterpiece. The art in this Special is great, compared to other episodes. It's not exactly like in episode 1 spoiler, it's diffrent. Even Seiyuu voices are re-recorded in diffrent way, and of course the storyline differs. I'm waiting for the next season, though. It will be much more interesting than this one.


I'm so glad to see the (supposed?) end of the whole Sasuke versus Itachi thing, though now we're going to have Sasuke chasing down Madara, I bet... which could end up being either good or boring, depending on how Kishimoto goes about it.

The second half of the special was definitely the better half, IMO. I'm glad they just didn't reuse the footage from episode one, because I found the animation in that to be not as good as it could have been.
MapleNoob
Any one notice naruto doesn't have any good jutsu

Has has

shadow clone
rasengan
ultimate rasengan
futon rasenshuriken
tsukiyuuki
MapleNoob wrote:
Any one notice naruto doesn't have any good jutsu

Has has

shadow clone
rasengan
ultimate rasengan
futon rasenshuriken


I dunno, I think those are good (though he needs more ranged attacks), but I suppose it depends on how you define a "good jutsu." If you're looking for power, well, the Rasenshuriken is about as powerful as it gets. But if you're looking for best overall, well, that's a whole other level of how you define good.
MapleNoob
tsukiyuuki wrote:
MapleNoob wrote:
Any one notice naruto doesn't have any good jutsu

Has has

shadow clone
rasengan
ultimate rasengan
futon rasenshuriken


I dunno, I think those are good (though he needs more ranged attacks), but I suppose it depends on how you define a "good jutsu." If you're looking for power, well, the Rasenshuriken is about as powerful as it gets. But if you're looking for best overall, well, that's a whole other level of how you define good.


I mean they are good and all but its kinda repetitive. He uses shadow clone and then rasengan over n over n over when he fights people. What i m trying to say is, why does he have so little jtsu. Look at sasuke, he has a ton of fire jutsus and lightning jutsus.

Basically, what i shud of wrote was, Any one notice that naruto doesn't have alot of jutsu and he just uses shadow clone and rasengan over and over and he is forbidden to use the rasenshuriken.
tsukiyuuki
MapleNoob wrote:
tsukiyuuki wrote:
MapleNoob wrote:
Any one notice naruto doesn't have any good jutsu

Has has

shadow clone
rasengan
ultimate rasengan
futon rasenshuriken


I dunno, I think those are good (though he needs more ranged attacks), but I suppose it depends on how you define a "good jutsu." If you're looking for power, well, the Rasenshuriken is about as powerful as it gets. But if you're looking for best overall, well, that's a whole other level of how you define good.


I mean they are good and all but its kinda repetitive. He uses shadow clone and then rasengan over n over n over when he fights people. What i m trying to say is, why does he have so little jtsu. Look at sasuke, he has a ton of fire jutsus and lightning jutsus.


Well, really, you'd have to ask Kishimoto that. I agree, it'd be nice if Naruto learnt a little strategy, but then again, that isn't really the kind of person he is, haha. He's certainly more of a close-range fighter than a ranged fighter, like, say, Shino is. But it would be nice to have him get at least ONE ranged attack. XD
MapleNoob
If naruto hard one ranged wind attack, what shud it be?

He shud throw is rasengans

or

he can make a tornato or something xD
tsukiyuuki
MapleNoob wrote:
If naruto hard one ranged wind attack, what shud it be?

He shud throw is rasengans

or

he can make a tornato or something xD


See, I was hoping for a ranged attack when the named of the Rasenshuriken came up, but then it was just a bigger Rasengan that still couldn't be thrown. I think a tornado would be a little too god-mode for me, though.
MapleNoob
tsukiyuuki wrote:
MapleNoob wrote:
If naruto hard one ranged wind attack, what shud it be?

He shud throw is rasengans

or

he can make a tornato or something xD


See, I was hoping for a ranged attack when the named of the Rasenshuriken came up, but then it was just a bigger Rasengan that still couldn't be thrown. I think a tornado would be a little too god-mode for me, though.


u know that giant shuriken sasuke uses in his windmill jutsu? Naruto should be able to make that out of air and also make regular shuriken that he can throw. That would make the manga alot better.
tsukiyuuki
MapleNoob wrote:
tsukiyuuki wrote:


See, I was hoping for a ranged attack when the named of the Rasenshuriken came up, but then it was just a bigger Rasengan that still couldn't be thrown. I think a tornado would be a little too god-mode for me, though.


u know that giant shuriken sasuke uses in his windmill jutsu? Naruto should be able to make that out of air and also make regular shuriken that he can throw. That would make the manga alot better.


Well, I don't know about a simple attack making the manga "better," but something like that - or any ranged attack, really - would make Naruto a much more effective fighter and increase his versatility and usefulness, certainly.
MapleNoob
tsukiyuuki wrote:
MapleNoob wrote:
tsukiyuuki wrote:


See, I was hoping for a ranged attack when the named of the Rasenshuriken came up, but then it was just a bigger Rasengan that still couldn't be thrown. I think a tornado would be a little too god-mode for me, though.


u know that giant shuriken sasuke uses in his windmill jutsu? Naruto should be able to make that out of air and also make regular shuriken that he can throw. That would make the manga alot better.


Well, I don't know about a simple attack making the manga "better," but something like that - or any ranged attack, really - would make Naruto a much more effective fighter and increase his versatility and usefulness, certainly.


i agree. because all he does is do shadow clone and then in 5 seocnds they all die and then he trys to go resengan and it would fail and he would do this like 5 times and then he does a rly powerful resengan somehow and wins >_>
MapleNoob
any1 know when the naruto shippuuden movie is coming out?
tsukiyuuki
MapleNoob wrote:
any1 know when the naruto shippuuden movie is coming out?


Do you mean coming out in Japan, or in Europe/North America/elsewhere? And do you mean an official release, or when it will be available as a fansub?
votd
Naruto Shippuuden Movie will be out around 23 April (AFAIK it will be the DVD release date in Japan, according to CDJapan listing) so the subbed version won't be too far (according to the usual Dattebayo's releasing rates).

As for my usual episode comments, let's see.

Episode 53
This was pretty much the summarization and ending of the season. The art was pretty good - especially Sasuke was drawn pretty well. Nothing new here. I think it was a good episode, either.

Episode 54
We are introduced to the new Opening (BLUE BIRD) and new Ending (I don't remember the name because it wasn't so catching to me on the first listening). The opening is great and somewhat mysterious, because Pierrot showed us some mysterious looking characters that don't appear anywhere in manga. But we are also showed Hidan and Kakuzu (which are present in manga in this timeline).

I think there will be fillers in place where Naruto will be undergoing special training. I really do :]. And I think that the opening will be constantly changed (like the first opening, which changed like 4 or 5 times showing us new scenes). Maybe Naruto will train, and there will be another arc showing fillers, or something. It would be nice, I think. Or maybe they will show something more like "about manga" or something.

But they also can just place the filler arc for the half of the season, then just begin the Kakuzu and Hidan part. Or... we will see. The next episode is about manga, so don't worry. And the episode after that should be too. I won't be happy (who would be happy?) to see another fillers arc after those 54 episodes which were not brilliant or something (they were just... average. nothing special, really).
QrafTee
Considering how slow-paced Naruto is compared to Bleach, I would really be displeased if they decided to add filler in between Naruto because it's so obviously drawn out. I think they're going to push forward with Naruto's wind training and Team Asuma's mission since the manga is easily a huge leap ahead of it's anime counterpart... although the last few issues seems to have been drawn out as well.
Seiji
The few years Naruto left with Jirachi for training didn't come in much use, so it was kind of pointless, and just added on to the time skip. I didn't expect him to be this weak for sure. Kakashi has something in plan for him which is to supposedly make him stronger.

Even though this would probably never happen. For Naruto to become wicked stronger, I think it would be best if leaves Konoha for awhile and go off to some hidden village for training or something. Also are the new characters related to the nightmare he had in Ep. 54?
votd
I just can't wait to the end of this season, because even the filler-beginning scenes (shown in episode 54) looked like crap. The same as always - bad guys are planning something REALLLY bad. It will be really awful if it don't have any connection with manga plot. Really. Just give us the DAMN Kakuzu and Hidan, right now!

But one thing is weird - it's the first opening that shows us actually characters from the fillers, while the filler openings from first series shown us some random scenes with our characters only (without bad guys). It's weird.
MapleNoob
Sakura and Naruto are suppose to kiss in the movie. Thats what i heard.
votd
Might as well worth checking. There's an CAM of the movie flowing on the other side of P2P world (mainly, Japanese P2P called Share) but since it's CAM and it has 19fps only, it's better to wait for the actual DVD to come out, which will be in a few days.

I think if Sakura will kiss Naruto, it will by accident, or something. I think.

It's sad to tell you, but the next episode (56) of Shippuuden is a filler episode, and I think the whole season is going to be a filler season. But from the next season I'm sure they will be giving the best they can. They are making fillers because they probably need more money for episodes.

The 55 episode was pretty good. Like in manga.
tsukiyuuki
votd wrote:
Might as well worth checking. There's an CAM of the movie flowing on the other side of P2P world (mainly, Japanese P2P called Share) but since it's CAM and it has 19fps only, it's better to wait for the actual DVD to come out, which will be in a few days.

I think if Sakura will kiss Naruto, it will by accident, or something. I think.

It's sad to tell you, but the next episode (56) of Shippuuden is a filler episode, and I think the whole season is going to be a filler season. But from the next season I'm sure they will be giving the best they can. They are making fillers because they probably need more money for episodes.

The 55 episode was pretty good. Like in manga.


Fifty-five was pretty good.

I'm still waiting for the next chapter of the manga - I want to know if Madara is telling the truth or not, and how Sasuke will react if it IS the truth. (Of course, he'll probably end up spending the NEXT 300 chapters angsting and driving me crazy if it is, but I still want to know. I want to laugh at him, haha. XD)
roninmedia
I watched the Naruto Shippuuden movie. It was better than all the movies so far except the first movie. My issue with the movie is the characterization of the characters. Sakura didn't really seem to care about Naruto, a far difference from how she is in Shippuuden. Neji still appears to be condescending to Naruto at certain points in the movie. And did they have to make Naruto that stupid? I know he's not the smartest shinobi when it comes to the classroom, but he came across as a total idiot in the first portion of the movie.

Of course, the plot itself didn't move very much for a ninety minute movie. Not many separate segments to the movie when it came to the plot. The villain in the movie was well developed, even when compared to the other movies. Once again, the movie ends in a rasengan attack, the staple of the Naruto movies and many of the filler arcs when they have to rescue someone.

The generic plot works. We're not expecting any award winning Naruto movies, but I can say it's the second best Naruto movie so far. Take that for what you will.
votd
I'm on short on forum points so I might as well write my opinion.

First will be the movie! This was the first movie (besides the first Naruto movie) I've ever watched. I haven't watched previous movies because they sucked and were boring (I still have them on my HDD though...) that I couldn't get past 20 minutes. This movie, however, was very good in my opinion. The storyline wasn't so bad, but it wasn't brilliant. The action is the thing that counts here. We have a little of talking in this movie. The rest is spent on some serious action. The battles are very good. Maybe they involve the same techniques, but the effects are very very nice done. The whole movie is very nice. I expected something worse. And the next coming movie, Bonds is going to be even more better! The animation, of course, isn't so much diffrent from TV series, but the drawings are more careful. I'd say they are a lot more careful, but it's up to you to decide.


About the current TV series status. I think this idea with fillers isn't bad. Just look at the episodes. Everyone are crying that there are fillers - but is there so much of a filler anyway? Look at the new season - episode 54 was a full manga canon episode. The only filler aspects were the dream of Naruto and the ending. Almost the same goes for episode 55, where the whole episode was rather non-filler. Every episode has more of filler, that's true, but look at episode 56. This fillers are good, because they are connected with the main canon. I think Asuma and Kurenai arc could be more developed in manga - and in anime we get some new important scenes, as well as explanation that Asuma's dad is the Third. I know almost everyone deducted that almost 150 episodes earlier, but still, it's quite a surprise. Also the new filler arc isn't so bad at the moment. Seems pretty interesting to me, especially the preview of new special.

And what's in the future? There will possibly be scenes with Deidara and Tobi team scenes, because there will be (I won't spoiler) quite a good action which will fit perfectly in this episodes. They will be feeding us fillers mixed up with manga. I'd say that's pretty good, because they will save some money and make Shippuuden better. I think that introduction of Kakuzu and Hidan will start in the last episodes of the third season. Or maybe they will end this filler arc quickly, and change the opening? They have done the same thing in first and second opening. In second opening they were lazy though. Only Naruto's transformation was visually changed, unlike Opening 1, where every few episodes there were some changes.

Anyway, let's just bear with this season. Season 4 will be better Very Happy.
Poetsunited
The Filler sucks...really....its decent..but they really need to get to the sasuke vs itachi fight....i want to see that bad on the Anime...or Pain vs Jyraria Sad
votd
Opinion about next episodes! Well about 57-58 special - it was pretty decent. Actually it was quite interesting, as the action develops very quickly. It's seems to be a quite normal filler, but it's interesting. Nevertheless IT IS a filler. But to say the truth, it's better than the rest of the series - actually! I'm not saying that plot was worse in manga... but look at it from the other side. We all yearn for manga plot, but manga plot isn't always good. It sometimes sucks so much that we can't watch it, even if we get Sasuke and Akatsuki.

Besides, I wouldn't call that a 100% filler. Especially when the Sora seems to be Jinchuuriki (as seen in opening... it's clearly obvious, as he said in special or somewhere - "I hate my powers" - this doesn't mean he hates with "Reppuu Juuha Shou" and other shit techniques but something that sleeps deep inside his body).

As for the next episodes - that is 59 and 60 - these are even better. Look at the 59 episode drawings - it looks awesome! Especially look in what way Naruto was drawn when he tried to catch up to Sora encouraging him to obey Yamato's orders. Just awesome! I wish every episode looked like that, really! And the animation was also good. Episode 60 was good, also well drawn, and there were more complicated moments. The Sai's fight with that giant spider was also very nice, since he actually beat him using PHYSICAL strenght - not like Naruto - Rasengan and all.

But it's Kishimoto's fault not to mention that Naruto knows other techniques (because he KNOWS other techniques. Don't you remember that he revised ALL his technique scrolls sometime in the previous Naruto series? Like before Chuunin exam, I believe?). But that would also lead to mistakes in anime.

Anyway... it's not bad, just stay put. Manga will be much more interesting after fillers.

I can't wait for the Sasuke vs. Itachi fight...
selevan
You're waiting on Sasuke x Itachi fight ? I wonder if we will have to wait one year or more on this moment lol Smile The fact is that they make crappy fillers that noone wants to see... just check how far away manga is ;/

Anyway lets see today what they would give us (both manga and anime), i hope to see some main plot action on anime soon !
Pikokola
uh.. waiting for sasuke vs itachi on anime will not that long, compared to the duration of the battle will be very long... with their "stand and talk for another 10 minutes jutsu", it will be very interesting...

and lawl...
Sasuke said that he will reborn the uchiha... that means he will marry soon...
hope his dream will not come true and he will be killed by naruto when tries to attack leaf village...
votd
Wow, Episode 61 was pretty cool, though the idea of enemies running away AND Konoha not chasing them is a bit funny. Maybe because they've done it for the first time - to return to Konoha for more orders. I wish they were reprimended by Tsunade that they let those bunch of necrophiles to escape. Anyway, I loved Episode 62. It's hilarious. I like those episodes when you can laugh, and that had a nice humour. Especially Sora vs. Akamaru scene.

Hopefully, there will be a few episodes of Sora and Naruto training, then return to those grave guys and beating them off. Then we will move to the main storyline and I hope this is the last of fillers that my eyes will have to watch. Seriously, I kept fast-forwarding the Episode 61, because it bored me. I know the episode is quite good, but just looking at the fillers make me sick. No matter how well they are drawn, I know that the storyline will be always bad. It's nothing special here, too, but it's the best of fillers ever made.

Well, the drawings are getting more and more better since they switched to widescreen. Good one.
selevan
I cant wait till main storyline... i hate fillers, they dont give anything to main plot Evil or Very Mad

Anyway manga didnt show much also Smile Just few flashbacks and some talk... but i sense great action soon ^_^
Seiji
I'm waiting for the main storyline to come back too. Its funny how both Bleach and Naruto start fillers at the same time. I haven't watched either one in a few weeks because I can't stand fillers. I just hope Naruto doesn't go on another span with like 100 episodes worth of fillers.
roninmedia
I'm honestly skipping the filler arc until it ends, whenever it ends. Hopefully once the filler arc ends in about 10 episodes, the slow pacing of Shippuuden will finally pick up. The whole Sai arc took forever to animate. it was about 1 episode per manga chapter but it felt SO much slower.

I'll be concentrating on the progress of the manga despite the recent reservations and dissatisfaction I'm having with the current plot. Can't say what specifically or I might spoil it for some people. Maybe, just maybe it will seem a lot better once I see it animated and it may give me a positive outlook and say, "Hey, Kishimoto, you definitely are such a creative genius". Rolling Eyes

I doubt it though.
bauanginternet
can anyone tell me how naruto killed pain? or did he or not?
UntitledDocument
I'm a n00b to naruto only watched the first season so far Wink

I have the Xbox360 game though.

I'm also a n00b to frihost this is my first post. It seems like an amazing system! You get free hosting for talking.
votd
I don't like the Pierrot's attitude to slowing the manga = chapter pace. They are so so so scared about gaining up with manga that they are actually slowing the anime down. In that time, the anime will never catch manga, because they will finally run out of money, because people will finally start to hate watching Naruto because of that slow pacing. It was horrible! They should prolong the battles, not the talking about the battle itself.

And I must say that fillers like this are better, because they seem interesting. At least they aren't prologing their own fillers, you know. I think they are giving us a better introduction to what will happen in the next season (possibly next season I guess) because this filler arc and next manga story arc are connected with each other. For example - Chiriku-san isn't a character made by Pierrot - it's a real person that exists in the manga as well. You will see for yourself anyway.

I hope they will be going with full force, because the animation and art improved, now it's time for story to get improved!

BTW, what would you do, if you saw the opening of the fourth season, and it was filler again? I would cut myself, and start thinking that there will be another 150+ episodes of fillers. That would be very funny indeed.
selevan
I dont want see Shippuuden 216 like classic Naruto ;/ Crap Confused
ayman
I think it is good series but sometimes it goes far away from manga series so I hate it because of that.
votd
Blah, we're only halfway through this boring season. And another ending about Naruto and Sasuke - Pierrot, for f...ck sake, they won't meet for next 100 episodes, why do an ending about them like they are about to meet? Maybe some fans will die of an heart attack when they see this, because they're just waiting for this? Very Happy. And I've meant - 100 episodes+ because to this moment, they haven't met in the manga... Very Happy.

bauanginternet wrote:
can anyone tell me how naruto killed pain? or did he or not?


ROTFL LMAO he threw Rasengan at him... to be serious, he didn't have even chance to fight him, because he didn't even see him yet, but we are getting closer and closer to the meritum of Naruto, and unless fans will make Kishimoto do more manga, it's getting closer to end.
billgertz
can't wait to see what's Old frogy is going to teach naruto.
selevan
I'd say manga has stopped and anime just ran through several fillers ;P I hope they would go with main plot now Wink
votd
Well one way or another this filler season is about to end. I hope they won't make another full season worth fillers. Pierrot for god sake, if you have restrained yourselves from putting this goddamn fillers for us for 1,5 years in total, you don't have to make them again! NO means NO! We don't want fillers.

My feelings about the newest episodes (68-69) are mixed up a bit. Because the things like flashbacks showing young Asuma are cool, but that bit with Kyuubi's power within Sora is outrageous. That's too cheap for me. It seems Naruto is really a show for young children who will buy this story. But I won't. How come there are two Kyuubi's now? Maybe they will make more of them?

Anyway there are still more episodes left.

And manga seems stuck - this fight between Sasuke and that rapper could be in a few chapters with action switching very often now and then. But the earlier chapters were so action packed that we can forgive Kishimoto.
ayman
It gona be bad because they increase eps numbers without any change in main story. If you read the manga you will see the diffrence.
ayman
votd wrote:
Well one way or another this filler season is about to end. I hope they won't make another full season worth fillers. Pierrot for god sake, if you have restrained yourselves from putting this goddamn fillers for us for 1,5 years in total, you don't have to make them again! NO means NO! We don't want fillers.

My feelings about the newest episodes (68-69) are mixed up a bit. Because the things like flashbacks showing young Asuma are cool, but that bit with Kyuubi's power within Sora is outrageous. That's too cheap for me. It seems Naruto is really a show for young children who will buy this story. But I won't. How come there are two Kyuubi's now? Maybe they will make more of them?

Anyway there are still more episodes left.

And manga seems stuck - this fight between Sasuke and that rapper could be in a few chapters with action switching very often now and then. But the earlier chapters were so action packed that we can forgive Kishimoto.


I agree with you for every thing you said but I think manga will not stuck at Sasuke's fight.
runescapeglobal
I hardly watch naruto anymore, I stopped at the first season, and watched the movie and was way off. I have Clash Of Ninja: 2 for GCN. But thats my last remaining thing from it.
miquelxx
I love naruto anime its so cool all the blood dalling from their bodies Shocked hehe sasuke FTW
Tammy
OMG im like one of the biggest naruto fans <3
my fav character is naruto OFC! =D
my least fav are sakura, sasuke and orochimaru
i also like gaara and neji, but naruto will ALWAYS be my fav ;]
i just loove the song naruto Ondo, i wish naruto sung more songs X]
ato784
naruto is awesome! especially in the manga (from onemanga.com) they get them only a day after they are released in japan and translate them and sadly the gadien (is that how you spell it) was not put into the anime
sikoji
Naruto Is the Best Comic,Movie, in My Life.....
Nothing can beat it,,,
i think,,,

Naruto Forever
lungwah
Yes, you are right. Naruto's Comic is the best (But not the Anime). Anime is not as good as comics.
Seiji
Are they spoilers still showing? Is there going to be another span of 100+ spoilers again? Its weird how both Bleach and Naruto start there spoilers at the same time.
roninmedia
The correct term is filler, not spoilers. The filler arc with Sora and the Fire Temple ended with Shippuden episode 71. It got back to the manga storyline starting with episode 72. However, the animators have decided to take their time with the anime but injecting scenes that were not depicted in the manga into the episodes to add more time.

I see the animators have taken some liberties with the story as they did remove a portion of the manga in episode 75 and replaced it with something different. While that portion of the manga has little effect on the story itself, I am rather surprised they would make a change as such.
votd
It's not comic, it's manga.

By the way, Pierrot's politics are just awful. Fillers has ended, finally, but there are fillers anyway, in the every episode. Last episode was awful. All about Ramen and Tsukemen - this is insane! It's not even funny, we want action, not some lame fillers about Ramen. That was just prolonging the series, once again.

I think they have too much money to spend on these episodes. They should invest some money in serious episodes action-packed. Naruto sucks now. Till 135 episode it was good (although it WAS a bit prolonged, after all - EVEN THEN!) but now it's just insane. From the beginning of Naruto Shippuuden there were many animation flaws, and now when the animation is developing, the story gets worse. And we didn't need - for god sake - a full season of introduction to the Fire Temple! A few episodes about Chiriku would be enough!

And those specials... okay, 3 episodes, 1h long special, and then what? A month of break? Well I really hope it will be full 3 episodes of MANGA or maybe prolonged BATTLES, not talking. They are just lazy, or what?!.

But there is still hope for Naruto. It's not totally destroyed. And I think there is a big chance for a new opening to emerge in this special! Let's see what it will be! :]
roninmedia
The animation has really been inconsistent with the various teams that do episodes. There is a clear difference between the quality and skill level of the teams.

There is a new opening and ending for Naruto Shippuden. The artist for the opening is Inoue Joe and the title of the song is "Closer". The artist for the opening is HaliCali and the title of the song is "Long Kiss Goodbye". With the introduction of the new opening and ending, there is general speculation that once the current Naruto Shippuden arc ends sometime in December, there will be a period of filler episodes until March or April.

Studio Pierrot is trying to deviate from what they did with Naruto in spacing the arcs that occurred in the manga with filler arcs so we won't get that massive several season block of fillers we had in Naruto. It all gives Kishimoto a chance to get further ahead in his manga. At this rate, the anime will probably finish a year or so behind the manga.
Seiji
Naruto finally got back into the main story, its funny how both Bleach and Naruto end up coming back around the same time. At least we didn't get another 100 episodes of fillers.
votd
I haven't been posting here for quite a long time, so I will post my opinion about the newest Naruto Shippuuden episodes:

The whole Hidan and Kakuzu arc was realised pretty good, especially episodes 82 and 85 which featured non-common animation and art, which was pretty good. Some people say that it looks like crap, but for me - Naruto should look that way all the time. To tell the truth, all of the episodes looked brilliant compared to the rest of series, there were minimum art failures, and they will be corrected in DVD editions anyways.

Did you know? Dattebayo drops Naruto Shippuuden from 15 January 2009. From 15 January 2009, TV Tokyo will do the english subtitles approximately one hour after NS original airing in Japan and place new, fresh episodes on CrunchyRoll streaming. This means no karaoke, only plain text subtitling, but it will be pretty high quality, that's for sure. My theory is that they will start putting english subtitles on their R2J DVDs, that's a common sense I think. But too bad it costs 4$ or something per episode (but it's available worldwide so no problem). They can be viewed a week later on Naruto.com for free. Well, this is a quite good alternative to fansubs, but only quite, because there's no karaoke, there's no fan-climate or fansub feeling, so...

But at least we'll get new eps!

And as for new arc - Three Tails' Arrival - I don't know what to think about it, really. From the one side it's good, because art and animation looks neat, but from the other side - why fillers, again and for such a tedious reason? I know, 12 Guardians arc had pretty big meaning for the story in general, and that Crystal-type jutsu looks like another boring set of fillers. Well, since we are in midst of the season I hope they will JUST change the opening a bit and this arc won't last the whole season, for god sake how many fillers do we have to watch?

And we have a story change, because Naruto and co. was not involved in any way with Three Tails' - I can tell you more, they didn't even see it.

My opinion is - don't waste money on fillers, better do Kakashi Gaiden, they still didn't animate it and it's better than all of those fillers. They could prolong Kakashi Gaiden instead of prolonging everything they want.
torboxz
bauanginternet wrote:
can anyone tell me how naruto killed pain? or did he or not?


The battle is still ongoing. Now pain know naruto's whereabouts. I really don't know if they will kill each other or not but referring to past battle, usually the bad people realize they're bad and repent or they'll end up dead. Hehe. Twisted Evil It's kinda like an ultimatum, do or die! Haha!
torboxz
Finally, Naruto is back to Konoha, he's going to fight Pain. With Akatsuki involved, is this the very end of the manga? Can anybody tell me?
americanelites
I hated when kakashi died he was my favorite character... Crying or Very sad
amperx
I hated when kakashi died too, but i liked naruto when he came back Very Happy
votd
They haven't even told us wheter Kakashi is alive or not. Judging from all those shots I don't think it's a dead body. I think he will be revived or brought back to life in other way. I just think it's too early for him to die, and besides, Kishimoto didn't end the scene with Kakashi's dad - or maybe it is finished, because it would be weird to continue this "story" after Pain has left Konoha, so who knows?

It sucks that Dattebayo dropped Naruto, I'm going to revive my old Fighting Dreamers Fansubs project, be sure to watch AniDB and TokyoTosho carefully because in a few days I will release a gorgeous Shippuuden 092 for you.
amperx
votd wrote:
It sucks that Dattebayo dropped Naruto, I'm going to revive my old Fighting Dreamers Fansubs project, be sure to watch AniDB and TokyoTosho carefully because in a few days I will release a gorgeous Shippuuden 092 for you.


well yeah its nice that some still sub it after db's dropping, i could wait for a week for the free version, but if there are early releasers then why not, thanks so much for that

as for the main story manga, its really tight xd
torboxz
amperx wrote:
votd wrote:
It sucks that Dattebayo dropped Naruto, I'm going to revive my old Fighting Dreamers Fansubs project, be sure to watch AniDB and TokyoTosho carefully because in a few days I will release a gorgeous Shippuuden 092 for you.


well yeah its nice that some still sub it after db's dropping, i could wait for a week for the free version, but if there are early releasers then why not, thanks so much for that

as for the main story manga, its really tight xd


UUUHHHHhhhhh! I got really excited reading the latest chapter. Sage Naruto vs Pain(s). Oh yeah!
Pikokola
torboxz wrote:
UUUHHHHhhhhh! I got really excited reading the latest chapter. Sage Naruto vs Pain(s). Oh yeah!


I lost my bet that the last chapter will be emo naruto cries about dead of jiraiya and kakashi Twisted Evil.
But I think it's getting better this way.

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They haven't even told us wheter Kakashi is alive or not. Judging from all those shots I don't think it's a dead body. I think he will be revived or brought back to life in other way. I just think it's too early for him to die, and besides, Kishimoto didn't end the scene with Kakashi's dad - or maybe it is finished, because it would be weird to continue this "story" after Pain has left Konoha, so who knows?


Yeah, we already got one people revived on this manga (Gaara), I'm not going to be shocked when jiraiya or kakashi got revived by shenlong.
torboxz
Pikokola wrote:

I lost my bet that the last chapter will be emo naruto cries about dead of jiraiya and kakashi Twisted Evil.
But I think it's getting better this way.


Hahaha.. I thought so too, but the Sage Naruto is quite calm and cool! Yeah.

Pikokola wrote:

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They haven't even told us wheter Kakashi is alive or not. Judging from all those shots I don't think it's a dead body. I think he will be revived or brought back to life in other way. I just think it's too early for him to die, and besides, Kishimoto didn't end the scene with Kakashi's dad - or maybe it is finished, because it would be weird to continue this "story" after Pain has left Konoha, so who knows?


Yeah, we already got one people revived on this manga (Gaara), I'm not going to be shocked when jiraiya or kakashi got revived by shenlong.


Kakashi is dead, Sage Naruto can't sense his chakra. And this time I think Kakashi and Jiraiya are gone for good since they were talking about the future of Konoha lies in the hand of those kids. If they died, and remained dead, they'll be some sort of legend, died while protecting Konoha. If they do revived, I just can't imagine another apex of the story could be.
torboxz
Hey, ch432 is out! Sage Naruto is so awesome! Hint~ Got a new move and it's cool!
amperx
O shoot, hes gonna get screwed if he doesn't get off from that situation, oh well they're gonna chat at the least, buying some time for the others to figure out the real body of pain. XD
amperx
omigod the mangas good, you should read the new spoiler manga for this week, I can't spoil those who don't follow the manga, but if you wanna read just go to, forums.narutofan.com Very Happy
dude_xyx
Well Naruto Manga is getting better. It really cool.
amperx
i totaly agree with previous posted, yeah manga is doing great atm Very Happy
themarine
The most recent filler arc wasn't ALL bad, but it has certainly had it's bad points. It was nice to see some folks other than the Konoha kids, but the plot of the arc has been a bit rushed, and the big new supervillains aren't all that great. Also: "sealing" Gaara's sand by soaking him with water was kinda lame, though I can see how it could have been effective.

The one thing that probably bugs me most about the recent filler arc is that the writers have Gaara using the word "nakama" for Matsuri. "Nakama" means friend, yes, but it is a very strong word and implies very strong bonds, like those between Naruto and his friends and teammates When Gaara uses it he's only known Matsuri for a day or two, so it's a bit over the top. <_<

Does anyone here follow the manga? If yes, any thoughts on the most recent chapters and Naruto's adaptation of the Rasengan? I think it looks pretty cool, but since he can't throw it, it seems a bit pointless. Maybe he'll be able to throw it when it's actually complete, though? Because really, Naruto needs a mid- toe long-range attack, now just a souped-up Rasengan.
valadez
I'm just watching the anmie at the moment and the filler they're on I was enjoying but now it's starting to drag on a bit.
realcombat
i h8 that filler, want the oroshimaru's fight now Sad, im so into the manga.
amperx
yeah i hate the filler too atm, it sucks, i just wish they'd lessen these fillers Sad

but anyways the manga is so good right now
amperx
*spoilers* manga spoilers is out, still i cant believe the god had to die
fullmetalalki
hehe, i don't even bother watching the anime because i hated the fillers so much.

But yah, i love the manga although i hate that it's so short. Only about 18 pages a chapter and it feel so much shorter. It takes only a few minutes just to finish it. **SPOILER** I really hate the next hokage. But i'm eagerly awaiting the upcoming battle.
love_her_freida_pinto
i don't have time to watch the anime so whenever i have time on my hands i just read the Naruto manga. I reckon the art is pretty good and sometimes at the beginning of the manga, the artist introduces himself and tells his readers about his childhood and how he got into drawing manga. Some pretty inspirational stuff XD.
paskifire
so i have to start reading manga hahaha
amperx
most of the time, its better reading naruto manga, than the anime, the filler eps is just gonna destroy the good image that you have in the naruto series, but sometimes the animation in the anime is good though XD
ravikanth
yup. I agree. Where can we find the japanese version of Naruto?
QrafTee
ravikanth wrote:
yup. I agree. Where can we find the japanese version of Naruto?

http://naruto.viz.com/
xXDestinyxX
I absoulutely love this anime!

I've watched pre time skip and am curretly reading the manga and watching shippuden!

My favorite characters are Sakura Haruno, Naruto Uzumaki, Konan, Itachi and Tsunade!
Roflcopter
lol poor sasuke.... only have a life of a avenger
amperx
I'm tired of the anime, most of the time, the animations not good anymore, I only watch it, when a battle is going on, and mostly battles are animated bad, and only a few are nicely animated, compared to naruto season 1.

I'd prefer reading the manga.xd
detsucks
Gotten bored of watching the anime.. it move's too slowly, and too many fillers.

Prefer reading the manga!
EximiusNero
I'm currently watching the anime (ep 63) and I heard that towards the end of the series it becomes all filler. Should I watch the whole series or just move onto Shippuden when I run into filler?
hersandal
Wow Naruto Naruto Naruto Wow, I have been a follower of this anime since the first episode has been released on the internet.... I even bought staff like mouse pad, necklace and many more. I am quite a fan with this anime. I still remember when Naruto get the scroll of hidden technique to replicate himself. Well it's quite awhile now that I haven't watch Naruto. Maybe today will be the day that I will stream again from the internet just to watch my favorite anime. Yum Yum Ramen Naruto.
Rhemedyl
There is a very good and probably addictive online naruto game, it is:
http://www.naruto-arena.com/

You have to make a team with 3 members, and your goal is to defeat other players.
Every character has 100 life, and he/she dies when it's reduced to 0.

Its a turn based strategy, you have 1 minute for every turn.
At the begining of a turn you get 3 chakra (if you have less alive character in your team, you got less chakra) from random colors. There are 4 different type:
- Bloodine (red)
- Ninjutsu (blue)
- Taijutsu (green)
- Genjutsu (white)

And every character has 3 different and one similar ability which requires different amount chakras, for example one red, one green.

In your 1 minute you have to choose which ability you want to use with which team member, and who will be the target from your opponent.

More details on the webpage.
pscompanies
I saw roughly the first season before it was licensed in the States. Frankly, that turned out to be all that I wanted (and could) see of it. ^-^; As for the manga, I've been reading it as it comes out each week in Weekly Jump, but not as devoted as before.

I'll definitely agree - for a TV series, the flashbacks that occurred in battles were a pain to watch - especially if you knew ahead of time what was going to happen. The small changes that I remember seeing were all right, and I did hear the current filler arc wasn't very good. However, it seems that episodes that are merely there for humor and nothing else do pretty well (I think it was episode 101?).
sahs
I like Naruto. It rocks!
amperx
lately naruto the anime has gone downward, and the quality of the animation is just soo bad, even a kid can tell lol, but the manga is quite good though..
mugundhan
I like naruto too much.
i like this line very much
"I used to always cry and give up..
I nearly went the wrong way...
but you showed me the right way...
I was always chasing you...
wanting to overtake you...
I just wanted to walk with you...
I wanted to be with you...
you changed me!
Your smile saved me!
So I’m not afraid to die protecting you!!"
dude_xyx
Anyone read Naruto recent chapters ? It seems the topic is already dead too. o_o
omale55
the naruto shippuden is my best anime. i like everything about the series, but sometimes the stupidity of naruto annoys me. i really enjoyed the parts where naruto fought with pain. that is a battle that i can watch a thousand times and still be as fascinated as the first time i watched it.
amperx
quote="dude_xyx" Anyone read Naruto recent chapters ? It seems the topic is already dead too. o_o/quote

the topic is quite dead because not alot may have stopped following the recent anime case of fillers thats why I gess,
on the manga part, yeah its really good now, and its finally pacing up for the upcoming battle, and a lot of shocking events have been revealed XD
dude_xyx
What about the Naruto Manga. Fans have lost interesting the Manga too. I still read it though I stopped watching Naruto Anime while ago.
driftingfe3s
dude_xyx wrote:
What about the Naruto Manga. Fans have lost interesting the Manga too. I still read it though I stopped watching Naruto Anime while ago.


I did stop watching the anime and just read the manga as well. But recently I've seen a bunch of episodes as I watched them with my girlfriend who doesn't read the manga, and needed to catch up. I hate fillers and did something else when she watched them.

It was refreshing watching the anime and being able to have voices and music and seeing the action. The only problem I have, other than fillers, is that sometimes the pace is so slow and it seems like all they are doing is talking and I get frustrated and I'm reminded of the Dragon Ball Z anime.

As for the manga, it looks like it's going to get pretty epic. I'm really like the direction the manga is going and I'm look forward to the new chapters.
The-Nisk
I like Naruto, but I stopped watching the anime long ago - the animation ranges from being pretty good to extremely atrocious (like during the fight with Pain - there was an episode or two where it looked as if the crew went and did some LSD, shots of Jager and JD all night, then tried to get the issue done all in one go the morning of after), to below average most of the time. And let's not forget the fillers and stretching the animation to withing the inch of it's animated life, to the point where a lot of it is just one group or another, almost in silence jumping through some forest. I will give credit though for the main fights, which tended to be quite good, provided the editors stayed away from substances.

In general, i prefer the manga though - no fillers, good quality and to the point. Can't wait for the showdown, it better be all shades of black and grey, as well as damn bloody.
ulytau
Uzumaki Naruto is amazing!!!
Since they started producing Naruto Shippudden, I have been enjoying it a lot, though they have some episodes that have very slow plot.
ato784
meowrsx wrote:
Okay, surely people here have watched it since it's like the hottest thing right now. I personally thought it was amazing, but stopped watching at about episode 80, and i know i'm way behind now. but from what i hear the story arch isnt so great now anyways. although i understand that it's necessarily, i really hate animes htat flood you with filler episodes and flashbacks from the same episode or the last episode jsut to kill time. also it's funny how if you watch enough, you can tell when the good artist or the bad artist comes on, sometimes there's really crappy animation or the characters look out of wack etc.


I don't really watch naruto anymore, and just read the manga. you mentioned fillers and yes the last part of the orginal series was fillers, but that was because they had gotten too close to the manga, thus they had to do fillers, and even at the time when you were writing this that was known.

additionally there are not good or bad artists, but instead you were merely noticing the still frames that animators use from time to time, today they do not have to use them thanks to CGI, but in the begining of the show it was less so.
tazone
ive heard so many comments about the fight with pain saying the graphics were awesome, i also loved them
you are the only person i heard saying it was awful
drunkenkoz
tazone wrote:
ive heard so many comments about the fight with pain saying the graphics were awesome, i also loved them
you are the only person i heard saying it was awful

Well people were going both ways. Some people thought the animation was pretty well done, but others thought it was a low budget animation. I mean I didn't mind it since I saw it in 720p on crunchyroll, so it looked awesome to me.
Khanon
i find too that Pain is a top scenaristic situation ...
since this event Naruto never skill down and become the great ninja ss-class.
I wait quietfully too Kabuto open wild confrontation ^^
and i know already who is Tobi and why he's acting in this way (revenge of course).
Things will go crazy even more and i'm a fan too ^^
Nintendo
I thought Pain was an absolutely genius character for Naruto. He was fighting for a cause which (although at first seemingly nuts) actually holds a lot of merit in the way many people and societies in this world are forgotten and cast aside "in the name of peace" by those with power.

I think the Pain season in the anime was the best Naruto I've seen so far. There were some very clever battles, interesting events (and sad :<) and really nice character development.

I find the fillers aren't so bad either in the anime... They're not great ofcourse, but for a minute or so in each episode of the recent fillers, you can see bits and pieces of current storyline rather than flashbacks. And the flashbacks themselves provide you with really crucial character information and past events (sasuke and itachi hunting for cat paws for example!). Although of course I can't wait to get back on track to the main storyline again Smile
veevoo
naruto cool and I always make time for this movie. Very Happy
sketteksalfa
Some people are complaining about too much fillers. I guess the crew are still preparing a good graphic sequence. We wont be able to enjoy Naruto if without the hardship of those guys so lets just be patient. What i usually do is lie low for a period of time then watch naruto again so i wont feel rush on the next story.
habbo-beta2012
Who do you guys think the masked 'Madara' really is? There was always a guy with Sharingan next to Danzo, but he never something nor did they ever introduce him. So my guess is him, because before Danzo fights with Sasuke, he's not there with the other two guys.
donoob88
i like cagibushin techniques, i want a skill like that, very useful, Very Happy
labrax
naruto fusion with kurama is so cool
busaboss
Tobi is not the real Madara, he is the son of the Sage! that was a bit shocking when I first read it. Meaning, Madara is dead and he was just revived by Kabuto by the use of his Edo Tensei technique. And the first Hokage is still alive? there were really a lot of turning of events happening in Naruto Shippuden lately.
ato784
I wonder when it will end, it seems like it could after a few more chapters, i mean all that is left is for Naruto to become hokage, and the war to end. it can't take that much longer....wait...THIS SHOW IS NEVER GOING TO END.
loremar
ato784 wrote:
I wonder when it will end, it seems like it could after a few more chapters, i mean all that is left is for Naruto to become hokage, and the war to end. it can't take that much longer....wait...THIS SHOW IS NEVER GOING TO END.

That's one of the reasons why I stopped watching animes before. They just don't end. I can't even remember the last episodes I watched for Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece. I just lost track and have not enough time to follow it.
busaboss
Yes, the story seems too long but the transitions were very good and it is really entertaining that a new secret pops up every time. You should watch it again because it is really a great anime series. Very Happy
gaconex
i hate author cuz he make the story too many chapter...
Krik-Kruk
I like watching on TV and reading comic Naruto
Iceaxe0410
I just started watching Naruto and I have to say I was surprised. I was a bit skeptical because it's so mainstream. I've been holding back on watching it for the longest time. I did get into the other shonen jump manga like Bleach and One Piece. For some reason, I've just held back on this one. I'm already up to episode 172 and it's been a week since I started watching it. Definitely, helps kill time. Kind of glad I decided to start watching it.
hflorin
Naruto is awesome, i have seen all tv episodes by now, i never read Manga, because is black and white, and i dont really like to read. I allways preffer a movie , a tv show, or serials.

Anyway, i dont like few things. Lately the creators of Naruto, start a new story "a war", but starting from that day, they have just late the war episode by episode. And thats not all, they have like ..3-4 month with fillers and stuff last year until the spring or so, and now they late the war.
I like Naruto, i love it, but i hate the creators because they late something we all want - the war, the fights.
Iceaxe0410
The latest manga I could see coming for so long. I was kind of hoping the identity would be more surprising for tobi, but I guess beggers can't be choosy. They had a real opportunity to put in some twist to his identity. They foreshadowed it far in advance and it just turned out to be what was expected. I won't reveal anything because of spoilers, but I still think it's pretty good the way it's developing. I always look forward to each week when the new episodes and manga are released. It's definitely one of my favorite animes at this point.
dude_xyx
So finally we found who is behind the Tobis mask. Kakashis old team mate and one who had given him his sharingan. Now Obito and Madara vs Naruto , Kakashi and Lee. This gonna be fun !
Lishmares
@dude_xyx Yea i cant wait to see what's next maybe Sasuke will come back too it's been a while since the last time we heard of him..3 vs 3, Uchiha vs Konoha lol
dude_xyx
I guess Sasuke will show up with Oruchimaru after Naruto deal with these 2 guys.
Arrogant
What the news about the greatest jutsu in the previous chapter?
Is that the ultimate jutsu or what?
Cosmoslayer
Arrogant wrote:
What the news about the greatest jutsu in the previous chapter?
Is that the ultimate jutsu or what?

More like an all-out attack from all the shinobi no jutsu. ~_~
amadasady
From my own view, i think every one should have their own real interesting, hope this game will offer you more entertainment feeling. but not spend all your time to it. because it is just a play not study.
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crazyfffan
Naruto is an OK anime, but I never recommend it to anybody. The story is not very attractive as an anime, because it's quite fragmented and too much time-buying. One episode usually contains 30% of replay from previous episodes, that really pisses me off. The story is not very logical as they try to come up with new shit and fit it in the story on the fly. Anyway, this series is a good example of how anime could help you sleep.
the_emissary
For the persons whom the anime is beginning to bore; I suggest reading the manga. I have been doing so for a long time and have since given up of anime.
Jones2020
Anyone who still reads the manga of Naruto ? shit is crazyyyyyyyyy latest chapters
Pippo90
Jones2020 wrote:
Anyone who still reads the manga of Naruto ? shit is crazyyyyyyyyy latest chapters


Yes, but it is still a bit boring sometimes, IMHO.
grofet
Naruto is a good anime. I never bored seeing naruto anime. The story is very wide and i can't see how long it will end. Naruto have a lot of great characters. But naruto have many 666 symbol. I'm afraid there is bad conspiration behind it.
Iceaxe0410
Yeah, I have to agree the latest manga chapters of Naruto seem to have gotten crazy. I mean after it's over, seems like there isn't much left to do for Naruto. I feel it's getting a bit out of hand like everyone is getting way too overpowered especially the villains. It just kept on building up higher and higher and crazier and crazier. I felt like it could use a rest. It literally is an all out war to the point of exhaustion. I mean how to top this arc? I'm thinking you can't. Does anyone know if this is the final arc of Naruto cause it sure seems like it. I haven't been keeping up with the general news if it has been stated or if there are plans to continue after this arc is over.
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