to the Naruto zone...


the Itachi page

those two guys from Naruto and others

naruto lore...

Zuri's definitive episode watching guide

a break down of season 4 OG Naruto and why it's peak

why is naruto so gay?
(tldr; only male characters are ever given meaningful beliefs resulting in conflict with opposing male characters (AKA plot) which leads to only male/male meaningful relationships.)

Thoughts and Feelings
So, everyone and their mom is always like "boo fuck the anime, you gotta read the manga!" which, yeah, i mean, that probably solves all the issues with the filler and pacing, but so does a filler guide or a list of important episodes you have for rewatches. And it sacrifices, like, the most iconic thing about Naruto! The Filler- i mean, Music! But fr, where else are you gonna get any Tenten content?? The only two episodes from her POV are both Anime Originals TM (the fight with Temari vs. Tenten makes up one of like, two times she's in an onscreen fight, and her POV in the ending of shippuden was pretty much the only window into her self and personality lol). And like, there's actually some great, fun filler in here, like, the cat encyclopedia one, and uhmm probably the itachi + kakashi ones i havent gotten around to watching... yk a ton.

When I was young I used to hate Naruto bc he was wayy too immature. I thought he was stupid and annoying, and I was just watching for cool ninjitsu and like, Kakashi or shikimaru. and I always thought, naruto himself was the biggest weakness.

I was rewatching season 4 recently and I was just hit with---woah, Naruto is so freaking cute! He's like a little baby! And Jiraiya was so mean when he took his froggy wallet!! Like! I really like Naruto! hes so cute! and its like, i get it now. he's so baby to highlight that, hes a little baby, yet all these effed up things happened to him bc of fricken, society, n shit. i get it. horrors of war and effects on the young. changing him from a baby to a colder person but still holding those baby ideals, i get it. the people who succeeded most at being ninja, were the most effective, were also colder, didn't show as much vulnerability as Naruto, kept themselves isolated, stoic (kakashi, shikimaru, actually, like, all of them)---its a great message!

and everything about that rasengan training hits me in the fucking feels. he's a baby. with no parents. and he's so alone. and he's so desperate. and he's trying his best. i really feel for him so much, and his feelings towards jiraiya, T-T.

those few episodes were actually great. but i feel like it gets burried if you watch it with the rest of the show. or in context with other shonen anime. bc its easy to not look into what was happening here. why he was such a baby. but yeah, taking those episodes out of context and just rewatching them, i was like. damn. there was almost something going on here.

but if u watch season 3 before it it doesnt feel that way.
you have these really over dramatic "oh how terrible!" soapy backstories for like, gara, and shit, and its so in your face, that it like, blinds you to other things going on for characters. "this persons backstory is sad. here is 2 episodes of character getting locked in a cell or physically beat and bullied by there village. here is them crying." and its like, obviously this character had a bad past, but "thats all behind them now!" and now they can stop acting weird and go be a likeable character!

so when thats the logic of the show, u get in it and ur like, ok, like, naruto, we already saw your flashback, which means its all behind you now and u should be in ur ideal form. and it keeps u from treating it like u would a normal story---noticing things and treating them as important. idk. so when i see criticisms on naruto about naruto the character being too obnoxious, immature, and annoying, i'm like, ur so close. its almost like he's a child right? like he never got a chance to grow up? why would that be? but u just dont get it. bc only real naruto getters can critique in a way that matters (notice not FANS. GETTERS. bc u either GET IT or you DONT. and a lot of fans have shit opinions).

like this is my manifesto right here ^^^

Fave Characters
Welcome to the Naruto dome.
Naruto is an anime and manga written by Kishimoto. It's been like, one of the most popular anime ever for the past 20yr so doesnt really need an intro atp. (whatevs)
Me and my sister did + do watch it a ton (she's rewatched og naruto over 8 times atp, lol).
It's a good show, if you watch it in formula. Not just to skip the filler it's notorious for, but just for.. like.. everything. The pacing, slow, extended fights, blegh. Especially in Shippuden there's just.. so much fucking filler. Like mid-fight filler. It's so bad.
og naruto is def better than shippuden, except for like, the first 20 eps of shippuden, which was the best part of the entire show. (after which they immediately screwed over Sakura bc misogyny)
Yeah... despite everything, i still love this stupid show. It has a special place in my heart for as much as i shit on it. and idk why that is exactly, but hopefully this page will help me find out :)

Naruto's like, if an anime with a good idea was bad.
"It's ok." - my sister
"Naruto is cool. It is a very inspirational ninja anime." - my sister
"It's worse than Glitter Force if Glitter Force was bad." - my sister
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So Itachi's weird because he's literally so iconic and cool but shippuden also ruined him like it did the rest of the story.
also can we just take a minute to appreciate his mascara game? the little fakes in the corners like omlll
the way it actually benefits him in battle bc it brigns attention for his eyes for his genjutsu is literally so fucking iconic oml weaponized lashes. @Lashes_By_Itachi who is his tech tho?? is it the same one doing all the akatski matching acrylics like???? do they paint them themselves?? i'm obsessed w kisame hunched over w the lil purple bottle painting his, or him trying to pull out his sword while tryna keep his nails from smudging LMAO okay but the matching outfits are so fucking iconic i love it sm and the custom matching rings????? SO FUCKING REALLLL

and the matching rainy weather fits w the hats?? the coordination?? i literally love the akatski sm. pain is like, bitch, this polycule might be about committing crimes but first and foremost we are here to look fabulous. THE COHESIVE SERVE Also its insane to me that they literally meditated for 3 years waiting for naruto to come start the plot again lmaooooooo