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Part 1 Part 2 This series of posts ended up being longer than I had planned, but we're finally at Naruto's last and longest arc: the War arc. I haven't actually watched the anime for this arc (I dropped off around the start) but I've still gone through the entire story through a combination of … Continue reading Naruto: What it Did Right and Where it Went Wrong Part 3
Part 1 And now we come to the post-timeskip content, known as Naruto: Shippuden in the anime. This is where a lot of people say it started to go wrong, and it's not hard to see why. The Kazekage Rescue arc through the Itachi Pursuit arc were generally solid throughout. The new Akatsuki members that … Continue reading Naruto: What it Did Right and Where it Went Wrong Part 2
This past week was a major milestone in Naruto's history: the Boruto anime finished adapting The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring storyline. This may not sound significant, but The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring was the last Naruto story written by Masashi Kishimoto himself (Boruto is written by Ukyō Kodachi and illustrated by Mikio … Continue reading Naruto: What it Did Right and Where it Went Wrong Part 1
Warning: This editorial contains minor spoilers for Naruto and One Piece. Out of the many genres in anime, there's one that's undoubtedly the most popular: shounen. The term shounen means something like "young boy" and is used to refer to anime and manga directed at adolescent and teenage boys. Shounen series are primarily action based and outdo … Continue reading How to do Shounen Right (and Wrong)
The following article contains major spoilers for every show mentioned. Read at your own risk. Character deaths can be extremely impactful in both anime and fiction in general. If done right, they can be the most emotionally moving scenes in a story and can signal a major shift the plot. They're also very easy to do wrong. … Continue reading How to Kill off Characters