So if you’ve ever read some of my tweets or have been on my blog, you probably know I love setting mission for myself. I’ve now, once again, found a new mission I hope to try and accomplish. I don’t have a good track record of completing many of the things I set out to do, but I am great at least trying to complete them. I guess I’ll just try my best.
My newest is to try to watch all 220 episodes of the original Naruto series!
This anime is definitely one of the most talked about series and it gets as much love as it does hate. I have already seen about fifty episodes a long time ago, and I found no reason to completely hate it, but I was young then so maybe things will change. Though, even today, a lot of the hate I hear about this series is from people who have never even seen it and mostly just dislike it for the fans.
Besides the (often annoying) fans, I also think anime fans are annoyed by Naruto because of the people who don’t know much about anime. By this I mean, I have had to deal with on more than one occasion, meeting a person and at some point in the conversation it is mentioned how you are an anime fan. At this, they gave me taht judgemental face and say “oh, like that Naruto show?”. This really upsets me because most people don’t know much about some of the really fantastic anime out there, and instead judge the whole medium on only one anime.
Also, when they judge anime off of just what they know about Naruto, most of their negative judgement is because of some of the bad obsessive fans. It’s just one vicious circle.
Anyway, I figured I’d give this anime a shot once again to try and review it for what it really is. Hate and love aside, I’ll judge it based on what I see. Or at least try to. Whether this will be an absolute crap or maybe enjoyable experience, I’ll have to find out.
Hopefully as I watch this series, I can think of a few posts to write about, so I’ll feel motivated to keep watching. I just think that having been an anime fan for a good while now and having seen quite a lot, it’ll be interesting to see something that most long time anime fans don’t care for. I don’t plan to watch Shippuuden, but who knows, maybe I’ll learn to love Naruto so much I’ll just have to see it!
PS: sorry for all the generalizing