The list of the greatest anime series on Netflix is incomplete without the mention of Naruto. It is by far one of the most popular anime titles in the world right now. Furthermore, it is one of the most-watched shows on Netflix. With almost 720 episodes, a wide range of characters and superpowers, and incredible storytelling, the series has taken over the hearts and minds of audiences from around the world. While there is no doubt about the fact that Naruto is a solid anime, it is far from perfect.
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No matter how good a show is, it can never be perfect. With a runtime as long as Naruto, it is natural to have a handful number of shortcomings on the way. Usually, fans tend to overlook the flaws in their favorite anime. However, a recent thread on Reddit garnered a massive number of responses from fans who pointed out a plethora of shortcomings in the show.
Naruto fans reveal the biggest fouls from the show
Anime fans or not, all of us are aware of the legacy of Naruto, one of the most popular anime titles of all time. However, as much as the fans hate to say it, the show has a number of shortcomings on its end. On Reddit, a simple question that asked the fans about what things from Naruto disappointed them, gathered thousands of responses from fans. And here are a few fouls that the fandom pointed out.
1)Huge number of filler episodes
There is no denying the fact that a few filler episodes are helpful. They allow the fans to explore a few characters beyond the manga. However, Naruto has a massive number of filler episodes in its storyline. Furthermore, some of them are pointless since they do not take the story anywhere.
one thing I never understood about Naruto Shippuden is the random 20 sum episodes of fillers in the middle of arcs like bro ?????
— 🌐 (@balloutary) February 11, 2023
2) Interesting arcs left unexplored
Owing to the massive number of filler episodes, the fans often get irritated. However, to make matters worse, the creators left some fascinating story arcs, including Sakumo’s past unexplored. Instead, the show digs deeper into some bizarre angles.
3) Female characters were sidelined
Undoubtedly, Naruto features some of the best male heroes such as Kakashi and Sasuke. However, the show is not short on amazing female characters as well. While the show featured decent screen time for characters like Sakura, some others like Tenten and Ino, two of the most powerful shinobis, did not receive much attention from the creators.
4) Ninja Arc
Ninja Arc was the final arc of the anime series. With only a handful number of bright moments, the execution of the arc was not done properly. It seemed like it was longer than necessary with a number of questionable battles. It left a sour taste with a lot of otakus, as some felt that many characters were overlooked.
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While a number of sequences could have been done better, one cannot deny the fact that Naruto is one of the most entertaining anime there is.
What other blunders should the show fix according to you? Comment down below.