Narrative Essay On Naruto

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Naruto: A series that defies your image of an anime! The upsurge in criticism surrounding Naruto has always confused me, especially after the latest releases. For a series that has been ongoing for 15 years, a sequel which I literally grew up watching, I don’t have enough words to address the gratitude and admiration I hold for this exquisite piece of art. The depths and flow of the story, gripping characterizations, quality of sounds and artwork, as well as the emotional engagement surmise Naruto as one of the all-time best anime ever made. Naruto is a ninja-themed manga (a style of Japanese comics developed in the late 19th century) authored by the manga artist Masashi Kishimoto. It is animated in two parts, Naruto and Naruto Shippuden, and has nine spinoff movies. The story of Naruto revolves around Naruto Uzumaki, a hyperactive and knuckle-headed ninja, living in Konoha, the Hidden Leaf village. Few moments prior to his birth, a huge nine-tailed…show more content…
The sound effects are wonderful, and the voice acting is excellent and perfectly fits the characters. Epic background music is brilliantly integrated into the scenes that involve intense dialogues or confrontations, contributing to deep emotional engagement by the viewers. Naruto also has an outstanding quality of artwork that remained consistent for a decade and half. Facial emotions are captured quite well, the fights are greatly descriptive. However, the animation has gone downhill at some parts of the series, especially in episode 167, where the Kyuubi literally hammers down Pain (a villain) with a piece of rock in a similar cartoonish fashion to Tom & Jerry. It was quite a disappointment as it was one of the most long awaited episodes by the fans in whole series at that time. Aside from that, the animation is generally attractive, and the quality of drawing is well accomplished in the
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