I would like to give this more, i should give it more maybe another 1/2. I love naruto the manga (5 star) but naruto the anime is... exactly the same. Frame by frame.
Each of the Naruto volumes has about 4 1/2 episodes dedicated to them, which is over 80 minutes of anime, (it is quicker to read the book).
My main grievance is that each episode starts with the 3 minutes shown at the end of the previous episode making a 20 minute episode 17 minutes long. OK if you are watching the series week by week but as you will be watching 3/4 episodes at a time there is alot of repeating going on.
On to the anime quality. It isn't of film standard but there is still some very good animation on display here although newer manga like Avatar does look better.
Everything is covered to the smallest of detail with the character development and interaction and the anime comes to life when the action starts up which makes for essential viewing.
I do expect this series to get stronger as some favorite characters are introduced in later episodes and I am sure this review won't deter fans and it shouldn't as this is a good start to the Naruto series.
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