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Re: Would 'Naruto' be better as a seinen?
Originally Posted by Brandnewkid
But maturity doesn't necessarily equate to being seinen. Some series just end up in Seinen magazines due to editorial issues or sales.
This is very true. Sometimes, you have to trust the editor to put the title where it belongs. A writer can be a good writer but a terrible businessperson.
Originally Posted by blade5468
I disagree. I don't remember even a single mature theme in Bleach in comparison to all the shit that goes down in Naruto. I understand that it's been childish lately, but I don't recall Bleach ever even attempting to discuss anything intellectually engaging.
Have you read part one of Naruto...?
I agree. While Naruto has one too many characters, Bleach has a small army of interesting and engaging characters who are given the chance, only to be pushed aside for ANOTHER character...and another...and another...
Second, gushing fountains of blood don't automatically mean Bleach is any better than the slightly more realistic fountains of blood scene in Naruto.
Third, if people actually read Naruto, they would find that it addresses much the same issues of politics gone awry, of hatred and all that good stuff as Bleach does. Now, of course FMA is the superior anime/manga. But just because FMA is better than both Bleach and Naruto doesn't make Bleach better.
Furthermore, comparing shoenen to seinen is often times like comparing apples to pears; they are both wonderful, but they are not the same and can be enjoyed and appreciated for different reasons.
Wouldn't work as a Seinen because Naruto was written for kids (young boys particularly). However, the story itself can be entertaining for everyone much like the style of "Yu Yu Hakusho" and "Dragon Ball".
Plus, it just works better as a weekly series versus a monthly. Bleach on the other hand is another story.