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I personally feel that the quality of Naruto has declined extremely if you compare it to the first half of the series, especially if you look at the last ~100 chapters.
That doesn't mean I don't appreciate the work the author has put into it though as you want to imply though.
I can be a true fan of the series and still don't like how it has developed...
More like Tsukuyomi. Since there's no end to it and he has complete control over everything we experience regardless of our suffering.Originally Posted by Riyuki
People who've put the greatest expectations on the war and conclusion are having the greatest thralls of agony right now. Me? Not so much. Have I liked everything? No. But I'm still enjoying this series of the Big 3. It's Kishi's story. He can't be wrong about it. If he wants to add vampires that glitter he can do that. He might be ending the series poorly, but it's still his story. He's in the right. A lot of people have been nitpicking around the edges because they don't like where the story is going (ie it's not what they envisioned where the story "should" be going), but it's not their story-so they aren't "right".
I'm basing my claim on Mangahelpers alone (though I could throw in reactions from two other forums to prove my point further). I'm not assuming the majority of the readership posts here let alone complains. As I told badluckartist, my claims are based only on the info we have at hand, which is all you can expect of me.Originally Posted by Brill
I simply can't believe that. I believe the diehards outnumber the casuals by a considerable degree when it comes to actually posting on the forums though. These casuals that don't care enough about the manga to voice their displeasure about it likely don't even frequent forums and thus are a moot point. I used to frequent Club Bleach forums (now cleverbaka), I check Narutobase often, and I post here often. I even check leafninja every once in a while. And everywhere I've been mentions the dwindling quality of Shippuden if not outright stating the manga is shit. And even when not getting that irate about it, they still admit to Part 1 being clearly superior. I mean, it'll never be as terrible as Bleach (which I also still read mind you), but that's irrelevant.Quote:
I don't disagree with any of that. Just the idea that it's not bad. You can say you like it, and that'd be fine, because your opinion can't be wrong. You can say it's a good manga, and you'd be wrong, because it's not a good manga. And the only reason anyone's angry with the way it's turning out is because Kishimoto himself designed the manga to work a certain way and then began deviating from that formula at every opportunity he got. Even then I'm not saying he's wrong, just that his fans are for not calling him on it, and (and subsequently trying to imply that the falling quality is in our heads, or we're just mad things didn't go our way). Yeah, it's his story. He has the right to change everything that he wants to. But he has to accept when those changes are at the expense of quality.Quote:
And so do you.
I wouldn't say the MANGA has dragged out too long, but this "War" certainly has. And it's not because it turned out unexpectedly per se, but because it went off into bat-crap crazy Rabbit Goddess la-la land with dimension destroying jutsus and other bull. There is "not going the way you expected" and then there is "absolutely nonsensical goofiness that totally contradicts the previous 450 chapters of what you've been reading".Quote:
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Speaking of this war, how much time has passed in the manga? From the time first fighting with the Zetsu army till now. A few days? A week?
It's been one day - one night - and however long it's been since the night ended.
Jeez, time drags on forever in Naruto nowadays.
The Juubi shouldn't have been so big and so many dumbass bulbasaur forms. I still rewatch the Pain vs. naruto fight because of how badass it is . I haven't felt that way once since the war started. I was probably most excited for Mugetsu of the 7 swordsman and we never even really saw him fight... ridiculous. Oh, and that's all in my opinion so don't freak out.
That's pretty much how I've felt. The Pain arc was when Naruto reached its acme. Since then it's been a slow march between mediocrity, goofy, and bad. This has been especially true for me ever since Naruto and Obito first clonked their empty coconuts together. The cyclical, "lather-rinse-repeat" nature of the fight with Obito - then the Jubi - then Madara - then Jubito - then Madara - then 6P Madara - now Kaguya... It's been like one huge Izanagi going over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and OVER again. Bleh.Quote:
Talk about "not going the way you expected..." What I 'expected' was for the story to NOT devolve into a boring, repetitive, never-ending yawnfest.
I want Lord Jashin and Hidan to appear so damn bad . It would be the icing on the cake lmao.
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Jashin: No!! I will not let my wife Kaguya be sealed!! Fortunately I had Hidan meld himself into the earths soil since the time Shikamaru-kun buried my dumbass follower.
Hidan : Oooooowaaaahhh?? No Jashin-sama! I let that smart ass kid do that so I could achieve my REAL plan within Akatsuki - bringing you back!
Jashin : Whatever.. anyways Hidan was able to turn his DNA into roots because he also has hashirama's DNA planted into him. He was secretly gathering all information Zetsu has been obtaining this entire time. This was all planned long ago.
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If something like this happened in this weeks chapter I would just be soooo pumped up!!