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30 Day Anime Challenge – Day 26

Day 26: Best Anime Fight

Once again, fight scenes are usually restricted to the shonen genre – something that I don’t really watch all too much. For this, I am choosing something much more recent but still probably the best fight scene I have seen thus far.

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30 Day Anime Challenge – Day 6

Day 6: Anime I want to see but haven’t yet

If you have been following closely with my articles, you will notice that most of the anime series that I write about cover the school, slice-of-life, fantasy, romance, and the lighthearted genres.

I have no liking to shounen, gore, intense action and what have you.

The thing that I do not like about shounen is that it is too straight-forward for me. An anime series has to have some sort of deep emotion and story for me to be hooked in it. Unless if you mention Fairy Tail, where I got hooked on it because of its entertainment value.

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One anime, that is shounen, is something that I would like to see fully but I have not done so. Probably because it’s three-hundred episodes long and I am not a fan of binge watching. I would like to watch the entire Naruto franchise.

Naruto has always been a must for every person who watches anime – same goes for One Piece, Bleach and other mainstream series. But there’s something special about Naruto and why I picked it for this article. Mainly because the scope of its popularity and how it has evolved over its run.

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I have heard people talking about how Naruto was their childhood and as they grew, so did the series with them.

Granted, I can’t be able to do this since I am way behind but I want to experience and know why people liked Naruto so much. Sure, the entertainment value is a given but I heard about the emotions, the backstories and things that give this series some sort of depth.

I have tried to watch Naruto before but I only ended up in the first three episodes and got lazy to finish the entire franchise.

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But I hope I get the chance and ample time to watch it fully and hopefully experience what the majority of the community has felt while watching this anime series.

The new series, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, could be a placeholder since I am a millennial but I want to understand the references mentioned in this series which is heavily taken from the main Naruto franchise.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations – Episode 1-5

REACTION & FIRST LOOK – The Naruto franchise has had a very long run and its main character’s story, Naruto, has come to a desirable end. However, after the main series finished, a new one was announced which focused on Naruto’s son, Boruto.

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Ever since I have watched the second season of Fairy Tail, the shounen genre has lost its appeal for me. The structure of a shounen anime has become quite stale which comprises: a main character who’s a rookie but pulls through every situation, has a down moment in every arc, comes through the down moment, and takes down the bad guy.

Because of this ever-repeating structure, I have gone away from watching anime series in the shounen series but I was always curious about the Naruto franchise. How did it become popular? Why is it popular?

After watching the first five episodes of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, I was re-awoken to the charm of the shounen genre: its simplicity. Unlike most of the anime that I’ve watched recently, shounen entertains its audience because of simple plot line and that, in itself, is something to praise for.

What I like about this new addition to the Naruto franchise is that Boruto does not require its viewers to have prior knowledge of Naruto, Naruto Shippuden and all other seasons and films which pertain to Naruto’s storyline.

Boruto focuses on a different perspective and that is on Naruto’s son, Boruto. How he undergoes that same progression which Naruto went through. He enters Ninja Academy, creates trouble, and all that.

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Although most Naruto fans would not watch this new series since it is basically a repetition of what they’ve seen in the main franchise, for a new viewer like me, I am quite entertained by Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

I hope to watch the whole Naruto franchise since it may provide a new perspective of entertainment while I watch this new series. It’s not the best but it has its charms.