Naruto Review

Naruto is a 1999 adventure, comedy, martial arts, fantasy Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto.  The series follows a hyperactive and knuckle-headed ninja named Naruto Uzumaki who leaves in Konohagakure village as an outcast. Shunned because of the Kyuubi inside him, Naruto struggles to find his place in the village, while his burning desire to become the Hokage of Konohagakure leads him not only to some great new friends, but also some deadly foes. Positives: Well-written, original story Well-written characters Great art style Rich setting Good humor Awesome…

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Naruto Review

Naruto is a 2002 martial arts action fantasy Japanese animated series directed by Hayato Date, based on the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto.  The series details the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja searching for recognition and dreaming of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village. Positives: Terrific characters Great humor Good score Great voice performances Good animation style Great, original story Great antagonist Good writing Intense action Good setting Negatives: Lengthy fights Follows some anime troupes Plot:  The show’s premise is…

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DragonBall Z: Bojack Unbound Review

DragonBall Z: Bojack Unbound is a 1993 martial arts action Japanese animated film directed by Yoshihiro Ueda, voice performances including Stephanie Nadolny, Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Colleen Clinkenbeard, and Ethan Rains.  Set as the ninth film in the DragonBall Z animated film series, the film follows Bojack, a demon who was freed from prison when King Kai’s planet was destroyed. Now, without his father Goku by his side, can Gohan save the Earth? Positives: Good animation style Good action Good voice performances Negatives: Lackluster story Lackluster antagonists Plot:  Following Cell’s defeat…

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Marvel’s Iron Fist Review

Marvel’s Iron Fist is a 2017 martial arts superhero action web television series created by Scott Buck, starring Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Stroup, Ramon Rodriguez, Sacha Dhawan, Rosario Dawson, and David Wenham.  The series follows Danny Rand / Iron Fist, a martial arts expert with the ability to call upon the power of the Iron Fist. Positives: Good characters Interesting story Good performances Great performance by Jessica Henwick Great performance by Rosario Dawson Great performance by Carrie-Anne Moss Negatives: Poor performance by Finn Jones Poor storytelling Poor…

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DragonBall Z Review

DragonBall Z is a 1989 martial arts adventure anime television series produced by Toei Animation and directed by Daisuke Nishio. The anime is a sequel to the DragonBall anime and an adaptation of the DragonBall manga series created by Akira Toriyama. The story follows the adventures of the protagonist, Goku, and his friends and allies as they defend the Earth against a variety of enemies. Positives: Great memorable characters Good voice performances Great score Good storylines Great action Memorable dialogue Negatives:   Low budget animation style  Cardboard characters Irrelevant characters…

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny Review

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny is a 2016 martial arts fantasy film directed by Yuen Woo-ping, starring Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum Jr., Jason Scott Lee, Roger Yuan, Woon Young Park, Eugenia Yuan, JuJu Chan, Chris Pang, Veronica Ngo, Shuya Chang, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo.  Serving as a sequel to the 2000 film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the plot follows warrior-maiden Shu Lien (Yeoh) who must band with the warrior Silent Wolf (Yen) and other fighters to protect the Green Destiny from the warlord Hades Dai (Lee),…

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