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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Another Top 10 Video Game Ninjas

Had to come up with a third list since we’re in the swing of things.  The shadowy warriors of feudal Japan, the ultimate spies and assassins, gifted with the art of ninjutsu, a deadly and mysterious magic. 10. Rain (Mortal Kombat) 9. Hayate (Dead or Alive) 8. Master Raven (Tekken 7) 7. Kunimitsu (Tekken) 6. Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto Shipudden: Ultimate Ninja Storm) Also featured in: Another Top 25 Anime Good Guys of All Time 5. Shadow (Final Fantasy VI) 4. Mileena (Mortal Kombat) Also featured in: Top 10 Mortal Kombat…

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Another Top 10 Video Game Ninjas

Loved the concept of the list of awesome video game ninjas, I had to come up with another list.  The ability to use cloaking techniques, stealth tactics, and weapons designed to kill effectively makes these warriors really cool in my book. 10. Sheik (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) Also featured in: Top 15 Legend of Zelda Characters Top 10 Incarnations of Zelda 9. Raphael (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) 8. Gray Fox (Metal Gear Solid) 7. Kitana (Mortal Kombat) Also featured in: Top 10 Mortal Kombat Characters Another Top…

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Top 10 Video Game Ninjas

Ninjas are totally awesome not matter what genre they’re in. Shinobi are covert agents or mercenaries in feudal Japan whose functions include assassination, espionage, sabotage, and infiltration.  Ninjas are adept at infiltrating the most heavily guarded fortress without detection.  Ninjas in video games are always awesome. 10. Jade (Mortal Kombat) Also featured in: Another 25 Hottest Women in Video Games 9. Ayane (Dead or Alive) Also featured in: Top 10 Dead or Alive Characters 8. Ibuki (Street Fighter) Also featured in: Top 10 Street Fighter Characters 7. Mai Shiranui (The…

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