I like how that video kept it really simple concentrating on the early world building that happened and then how it completely went out of the window by simply showing that montage of pure carnage. We went from a world where a guy with little offensive power but a strategic mind like Shikamaru was valued to none of it really mattering since godly ninjas can just punch or atomize any problem out of existence.
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Bart Simpson Thread XI: The Movie - The Manga Adaption - The Animation
Also the entire village decided they loved and adored Naruto and were waiting for him and him alone to save the day, OFF CAMERA, during the Pain Invasion. Like, the entire theoretical point of the series was accomplished off camera?
Really though the mess of retcons Naruto himself went through… "Well, he was just a random child that was born during the attack so we used him in a last ditch hail mary to contain the fox demon, but now we think he IS the demon and that thing is an uncontrollable being of pure hate and destruction..."
"He's the son of the two most beloved ninja in the entire village including the Hokage, who is undergoing a ritual that's been done regularly for centuries in every single village and his mother even has a specifically good bloodline for this and the Kyuubi is really very nice and cuddly.."
Nevermind the carryover knock on effect that had on Gara, whose backstory was "they took the emergency measure that was done to Naruto... and did it on PURPOSE. What monsters!" to "Normal tradition, Gaara was very loved."
I like to think Kishi getting married and having a kid changed the direction of the manga and gave retcons that otherwise won't happen.
Eyepatch wolf in general has some pretty good manga/anime deep dives, including for One Piece - I don't agree with all of them personally, but they're all pretty well made and thankfully devoid of "youtuber-shrillness"
I remember being confused when I learned that Naruto was still ongoing after the Pain arc. To me that was obviously the ending and only expected some arc tying loose ends. And then it just didn't stop.
FINALLY. That only took six years. A far cry from the olden days. (I know the thread started in 2011, but then it had a long break when it merged with the Bleach thread, so…)
THIS ONE IS DONE!