Naruto is a Japanese anime I started to watch about a year ago. I have been watching various kinds of anime for years but none has ever caught me eye and had my interest as much as Naruto has.

Naruto is a anime about a loud, hyperactive, teenage ninja who is on a quest to be recognized by other ninjas by becoming the Hokage – the highest ranking and most powerful ninja in his village. A definition like that is correct but may be a bit simple or misleading as Naruto is one of the deepest, most informative, action packed animes I have ever watched and believe me I’ve watched quite a few.

Naruto has many underlying meanings and is based of so many interesting japanese things that the inquisitive among us like myself cannot help to explore. The information and lessons it provides about ninjas, war, friendship, bravery, honour, Japanese history, love etc are there for all to understand without loosing its humour and laid back style.

My abosolute favourite characters in the anime are Kakashi Hatake, Shino Aburame and Jiraiya. The reason why i state absolute favourites is it so hard to dislike anyone good or evil in this anime as everyone gets their time to shine and has their own deep story behind their character. Every and all characters introduced in Naruto are fully explained at one time or another and so viewers with various tastes can find their own ‘flavor’ in a character to like.

Kakashi Hatake はたけカカシ

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Kakashi is a high level ninja at the Jounin level and is known as the copy ninja because of his sharingan in his left eye. The full story behind Kakashi is sharingan and more is told in the anime and I don’t want to spoil it for those who have not yet watched it.
I like Kakashi because he is really strong, different from other shinobies and has a sense of hunour. So far in the series he has displayed his strenght and leadership abilities many times.

Jiraiya 自来也

jiraiya

Jiraiya is one of the strongest characters in the series and one of the three legendary sannins (along with Orochimaru and Tsunade). just siply looking at Jiraiya you wouldn’t think of him as a capable or strong fighter and thats when you will get your rude awakening as so many others in the sieres has gotten. He makes it no secret that he is pervert and is called ero sennin (pervert hermit) by Naruto. He is also the author of various books a few of which are favourites of Kakashi.

Shino Aburame 油女シノ

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Shino is another cool and calm guy that is never flashy, I like his style and his costume and how highly inteligent he is as a fighter. I personally think he is the strongest of those of Naruto’s age group while many will agrue that it is HyÅ«ga Neji but from my reasoning I will stick by Shino. His clan’s fighting style incorporates the use of bugs that are actually inside their body that is at the clan member’s beckon call…..a really cool ability with many applications if you ask me.

Shino after the 3 year break

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Naruto is an ungoing series that shows no sign of ending soon and in a month or two the series will continue with a time jump of 3 years in which many people have grown, gotten stronger and have been promoted, so guess who’s excited?

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