Hello everybody. I'm a big Naruto fan, as anyone whose read my fanfictions would agree. I saw a thread in a different section of the forum that was supposed to be a fanclub and then ended up bashing the show. I don't really understand how that happened, but I'd like to say that the bashers tend to be the one's who either don't understand it, or stick the whole show on the main character- (Uzumaki Naruto annoys me greatly). If you don't understand the show, don't like the plot, or just plain don't watch it, please don't intrude on the things that are made specifically for the show's supporter's- your not going to sway us any more than we're going to sway you.
I'm starting this thread for discussion, which means bashers and supporters are both allowed, to give your opinions on what makes the show better and worse. Highly opinionated comments with no back up-(ex. "Does anyone else realize Naruto is lame?") are not what I mean. Give reasons to support any claim you make. You might make more of an impression on someone then you thought you would, if you explain it without sounding like a hater. Like how I was in love with the twilight series, until someone pointed out flaws I'd never even thought of, and realized I agreed with (like how there are so many other possibilities for things that happen to a monster in the sun than sparkling, and how the main characters hate themselves, don't get along, and only real personality traits or obsessed with each other) I don't hate that series now, but my opinion of it has gone way down as I've grown to think of it in a different way. Maybe that will happen to you here, maybe you'll inspire it in someone else, maybe you'll read this, state your opinion, and never come back or read anyone else's because you have no wish to change the way you see things. It doesn't matter, as long as you keep it civil, and try, TRY not to insult anyone, or be too harsh- and in that I include Masashi Kishimonto as one you shouldn't insult. Besides, you may not like his work, but he's made a lot off of it, so he must be doing something right with it.
As for my opinions, Uzumaki Naruto, again, is a predictable looking and acting persona who annoys me greatly. I don't like him, but I like his supporting characters. Sakura is good, besides her signature color, (Pink is EVIL) and the way she gets about Sasuke. Ino is as evil as pink. Gaara is awesome, and looks like a panda. Itachi is amazing, except that his name means weasel. Shikamara and Hinata are my favorite characters. And Sasuke, just really, really irks me. I usually like characters with his personality, but for some reason he really, really, irks me. Oh, and I'd love to find out what Tsunade really looks like, and all the akatsuki members are cool but Kisame(and they all die if they take of their cloaks) That's all I can think of right now, but I'll be waiting to see what else is said, though I doubt my underlying loyalty to the show will be altered at all.