best part of the movie!

okay so i just went through all the part 1 naruto episodes + ovas + movies to get the best possible order (which is… difficult given like three of them are like outside the timeline altogether but i managed w/ the best possible solution)

  • naruto episodes 1-5
  • Find the Four-Leaf Red Clover!
  • episodes 6-19
  • Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village!
  • Naruto: The Cross Roads
  • episode 20-100
  • Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival!
  • Naruto, the Genie, and the Three Wishes, Believe It!
  • episode 101
  • Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
  • episodes 102-160
  • Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel
  • episodes 161-196
  • Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
  • episodes 197-220

this is the order i’ll b watching it in, at least.

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What I’m trying to say, very inarticulately, is that, um, in fact, perhaps, despite appearances, I like you, very much.” “Ah. Apart from the smoking and the drinking and the vulgar mother and the verbal diarrhea.” “No, I like you very much. Just as you are.”

The fact that Moana put aside her longing for the sea in order to focus on becoming the best leader she could for her people was one of the best and most believable parts of the movie for me. She didn’t mope and turn into a bratty teenager who refused to do what her parents wanted (like many Disney/animated characters often do). People DO grow out of childhood fazes, or at least they move on from them even if they’re not completely forgotten. Sometimes they rediscover them later in life, like Moana did. But I love how her parents were never made to be the villains for not letting her spend all day daydreaming about the ocean. Sure, she argued with her dad, but they gave him a pretty good backstory to support his thinking and Moana never let it become a huge rift in their relationship, despite her frustration. Even when Moana DID end up leaving, it was ultimately to save her people. This theme of responsibility instead of rebellion is wonderfully refreshing and realistic!