so the lovely @samby-chan tagged me in this naruto challenge thing and I figured I might as well do it because this is kind of? sorta? a naruto blog?
Name your Favourite
Female Character(s): temari + the konoha girls basically
Male Character(s): gee I wonder who that might be…
Team: sand fam
Sensei: Kakashi and Iruka..I like the concept of kurenai but they never really gave us more than that.
Hokage: I liked tsunade tbh.
Kage: the mizukage lady who can literally spit lava and acid.
Village: sand fam’s sand clan
Akatsuki: konan and kisame (plus kakuzu and hidan I guess but I like the more as a team than as individual characters)
Jutsu: everything konan does basically
Episode/Chapters: the very start of the whole gaara gets kidnapped arc if only because those are the only chapters of the manga I actually own.
Fight Scene: the hidan & kakuzu fight + all the sasuke retrieval arc fights.
Fanfiction: that one author on fanfiction.net who wrote really good kank fics…the one I remember the most was about rasa having sent kank on secret s-ranked missions because he refused to assassinate gaara… I still think about it from time to time.
Story Arc: the chunin exam and sasuke retrieval arc will always be classic, tho I do remember really liking the pain’s assault arc because it felt like the first big victory in naruto’s story arc.
Filler: I’ve only seen the fillers where the sand sibs appear + the one where they dedicated an entire episode to making fun of gai’s small dick.
OTP (explain why): I feel like I give the wrong impression here but I’m honestly not really a shipper. like I guess I could call shikatema my otp if only because they’re the couple I’m the most ok with.
NOTP (be nice): the only ones I can think of is the kind of shit that pretty much no one wants to see (oronaru and such….)
Crackship(s): gaara x funk
BROTP: after the last anime episodes? kank and lee tbh, tho I’m always here for all the konoha girls (+temari) just being one big girl gang (hey kishi doesnt care about them so they gotta care for each other)
Crossover Ship: nah
Do you have any headcanons: you can’t just ask me that and expect me to sum up 7 years worth of headcanons in one paragraph.
Are you happy with the ending? What would you have done differently? sort of? I feel like what we did see wasn’t exactly bad, but there were a lot of other things they could have focused on that would have been way more interesting. personally I would have preferred it ending with naruto becoming hokage, entering his office and immediately realizing that he can’t do the job cause he never learned how to use a computer.
How do you feel about the new generation? eh, other than the great injustice that is sakura’s entire life I don’t have anything against it, but there isn’t really anything about it that I like enough to bother paying attention.
Say something about your favourite character. Good and bad: like 90% of the text posts on this blog are already me talking about kankuro so I’ll keep it short: I like that he somehow manages to be weird and different in a cast full of characters who can spit fire and summon giant slugs. everytime he’s appeared we’ve learned something new about him and tho its always unexpected it never seems too ooc.
What would a child between your OTP look like? I’m not into shipping.
Say something genuinely nice about your NoTP. I’m not into shipping.
Say something negative about your OTP. I’m not into shipping.
Is there any way you could be convinced to ship your NoTP? I’m not into shipping.
What makes you mad about the series? even though naruto will always have a special place in my heart its far from flawless. there’s some pretty bad writing and inconsistencies that can be…pretty annoying. I guess my main beef with naruto is the treatment of the female characters. I’m happy that naruto isn’t as fanservice-y as a lot of anime can be, but that doesn’t change the fact that few of the female characters have more than 2-3 personality traits. what bugs me the most tho is kishimoto’s utter inability to involve the female characters in the plot and actually make them seem powerful and useful. yes he tried to push that angle with sakura towards the end of the war, but it kinda fell flat because there was almost no build up and in the end the pay off was that she….still seemed weaker than naruto. speaking of the war, I spent the last 100 chapters or so watching tenten hang around and waiting for her to be useful only to get…what? she stole some weapons after the fighting was over? thats it? yes those are only two examples, but honestly I can think of very few fights with a female shinobi that didn’t end with a) the female shinobi losing/being absolutely useless b) the female shinobi getting help or her victory being downplayed c) her straight up dying. also I guess the gender ratio in the naruto world is like 70-30 because apparently there are so few girls around that they’re limited to only one girl per team.
If you could see anything happen in the series, what would it be? way more sand siblings, obviously. tho specifically I’d like for them to have more positive interactions with temari, kishi is really fond of the bossy girl trope.
What would you say to Kishimoto if given the chance? why.