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30 Day Anime Challenge Two: Day 16

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It is day 16 of the second 30 Day Anime Challenge.

#16: Character Death You Didn’t Care About

Alright, listen, I honestly do not know if this is worth even explaining, but I will try. Basically, its not that I do not care because Neji was a bad character, as that is far from true. The reason I would say I did not and do not care about his death is because it honestly was not surprising. “Naruto” always had a bad habit of randomly killing up characters during slow parts of the series as a way of making things interesting, and in that respect Neji’s death just was not interesting.

What character death did you not care about? Let me know in the comments.

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30 Day Anime Challenge – Day 26: The Best Fight

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For day 26 of the 30 Day Challenge, I’ll be talking about the best fight in anime.


Or I would be, If I hadn’t already done so in another post. For day 19 of this Challenge, I talked about how I thought the most epic scene in anime was.

For that category, it absolutely had to be Naruto. Now, I know I already said that repeat entries were something that I preferred to avoid, but I am making a singular exception for Naruto.

Basically, if you want to see all my thoughts on this category, go read my thoughts on the most epic scene. It will give you a more wholistic explanation.

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30 Day Anime Challenge – Day 19: The Most Epic Scene

Hello, Anifriends

Sorry about the lack of posts over the last few days. With school almost over for me, I felt the need to kick back and celebrate. I also found out something about an acquaintance of mine that has me a little on edge right now, but that’s a bit more personal. For day 19 of the 30 Day Anime Challenge, I’ll be looking at the most epic scene in anime.


This is certainly a bit of a broad category. as I am sure people, including myself, take epic to mean a few different things. Also, things can be considered epic in a number of different ways. However, even thinking about all of the ways you could define epic, there is really only one scene that deserves this title.

That would be the final fight between Naruto and Sasuke in the original Naruto series.

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Love or hate Naruto as a series, there is no denying that the fight scene between the two main characters fits almost every definition of Epic you could think of.

For those who have not seen Naruto, allow me to try and give a little context. The show focuses on Naruto Uzumaki, an orphan of the Hidden Leaf Village who hopes to become the leader of the village, known as the Hokage. After joining a squad of ninjas in training, Naruto meets Sasuke, another orphan whose entire clan was killed by his older brother and who he now seeks revenge on. Throughout the course of the show, Sasuke is tempted by Orochimaru, a former ninja of the Leaf Village, to join him in exchange for giving Sasuke the power to defeat Itachi. Eventually, Sasuke gives into Orochimaru and decides to leave the village. Naruto and a few other ninjas in training set out to lead a rescue mission, culminating in a fight that means everything to both people involved. If Naruto wins, he gets his friend back, and if Sasuke wins he gets the ability to get revenge on his brother.

With the show being as long as it is, trying to give any more context would probably require a few thousand words. The short version is really that this scene, which spans about 5 episodes, has everything: A great fight, emotional payoff, and a resolution that is both sad and makes sense.

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Boruto: My Thoughts So Far(SPOILERS)

After Having caught up with Boruto just recently, I do feel at ease knowing the show is trying to differentiate itself from its predecessor. Boruto, for the most part, feels as though it’s coming in to its own, however that does not free the show from criticism, so I thought I would share a few of my thoughts and concerns.

Firstly, Even though I was very skeptical before I started watching it, the first few episodes convinced me quickly that Boruto can, and for the most part will, be its own show. Boruto himself is in many ways different from Naruto, especially in personality. Boruto seems to be much cooler headed, and doesn’t always resort to fighting as the first option. It seems he got some of Hinata’s calm and collected genes, as he thinks about the situation he’s in much more carefully, although not always. This change is very much welcome, as Naruto’s endless naivety could get very annoying at points. The show also goes a great distance to show that Boruto wants nothing to do with his father’s legacy, and that he would much rather make it on his own and have Naruto be a normal dad than to have the status that comes with being the Hokage’s son. In that way he seems to have a lot in common with Itachi, without of course feeling the immense pain he did.

I will also sing its praises, albeit a bit more tepidly, for the mystery elements that it has incorporated into this first arc. It was a very fun experience watching Boruto use this power, which seemingly is hinted will be his only hope in a later arc, to first solve a mystery about an attacker that came seemingly out of no where, and who turns out to be the class rep. Not to mention that the mystery elements are done fairly well overall. The show builds up the main villain by leaving clues at every turn, and has Boruto try and piece that all together.

Of course, there are a few things that I have a problem with. For one, although it seems Boruto is very much his own person, it’s hard to say the same for his classmates. Both in character designs and in personality, they seem to be, in one way or another, just copies of their parents. This could be the lack of episodes in the show so far, but I’d be willing to bet that a lot of Boruto’s classmates just wont get any time to show themselves as characters.

Its also worth pointing out that while the content of the show so far is very different from Naruto, the structure seems to be already setting itself up in the same way. The first arc, like in Naruto, had them fighting an enemy over a smaller number of episodes, and just like in Naruto it seems Boruto is setting itself up for a much larger arc to come. Admittedly this criticism is largely based on speculation, but It still concerns me nonetheless.

Overall, I think it’s a good show so far. It has a lot of promise and the first arc with the ghost was entertaining. Any other criticisms I have of the show, at this point at least, are a bit nit-picky, so I’ll just finish by saying that I hope the show stays original, otherwise It might get boring very quickly.