I am was Narutard.
This is a long read so please bear with me as I account the memories of me being a fanboy of two of the most controversial manga/anime franchise of this generation.
Many years ago, I started reading Naruto manga since it was the hottest thing during that time. For the anime, I never watch the first 90 episodes as I wasn’t knowledgeable about anime downloading back then. A friend let me copy the later episodes starting from the Sesuke’s betrayal arc.
What happened after that arc were seasons of filler hell which lasted almost a hundred episodes. I watched a few episodes of the fillers and found it to be the crappiest thing I have ever seen. I stopped.
Last Feb I began watching the sequel Naruto Shippūden on a weekly basis. 42 episodes later I decided to call it quits. The series was a dragging piece of awfulness with its slow story telling and sluggish fight scenes.
Not only that, I was a Bleachtard as well.
I was crazy about Bleach years ago. I liked Bleach more than Naruto back then. The manga story was not bad with the Soul Society arc. But after the conclusion of that arc, the following Arrancar’s arc was really a disappointment. It wasn’t as fun to read as Soul Society arc with all the cool Gotei 13 Captains and their Bankai.
The first few seasons of Bleach anime were good which covered the manga’s Soul Society arc. As with Naruto, the following season was fillers which were equally a pain to watch. Looking back, I can’t believe I actually sit through the whole of those crap fillers. I dropped the anime shortly after it entered the Arrancar’s arc.
Today I still read the weekly manga chapters of both series on the internet but both are getting increasing crappy and I find myself reading them for the sake of finishing what I have started, like a curse! I am even seriously considering stop buying the hard copy manga of both series as it’s just a waste of storage space and money.
And oh did I mention I read One Piece as well? Well, lets leave that to another day. Btw just curious, Any Naruto/Bleach fans here?