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Naruto is the  greatest Anime I've watched

Naruto is the greatest Anime I've watched

It's not just another series, each character is its own life lesson.

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Tiger Abrodi
ยทMay 23, 2023ยท

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Introduction

If you know me, you know how much Naruto means to me and the characters I like. ๐Ÿ˜

Yes, Shisui Uchiha is one of my favorites despite his little screen time. He deserves a blog post for himself.

Naruto is the Anime that had the most impact on my life.

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Storyline

There are multiple elements in the story of Naruto.

The main element is Naruto Uzumaki's journey from an outcast and an orphan to becoming the Hokage (leader of his village).

Growing up, Naruto dreamed of becoming the strongest Ninja and Hokage. Everyone shall know his name and no one should disrespect him.

Naruto had a powerful creature sealed within him, the Nine-Tailed fox. As a result, the village shunned him and no one wanted to be near him.

As a small kid already, he was living alone in sadness:

Anime Naruto Gif - Gif Abyss

In the scene below, Naruto asked the Hokage at the time a question:

naruto sad gifs | WiffleGif

I won't spoil too much, but there were reasons why Naruto couldn't know about his parents. Many didn't. The few that did know had to keep it a secret, such as the elders of the village and people that knew Naruto's parents.

Naruto's journey is an adventure of multiple different elements. Against all odds, he became the Hokage and the hero everyone had nothing but respect and gratitude for.

7th Hokage GIF - 7th Hokage - Discover & Share GIFs | Naruto, Boruto,  Personagem

Why the greatest?

Naruto is the greatest Anime I've watched.

Not just because of the entertainment, but also its impact on my life.

All the lessons I've learned.

My story in short (at the time I'm writing this):

How I got impacted

Parents

I became appreciative of having parents. Seeing Naruto made me realize the blessing of having parents.

The hardships, sadness and grief an orphan must go through. Every day of his life. Knowing he could sacrifice the entire world, but still wouldn't be able to see his mother and father.

Self-belief

Naruto inspired me to believe in myself.

True self-belief is pursuing your dreams relentlessly.

It doesn't matter if every soul of the world discourages you from doing so.

It doesn't matter what people say.

It doesn't matter how discouraged you may feel.

You believe in yourself so strongly that people begin calling you a fool.

Your circumstances and the people around you don't define what you are or where your destination is, you do!

Never give up

This ties back to believing in yourself.

But whatever happens, you don't ever fucking give up!

Hard work

Naruto's relentless work ethic.

You work hard every day.

Every day is the same, a day to grow and become better than your past self.

A true failure is someone whose past was better than their current self. That's a state of failure.

Naruto worked hard and pushed himself to the limit. He fainted and ended up in the hospital numerous times.

However, he kept pushing through relentlessly.

One of those days | Chasing Faith (Naruto x reader) (ON HOLD - December  2021) | Quotev

In the Naruto series itself, you'll find many hard-working individuals.

An example would be Rock Lee:

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Optimistic

Naruto is optimistic and extremely positive.

Turn the negativity towards you into positivity. Use the negativity and turn it into fuel. When someone brings you bad news, you smile and focus on the next moves.

You always look at the chess board with a bright face.

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Forgiveness

Naruto forgave countless individuals and helped them become better. Instead of pointing a finger and bringing someone down after defeating them, you give them a hand to better their lives.

To better their lives for themselves and the people around them.

In his world, Naruto wasn't just a force of goodness. But a force that made sure the goodness compounds exponentially.

Personally, I forgive, but I won't forget. I want to die with a clean heart where I hold no grudges.

I won't forget because I will never let myself get fooled or betrayed twice. Then I'm the fool for letting it happen repeatedly.

Loyalty

Naruto loved the people close to him. He loved the people that were there for him when others weren't. Naruto remembered the real ones. He showed them love and gave back.

A special moment that comes to mind is when Naruto was going to get married and have his wedding. He asked the first person who had believed in and supported him since childhood, Sensei Iruka, if he could attend the wedding as his father.

Naruto Iruka GIF - Naruto Iruka Wedding - Discover & Share GIFs

Humility

When Naruto became Hokage, he didn't become arrogant and angry towards the people that didn't believe in him. He could've easily turned his back and made them suffer.

He remained humble and understood that he wouldn't be in the position he was in if he didn't face the adversities he did.

He remained kind, positive and forgave those who had anything against him.

When you peak at the top, continue being a force of goodness, not someone who can't control their emotions and start pushing people down instead of lifting them up.

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Characters

This section will be concise, but I want to share characters from whom I've learned a thing or two besides Naruto.

Sasuke Uchiha

  • Pursuing revenge can make you incredibly strong

  • Revenge will make you realize how empty you feel in the end

  • Revenge starts the cycle of hatred and never leads to good

  • To be focused on your goals means spending more time thinking and less time talking

Sakura Haruno

  • No matter how weak you are, you can become stronger

  • Don't be rude to your parents

  • Play to your strengths

  • Emotional growth

Shisui Uchiha

  • Be a kind mentor

  • Put your family first

  • Understand the honor of your name

  • Be kind and playful with children

  • Work relentlessly hard

  • Be disciplined

  • Lift people up when they feel down

  • Do good in the shadows

Itachi Uchiha

  • Take care of your younger siblings

  • Be loyal to your mentor

  • Think before you speak

  • Speak when necessary

  • Be humble

  • Never underestimate your enemies

  • Be mature, at all times

  • Be calm in stressful situations

Minato Namikaze

  • Be a good parent

  • Sacrifice everything for your children

  • Keep innovating and pursue self-education

  • Take care, protect and be kind to your wife

  • Be fearless

  • Look after your people

  • Never blame others

  • Hold yourself accountable to the limits

  • Be polite and respectful, even towards people you dislike

Jirayia

  • Balancing seriousness and humor

Kagami Uchiha

  • Be loyal to your people

Tobirama Senju

  • Strong leadership with innovation and organization

  • Take responsibility for your role

  • Be pragmatic in your decisions

  • Be a realist

Kakashi Hatake

  • Always move forward no matter how many stones life throws at you

  • Never let your comrades die

  • Be wise with your decisions

  • Be a good leader and mentor

  • Teamwork will make the team better than the sum of its parts

Rock Lee

  • Work hard

  • Don't let disadvantages and people define you

  • Believe in yourself

  • Be relentless

  • Always strive to be better than your past self

  • Persevere through pain and hardships

Might Guy

  • Hard work never betrays

  • A rival will push you to become better

Asuma Sarutobi

  • Pass down knowledge to the next generation

  • Protect your children

Conclusion

Yes, you should watch Naruto!

I know with deep certainty that replacing my high school years with watching, studying and analyzing Naruto would've been much more beneficial for me.

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