Thank goodness Disney bought a clue! I hope they don’t butcher the show too badly in translation. (I wonder how they are going to handle the juggy Hokage and alcohol usage, plus, every once in a while Naruto goes “dark” and very bad things happen). I have only watched the first episode of Shippuden and I wasn’t impressed. I watched the first 4 or 5 seasons of the first show, and got tired of that whiney brat Sasuke. It didn’t look like Shippuden was any different. But what does it matter, I’m not the target demographic. I will say, though, in terms of the other shows out there a 6 -14-year old boys could be watching, this isn’t bad. Next Disney XD needs to get “One Piece,” something with Gundams, and “D. Gray-man.” (The current series “07-Ghost” is a really good one). Although, I imagine if a Gundam Space (or land) opera showed up, it would capture girls and grown-ups too — nothing hooks people like the “Gundam Seed,” “Code Geass,” and “Full Metal Panic.” I call that great family time around the flat screen!
Ahaha!!! I think Disney could do well to grab the girls they don’t already have with some Shoujo goodness. It’ll give girls some animation to turn to when they grow out of the Princess madness at the ripe old age of 8. I remember loving Sailor Moon as a tween/teen. They could jump on the vampire bandwagon with the two seasons of “Vampire Knight” available. “Earl and Fairy” was quite dreamy and oh, and “Tail of Saiunkoku” … my otome heart sighs and thumps loudly … Ah, and then there are a ton of series that appeal to males and females alike like “Blood+” and “School Rumble.”
Oh that note, anime I’m currently watching:
- Guin Saga
- Hanasakeru Seishonen
- D. Gray-man
- Princess Lover
- Umineko no Naku Koro ni
- Valkyria Chronicles
- Wolf and Spice (season 2)
Of those, “Guin Saga” is by far the best, but I imagine it would have limited popularity amongst some very nerdy adults unless it was turned into a live action show. (Naris is AWESOME!!! Beware of beautiful men. I also love the Leopard headed man!!! That show rocks!!!).