This show has far surpassed my expectations of the first series.The storyline is so informative and powerful there's nothing you won't understand if you watch every episode accordingly.I love that all the characters have grown and the action is even more defined and EPIC!This has made DBZ look terrible in comparison.The story can make you laugh,cry,get angry at the bad guys and more.The one thing I do dislike is that they reshow the same parts over and over again in flashbacks but since they do add other sides to the story we already know it makes up for it.If you're a anime junky that is only satisfied by great action and a strong storyline look no further here it is!To new watchers you have to watch the first series before you move on to Shippuden at least to the Naruto vs. Sasuke epic fight.-Hellzblade
It's a lot better to watch the original "Naruto" series first, otherwise it will be a bit confusing and hard to understand, but not impossible. All the overly detailed analysises and flashbacks make sure to make even the dumbest viewer understand what's going on.
But really, it's better to see a review of Naruto (anime) first, otherwise...
it gets a lot better, more logic put into fights and characters, tho the main characters get a lot more overpowered and imbalanced, at least some of them die (well... rarely)
Still has flashbacks and fillers, still the overly dramatic moments that drag things on, still focused on the main character Naruto that no one really cares about, at least the story is somewhat on a good pace... almost.
I think the more episodes you watch, the better it gets, story is still consistent, with new interesting characters that are constantly appearing... even the animation gets an improvement.
Do note, the story is long, and it might be better to just read the manga (would spare you a lot of time by skipping needless flashbacks and fillers).
If you can oversee stupid dialoge, if you like shounen
Not recommended for:
A lot of people
Good characters, good soundtrack,
The Bad: (This does not apply to the first 75 episodes, I remember them being good. I also have a bad memory xP)
1-With each episode your idea of these "Good characters" is butchered
2-Bad soundtrack directing (The use of no soundtrack or 'fearsome music' in an exciting fight or something like this)
3-Endless flashblacks makes you feel amnesia patients are watching the show
4-weakening or strengthening characters when convenient to the writer
5-Ending fights in an anti climactic way
6-very slow pacing
8-when Naruto says the word 'friendship' its like he magically snaps the villian out of his evil coma
10-Bad physics and movement (for example: Characters can dash from point A to B in 1 second but in a fight its like they are a 100 times slower)
11-Unrealistic emotions (forgiving someone for a silly reason or attempting to help a seriel killer)
12-Quality of artwork decreases in fillers and battles
13-Overuse of characters (for example Naruto's Dattebayo or Kakashi arriving at the perfrect time and acting calm)
14-Naruto is one of the most annoying characters ever made
15-loads of talking and explanation of crystal clear events
16- You can easily tell the failed attempts to attack in fights
17-Horrible world (Adding and removal of tech when needed and so on)
19-Characters are easily amazed by anything
20-common sense doesn't apply
21-They can't mention a character without bringing him back anyways possible (Filler, Zombie, alive, plot twist) no character will rest in peace.
if your new to the anime world, you should watch this. Similar animes like fairy tale and bleach are also things to watch, as they follow a similar style. Good for people who haven't seen much anime.
Hi , Just to make it clear I'm a fan of shippuden BUT , I see a serious Story problem.
Here it is : Well Nagato admired yahiko , would have given his life for him ,would have done anything to bring him back... So Why didnt he use rinnengan and bring him back to life :)
seriously , don't tell me he's respecting the dead,he is Like everyone should obey yahiko everyone should know our leader as yahiko's face , .... He just Loves yahiko so crazy that he went crazy :D
But to be Honest It's the best anime in having great side character , Like kakashi or jiraya (Which I like him more than any character).