^Naruto, the first series, used the huff and puff way better than DBZ. I switched to the manga only after watching most of the awesomeness of the anime. But the anime has been going downhill since the fillers of the 1st series and the start of shippuuden really killed the quality.
Jyuu, good explanation. I think that comparison hits it quite well. Though, I did like the anime parts with the Sandaime/Orochimaru stuff. The part of the manga/anime were good to me at least.