Why naruto is going down hill (...or is at the bottom already)
Firstly, it takes me about 1-2 minutes to read a chapter.
Secondly, the artwork is pisspoor compared to the first 50-100 chapters.
The anime takes 2 chapters, and combines them fro a 20 minute episode. If it takes me 2 minutes to read a chapter, and they convert it to a 20 minute episode ...that is 16 minutes of edited filler they do not need.
Because there is so little in each chapter, the story is literally moving at a snails pace. If Kishimoto simply out of ideas or bored?
IMO, the first 2 arcs of Naruto were amazing. Zabuza and Haku were GREAT characters, and the story just flowed so well. Naruto as a shonen really jumped away from all the others. Even the chunnin exam was amazing. So many things you wouldn't expect, interesting plots, good fights, Orochimaru appearing...it was all so well done.
Then the manga starting goind down hill. The animation in the anime got shoddier, the manga pages were thinner. Its like everyone on the job just got bored.
Anyway, for me, Naruto will always be a favorite, but only due to the first 2 arcs. I can't even stand reading/watching anymore.
just thought id share.