Post Reply Does Naruto ever grow up? (Spoiler)
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To be honest, Naruto is my least favorite protagonist I've ever seen. And yes, I'm watching Shippuden. The other topics I saw always said wait until Shippuden, but I'm still waiting. I keep seeing Naruto stuff and it looks cool and all, but every time I try to watch it, I can only watch like 20 episodes until I get tired of his immaturity. I finished the fight with Kakuzu several months ago and stopped watching because the show built up to him using this awesome new jutsu, only to have him fail the first time, and when he uses it successfully, damages himself.

So, to clarify my question: Does Naruto ever grow up in maturity and skill? I understand he won't suddenly become a badass, but if anyone could give me an episode number or story arc, that would be great. The show has some really cool fights but the show's namesake ruins it for me, so I would like to know if or when it gets more enjoyable for me.

Sorry for the length!
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He grows stronger in power. But no, he never mentally matures.

He cant even give proper dialogue to his villains.

I dont have a problem with Talk No Justu itself but the content of his Talk No Justu is just awful.
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Posted 1/16/15
I think he becomes likable. He still falls into a lot of cliche shonen tropes that are annoying, but he at least becomes admirable and a guy you'd like to have as a friend.

Though I wish he would shut up sometimes.
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He remains one dimensional.

At some point in the series, I was not even sure if the series is about him any more. :-/

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Yeah thats pretty much how he is throughout the series. He does get much stronger during the pain arc, and he's also pretty smart in it too (Episodes 152-175). Unfortunately after that he becomes stupid again. After that he gains 2 more power boosts and he is also probably going to gain another after these fillers are over.
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Posted 1/16/15
Literally just watched the last movie a couple hours ago and yes he has very much matured and grown up in that
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Posted 1/17/15

Alphamerc5991 wrote:

To be honest, Naruto is my least favorite protagonist I've ever seen. And yes, I'm watching Shippuden. The other topics I saw always said wait until Shippuden, but I'm still waiting. I keep seeing Naruto stuff and it looks cool and all, but every time I try to watch it, I can only watch like 20 episodes until I get tired of his immaturity. I finished the fight with Kakuzu several months ago and stopped watching because the show built up to him using this awesome new jutsu, only to have him fail the first time, and when he uses it successfully, damages himself.

So, to clarify my question: Does Naruto ever grow up in maturity and skill? I understand he won't suddenly become a badass, but if anyone could give me an episode number or story arc, that would be great. The show has some really cool fights but the show's namesake ruins it for me, so I would like to know if or when it gets more enjoyable for me.

Sorry for the length!


kakuzu's fight is his last fight with such disappointing results. though this failure is a great step in his future success as you will see later. i don't want to spoil the story ahead.
if you have invested this much time in series, you should see the rest. you can skip the flllers to save your time.
Posted 1/17/15
Well, he does kind of grow up somewhere around episode 150, during the pain arc, but don't expect any character development after that, this is as far he goes. He never was that good of a protagonist to begin with, still better than other long running shounen.
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Well dang, I had hoped for some mental maturity to look forward to but I reckon I can deal with it if he becomes stronger.
Posted 1/17/15
u wot?
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Posted 1/18/15

Alphamerc5991 wrote:

Well dang, I had hoped for some mental maturity to look forward to but I reckon I can deal with it if he becomes stronger.


he becomes much mature towards the end. a little bit of silliness is there for comedy but it isn't irritating as it used to be earlier.
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Posted 1/18/15
Physically yes, mentally no.
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Posted 1/18/15
Does Choji ever become Hokage?
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Posted 1/18/15

warpedwarrior wrote:

Does Choji ever become Hokage?

yea he fights naruto and beats him for the hokage title

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Posted 1/19/15

warpedwarrior wrote:

Does Choji ever become Hokage?

no
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