Naruto and I have had an on-again-off-again relationship that’s lasted … well, ages. I remember tuning in for weekly episodes back when it first aired on Cartoon Network. Seriously, we’re talking Episode One. Then after a lapse, there was that year when Netflix started their whole new streaming thing, and we binge-watched the rest of Naruto, then dove into Naruto Shippuden. But we caught up to what was available, and it fell by the wayside again.
Unless you count reading fanfic. Nice big fandom they have there. ::twinkle::
More recently, I wandered onto the Crunchyroll site (someone had recommended a new anime to me, and I was curious). It was impossible to miss the hype surrounding the airing of the final episodes of Shippuden and the upcoming kick-off of Boruto. So I did what I had to. I caught up.
I was only … oh, I dunno … 250 episodes behind?
With great singularity of focus (and some judicious skipping of filler arcs … and the occasional urge to hunt down fanfics for alt ships), I blazed through the 500th episode the same week Boruto made its debut.
So I’m back to tuning in for a weekly episode, via simulcast. Ah, nostalgia. I really do love this world and this cast. (I’m so mainstream sometimes!) For the record, I know nothing, so if you know what’s coming, don’t spoiler me! I’d rather guess and squee and fangirl at my own pace. ::thumbs up, good guy pose, ting::