A fan naruto fan has re-released the entire iconic shōnen anime series to make the viewing experience more enjoyable for him and his girlfriend.
In a half-hour video posted to YouTube, fan Oceaniz details his journey to creating what he’s titled The Ocean Cut, explaining the thought process behind his re-release of the animated series. The cut features the anime’s English dub and does not remove all of the anime’s original content and filler, as according to Oceaniz, some of the best moments in the story are featured exclusively in the anime. Details on where other fans can watch The cut of the ocean are available in a pinned comment for the video.
“As the anime was released alongside the manga, it used all the tricks in the book to save time to avoid catching up,” Oceaniz explained in the video. “Entire seasons of filler, 10-minute flashbacks, hundreds of reaction shots. You name it, Naruto did it. The flashbacks, in particular, are so bad that some scenes are shown up to, no joke, 20 different times, with only a fraction of them showing new information.”
When constructing The Ocean Cut, the YouTuber went to great lengths to condense multiple episodes into movie-sized videos lasting 50-120 minutes, with opening titles playing once per video and endings only included if they “enriched the experience”. While his naruto edit largely follows the original canon, Oceaniz is candid about a major change he made to the story involving the fates of Orochimaru and Kabuto.
Masashi Kishimoto posted the naruto manga at Shueisha Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1999 to 2014, producing 72 volumes of content. The story follows the titular young shinobi, who dreams of becoming the leader of his village. Alongside icons like Eiichiro Oda A piece and Akira Toriyama dragonball,Naruto is one of the best-selling manga series of all time with over 250 million copies sold worldwide.
Pierrot and Aniplex adapted Kishimoto’s naruto manga into an anime series of the same name, which aired its 220 episodes in Japan from 2002 to 2007. Naruto Shippudenthe sequel series which covered the second half of the manga’s storyline, originally ran from 2007 to 2017 in Japan, producing 500 episodes.
There have been more recent developments for the multimedia franchise beyond a new fan edition of the animated series. Notably, a new vinyl figure set merges the worlds of Sanrio and naruto; one figure in the set features Hello Kitty disguised as Naruto Uzumaki and the other sees Chococat disguised as Sasuke Uchiha. The toys cost $94.99 each and are expected to ship towards the end of this year. Similarly, Bandai has released specific figures on the history of narutothe main trio. The Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura figures are fully posable and come with a variety of accessories, allowing fans of the series to recreate some of their favorite scenes.
All naruto is available to stream on Crunchyroll and Hulu.
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