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    Lightbulb Naruto and Inuyasha-Why were they so appealing?

    So, I've noticed a lot of griping of Naruto and InuYAsha, and I admit to watching them a little,Naruto fading VASTLY from appeal before InuYasha, but why do you think they were interesting to watch/read?
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    RE: Naruto and Inuyasha-Why were they so appealing?

    Naruto: Never read the manga. Never watched Shippuden. Never watched more than one episode of the original. I hope to keep it that way, but everyone who has watched this show usually only likes it for the battles, if my memory serves. Which is fine, but in my opinion, an anime shouldn't be considered "good" because of one factor (in this case it's the battles). One exception for me is this: if the anime has deep and involved characters with clever and gripping development, it'll win me over with that quality alone. But for Naruto, with its good battle scenes overshadowed by its predictable storyline, childish mood in general, and an INSANE amount of filler, not much is going for it in my eyes.

    Inuyasha: A tough anime/manga to follow (because it's so long), and the plot is always back and forth, but I like Inuyasha MUCH more than Naruto. Probably because there's some sort of nostalgic factor thanks to Toonami/early Adult Swim. Inuyasha has a considerable amount of depth to the characters (if you follow them long enough; I'm aware that this could be possible for Naruto, but I'm a bit biased, so whatever ), there are tons of good battles, and a good mix of goofy and serious moments. Sure, the plot drags on forever, but at least the characters are appealing enough to keep you wanting for the next episode.
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    RE: Naruto and Inuyasha-Why were they so appealing?

    naruto: i don't see the appeal of it. i never watched it when it was on toonami. a while ago, i gave it a second chance and watched the first 20 or so episodes on hulu. nothing about it stood out to me as particularly good. it's decent, if it was on tv i might watch it, but i won't go out of my way to make sure i see all the episodes.

    inuyasha: i remember watching this one all the time. when i finally got cable in 2003, i got it in my room as well. i would stay up past my bedtime and watch it in my room, my face pressed close to the screen and the volume on near mute. i don't really know why this one appealed to me so much. i remember the characters being pretty good, and the fight scenes being really good. i used to feel so much like i was an adult watching this show in the third grade. haven't watched it since about '07, though i restarted to watch it on netflix a couple weeks ago.
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    RE: Naruto and Inuyasha-Why were they so appealing?

    Personally, I think their appeal in the states is much akin to that of the Dragon Ball series: Main stream TV.
    Inuyasha was one of the first animes that William Street aired, and it was...well, violent and funny. The story was engaging, and the characters worked well together. When it first aired, it was on every single day, then eventually went to Saturdays like every other anime.
    Same with Naruto, but more for kids. It was on main stream TV, had cool characters (dressed rather unstealthily, but hey) and again, had a fun story.
    The main thing is: at least in America, people like these animes because of TV, and even because of 4Kids, amazingly enough. Without Williams Street, 4Kids, or other companies, many Americans would never have seen anime, myself included.

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    RE: Naruto and Inuyasha-Why were they so appealing?

    It's because they like the fight sequences and that there are over 100 episodes to keep you entertained with lights and sounds and people fighting each other til the death.

    I never liked either but that's my guess.
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