Naruto Revisited Season 5: Connecting Old Words

Grimms,

It has been too long since my last Naruto review post. I’m so sorry to have left you hanging. I’m back now and I just realized that after this post I only have four more seasons to review before we’re on to Naruto Shippuden. I’m so excited about this!

Just a reminder while this review is meant to be spoiler free for season 4 it is written with the idea that you have watched seasons 1-3. Therefore there may be spoilers for seasons 1-3 within this post. If you have never watched Naruto please begin with my first post Naruto Revisited Season 1: Come On!

Recap

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We’ve finally learned more about Itachi and his connection to Sasuke

We have been on a journey when it comes to Naruto! We have been able to watch as the characters grow and become more proficient in their shinobi ways. Their challenges have included working together, completing missions, and protecting the Hidden Leaf village from the foes in the world that wish its downfall.

Through these adventures the characters have grown closer but have also been tested. With the death of their Hokage the Hidden Leaf becomes more vulnerable then ever. Now that the Hokage has been replaced our characters hope for more stability but life is never as easy as that. Orochimaru is still at large and he has not given up on his hope of taking down the Hidden Leaf. On top of that his interest in Sauske has only continued to increase.

Season 5

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What will happen between Naruto and Sasuke this season?

In my opinion this is one of they most pivotal seasons of Naruto and really sets the tone for how the rest of the storyline will progress. At the end of season 4 the characters were left questioning what loyalty, power, and vengeance all meant to them. Each of them has their own views on these topics but all of them are about to be tested.

As Naruto’s skill continues to increase members of the village begin to take notice. Some are excited by his growth but it begins to become very clear that someone close to Naruto isn’t exactly thrilled about his transformation. While Orichimaru is still lurking about a new foe by the name Akatsuki recently took the scene and it brings up a lot of bad memories for Sauske.

This new threat causes Sauske in particular to evaluate his own growth in power. Sauske has always been insistent that there is someone that he intends to take down in his vengeance and now Sauske isn’t sure if he will ever be strong enough to do it. This insecurity has a deep effect on Sauske and his relationship with everyone else, especially Naruto.

This season is so good! The best part has to be all of the different fight scenes and the flashbacks. I feel like we really get to know a lot of different characters better during this season. We also get a lot of history on Sasuke’s character and learn more about Itachi.

This season leaves you a cliffhanger so be prepared for that. That being said I would have to say that this season is really good about not having a zillion filler episodes. Anyone who has watched Naruto knows that the amount of filler episodes in a season can be absolutely insane. During this season however I didn’t find myself grumpily waiting for the story to get back on track. I feel like the flashback scenes we watch are really necessary to understanding the characters and their motivations.

Final Thoughts

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Don’t make that face at me Naruto! You know I loved this season ❤

I really enjoyed this season! There are a lot of things I would love to discuss more of the reasons I am so pumped about this season but that would lead to some massive spoilers. So you will just have to wait for my next review when I recap this season because let me tell you, I have a lot more to say!

I hope you have enjoyed this review. Let me know your favorite character from Naruto so far.

 

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8 thoughts on “Naruto Revisited Season 5: Connecting Old Words

  1. Naruto is a series I still have not seen (except for the occasional episode). It’s simply the amount of episodes that I would have to watch for this one is kind off what holds me off for it right now. Still I know this is a great show…so I hope that I will find some way to make some time in order to watch this series 😊 Great post!

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    1. That’s how I feel about One Piece! I haven’t even seen a single episode. I have a few friends who are huge fans so I know I’m missing out but ooftah it seems like a real anime challenge 😂 One day though I really will start it 🙂

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    2. I felt the same way as you when I first started the series almost 2 and a half years ago before I started Naruto, but I binged the whole series in pretty much eight months before catching up to the newest episode in July of 2015!

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  2. Naruto is probably my favorite anime of all time — yes, I know it’s overrated, but I love it so much! Season five from the original Naruto series is one of my favorites and I love each of the fight scenes in it, especially Neji (my favorite character) vs. Kidomaru and Naruto vs. Sasuke. 🙂

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    1. Agreed! I love Naruto so much hahaha I know sometimes it gets filler happy but I don’t even care. I love how this is one of the few series out there where you really get to watch the characters grow up. You become so attached to them because you’ve really seen how far they have come. Season 5 is really such a great season of fight scenes!!! I love Neji too but my favorite character is Gaara. I hated him at first but that begin to change in season 4 and by the end of season 5 I absolutely loved him!

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      1. Yes, I love Gaara as well, but I didn’t like him at first. In Naruto Shippuden, he becomes such an amazing character, especially in the first season. 😍

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      2. Omg I hated Gaara so much at first lol because I love Rock Lee. So after everything that happened between Gaara and Lee I was like, “Gaara you are the worst and I hate you FOREVER!!!!” Even after I found out more about Gaara there was apart of me that was still like, “Stupid Gaara… I know you had it rough but you better apologize till you die to Lee!” After he finally talks to Lee in s5 and works with him I was able to forgive him and since then he has grown to such an amazing character!

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