All of my anime watching friends have urged me to watch this anime from the naruto days and I was originally reluctant because I didn't want to watch something about kids. Eventually i decided to download the whole lot up to shippuden and I must say that this is genuinely one of my favorites hands down, no questions asked, absolutely loved it from episode one.
I mean seriously, yeah it has immaturity and naruto is a little stupid, but it grows on you as the anime progresses because you feel heartbroken, elated, crushed, etc for some of these characters. There is so much tenacity and spirit as well as determination and after a few episodes you actually find yourself smiling at his stupidity because it's actually a major part of where he gets himself emotionally. How could you possibly survive as him without such a thick...skin? The characters definitely grow, except maybe sakura, and yeah theres immaturity but come on! Where, even in the real world, would you find no immaturity???
It's deep and motivational where even some of the fillers are interesting. Not all of them ofc but if you can suffer bleach fillers these are a breeze(don't get me wrong i enjoyed bleach too but atleast there are no tacky super heroe fillers in naruto) with my favorite from naruto being the one where they try and reveal kakashi's beaver/fish lips face(KO).
Overall i think this anime is an excellent watch for the determiniation and strength from the characters; my common favorites also lie with some dark characters XD who also have their own awesome quirks!
Love this anime to bits! So much so that i could easily rewatch 90% of the episodes and recommend it to anyone who enjoys a nice long story that genuinely connects with a large audience because it has so much to offer!
One of my favorites, really good plot, many interseting characters and art that is enjoyable to watch. I still rewatch the series to this day and it is worthy of my top 50 animes of all times, movies included. trust me the anime will get you hooked!! just give it a couple episodes to get started :)
This anime is about Chihaya Gunzou and his friends along with their submarine I-401, a.k.a Iona who is a traitor to the Fleet of Fog, which is the main antagonist of the series and they're not human, but they are physically human, and they view themselves as weapons.
Chihaya Gunzou and his crew take on a few jobs that involve taking down the Fog while helping countries reestablish connections with other countries since the Fog's involvement to blockaded all the sea ports for some unknown reason. Battling with other Fog ships who follow the admiralty code (like a set of rules for the Fog) Chihaya Gunzou indirectly changes the female Fog members (cause ships are female) point of view on themselves and their reason for doing what they do.
There are some reasons that this review isn't getting a 5/5. Character development. I mean there is some character development, but I don't see it for Chihaya Gunzou's crew I can barely remember their names. It's like they're there, but they aren't there.
They're just people who have roles on the ship, I mean their things do give a perspective on what they like, but there's gotta something more to that. In the first episode they introduced Chihaya Gunzou and Iona respectively with a bit of background history, but that's it.
So I hope that the anime sheds some light on that, but that's just me.
I'd recommend this to those who like action, awesome animation, and a gusty main character who takes many unpredictable risks.