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If you're thinking about making a "Narm-uto" joke, you're too late, though it's a given that a series about ninjas who don't act ninja-like will have its share of "cool" and "cheese".
To start off, the overuse of Blood from the Mouth each and every time a character dies, be it in the show or the manga. The first couple of times, it's passable, but later on, it makes you wonder if the cast carries ketchup packs in their mouths in case they're going to kick the bucket. A few examples can be seen here.◊
The highest Narm-factor scores the German synchro: "Was ist... mit meinem Körper?!" (In English: "What is... with my body?!"). Is he having a date with Rosie Palms for the first time in this sand balloon of his or what is his major malfunction?!
The villain of that arc looks silly. The supposedly sad scenes got ruined because of how the guy looked.
Almost every single filler villain had the same ridiculous fish face. Those who didn't either were just a front for a real Big Bad with a fish face or secretly had fish faces.
Another filler features Naruto and Kiba escorting a man carrying a valuable piece of art that bandits are after. One of the bandits going after it at the end of the episode is knocked down. For some reason, he figures there's no way he could get it even though he's only had his henchmen knocked out, so he decides to kill everyone by pulling a rope that just suddenly appeared between scenes and making the cave collapse. He's then crushed under a rock, but not the typical "buried in so many you don't even see them coming in contact with the body" way; he is hilariously crushed under a single rock roughly his own size cutting him off in the middle of hisEvil Laugh.
While on the subject of rocks, the villain Raiga from the above filler arc, "The Curry of Life", was buried under an avalanche of rocks... with his arms sticking out of the top, still holding his swords.
The third movie: The plot cannot be taken seriously because the villain is named "Shabadaba."
It's especially bad when a character has to scream his name in rage.
Shabadaba's appearance◊ is also laughable, mostly because his mustache appears to be connected to his hair.
In the first episode, Iruka's dramatic speech is ruined thanks to all the snot coming out of Naruto's nose.
One of Sasuke's flashbacks about Itachi detracts from the drama of the scene of his having defeated Naruto because the parts of Itachi's face close to the center of the screen appear closer than the parts toward the edges, creating a fish-eye effect.
Kishimoto is very fond of the fish-eye effect.
In one episode, Sakura is reflecting on how she wants to become stronger to make up for all the time she spent hiding behind Naruto and Sasuke, with the camera panning around the other characters. What ruins this moment is that while she's talking and dramatic music plays in the background, you can hear the cartoonish sounds of her getting repeatedly punched in the head by her opponent.
Previously, while he's still fighting, he swallows a ball of concentrated chakra and inflates. Suddenly. He looks like a giant football with legs. Narm doesn't get much better than this.
Also, during Naruto's fight with Orochimaru he goes into the Kyuubi state and Yamato's response to this is to say "Shit..."
In Shippuden episode 114, the death of Tsunade's brother in a flashback. He just shows up in a flashback about Orochimaru's life without any indication, runs ahead of his team, and just... explodes. And his necklace lands near the rest of his team.
Itachi's infamous RAEP FACE made the jump from manga to Shippudden's sixth opening. Every time one watches the upcoming episodes, it's there to remind the viewer how ridiculous it is—and if the original wasn't bad enough, then the one in the opening has an inverted color scheme that makes it look more like Kankuro than Itachi.
"I realize the screaming pain searing loud into my brain But I'm going straight ahead with this scar."
Even more hilarious is the line "Please let me show you the pain." Which is sung over Pein doing something awesome. Appropriate?
Sasori's fight with Sakura and Chiyo, while awesome, had an instant of Narm. Sasori is shooting fire at Sakura and Chiyo. Sakura and Chiyo both hide behind rocks and are completely unharmed by the flames even though some of the flames are bypassing the rocks. It's made even funnier when Chiyo remarks, "These flames are so intense."
YMMV, but electric guitar music may not be the best soundtrack for what is supposed to be a dark and dramatic fight against one of the most disturbing and creepy characters in the entire series.
It's hard to take Hinata getting smashed into the ground by Pain's Shinra Tensei seriously when the response this elicits is "Eek!" Fortunately, this is only the Sleepy Fans translation. (Others use the more appropriate "Kyah!")
Viz used it too.
Viz translates the name of the jutsu that Pain uses to level most of Konoha as "Almighty Push", taking away some of the impact of the scene with how unimpressive the name is.
The technique made its debut in Shippuden Episode 159, and it seems subs have picked up on using "Almighty Push" for Shinra Tensei (神羅天征). It's a matter of perspective; seeing it mentioned in a scene that has a homage to The Matrixconserves its awesome and fear-inducing nature if you know the Matrix reference.
Viz's translation of the scene where Hinata confesses her love to Naruto goes well until Hinata is charging to attack Pain. She lets out a battle cry of "Rraawrr!" It's quite amusing to imagine Nana Mizuki or Stephanie Sheh trying to make a sound similar to one made by Rorschach while voicing Hinata.
The reaction of Nagato (who would become Big Bad Pain) when ninja murder his parents:
The reaction to the ninja that killed them after mistaking them for other ninjas is approximately, "Woops, our bad".
From the same flashback, we see where Nagato got the idea of becoming a god to help the world right before a stray exploding kunai comes by and kills his dog. The timing makes it hilarious.
Later we have Yahiko's death in the anime, by flash stepping into the kunai.
The final battle between Sasuke and Itachi has the scene where Itachi comes at Sasuke for his eyes. Itachi's facial expression kills any gravitas the scene has.
It gets better. In that link, you have to scroll past the huge tentacle rape-y tails to get to the tiny little freaky fox.
The fox made it into the actual manga, and it's Narm factor is lampshaded by it being a goofy failed transformation.
There is an instance that shows how the perspective of a panel can reduce the impact of a scene. Jugo stepped up to take on one of Raikage's bodyguards. We cut back to the kage meeting, then return to Jugo in his Cursed Seal form 2. He's squatting awkwardly in front of Sasuke and Suigestu and saying, "HA HA HA. I'LL KILL YOU." The odd body position and angle combined with the evil cackling makes him look more like an evil troll than a threatening monster.
The outfit that Sasuke wears after fighting Itachi and joining Akatsuki has a ridiculously oversized collar.
The high collar was another symptom of his "MY CLAN ALONE ROCKS" syndrome; it was tradition among Uchiha men to wear high collars on their shirts. That he incorporated it in a kimono did make him a Fashion-Victim Villain.
Deidara's giant suicidal explosion in Chapters 362 and 363 is hard to take seriously because its silhouette looks like that of Patrick Star from SpongeBob SquarePants — or, to put it another way, a happy starfish.
Sakura stating her wish of having Sasuke rejoin them so that "Team 7 can laugh together again". Uh, what? When did Team 7 ever laugh together? When did Sasuke ever laugh period? Team 7's interaction was mostly Sakura beating up on Naruto, Naruto and Sasuke having a heated rivalry, and Sasuke giving Sakura's advances the cold shoulder. Sakura and Naruto sure have a bad case of Nostalgia Filter if they think they were all the best of friends back then.
In episode 159 from Shippuuden, Choji's run to escape the last missile sent by Pain's Ashura Path is ridiculous.
The second part of Sasuke's name is Narmy because it sounds like the word Uke which is the bottom in homosexual relationships.
Sometimes when Naruto says or shouts Sasuke's name in the English dub, it sounds like "SAUCE GAY!"
Naruto throwing the rhino during the battle with Pain was awesome in the manga. In episode 163 of the anime, due to Off Model animation in some parts, it looks more like he's trying to scare the rhino away◊ by saying, "AWAY WITH YOU!"
Shippuden episode 166: Naruto's reaction to seeing Pain use his power to throw Hinata to the ground was hilarious here◊.
Some people find this◊ scene, in which Hinata is crawling over to Naruto, funny because she looks like a dog sniffing the ground at first.
Episode 167, the CrowningMoment ofNarm of the series, has a scene where Kyuubi!Naruto smashes Pain into the ground repeatedly. Then Pain, whose head is sticking out of the ground, merely looks at Kyuubi!Naruto and asks this with a Stoic expression:
The Animation Bump this episode received gave it extremely fast-paced, fluid animation. Because of this, a lot of the episode looks Off Model in still shots, much like the famous "I can see you!"◊ picture of Sasuke.
When you can clearly see Off Model work in this animation style without pausing the video, something is wrong.
Kyuubified Naruto hits Pain into a stone wall. Pain's head sticks into it, and his entire body goes rigid for several moments before going limp.
Also directly before this, when the punch sends Pain cartwheeling incredibly fast for like twenty seconds, and afterward when his body is IMMEDIATELY smothered by a bunch of boulders falling on him.
Shippuuden episode 48, "Bonds", ends with a dramatic speech by Naruto in which he declares his determination to destroy Orochimaru. While admittedly a Crowning Moment Of Awesome, it becomes Narm Fuel for Monty Python fans.
Naruto: If he tears off my arms, I'll just kick him dead. If he tears off my legs, I'll bite him dead.
Chapter 523 has Kakashi telling his team what they should do to deal with Zabuza and several other members of Kabuto's "Zombie Army". But did Kishimoto really need to to use Super Deformed for that? It completely killed the drama, damn it.
The fact that there's a character named Santa. WTF?
Konan's dying flashback about her former team and Jiraiya... all dressed and positioned like they're wearing the frog suit in SMB3. It kind of ruins the drama of the scene when they look like they're about to tackle a swimming level.
The 4:54 point of this scene, where Naruto's clones act as missiles. Notice how stretched out and fishlike their faces are.
In 529: the super-powered Ino-Shika-cho attack's name? It's called "Meat Tank" Come ON, Kishi! You're not even trying!
"Meat Tank" is actually the name of Chouji's jutsu, which he uses to turn into a giant ball. Still pretty narmy, though.
533: Chouji spontaneously sprouting butterfly wings out of sheer rage. It's an awesome moment for what it represents... but still really silly looking.
Some of the dialogue in the last few volumes of the english manga has been... awkward. Especially the way everyone suddenly refers to their parents as "ma" and "pa". This makes for some serious Narm when Naruto first meets his parents.
Some think this about Sasuke's hairstyle which resembles a duck's ass.
Partially justified as this particular opening happened during a twenty-episode long stretch of light-hearted filler.
But exceptionally narmy when placed alongside the flashback to the night the Kyuubi attacked.
Naruto crying at Gaara's death; it looked like he was crying crystals. Sparkly crystals.
Also, Naruto's dramatic turning around and Big "Shut Up!" directed at Chiyo when the latter tells him to calm down following Gaara's death.
When Sasuke meets Itachi the first time since the anime/manga started, he gives that speech. "In order to defeat you..." after which he charges up his Chidori. After charging up, though, he looks at Itachi, screams the last line of his speech, and his left hand pulls the collar of his shirt down. WHAT. THE. FREAK. That just took much of the awesomeness out of their meeting, since there is no reason why he'd want to do that. If it's to show his curse seal, that's on the back. This is just... odd.
Naruto's head butt move against Tobi in chapter 563, while awesome, was hilarious with the shocked look on Tobi's face and the strained look on Naruto's face.
When Madara uses his teleportation power on Torune, it just looked wrong as Madara sneaked up on him from behind, leading to many "SURPRISE BUTTSECKS" jokes.
In the 8th Shippuden opening "Diver" here, the uplifting and dramatic moment where all of Naruto's friends push him out of the water to the surface is ruined when it appears that Sai is touching Naruto's butt.
That butt-bow that Sasuke (in part II), Orochimaru, and his minions wear.
Sasuke's Evil Laugh in Shippuden episode 214 and manga chapter 483 is Narm Charm. It's hilarious mainly because it's Sasuke but it also shows how far gone he is. See it here. Some of the comments on the video are pretty funny too like "Nothing says sanity like a psycho laugh after no one told a joke."
"YOUR HEART IS MINE!!!" Seriously, as if this line from Kakuzu to Kakashi isn't enough, let's add some context: the former has the latter pinned to the ground with tentacles, is straddling him, and is about to literally rip his heart out to keep powering his immortality.
Chapter 486: Seeing Sasuke say the word "fuck" in response to Naruto saying that they'll die together the next time they fight.
That noise the Hachibi makes whenever he comes out to fight. "WHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!"
Naruto's Megaton Punch that makes a huge imprint in Sasuke's face and sends him flying through the air at the Valley of the End fight.
Suigetsu threatening Sasuke would have been a lot more dramatic if Suigetsu hadn't been naked while he was doing it.
Behold. Sasuke and Orochimaru screaming. It sounds more like they're taking a poop.
In the manga Danzo's reaction to a group of assassins trying to kill him is to shred them apart with a wind technique; naturally, this is extremely painful. In the Viz translation instead of screams of pain one assassin just say "Owww Man" making it come off as if they've just scraped a knee instead.
The changing of Deidara's catchphrases for the Viz manga. His first "Art is a Bang/Blast" was short and to the point as well as helping describe his personality. It has been changed to "Art is an Infinite Explosion" which comes off as long winded and somewhat tedious. His second catch "Katsu" is also an activator for his explosive jutsu and has been translated as "Yeaargh" which makes no damn sense what so ever and ruins every scene he uses it in. To be fair it's a specific Japanese phrase, but it could have easily translated as boom or something similar.
Viz Manga has recently come out with the 3rd Databook completely ignoring the first two that came before it. While the character profiles follow the original and fan translations pretty well, the jutsu are a series of hit and miss regarding names and descriptions. The jutsu names are a grab bag of completely literal translations, partially translated techniques or just technique names that vaguely have to do with the actual description, especially those that weren't named in the series before hand. For example naming a character's reincarnation technique "Self Destruct Jutsu" is one of the bigger offenders.
Continuing on the translation issue is the video game's name for one of Itachi's Genjutsu. His Ephemeral technique has its own description on the series nightmare fuel page and is rather creepy to see in action. Of course the Japanese word for Ephemeral can also mean bubbles; I'll let you guess which one the dubbers went with.
"Yondaime... Minato. Step away from the Jinchuuriki, or your son dies at the ripe old age of one minute." That's meant to sound threatening, but the whole "1 minute" thing just ruined it for me.
Sasuke Uchiha was played by Víctor Ugarte, who also played Shinji Ikari both in original and new dub, so during the chapter when they reveal via flashback the night Itachi killed the whole Uchiha Clan, we hear a little Sasuke yelling "ˇPadreeeeeeee!" ("Fatheeeeeer!") on exactly the same tone as Shinji, which can be a bit funny for those who watched it.
Chapter 579 is rather serious with the revelation that Kabuto has trained to become a Sage like Naruto from the Snake Summons among other reveals. This is broken by Itachi of all people calling Sasuke Dr. Snakes due to his knowledge of snakes when he was planning to kill Orochimaru. It's even funnier with there being a pause before saying it, as if Itachi added it in. Kabuto follows this up by saying "But you won't defeat me by becoming Dr. Snakes!". You can see it here: http://www.mangareader.net/naruto/579/4
Naruto and Sasuke have a lot of Ho Yay between them. Because of this any attempts on Sasuke's part to kill Naruto by stabbing him with his sword come off looking like he's trying to have sex with him. Case in point: Their first reunion in Part I where Sasuke half hugs Naruto and tries to stab him with his sword. As well as if you rewind any part in the anime where Naruto straddles Sasuke for whatever reason it comes off looking more like they're having sex.
Odama Rasengan. Hard to take seriously when you keep hearing "Obama" instead.
Chapter 581: Kabuto saying he'll be Sasuke's older brother in place of Itachi right after he tried to eat him and requesting that he join him again after Sasuke refuses the first time.
Chapter 579: "EVEN HE COULDN'T BECOME A TRUE SAGE IN THE END JUST LIKE ME! My power in the sage mode... If you're Dr. Snakes, I hope you keep that in your mind... I'm no longer a snake... The perfect force of sage helped me shed my snake skin... AND I'M A DRAGON NOW!!"What.
Made ironic given that Kabuto was The Dragon to Orochimaru.
The snake that apparently has its eyes fixed on Kabuto's ass.
Zetsu's super-enthusiastic "HALOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" in Episode 201 will make the viewer crack a smile.
Hidan bleeding from underneath his cloak after fatally torturing Asuma eerily looks like he's having a period.
And then there's his EXTREME fits of maniacal laughter. "GEH-WA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!"
As Shikamaru's trap caves in on his dismantled body, Hidan gets pelted by a rock on one eye hard enough that it goes lazy, giving him a goofy, broken-eyed baby doll look as he continues to spew out taunts in wake of the torturous fate about to ensue.
And the last line he screams before Shikamaru's trap completely buries him:
Hidan:I'LL BITE YOU IN HELL, MOTHERFUCKER!!!
In the dub, he shouts, "I'll just need my TEETH!" Hello again, Monty Python.
In Shippuden when Naruto goes Kyuubi he gets black lips, making it look like he has black lipstick on.
Despite 578 being a really intense chapter, it had a bit of a gem. Sasuke complained about how Itachi always left him for "later". Itachi notes that we keep our natures and habits until we die... but then, he's done that already, so he might want to work on a new way for dealing with his brother!
Sasuke picking up Sakura and choking her is pretty funny if you look at it with the sentence "Is Sasuke Uchiha gonna have to choke a bitch?" in mind.
Any scene with Hotaru in it of the Shippuden filler is made funny due to how big her forehead is.
In chapter 591 after Itachi disappears for good there's a panel where Sasuke is shown just standing there staring straight ahead... and then his hair springs up on top of his head.
Chapter 605. Obito's reaction is more than a bit over the top. As is his pain-filled "WOOOOOHHH"!
Every time Obito expects us to take him seriously after he reveals he was Tobi. For Pete's sake, anyone who remembers how silly he acted all the time will feel that it's a bit hard to take seriously somebody who acted that kooky just because he wanted to. Let's face it, Obito, once you've established yourself as the silliest person in the entire show it's just not that easy to take you seriously.
Chapter 629: Obito's "There is nothing in my heart!" as he's pointing at the gaping in his chest.
Everything about the final panel of the chapter is narmy. Especially the fact that the reader is treated to Kakashi looking through the hole in Obito's chest, with a facial expression that resembles mild confusion rather than shock or sadness.
Presumably he was confused. Obito's hole in his chest was just an illusion, which Kakashi could easily see through with his Sharingan. Essentially, Obito just wanted to let Kakashi ram his hand inside of him to prove a point, which makes the whole argument seem ridiculous.
Basically everything about the ten tails. It looks more ridiculous with every transformation.
Taken to its conclusion in chapter 646, where its final form is revealed to be a tree.
Chapter 635: Thanks to the help of Orochimaru the Kages are fully healed and ready to go into battle again. Then we see a panel of all of them standing together in what would have been an epic pose if it wasn't for Tsunade leaning down and giving us a shot of her butt in the same panel.
Chapter 639: While it very clearly falls under Narm Charm, seeing as it still manages to be quite horrifying, Obito's body spontaneously bloating and crashing into the ground while he is charging his enemies still falls under this. Especially since his balloon body still carries his stoic expression.
Chapter 640: If there was ever a chance of anyone taking Tobito seriously, it ends with "Ri... n" being his Madness Mantra. It seems less creepy and more whiny.
Shippuden Episode 175's montage about Naruto becoming accepted by the village becomes more and more Narmy as you go, culminating in people asking if Naruto is alright after Jiraiya dies even though almost no one knew about his death and absolutely no one but Iruka and Shikamaru tried to comfort him.
Karin's facial expression's in chapter 662. Supposed to be heartbreaking, but when her half-assed characterization comes into play, her crying over Sasuke's defeat just seems ridiculously pathetic.
Itachi to Kisame in episode 251 of Shippuden: "We are not fish, we are human". Considering the gravity of the topic being discussed, it just comes off as misplaced and badly delivered.
Chapter 682: Naruto uses the Sexy Reverse Harem Jutsu on Kaguya, and it actually works long enough for him to land a hit on her. While funny, it does make Kaguya harder to take seriously.
Chapter 686: Kaguya transported the fight into a place with strong gravitational pull. A would be Oh, Crap moment is completely negated because Kaguya is also affected.
Obito and Kakashi attempted to take the hit for Naruto and Sasuke. Only for the former to save the latter because he didn't want Kakashi to get in his way of his "alone time" with Rin.
The title of Chapter 691 is "Congratulations". Considering that the word is synonymous with a certain series'ending and that the manga seems to be wrapping up, it's hard not to snicker.
Like Obito before him, Sasuke's shouts of "WOOH!" in chapter 697, which is probably meant to be a dramatic declaration of anguish, but really looks more like he's cheering as he punches the crap out of Naruto.
Chapter 698. Naruto and Sasuke have literally exploded each other's arm with an big open wound left bleeding. They are lying down on the ground. The narm here is that the trails of blood of the wounds are mixing together, with Naruto and Sasuke in such position that is like they are holding hands.