There are so many tropes
that we had to split its trope page. This one is for the tropes specific to other media than the manga itself, especially the anime.Here be spoilers. Anything that has not been aired on the free versionnote of Crunchyroll should be spoiler-tagged.
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Tropes from the Anime (series and movies)
- Bowdlerise: Jetix UK, RTL 2, and maybe where it's airing in Australia. In short, any Anglophone country that airs this except for America is/has going to make/made a mess of it.
- To give an example from the Jetix UK Broadcast, the scene in the Search for Tsunade Arc where Kabuto slits his wrists to take advantage of Tsunade's crippling fear of blood was edited so that there was no blood during that scene. Instead of blood, Tsunade now seemed to have a fear of getting dirty.
- Sasuke pulling out his sword on Naruto was cut out on the Disney XD broadcast of the first Shippuden episode, and the first few episodes didn't say "die" or "kill".
- Shippuden's edited dub on Disney XD doesn't seem to know what to do with it. Some violent scenes are edited in ways that end up making no sense as a result, others are kept in almost unedited. Sometimes Never Say "Die" is in full effect, other times it isn't, with no real reason given as to why. A particularly bad example is a line of Sai's dialogue. In the original Japanese, he states his brother is dead. In the original English airing, he states he's "gone." On the first flashback to this line, it's changed to "dead." On another LATER flashback to the line, it's changed back to "gone." Disney XD just can't make up its mind.
- The Filipino dub.
- The manga's English release has censored drinking (accidentally) and smoking in two pivotal scenes. It's also turned Konohamaru's Boy on Boy and Girl on Girl jutsu into silhouettes, but at least the latter's still there.
- Cash Cow Franchise
- CCG Importance Dissonance
- Colon Cancer: Exhibited by the video games Naruto: Ultimate Ninja: Storm, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 and the PlayStation Portable game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja: Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress. Technically, one could also insert a colon between "Naruto" and "Shippuden" in some of the titles.
- Great Big Book of Everything: There are many supplemental books of the series. They include official artwork, plot, and data books. There is also the Mysteries and Secrets Revealed series whose numbers 8 and 17 books focus exclusively on Naruto. The official books add to the source material and explain it in more detail in and out of universe. The M&SR books explain questions many fans may have and it also gets into what may occur in the Naruto series using what facts they had when the books came out. For example, in the unofficial books, The Naruto Saga and Naruto Forever, the reason given for the Uchiha massacre relays on out of date information.
- Narutopedia is another great place to go for information.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: There seems to be a "Dragon Missile" technique for every element, which forms the element into a dragon shape appropriate to the element and then blasts the opponent. Turned Up to Eleven with the tenth anniversary game Ryujinki, which compared to the main series, is entirely this. In game, while the bosses being dragons and Naruto's new Cool Sword are understandable given the theme, Naruto can use a dragon-shaped Rasengan.
- OC Stand In: Hanabi (Hinata's younger sister) is often prominently featured in Hyuuga-centric fanfiction and her personality widely varies from story to story, given her lack of characterization. Also Tenten, who has absolutely no background (not even a family name).
- Spin-Off: Rock Lee's Springtime Of Youth, a comical spin-off centered around Rock Lee is published in the Jump's monthly.
- Up to Eleven/Serial Escalation: The Ougis of the Ultimate Ninja Series by CyberConnect2 have become infamous for this, and are definitely much more powerful than the manga or anime, going to near Dragon Ball levels of destruction at times.