Naruto The Abridged Series is another of the myriad Abridged Series on the internet, this one done by two guys named MasakoX and Vegeta3986.It rather heavily riffs on all the Fridge Logic the series provides (e.g. "Why does Naruto wear orange?).Episodes are found at both YouTube and DailyMotion, though the original account for the former is suspended. They also have a MySpace page. As of September 3rd, 2011, the series has 31 episodes. A movie is also supposedly complete, with Part 1 up. Not to be mistaken for Naruto The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show.On June 20, 2011, MasakoX told his fans in a video that he would no longer be working on Naruto Abridged, due to work-related reasons. Seeing as Vegeta3986 left Team Four Star around the same time, the theories for the creators' split are flying thick and heavy, though both insist it was amicable.However, on September 3rd, 2011, Vegeta has posted episode 31 of NTAS, with a new addition, ZeroMaster serving as the show's editor. On August 2013, ZeroMaster stated that he and Vegeta are going to continue the series along with a brand new cast.But then earlier that month, Masako X announced he was making his own revival of NTAS, now co-starring Nullmetal Alchemist's (and also Team Four Star member) Faulerro, beginning with another episode 31.
Everyone's reaction to the naked pictures of Gai. As shown in Episode 14.
Naruto: Jesus Christ, somebody gouge out my eyes!
Brick Joke: Sasuke tells us in Episode Three or so that he wants to kill his brother because Itachi took the last Klondike bar. Twenty-some episodes later...
It happened twice with a Red Shirt character: Shigure, a one shot character Gaara killed during the Chunin Exams, is referred to the episode after his death (he was working for charity), and again in episode 26 for mocking his use of an umbrella.
Cut-and-Paste Translation: Vegeta3986 did NOT like Kiba's defeat in the Chunin Exam arc against Naruto and edited the scene so that Kiba lost but with some degree of dignity.
Another point would be their re-editing of the Baki/Hayate fight. In this series, Hayate kills Baki with the "Death From Above!" attack and Baki dies from the infections. In the real series, its reversed. Baki kills Hayate, in other words.
As of episode 26, there's a small label titled "The Filler Chronicles" note Now with 60% less Neji to lampshade this.
During Sasuke and Naruto's fight in 28, Sasuke says that he'll kick Naruto to the filler episodes. When he does kick Naruto, he literally kicks Naruto into the Curry of Life arc for about a minute.
Filler Villain: The guys Naruto's team fought before Orochimaru during the second round of the Chunin Exams return. Vegeta isn't pleased...
Vegeta3986: Really? Really?! The villains of this arc are the Map Quest ninjas? That is the best they could come up with!?!
MasakoX: Hold on, Vegeta. In a later arc, they bring back Mizuki.
Vegeta3986: (Frustrated groan) I hate filler arcs.
Foreshadowing: After Naruto's stupidity gets to him one too many times by the Tea Country arc, Sasuke drops this line: "Know what? Screw it. After this arc, I'm gone." He also mentions he'll be leaving again the next episode.
Forgotten Fallen Friend: Not so much forgotten, but after Tsunade becomes Hokage, Sarutobi isn't missed ... Well, except by Naruto and Konohamaru.
Grumpy Old Man: Weaponized by the Third Hokage, in his fight against Orochimaru. "Old Man Monologue Jutsu!"
Vegeta3986: "Me? Well, I'm Temari. I'm Vegeta3986's girlfriend and..." Masako X: "Vegeta, What the hell are you doing?!" Vegeta3986: "Shut up, and just go along with it!" Masako X: "Dude, you can't do that!" Vegeta3986: "Oh, come on!" Masako X: "Gimme that mic..." [Sounds of fighting] "God, you're acting like a kid. Now where were we?" [in Hinata's voice] "Sorry Naruto, but I'm already going out with Masako X." Vegeta3986: "What the ***?!!! You goddamn hypocrite! Gimme that mic back!" [Sounds of fighting] "Now where were we? Oh yeah..." (As Temari) "My Name's Temari, and I'm Vegeta3986's Girlfriend. He's Awesome."
I Do Not Own: "NarutoisthepropertyofMasashiKishimotoandTVTokyo. Thismovieisaparodyandnothingmore. Sopleasesupporttheofficialrelease. Gotit? Youdamnwellbetterbynow. Beendoingthisforthreeyears."
Politeness Judo: In episode 14, several ninjas arrive to ambush Naruto's group in the forest. However, the enemy ninjas proceed to argue amongst themselves about matters regarding tropes in anime, and a desperate Naruto simply asks if he can take their scroll (which would allow them passage to the next part of the Chunin exams). The distracted ninjas give them the scrolls without a second thought, and continue arguing with each other.
Relax-o-Vision: Subverted. On a couple of occasions, an extremely graphic scene is replaced by soothing landscapes and music, though we can still hear the screams of pain and sickening crunching noises.
After 10 months of the series being brought to yet another standstill, it appears they're trying for more frequent releases; episode 27 came out the very last day of February and Masako has announced on Twitter that they've finished writing for 28.
And don't forget about the movie...
Schizo Tech: Lampshaded, and the source of the quote on the article.
She's a Man in Japan: Haku is female in this version, despite being canonically a very effeminate boy in the series itself.
Take That: So, so many. There's Sasuke's opponent during the Chunin Exams, Yoroi, aka AnimeFlagger123, who "keeps flagging anime videos on YouTube". Also, in episode 20, some people lambast Gaara for copying LittleKuriboh.
"You're copying him! He said "the" in one episode and so did you! Quit copying him!"
Orochimaru: Pack your back Kabuto we're going on a roadtrip (Cut to a scene of some cars driving across a desert and loud blaring rock music)
Kabuto: WILL YOU TURN THAT DOWN!
The Unintelligible: Zabuza, whenever he has his bandages on (when he doesn't, he sounds like Jerry Lewis). In his first appearance, even the other characters have trouble understanding him, except for Kakashi, who can also speak Muffled (for obvious reasons). His dialogue is helpfully subtitled in later episodes.
His fluency in Muffled isn't quite perfect, though.
Naruto: Well? What'd he say?
Kakashi: He either said he's been hired by Disney to take out the old guy so he can't finish the bridge...or we're going out for coffee next week.