YMMV / Naruto The Abridged Series

  • Acceptable Targets: The series made numerous and rather venomous take thats toward Yaoi Fangirls and the original series's Ho Yay (to the point of turning a character female in order to avoid it). However, this eventually lead to many accusations of homophobia against the creators.
  • Broken Base:
    • Over Masako's returning to the series with Faulerro. Reception was somewhat mixed. Especially by Vegeta's girlfriend, who attacked Masako on Twitter over his returning.
    • NTAM, or Naruto The Abridged Movie. No two reactions will be the same, not everyone thinks it's actually serious or a case of Vegeta being a Troll, the comment section is a complete war zone, and the quality has been argued as the lowest the series has ever sunk. Doesn't help that LK's version came out first, provoking comparisons all over the place.
    • The new voices from NTAS 31 onward. If you've watched Shippuden Abridged by CanadianJutsu, you'll probably become fans of these episodes. If you haven't, then you'll probably hate them.
  • Deader Than Disco:
    • Way back in the early days of Abridged Series, Naruto The Abridged Series was perhaps the second most popular series after Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series. Some went so far as to say that it was the only other good series aside from YGO, and Little Kuriboh would sometimes guest star and take good natured potshots at it in his own series. Eventually, the creators MasakoX and Vegeta3986 split up and the series ended. Nowadays, its legacy is almost completely forgotten, and it's overshadowed by several series that have managed to surpass its early popularity. Evidence of this can perhaps be found in how pitifully short its trope page is compared to many other popular web series.
    • And then there's the infamous delay for the Abridged Movie which took years to make, Vegeta3986 allowing his girlfriend to be the editor of the movie (with many strange decisions, unfunny jokes, and terrible lip-synch abound), with the real final meta nail in the coffin being that LK's Naruto Abridged Parody of the Abridged Parody becoming even more popular than the original Abridged series. LK making his version of the Naruto movie in a week with phenomenally better lip-synching and jokes didn't help much.
  • Ear Worm: "I fought the log and the... log won, I fought the log and the... log won!"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Took advantage of Iruka being one in the anime and got him into a running rivalry with Kakashi.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The creators in-show arguments become bitter when you realize one of the reasons MasakoX quit.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: All of episode 28. This is where Sasuke (voiced by MasakoX) ends his friendship with Naruto and Sakura (both of whom are voiced by Vegeta) and leaves. Like the "Funny Aneurysm" Moment above, it's very bitter when taking the creators into account.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Ho Yay: With Jiraiya and Orochimaru, surprisingly.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "Son of a bitch! GRRRRRRRRRR!"
    • "A chicken! I'll name you Clucky!"
    • The "Gaara of Funk" sequence that happens whenever Gaara mentions his name is popular.
  • Tear Jerker: Masako's announcement that he will be leaving the series.
  • The Scrappy: Sakura in the series.
  • Yoko Oh No: Vegeta's girlfriend Serstoic is shaping up to be this, if only for being responsible for Naruto the Abridged Movie's... less than satisfactory editing.
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