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, which was far more well received.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fandom Rivalry: With most of Little Kuriboh's works, mostly due to his sometimes uncalled for Take Thats towards this series and the fact that he likes to remind people of Naruto The Abridged Movie's poor quality six years later.
  • "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 the Funk" sequence that happens whenever Gaara mentions his name is popular.
  • Misblamed: Contrary to popular belief, the quality of Naruto The Abridged Movie didn't get Vegeta3986 fired from Team Four Star. He left because he had gotten a teaching job in Japan, and he wasn't able to commit to schedule.
  • Never Live It Down: As of 2017, some people (or just LittleKuriboh) won't let Vegeta3986 live down Naruto The Abridged Movie.
  • Tear Jerker: Masako's announcement that he will be leaving the series.
  • The Scrappy: Sakura in the series.
  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: How some see this series. A lot of the jokes have become dated or didn't age well.
  • "Weird Al" Effect: Naruto: The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show has gradually grown more popular than this.
  • 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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