YMMV / Time and Again


  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Danzo isn't Hokage for the sake of being Hokage or fighting, but really does want peace. It's just that, to him, Utopia Justifies the Means.
  • Heartwarming Moment: Hinata forfeiting her victory in the third chuunin exam to Neji, and then bowing deeply before him.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Despite the author's ability to guess upcoming plot twists, there was one he got rather hilariously wrong: in Time and Again Rin turns evil because of Obito's death, while in canon it was eventually revealed that Obito actually turned evil because of Rin's death. This is somewhat justified, though, considering that up until The Reveal we KNEW that Obito was (supposedly) dead, while we never had any idea what had happened to Rin (even if it was hinted that she'd died, it was never given much clarity back then).
    • Even more ironically, despite Kakashi's repeated insistance that he cares nothing for her any longer after she betrays Naruto to Orochimaru and despite resolving himself to killing her, that's the one thing he just can not bring himself to do, no matter what. In canon, we recently learned that he's actually the one who killed her (albeit accidentally)!
    • There's also the Fourth Kazekage stating that he'd never heard of the Uzumaki, and Sarutobi saying they were a small clan, in the first story. Given what we know of the Clan now, this is all pretty unlikely.
  • Moment of Awesome: Nearly everything, but Naruto fighting Gaara, Neji v. Lee, and Sasuke's battle with Kimimaro especially stand out.
    • To say nothing of Naruto vs Yugito and Gaara vs Han (the 5-tails jinchuuriki) AND Roshi (the 4-tails jinchuuriki) at the same time.
  • One True Pairing: The Author admittedly ships Naruto/Hinata.
  • Paranoia Fuel: Orochimaru's mind Jutsu cause this.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: Naruto/Hinata/Hiroshi strangely enough.
  • Slow-Paced Beginning: It takes Naruto several chapters to stop being an asshole to everyone because he doesn't think they're real (initially thinking he's been trapped in a genjutsu by Orochimaru). It takes him even longer to master his younger body again to the point that he can actually stop moving like someone with a severe physical disability (he falls over just trying to walk down the street in a straight line) which can get pretty old.
  • Tear Jerker: Hiashi's dying last words to Hinata and Hanabi, where he tells Hinata that he's proud of her and she will lead the clan, tells Hanabi to help Hinata and tells both of them that he loves them.
    • The scene between Naruto and Hinata in Chapter 10 of Here and Now where Hinata tells Naruto she cares for Hiroshi and Naruto nearly breaks down, unable to even understand his own feelings towards her. It peaks when he's drawn to try to kiss her and she begs him to stop with tears in her eyes because she doesn't want him to kiss her unless he's sure it's because he loves her. This encounter nearly drives Naruto to a Heroic B.S.O.D..
    Love wouldn't excuse him from breaking his word in this case.