Reviews: Naruto The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show

Just... inexplicably disappointing.

I really don't know what went wrong with this series. Yugioh The Abridged Series is just so hilariously funny -the comic timing is fantastic, the absurdist humour is side-splitting, the satire is dead on- that it's hard to believe the same guy did this thing. Naruto The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show has some good moments, but in general it doesn't even begin to compare with its predecessor. While there are some good jokes, too much of the humour is random, forced, repetative and relies FAR too much on Refuge In Vulgarity to really be funny. Seriously, a lot of this stuff is just off-colour and unamusing (especially the rape jokes- the bit where Zabuza forced Gato to give him a blowjob was nauseating) and the Running Gags (Naruto smoking, Kakashi not being David Bowie, Sasuke being emo) are repeated ad nauseum regardless of whether they were funny in the first place. And despite Little Kuriboh generally being amazingly talented at voices, his perpetual hyperactive chain-smoker voice for Naruto is more irritating than amusing. The tropes page calls it Denser And Wackier but it just isn't as good and it's really hard to see why. Little Kuriboh is an incredible comedic talent -Yugioh Abridged proves that- so one can only assume he was trying something completely different that simply didn't work.