Re: When were you first introduced to Naruto? Explain.
Well, i had a cousin that had the first volume of the manga. That was... when there was just 7 or 10 volumes out? Anyway, i read it and it seemed cool. However, i didn't read anymore because i had no idea where the hell my cousin got it T.T. I saw the anime on cartoon network. I had no idea what was going on, but i was hooked :D. I was younger then. About 7 years ago, where i could pay attention to stuff, i started to watch episodes of Naruto, I started with subtitles and never came back. I waited for episodes, and websites just weren't updating. There were really no good episodes.... I just zoned out. Then a little while after, Shippuden came out :D I had initially heard about it, and i was hoping it would air on toonami... because i thought it would be good, regardless of how crappy english is, but disaster struck when toonami was cancelled. I was shocked. I searched on the interwebs for episodes, but me back then.... I thought the videos were crappy.
Two years ago, i found a website. It had the episodes i wanted and I was happy :D. But when i saw the first episode, I thought to myself (Being an idiot ;___; ) this can't be the first episode.......... It has nothing to do with leaving off at the first part!!!! I had only watched the first 2-3 minutes though.. *Sigh* About a year and a half ago, I watched the first episode again. AND BOY WAS I HAPPY :D i realized the HUUUUUUGE mistake i made. Of course i didn't watch all the episodes up to that date. My internet connection was terrible. Then i got HULU. There's ads, but i like watching stuff on portables and stuff like that... And there was other anime....... The point is, i caught up to date :D.
Between those years though, I read some more manga. There were a ton of volumes there... I RENTED ALL OF THEM!!!!! There were some missing. Like two or three. I thought nothing was important in them. Even though they were the ones with Sasuke killing Itachi and Pain killing Jiraiya......... ANYWAY. About 6-7 months ago i found out: YOU CAN READ MANGA ONLINE!!!!!! I WAS SO STUPID!!!! So i reread all of the chapters. ALL OF THEM! I laughed, I cried, I got reborn. You get the point. I caught up RIGHT before Tobi revealed himself. GREAT TIMING, EH?!
The point is, it has been a journey for me. It was my first manga and my first anime. I wouldn't have had it any other way..... Naruto really has affected the way i think about things. Like friendship and not giving up on stuff. It is and will always be my favorite.