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  • So guys, yesterday, the newest filler arc came to its grand finale. Looking back, how do you rate the arc? Was it a pleasant experience or was it an ordeal you had to suffer through? Post your opinions below please.

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    • It started off great, it had a real focus and everything made sense. But when the first exam got dragged out a bit for character development, that's when I started having doubts about how long this filler would last.

      My suspicions were confirmed when the second exam had about 5-6 episodes of unneeded character development. The whole purpose of the filler arc was told within 2-3 ending episodes, NONE of the preceding episodes actually cared to point it out, only the odd hint which didn't help.

      So, 4/10, started out well but turned to complete shit by the end.

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    • SuperSajuuk wrote: My suspicions were confirmed when the second exam had about 5-6 episodes of unneeded character development.

      I actually think the character development was one of the few good points of this arc, and in the case of Ino (and Tenten to an extent) for example, it was presented in a plausible way, which did not seem forced to me. However, Sakura's case for example was a fail from the very beginning, she just had to sit there for long enough until her chakra finally exceeded her standards and made her able to rough up shit. Boring as usual.

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    • I really don't like this arc and I stopped watching it after episode 402. I just can't wait to see the canon stuff. I'll watch it maybe when the whole story is finished.

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    • Some episodes were good, some were bad. Pretty much everything that mattered were in last two - three episodes. And how Fu's and Ajisai's stories ended were major disappointments.

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    • They should of limited the 3 Konoha teams where they fought for a scroll to only last for 1 episode per team. That way they could of had a final exam or at least have a not so rushed ending. But instead it dragged on for 11 episodes. The main issue was time allocation through out this arc among other things.

      • They introduced so many Suna gennin through out the exam, but we didn't even find out if any of them became chunin.
      • Team Ajisai who's 1 mission was to find a jinchūriki, they totally scrapped that idea and its a mystery how the Akatsuki found out about Fu.
      • We waited an entire arc to see Fu fight and instead of showing this awesome fight between her and the Akatsuki, all they showed us was a fight between her and a scorpion!!

      But for me there were some good episodes such as the ones featuring Ameno and Shira's team. So at the end of the day, as filler goes for me, i'd say it was pretty good, so i'd give this arc a 6/10.

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    • I watched the filler up to the first Team Kurenai episode. After that abomination I couldn't even bring myself to watch anymore. I'd rather watch a Bieber concert than see that episode again.

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    • I'd rather sit on a wooden stool, facing a blank wall for 3.5 hours rather than watch a Bieber concert or watch the second half of this filler arc

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    • The arc had some good episodes and some bad episodes but overall I say it was good. Although the ending was kind of disappointing as they didn't show how Aijsai and Fu died even though we know Kakuzu and Hidan got Fu and Ajisai died on that S-rank mission.

      @Super I actually liked the character development. Most of Shippuden has been focused on Naruto and Sasuke, so seeing the other characters get good character development over the years was great imo.

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    • Wasted potential. I like how talked a little about how Takigakure got a tailed beast becuase it had excellent Jonin.

      The Naruto worship was annoying. I wished we got more out of the bald priest guy. Make fight Gaara more before using the sealing tech, heck I would had him going on the offensive till Fu arrives and starts running interference forcing him to make said barrier and try a hand at sealing two tailed beasts.

      Team Kazami was taken in a nasty direction. Just no on every level.

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    • Glad it's over.

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    • Legendary Super Saiya-Jin 4 wrote: @Super I actually liked the character development. Most of Shippuden has been focused on Naruto and Sasuke, so seeing the other characters get good character development over the years was great imo.

      Not really, the majority of the characters that got "developed" had already been developed in previous filler arcs, so it wasn't really necessary to "redevelop" their character again. The many Suna nin were pointlessly included just to give the feeling there were more people present. :/

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    • I agree with some posters here. Some already had development. Also, because of that, we didn't really need that many episodes for them. Could be wrong, but I don't remember seeing all stuff from the first chunin exams like how the Konoha teams got their own scroll. If not there, why here? It would have been better to see more about the other main teams like Fu and maybe the girl who died serving Konan.

      Again, like some said, it started good, but ended up being bad. However, I didn't like the idea of this filler arc to begin with because the main plot was almost at its end. That was even worse when I realized that it was an arc about chunin exams which I thought about and end up thinking it would have been a very long filler arc which in the end, I was right. I still was open to the idea because it seemed/felt like the anime creators were doing the the first part of the exams in less episodes compared to the first chunin exams if I am not mistaken.

      When I saw the title of the last episode, I took a guess that it was the final filler episode. The episode was entertaining, but considering how it ended, in my opinion it made most of the filler episodes kind of unnecessary.

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    • The arc had a good start, got me really interested. Everything was gravy up until the middle to the arc. The first phase was a very sly test which waa nice soi we could see something different. I liked that they changed the area for the second phase too. But probably when Team Kurenai's time was up during the second phase, is where I started to dislike the arc. From there on it was let down after let down. I mean there were small things that were there, like errors of age and rank, the whole depending on Naruto to push forward, and other stuff. Its even worse that they didn't even finish the exam nor at least get to the third phase. I give this arc a solid 5/10.

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    • To me, it was underwhelming, especially since the original Chuunin Exams were among my favorite parts of the series. Though, I guess it wasn't fair to expect the same from a filler arc.

      I didn't like how the abilities of filler characters were either based off canon ones or random and weird.

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    • I think the arc had promise, however it suffered from a rushed ending (which made the build up worse) & from fans wanting to continue with the main story (new filler arcs weren't really necessary at this point). The arc itself had some good characters, & it would have been cool if there were finals. Well it isn't like having opinions for this arc really matters any more, unless content from it gets used for some future game, which would be cool!

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