Never really posted anything here, but there is one thing abotu naruto, which ahd botherd me since I grew up.
The world of Naruto is horrible. Let me explain.
First, Narutos is incredebly dull. It's one (continent? ) which is enterily japanese. Sand japanese, Mountain japanese, Black Japanese, Sea Japanese and well Japanese Japanese (now guess which viallge).
Of course you don't need any world building liek One Piece with hundreds of different countries and island, which each have a unique culture and people. Why even creat such a "large" world, if everybody is literally the same. I'm not even talking about things like modern technology, while the world clearly lacks any real industry of society which could actually produce these goods (no, don't even get started on the kitten in Boruto, thats just laughably stupid).
There is nothing new, every country is the same, maybe with a different pain job, but we never get the feeling that Suna, Konoha, Iwa or any other place is really different. You may say "But its like then Sengukku Jidai era in Japan yadayada", well, Japan is one part, a tiny part of the world. Why are there no other continents, how small is the Naruto Earth if this small continent is the only major landmass ?
Aren't there any other continents or nations that would try to do something about crazy people that try to destroy the entire world ?
Imagine, like in for example in FMA with Alchemie, we had different approaches to Chakra, like Knights that use Chakra, roman Legions with Chakra or CHinese or maybe Zulu warriors, all with their own way ?
But no, only shinobi and everybody is pretty much equally kitten.
Second the world is literally horrible to life.
Serious question : Would any adult person really want to live and grow up in a Naruto ninja village ? You literally enroll into the military with 6 (which is still an improvement compared to even earlier) and then become an active soldier with 12 and fight as mercanaries for which ever fat, cousin f****** lord payed the highest price. Or, if your village elders are bored you're getting wasted in a war against another village. Or you're peasant, whos in cosntant fear that some shinobi start fighting nearby and destroy your village /city in their fight, probably killing your family in the process.
Not to mention you're ruled by some powerless lords who are mostly the kittenes of Shinobi who can also do everything they want. And don'T even get me started on thsoe poor kittens who are not born in a Major power.
Let me correct my statement abotu earlier, its good that no other cultures have contact with the Naruto world, since they would literally and rightfully directly crusade against them once they realice that PUT CHILDREN; 6 YEAR OLD CHILDREN INTO MILITARY SERVICE.
Third: Kishimoto is lazy and simply never really developed his world or any character he wasn'Ät forced to or didn't like. Very simple.
I often think about stories where there are eurpeans and other asians coming into contact with the Naruto world, like Romans and Chinese and medieval or other people . And everytime, everytime I come to the point where the other cultures simply can't understand what a horrible kitten show Narutos world is.
Am I the only one who thinks like that ?