The Naruto Franchise Hurt Itself By Redeeming Too Many Villains  

By Jackbot

 Nov 5,2022

October 2022 marked the 20th anniversary of the Naruto anime  

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making it one of the best times to look back on the high points of one of anime's biggest franchises.  

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One of these specific high points would be the villains, who are famous for being so well-developed and multi-layered.  

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However, it is difficult to refer to many of them as actual villains.  

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For one reason or another, many antagonists were redeemed by the end of the series  

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or at the very least were established to have sympathetic justifications for their actions.  

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This isn't bad by any means -- in some cases it really did make the characters and overall story much better  

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