What is the biggest reason that you like Naruto?
I'm probably not as big of a Naruto fan as some on here (I just finished the series, never read the manga). However, I've been getting into fictional writing, so I kind of wanted to hear everyone else's opinion on this matter.
What makes Naruto such a great series? I feel like there are so many components to a good story, particularly in the anime/manga realm. Some people gravitate towards an enthralling universe, dynamic characters, great plot movement, or even something as simple as cool powers. So if you had to pick one, maybe two things that you like most about Naruto, what would it be for you?
For me, it is character development. I loved watching Naruto grow up before my eyes, just as much as I hated watch Sasuke slowly drift towards becoming a villain. I really enjoyed seeing the background of characters such as Pain and Kabuto, so you can really see how their worldview transformed over time through painful experiences.
What say you?