so lately I’ve been catching up with Naruto on Crunchyroll and am finally, for the first time in maybe 6 years, at that awesome point where I’m waiting for new episodes every Thursday. yes, I’m 25 and I’m still watching Naruto.
although I already know everything that’s happening in the anime now because I read the manga two years ago there’s something about waiting every week for an episode that just really excites me in a way that I haven’t felt since I was a teenager. thankfully there’s Crunchyroll now but when I first started watching Naruto every week it was during the dial up days when you would start an episode download on Kazaa at night, cross your fingers before bed and hope that the connection wouldn’t be interrupted, then wake up in the morning to a whole new episode (hopefully).
if you told me then that in 10 years I would be watching this shit on my phone on my way to work I probably would have flipped out. watching Naruto these past few weeks is refreshing now as an adult and it’s fun to get back into it as the series reaches the point where it’s finally on the road to its end. even so, I can’t help but feel nostalgic about the days when I was just a weird lanky girl who preferred watching anime to leaving the house or interacting with other people.
I’m now a weird lanky woman but no matter what at least I’ll always have anime and that’s never going to change.