A simple question, why is it so popular? The reason I ask is I used to watch/read it, loved it, I watched the entire show and read through to the beginning of the Akatsuki vs. Elder Counci Arc, then noticed how boring and generic it was, and how...generic and in Naruto's case, annoying and personalityless the characters were, and just how boring it was as a whole and my love turned to hate. So my question is, why is it so popular? I really want to know what I ever saw in that show. I mean, I can still read/watch it because there is a part of me that can still stand it. The games are fun, too, UN 1-3 were amazing, and Rise of a Ninja/Broken Bonds were fun, too. It's the show/manga I can't stand (for the most part).