Naruto has everything a children’s animation series needs to be successful: stylish characters, unique skills and lots of beating.
However, some passages in the manga are so heavy that they can cause even the biggest guys to drop their jaws due to the great amount of violence shown. This is the case of one of the confrontations of the Chuunin exam, which had a very different outcome in Anime.
Zaku Abumi was a ninja capable of firing blasts of compressed air through his arms, through slits located in his hands. In the anime, the character ended up having his arms injured and soon disappeared never to be shown again.
However, in the manga it was quite different.
During the confrontation with Shino, Abumi had his arms severely amputated. In an attempt to stop the opponent, Shino caused his insects to clog the cracks in Abumi’s hand, causing the pressure to result in a huge explosion. As if that wasn’t destiny enough, poor Zaku Abumi still had his body used as a sacrifice in Orochimaru’s Edo Tensei.
Certainly, the change in events was very welcome in the transition from manga to anime.
Naruto Shippuden was shown between the years 2007 and 2017 and counting the second phase of the anime. In it, Naruto returns after two years of training with the mission to fight Akatsuki and then rescue Sasuke from the clutches of Orochimaru.
Altogether, the anime has 500 episodes (including the Naruto Shippuden fillers), and ends the story of Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura and Kakashi. In addition, the anime sets the stage for the direct continuation of the story.
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