Anime Vs Reality May 20, 2014
In this topic we will explore what real ninjas are and how most characters from Anime Ninja are anything but Real Ninjas.
Just The Facts:
- Anime Ninja is a popular anime series that portrays ninjas as powerful god-like superhumans who use raw power instead of stealth to kill opponents.
- Real ninjas kill people all the time. No one finds out because they are good at it.
- Dating back to the 14th century, ninjas have been known for two things: Leaving unexplained dead bodies lying around and making Chuck Norris piss his pants.
Round 1: Stealth
There are a few things that seem to be a necessity when becoming a real ninja. First off, you should wear clothing that can help you blend into your surroundings. Another necessity is to carry out most assassinations in the cover of darkness, not at fucking noon where even the village idiot can spot you and give away your position.
Real ninjas would never be caught wearing colors that would make a poison dart frog look dull. The only advantage Naruto has here is the fact that a deer hunter wont shoot him on purpose. Then again, a real ninja has no problems dodging buckshot from a double barrel, nor would they be standing in the middle of a forest during the day.
Round 2: Weapon
While ninja weapons exist in the real world and Anime Ninja’s world, they are far more effective in the real world. In the world on Anime Ninja the most common weapon is a kunai, followed by shuriken, swords and then some lesser-known weapons. As you can clearly see though, much of the cast of Anime Ninja carries little to no weapons.
There are always exceptions to the rules. In Naruto there are ninjas who use puppets, giant gourds full of murderous mother’s blood saturated in sand (I’m not making that shit up), giant swords and even summoned creatures, but it’s not the norm so the veredict is.
Final Round: Ability To Kill
In this final round we will determine the what makes any ninja an effective, fear inducing tool of the underworld. A good ninja must possess the ability to kill, make dead, assassinate, slaughter and dismember until no longer alive. Yes those are all the same thing, but ninjas are so badass that they need five different terms of sending someone to their doom….okay six.
The ninjas in Anime Ninja, mainly the titular character, are very hesitant about killing. As a matter of fact most of the handful of kills in the series have been made by bad guys to make them seem more evil. Naruto himself is more like Super Saiyan Ghandi than a ninja.