Yeah, I got around to watching it today and I like it a lot too. Masunari definitely brings a different sensibility to the series considering what he's done before (Kamichu!, Kororo Library), so it's nice to get a another take on things.Emerje wrote:But you know, the new ED may be my favorite. It doesn't really have anything to do with Naruto, but it does remind you that the characters are kids and if this were the real world they'd be doing kids stuff like Hinata is here. Sorry, can't post a good video of it, for some reason these are all posted on YouTube flipped the wrong way.
The new OP is also good, as usual, but I have to see if it'll grow on me. As far as animators go, all I can tell is that Hiroyuki Yamashita did the bit where Pain blows away Team Guy. The way the rocks are drawn is a dead giveaway, but I don't know for sure if he did anything else. He might have done the fight scene right before the one I just mentioned too-- have to do a bit more research.