Episode 1 – The Exciting Ninja Comic Naruto

 

We’re here, we’re queer for Kakashi, get used to it.

It’s our debut episode, and the topic this week is Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto. We share our queerpinions on:

  • Naruto in general
  • Hinata and Neji’s clan politics
  • Gaara as Cool™ and subversion of Cool™
  • Sakura’s character arc or lack thereof
  • Haku, Zabuza, and the Land of Waves arc
  • Might Guy and Rock Lee’s hair
  • Jiraiya as Diet Mineta
  • Weird, wild, and wonderful frogs and slugs
  • Whether or not Naruto passes the Bechdel Test, and if so, with what score

Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast and this episode includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Plot-wise we don’t dive too deeply into much after the Pain arc, but we still spoil the hell out of early-to-mid Naruto.

You can get a downloadable version of the episode here.