Episode 6 – Gaara of the Emotionally Devastating Character Arc

We’re back back back back back again with our second Naruto episode! We pick back up where we left off in the Chunin exam and deep dive into our feelings, featuring our queerpinions on:

  • Temari, Kankuro, Shikamaru, and the Third Hokage
  • Gaara, Gaara, and more Gaara
  • The OG stunt queen Orochimaru
  • Shukaku’s design
  • The Sasuke vs. Gaara duel
  • Beautiful parallels in composition and characters
  • An intense, edgy narrative that actually works
  • More Gaara

The downloadable version of this episode is here!

Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Spoiler-wise we cover up through the end of the Chunin exam arc and the Naruto/Gaara battle. More or less, we discuss everything prior to the Tsunade retrieval arc.