Do Naruto ninjas use genjutsus recreationally?

#1


With all the stress from the ninja wars, somebody's gotta be having a good time, right? Probably Shikamaru - always bored and no motivation. I didn't notice this until a second watch but this society is pretty much founded on mind-altering experiences.

Everyone abuses ninja meth, which keeps you up for three days and makes you ready to die. Kiba gives it to his dog and nobody finds that weird. Naruto makes shadow clones of himself, each with unique consciousness but don't know if they're the original and only live for a few seconds - played for laughs instead of giving him existential crisis.
 
#8
Naruto's world is woefully underdeveloped, which is a shame because the foundations of it are really, really solid.

Which reminds me that I should probably continue my reread of it...
 
#12
I know there was that one episode where they went into town to do gambling or something and there was a "no jutsu" sign outside, and Naruto hung out with his shadow clones just to see how long he could keep them active
 
#17
I just want to say I have been rewatching Naruto for the last few months (I stopped after Pain a few years ago, cause I can't handle the week-waiting, and I'm almost there again) and I forgot how ridiculous entertaining this show can be, especially those good episodes.

There are quite a fun concepts here, many shamefully underdeveloped or underused.
 

Anoregon

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#19
You ever think about how much weird magical fucking must be going on at Hogwarts? You got a bunch of hormonal teens living in the same building that know how to make things appear out of thin air and change their own bodies and shit.
 
#32


With all the stress from the ninja wars, somebody's gotta be having a good time, right? Probably Shikamaru - always bored and no motivation. I didn't notice this until a second watch but this society is pretty much founded on mind-altering experiences.

Everyone abuses ninja meth, which keeps you up for three days and makes you ready to die. Kiba gives it to his dog and nobody finds that weird. Naruto makes shadow clones of himself, each with unique consciousness but don't know if they're the original and only live for a few seconds - played for laughs instead of giving him existential crisis.
What strain of weed are you smoking?
 

Trojita

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#33
You ever think about how much weird magical fucking must be going on at Hogwarts? You got a bunch of hormonal teens living in the same building that know how to make things appear out of thin air and change their own bodies and shit.
Any degree of magic that complex if it existed seemed out of grasp for students to master or know. There's basically that potion that let's you look like someone else with a hair strand and some people that mastered how to transform into animals. The bigger issue at Hogwarts and Wizarding Society in general is their "Love" Rape Potions.
 

Crossing Eden

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#37
I refuse to believe that Naruto didn't use his girl shadow clones in shameful ways.
Can we take a second to acknowledge two things?
A)This dude taught an even younger child to do this:

and

B)KAKASHI WAS NEAR CONSTANTLY READING PORN:



My dude never stopped. :| The implications of what's possible in this universe are a bit fucked up.
 
#39
Any degree of magic that complex if it existed seemed out of grasp for students to master or know. There's basically that potion that let's you look like someone else with a hair strand and some people that mastered how to transform into animals. The bigger issue at Hogwarts and Wizarding Society in general is their "Love" Rape Potions.
Love potions get a bad rap. We need more fiction about the good that they could do. Aids for couples' counselors, that sort of thing. Being unable to choose whom you love is kind of horrible if you think about it.
 
#40
I just want to say I have been rewatching Naruto for the last few months (I stopped after Pain a few years ago, cause I can't handle the week-waiting, and I'm almost there again) and I forgot how ridiculous entertaining this show can be, especially those good episodes.

There are quite a fun concepts here, many shamefully underdeveloped or underused.
I love Naruto in general so I'm biased, but a lot of the earlier episodes are awesome.

So would people here fuck a hot opposite gender version of themselves?

Because that's what I'm getting from many posts.
Well it doesn't have to look like you.

You could make a clone that looks like your favorite actress.

Although it would be weird to suddenly get memories of literally screwing yourself, when the clone disappears.
 

Crossing Eden

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#41
Love potions get a bad rap. We need more fiction about the good that they could do. Aids for couples' counselors, that sort of thing. Being unable to choose whom you love is kind of horrible if you think about it.
Love potions literally led to Voldemort:

Merope Gaunt made efforts to get as close to Tom as she could, peering at him through the windows and bushes at every opportunity. Morfin noticed his sister's affection for Tom, and hexed him as he rode by, covering him in hives. This breach of wizarding law, and the ensuing violent struggle with Ministry of Magic officials, led to Marvolo and Morfin being imprisoned in Azkaban. As surmised by Dumbledore, once Merope was alone and no longer dominated by her father, she could make her move for Tom. She offered Tom a drink laced with a love potion as he rode by one day without his attractive companion, Cecilia. He became infatuated with Merope and they eloped. Within three months of the marriage, Merope became pregnant. Merope decided to stop giving Tom the love potion, having come to the belief such enchantment of a man was tantamount to slavery. She also revealed her witch status to Tom, believing either that he had fallen in love with her on his own or he would at least stay for their unborn child. She was wrong, and Tom quickly left his pregnant wife and went home to his parents, claiming to have been "hoodwinked" and tricked into marrying Merope
They deserve that bad rep.
 

HStallion

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#42
For all the huge world threatening events and stuff, we never really learn much about the world of Naruto outside of the ninja villages and some other places. Its one of the things that kind of annoyed me about the series as it never once really seemed like a real world that had things going on besides crazy ninja magic bull shit.
 

Anoregon

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#46
Any degree of magic that complex if it existed seemed out of grasp for students to master or know. There's basically that potion that let's you look like someone else with a hair strand and some people that mastered how to transform into animals. The bigger issue at Hogwarts and Wizarding Society in general is their "Love" Rape Potions.
On the other hand, simple bodily repair spells seem easy, example being Luna easily fixing Harry's broken nose in the beginning of HBP. I would imagine any relatively minor, temporary body modification is probably within the realm of upperclassmen. And that sort of thing has immediate implications for sexual shenanigans.
 
#48
For all the huge world threatening events and stuff, we never really learn much about the world of Naruto outside of the ninja villages and some other places. Its one of the things that kind of annoyed me about the series as it never once really seemed like a real world that had things going on besides crazy ninja magic bull shit.
I think in the first 15 episodes or so, they do the most for that. They travel outside the village and visit a place that doesn't have a ninja village or anything. You get a little bit more after that, but they spend a lot of time in the village. Don't really get to see much.
Kind of frustrating because it feels like the series spends a lot of time telling you that there's all of this stuff out there, but they don't really delve into it.
 
#49
You could tell the exact moment Kishi stopped caring:

This actually worked.
I don't know, it was kind of funny in an absurd way, due to how deep the series had fallen with the boring war arc. So having this happen right in the climax of it was weird. It was also one of the rare points in the manga where they went for objectifying men, which is already super rare in any manga.