'The Lonely Kid'
I’ve been thinking alot about Naruto lately,
When I was in high school two friends of mine told me about this cool ninja thing and i decided to check it out. I had never read manga before and i didn’t even know what manga was, I don’t think i did the entire time i was reading it.
It was at the time just before it had been optioned for an animated series and before they had even thought of translating it to english, so i was downloading fan translated versions of the manga that different people had put together, sometimes they would rearrange the pages so that the first page was on the left (Japanese literature tends to read right to left) and sometimes they wouldnt, which often led to alot of confusion for me but i stuck with it for a good long time.
It wasnt a manga to me, or something that I’d ‘found first’, it was just this great story about a lonely boy who just wanted people to love him. I think everyone can connect with that on some level.
(included the B&W version cos im not sure which one i like better)