okay, finished all of the available naruto episodes and i was surprised. i'll have to say that the whole tourney thing was no different than any other episode of dragonball z or yu yu hakusho but the pacing was better after episode 45 and some of the action scenes are beautifully animated. the movie-like quality is amazing. it's definitely a big budget tv series. it seems like they made up for the long overdrawn crap that was evident in the first 30 episodes.