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About Menma Uzumaki from Road to Ninja

Discussion in 'New Leaf' started by Sword Sage, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. Sword Sage Swordsman in Training

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    Do you think Menma Uzumaki is considered to be popular as Broly despite being a non canon or movie character?

    I know RTN Hinata was hugely popular character.

    It can't be denied that Menma is a powerful character and the fight scenes in Road to Ninja were pretty cool.
     
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    Probably not because Broly is constantly revived in movies, and got copied in Super with Kelfa.

    Not to mention Broly got a new movie about him.

    I'm pretty sure no one actually has thought about Menma in years, mainly due to the lack of content.
     
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    Pass whatever you're smoking down this way please.
     
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    Actually Menma reappeared in the filler arc of where Tenten is in like Road to Ninja world, though different but still Menma character.
     
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    Kefla isn't a copy of Broly, Kale is.
     
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    Oh yeah my mistake.

    Interesting. I forgot about that weird filler episode :lmao

    Yeah if Menma was more prominent and more of a villainous character than a manumitted one, I think he could of been popular to use aside of RtN
     
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    I think he could have been a lot more popular. But at that point Kishimoto was fixated on steering the series to a finish with "cannon" material he already developed.

    As time passes sadly, I agree with Indra. Will likely be forgotten when people think back to the series.
     
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    Broly might be more probably more popular than the naruto series itself and after the new movie coming.... Lol
     
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    I don’t think anybody cares about that terrible movie
     
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    None of the non-canon movie villains are close to Broly.
    Hell, none of the canon movie villains are actually close to him in popularity.
     
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    Maybe he is popular in Japan we just couldn’t see it the way we do. And Toneri made his return in Boruto tv series.
     
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    No. Shit villains from naruto movies will never be as iconic or memorable as shit villains from db movies, so again no, he's just like all the naruto movie villains, he's bland, forgettable and most of all he's emo trash like madara and shitbito
     
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    Broly is more popular then Naruto franchise itself.
     
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    Broly was a villain in the one big worldwide most popular anime, in a time when there was less competition and less other anime to watch, never mind big anime movies in theatre. He's also had years of hype and revivals and fans talking about him.

    Even I know who he is and I've never seen a dragon ball movie in my life.

    Menma was an alright villain in a long line of alright villains in fairly mediocre movies. I saw that movie, and I keep forgetting his name or motivation or powers.

    The strength of that movie was Naruto and Sakura's dialogue scenes and friendship, in my opinion. Not the fight scenes or the excuse for a plot that doesn't fit the series.

    Some of the Naruto movies had memorable bad guys, but usually the villains are not the focus in these movies. The movies tend to focus on stuff like Naruto bonding with his dad or his friends or whatever the filler kid/girlfriend of the week is
     
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    The only Critisism Broly had was his personality in general that his poor excuse for going like into a killing monster was baby gokus scream that drove him like nuts and not personality in general.

    That’s when Broly return with better background and personality regained hyped.

    Sometimes I wished the Movie girls were not even needed since Naruto real love interest that fans knew about he was gonna end up with Hinata though some denied because the thought of her being a mere background character.

    Kishimoto should be criticized for his poor writing on focusing on Uchiha drama rather than writing about Naruto Uzumaki.
     
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    Naruto is a series which suffers identity crisis.
     
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    Broly is way more popular than not!Naruto obviously :catdude
     
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    Road to Ninja was boring as hell but I personally liked Menma. They really have no reason to bring him back though.
     
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    If Super couldn't taint Dragonball for the sheep nothing will.

    So yeah Broly will just be more popular by default.

    As for me anything newer than Z with the Dragonball name attached to it makes me sick
     
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    Super > Pretty much life itself
     
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    Good god I pity the life of bannanas.
     
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    Yeah pretty much this. You said everything I wanted to say in the first reply to this topic.

    Broly is pretty unique as far as spinn off villains go and he's the star of the Dragonball extended universe. Even if Menma would be really popular he would just be that, a popular movie villain rather than the breakout character that is Broly.
     
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