Hi all, I've been looking for a new show to partake of, and for a long time Naruto has been the buzz word within the anime community. Everyone is constantly raving about how great/awesome/spectacular it is, and how its their "favorite show of all time." So I decided to check out the first couple of episodes in Japanese with English subs. And so I come to you, the die-hard fans, for further convincing. I've only seen the first four episodes, but I haven't really been that impressed. I found some of the humor quite entertaining (when Naruto makes his first replica during his test was hilarious), but much of it grated on my nerves. His seduction technique was funny the first time, but after he used it in each episode, it got kind of old. Honestly, I find Naruto slightly annoying. I also hear how the action sequences are incredible, but I've yet to see anything particularly compelling. Am I missing something? Is there a specific episode/moment where you all fell in love with the series that I haven't reached yet? I hear that there's an awesome bridge fight around episode 9 or 10, so I'll stick with it until then, at least. I guess my question is, if I haven't been convinced after watching 4 episodes, will I ever be convinced? This isn't a Naruto bashing thread or anything. I honestly just need some more convincing to stick with the series. I have a wife with a new baby on the way, and I don't exactly have all the time in the world. I have to pick and choose my series carefully. Thanks for any helpful thoughts you guys have!