[quote="DihydrogenOxide, post:8, topic:190786"]
From what I recall, the anime did not show too much inappropriate behavior.
There is some inappropriate subject matter shown. There is a decent amount of foul language for a show aimed primarily at early teens and younger. It is done for older groups as well, but it's major fan base is the younger age group.
The anime that has been dubbed in English is fairly mild. If you watch the more understandable, and less choppy original japanese language version you'd hear a little more of the swearing.
Alternatively, the manga is a little less monotonous...with far fewer random recaps.
The "perverted hermit" was Naruto's "trainer" in the story. He is a high level fighter, but he is a drunkard and a man who watches every woman that passes. There is a part of the story where he is in a bar, drunk, with several women sitting with him. He is also a bit of a "peeping Tom" on various random women throughout the story.
He decides to help Naruto only after Naruto catches his attention after Naruto successfully temporarily transforms himself to look like a nude blonde (yeah, it's weird).
It won't show the blonde as nude, but it shows "clouds" around Naruto.
Other than that, there is very little to worry about in terms of moral issues. It's a pretty cut-and-dry good guy vs bad guy type of action story.
Major objectionable material (as some catholics would describe it) would be:
*]tasteless/ low class bathroom humor
*]inappropriate behavior toward women (excluding sex)
*]"magical jutsu" Buddhist based "magical technique", using specific words used to perform special fighting techniques
*]demonic possession and intended utilization of demonic powers from within Naruto*
**Naruto does not get possessed in order to use the powers of a demon. The townspeople, specifically his father, seal a demon within him to save the town from destruction from it. Naruto takes advantage of its powers for "good", which seems backwards, but it is actually a main premise of the series.
About the above.
*]foul language: doesn't really bother me if used in the right context, sparingly, and to define what kind of character the person speaking is. If used too much, however, it bothers me/annoys me.
*]tasteless/ low class bathroom humor: If used like the above then I'm fine. I may even get a laugh out of it. If used too much, then I get very annoyed by it.
*]inappropriate behavior toward women (excluding sex): This bothers me, even if its used to define a character, but I use my feelings to essentially "dislike" a character.
]"magical jutsu" Buddhist based "magical technique", using specific words used to perform special fighting techniques: I usually look at this as if its a sort of technology or science that is neutral, as Chesterton has said (in one of his literary works). Its really too bad that, in works like *Bleach or Naruto or Dragonball Z, its just used TOO MUCH. What should be a mere skirmish between two people or two scouting parties should not take four or more chapters/episodes to compose.
]demonic possession and intended utilization of demonic powers from within Naruto*: MAJOR red flag, though if it shows the bad end result of using such powers then I'll accept it (like how Naruto's body cells age faster with each use if his Jinkuri(?) ability.
I just thought I would give my two cents. :thumbsup: