Naruto SD: Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden


Naruto Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals

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Japanese: ナルトSD ロック・リーの青春フルパワー忍伝
English: Naruto Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals
Spanish: Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden
French: Naruto Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals
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Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2012 to Mar 26, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:00 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Shueisha
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy
Theme: ParodyParody
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.171 (scored by 4964349,643 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #38072
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2094
Members: 98,944
Favorites: 295

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Synopsis

The competitive shinobi world has proven to be challenging for Rock Lee, who lacks the typically required abilities. To compensate for this handicap, the young ninja tenaciously endures severe training to hone his hand-to-hand combat skills. Whenever necessary, he also resorts to creative fighting techniques. With the constant support of his teammates Neji Hyuuga and Tenten, Lee readily embraces daring adventures as opportunities to advance on his path toward excellence.

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Background

Naruto SD: Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden is a Naruto: Shippuuden non-canon spin-off. Unlike the original series, it is the work of a different author and presents distinctive elements: another main character, a super-deformed art style, a narrator, and topics or statements that can be difficult to understand even for adults.

The first DVD was released on July 18, 2012. Starting October 1, 2013, the anime was re-broadcasted as a selection of episodes from the initial series under the title Naruto SD: Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden Mou Iccho. It is also considered that Rock Lee Ocharake Gaiden—a separate feature shown in five installments as a bonus of Naruto Shippuuden—is essentially Naruto SD: Rock Lee no Seishun Full Power Ninden's predecessor.

As of March 2015, both dubbed and subtitled English versions have been made available for online streaming in the United States through Hulu and Neon Alley.

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Shiraishi, Makoto
Producer
Kyoutani, Tomomi
Assistant Producer
Watanabe, Masaharu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Murata, Masahiko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


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1: "Give Lee Give Lee Rock Lee" by ANIMETAL USA and Kageyama Hironobu (eps 1-26)
2: "Love Song (ラブソング)" by OKAMOTO'S (eps 27-51)




Reviews

Jan 2, 2022
If you don't expect the funniest jokes of the century and can live with the same basic story over and over again (a (stupidified) Orochimaru tries to destroy Konoha, just to be stopped by Lee, Tenten and Neji - and also "guest-stars" from all of Naruto Shippuden), it's pretty enjoyable:

Similiar to "Family Guy", there are a lot of cutaways (Rock Lee's non-chakra version of genjutsus) which present the characters in recurring roles (e.g. Neji being shown as a school-girl or as his alter ego "Nejiko") that deviate a lot from their usual personalities.

Just be warned: The 2nd season's opening song is one of the worst ...
Jan 21, 2021
BEST SHOW ♡♡♡ for Rock Lee fans

Super hilarious, with lots of inside jokes and cool imitation and references. Rock Lee is super adorable, but not as funny as Orochimaru in the show, who is constantly thinking of stupid ways to "destroy" Konoha. I love this show so much, every episode every line is amazing, no stupid recap or filler like the original Naruto show (sorry not sorry!). I always can't stop giggling watching this.

The reason why I also appreciate it is because they give characters that are considered side-characters (anyone who isn't Naruto or Sasuke) plenty of screentime, so we get to learn more about ...
Dec 12, 2020
Mixed Feelings
It was quite okay for random watching but seeing entire thing wasn't really interesting.

The show was more like a bunch of random episodes without any connection whatsoever. Most of the time you can see Orochimaru doing pretty stupid things or just Lee making skits in some kind of situation while completely missing out the point. I guess the best part was a fight in the last episode, despite still not showing that happens to Sasuke in the end.

I know that it was supposed to be a comedy but it didn't made me laugh even once.
Overall, it's worth 4 between 5.

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