So, I watched the naruto episode 166 on a whim because I'd heard it was the one hinata "died" in and I just wanted to see how they treated it. It sort of made me sad, which was pretty good. So I just watched 167 to see if the fight with Pain and Naruto was going to progress in a cool way.
I'm not going to pretend I know anything about anime right now - I don't even know that much about animation - but I don't really expect anything when i watch naruto nowadays. the drawings of faces and bodies are usually pretty terrible and the fights don't always seem to have much zing to them.
And then I fucking saw this.
I know there are arguments for and against this sort of thing, and if I'm honest they're abusing the whole Gurren Lagann things-morphing-at-high-speed-for-not-much-of-a-reason thing to the extent that it started to get a little tiring, but jesus -
I thought it looked both cool and hilariously funny. It dipped in places but the variations on generic-naruto-anime face were really entertaining and refreshing.