Reviews for The Tale of the Utterly Gutsy Shinobi
majorshane chapter 19 . 4/12
Boy this story is good. Like seriously, this is such a good story. I find myself coming back and rereading git every so often. If it ever got deleted I would die. If it ever gets updated I will jizz in my pants.

(Posting review of chapter 19 instead of 20 because I already reviewed chapter 20).
DARB29 chapter 20 . 1/18
I only can say that I really like this crossover. I don't know if you will write again this, but as the saying goes, "it was good while it lasted". I really hope one day you will return and continue the story, until that I wish you the best in your life.
Fan-Of-FictionX01 chapter 20 . 1/9
Oh man, here I am again at the end of another one of my customary re-reads of this fic. Must be a dozen or so times now I think.
I can't quite put the feeling into words, but to me this fic feels like a warm blanket or an old plushie that I can't seem to let go of no matter how many years have gone by. I'm a grown-ass man now with a job, responsibilities, the whole shebang, but I still always find myself coming back to it when I'm feeling a bit down, and it never fails to lift my spirits. Comforting yet entertaining, familiar yet exciting. Even with both original shows done and dusted, I still come back.

I never expected to feel this way with a Fairy Tail crossover because to be honest I'm not a huge fan of the original series. While I appreciate its lightheartedness, it had far too many narrative problems for my liking. And being real here, Naruto is very much the same in that regard, but it was the show that first got me into anime in the first place, so I guess it gets a bit of a free pass...

Anyway, NarutoxFairy Tail is in my opinion one of the most "reasonable" (for lack of a better term) crossover categories. With Naruto being the commercial juggernaut that it is, you end up with quite a few crossovers that merge the two shows about as well as oil and water. Like sure, I love Naruto as much as the next guy, but no amount of AU is going to make the Rasengan he just shoved up Light Yagami's ass seem less ridiculous...
With FT on the other hand, you have 2 fairly comparable magic systems, similar characters and arcs, and near enough overarching themes and messages. Hell, you even have well established dimensional travel in both verses, so even the setup is easy.
The thing is though, when you merge 2 shows that wear the shonen badge with such obnoxious pride, authors often end up creating a fic that reaches Super Shonen God Super Shonen levels of cringe (ironic considering how cringe that "super shonen" joke was), that more often than not just ends up devolving into some weird Naruto/self-insert power fantasy. Honestly, out of the 1,600-odd fics in this section, I've only ever really enjoyed a handful.
And among them is this story.

What impressed me most about it, and why I think it has cemented itself as one of my favourites on this website, is how you were able to retain the levity and hope present in both original shows, but simultaneously gave everything an added layer of depth and drama.
You made Naruto more than just a shonen idiot or an edgy self-insert! You gave Wendy depth in her desire to grow strong and forge familial bonds! The members of Fairy Tail were shaping up into well rounded characters rather than a collection of archetypes! The story was mature without straying too far into the edgy! The grammar didn't make me want to gouge out my own eyeballs with an ice-cream scoop!
Honestly, I could go on and on about everything this story did it right. Hell, even when the story went in directions that I didn't care for, I could tell that there was still care and vision behind it all. Suffice to say, that's not something that can be said about many stories, fan-made or otherwise.

But that's what makes it all the more tragic that this fic is dead. Though considering the fact that both Naruto and FT are finished, and that their successors Boruto and 100 Years Quest are... less than stellar... its unsurprising that there is no longer any motivation to write. So rest assured i didn't post this wall of text in the hopes that the story would magically resurrect, but more so because I wanted to say a massive thank you for writing it in the first place. This was 230K words of pure joy and entertainment. Thank you.
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But hey, if you ever DID come back for one last score, make sure to let me know ;)
Hollow Lives chapter 20 . 10/29/2021
Oh damn this is so good, its like my fourth or fifth time reading this and I still find it engaging and a great read.
Seeing as its been quite some years Im guessing you no longer have the motivation for it, which while disappointing, is common...
Just know that if you ever get the buzz for the story or a story remake you will definitely have me reading it.

Many thanks for your work (like 6 years ago now but still :)
maxperseus130 chapter 2 . 10/11/2021
Ruto? You shuld have called that poor sucker Sean Bean. His chatracters are the only ones I've ever seen die that quickly.

But seriously, you are an incredible writer. Within a few paragraphs you managed to introduce a new character, make me empathize with him, and had me mourn his death. I was crying for, like, 15 minutes.
maxperseus130 chapter 1 . 10/11/2021
Mr. Hatake... I don't feel so good... *vanish*
Baahubali321 chapter 20 . 9/7/2021
this was a rlly enjoyable fanfic with good pacing, the characters weren't boring, and i liked it a lot. carla and naruto's fights were funny and wendy was also awesome here. good job writing this, definitely wanted more but it is ur choice, this fic is definitely not disappointing and u should b proud of ur work:)
PriestlyBuckFrain chapter 1 . 8/4/2021
Damn. If this continued with the same flow and accuracy in character all the way to Alvarez arc, I can just imagine Naruto is Complete KCM clapping hands with every single mage in the war to boost them and make a sudden turnover in the tide.

That'd be so fucking epic.
oppopopo chapter 20 . 6/27/2021
Just wanted to say I love this story.
Thanks a lot for writing it.
Cheers.
zeen121 chapter 2 . 6/1/2021
Y'know, it's kinda weird that when Naruto was trying to tell Martha that he don't drink she interrupted and got mad at him telling him not to drink before a job, like what?
majorshane chapter 20 . 4/21/2021
I like coming back and rereading this story every so often. It’s so freaking good that it sort of ruins the source material for me lol.
MBS41 chapter 20 . 12/5/2020
It was an amazing story honestly I hope you come back and update it
Tri-Edge chapter 20 . 11/8/2020
Man, this is like the third time I've reread this; I really hope you pick it back up at some point.
The best chapter 20 . 9/20/2020
Hope we meet again. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your story.
Cheers.
Lifelessman chapter 6 . 8/5/2020
Good Work...! 6
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