Gambus Kahn Writes: My first exposure to the world of Naruto was in a video game store, strangely enough. I remember seeing all of these teenage boys sporting head bands with the emblem of a leaf right on their forehead. Later, I would see all kinds of Naruto products in the form or import Gamecube games, manga, and even an anime series. At first, even I was swept up by the Naruto manga and had even purchased some of the books and anime. However, after Naruto became the butt of anime jokes, due to the tragic localization of the anime, it was time to bail out.