My officemate's slogan. Nevermind the first two words of the title. But Naruto? I'm wondering how Naruto manga has built such a very large and diverse reading base? I understand that among these are the otakus (i.e. die-hard fans), anime/manga fans, and those who watch anime and read manga (note that I separate this from the anime fan category). The people I work with for example can hardly be called "anime fans". They're just people who read and watch a few select title of comics and anime. Fluffy, on the other hand, watches everything and I rave and rant about the titles and characters I have read/seen.
I remember the college peeps who download Naruto episodes in Cervini/Eliazo and learn to memorize the hand signals of the different character's jutsu. I wanted to explode for being overloaded with otakuness whenever people start doing things like that. And yesterday, the occupant next to me was surfing a Naruto site and looking at the jutsu's hand signals... I'm dying.
Okay, that's exaggerated. (Hey everyone does when they're talking about fandom.)
Seriously, the people here are getting addicted to Naruto each passing day. I remember them bashing Shonen Jump and Kishimoto for the 2-week publishing hiatus implemented last month.