It occurs to me that Naruto suffers from the fact that although over the entire series a lot happens, in the average 20 minute episode there is usually 5 minutes of content and 15 minutes of pointless filler (I'm talking about repeating frames of combat, and scenes where not much is happening or previous episodes are recapped)

I was wondering if there was an abridged Naruto effort to cut all this chaff out?

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    You shouldd try the Manga then. With the anime(not just Naruto), you really need to be patient and take in all this with a pinch of salt. – RainMaker Feb 7 '14 at 10:54
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    Even the manga, however, has its share of extended scenes. In recent chapters, we may see 5 pages of bloodstains for one attack. – krikara Feb 7 '14 at 10:57
  • The manga also relies on a lot of back story. – Sp0T Feb 7 '14 at 12:25
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    There are fan-made abridged versions of the series. – кяαzєя Feb 7 '14 at 18:17

There are abridged versions available online though I can't guarantee you their ingenuity. I'd suggest reading the manga and from personal experience I can tell you that I finish at least about 7 chapters (that's like about 10 episodes on an average considering fillers) in the time it takes me to watch one episode.

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