How the HELL is it pretentious? It's got two metaphors that are used strictly in-context without any overarching phylosophical views, one of which (Thinking outside the box) later on takes form literally making it blatant a shell. Other than that, it's the introductory chapter of a novel.
gb2/watching naruto. It doesn't take something to be mindless action and explosions for a whole hour with characters on the sideline explaining what goes on for something to still be quite straightforward.