This thread brings back fond memories of when I used to watch Naruto. Back when the opening theme was "I wanna rocks" or something. Thats was truly a GAR opening theme. It was almost like a montage to me...just like Eye of the Tiger or that other Rocky montage that says "Getting strong now" continuously. I truly thank Naruto for having such an invigorating opening theme that gave me that extra push I needed to get up at 4:30 every morning, drink my raw eggs, and do one handed pinky push-ups under a waterfall.
Too bad it never lived up to the potential that that opening theme gave it. Instead it just became a wimpy, sniveling mess of a show far inferior to its predecessors of the shonen genre.