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Naruto  
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Description
Twelve years ago, the powerful Nine-Tailed Demon Fox attacked the ninja village of Konohagakure. The demon was quickly defeated and sealed into the infant Naruto Uzumaki, by the Fourth Hokage who sacrificed his life to protect the village. Now Naruto is the number one knucklehead ninja who's determined to become the next Hokage and gain recognition by everyone who ever doubted him!

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Associated Names
Наруто
火影忍者
NARUTO―ナルト―

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Status in Country of Origin
69 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (Naruto) // Vol 27, Chap 245 (Naruto Shippuden)
Ends at Vol 27, Chap 238 (Naruto) // Ongoing (Naruto Shippuden)

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Naruto by shounen_lover

Forum
509 topics, 13637 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (4354 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.89 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 16th 2014, 11:23pm PST

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Year
1999

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Serialized In (magazine)
Akamaru Jump (Oneshot Pilot)
Shuukan Shounen Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
JManga (Chapter 1 Preview - Defunct)
Viz (66 Volumes, 8 Omnibuses - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #21 increased(+4)
Monthly Pos #17 decreased(-2)
3 Month Pos #10 decreased(-5)
6 Month Pos #8 increased(+1)

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On 15213 reading lists
On 391 wish lists
On 639 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
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was naruto being conditioned by the third hokage to be loyal to konoha 83 days, 21 hours, 37 minutes ago

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I waste my time...   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by ALT+CTL
May 15th, 2014, 3:31am
I dropped this series about one year ago because shallow storyline, many of us was kid when naruto published but now this manga turn to stupid scenario. about 3 ~ 4 days ago one of my friends asked me about new chapters (->674) and I'm still have same point of view about this series.

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I expected that naruto should be killed in battle in return to become a legend hero but editors dont want that (i think) so they will have rough battle against madara to process the stupid story and in the end i think both of them become legend or sasuke will hold title of hokage. If i remember that correctly in chapter 525 or 526 feudal lords should be taken as hostage but after 145+ chapter so far nothing happened


In tactical strategy matter, editors of naruto series doesn't know anything at all.

Of course I learned humanity from this manga but its not enough.
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Flaws are negligible   
Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
by TrackKing
April 23rd, 2014, 9:05pm
Naruto is a story about a Ninja who lives in a world full of Ninja's. Twist.... Nobodies a Ninja. If your looking for a story full of accuracy, then you will hate Naruto. These Ninja are blowing up mountains and are not stealthy in the slightest. But if your looking for action, comedy and a little drama mixed in, then you'll love Naruto.

It is not without it's faults however. One of the main Characters is just a complete ass wipe most of the series and if your not in love with him, you'll hate every scene with him in it.

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Sasuke is so hung up on vengeance that it becomes tedious and becomes his only character quality. He is unnecessarily evil and the only way I could like him is if he was actually funny once in a while. But they do clear that up pretty well with the "Curse of Hatred" deal.


Another bad aspect in the series is the main Heroine. We all love Tsunaderes. There so fun and we generally root for them. In this case however, she is one of the most despised Characters in the Manga.

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Sakura is a badly put together Tsunadere. Generally a Tsunadere has a deep affection for the main hero, but tries to hide it by beating up the main character, making it harder for the Tsunadere to be liked by the main character. They generally come off as misunderstood and shy, but agressive out of fear. Sakura is not this.... She has little to no attraction to the main character and says some pretty messed up things that change her from Tsunadere to complete assholery. One of the first episodes she's in, she litterally makes an attempt to commit suicide to the fanbase by literally talking behind Naruto's back and talking about his lack of parents, implying that having no parents and growing up an orphan makes you a bad person. Now I can understand that she needed character development and to mature, but she still remains an overtly aggressive person who some of the people who work with Kishimoto believe that another female who goes by the name Hinata Hyuga would make a better heroin because she actually acts like a real human being and has a back story.


Now that I'm done with my ranting over important characters, lets get to the positives. Naruto is filled with A LOT of Japanese Folk Lore and influences Techniques, character design and personality throughout the series. In some cases they reference real life Ninja to better flesh out the Narutoverse. If it weren't for the incredible amount of power all these people possessed, then I would truly believe that this world could be real because of its realism. It's got everything down to diplomacy correct.

The themes that seem to be constantly recurring are few but easily relatable. The first is to never give up. Sounds simple because it is. The Main Character never gives up, ever. And in some cases you can really see he's tested on his decision to never give up. A second theme to occur, while not subtle, is incredibly strong and really hits home for me. The bonds you share with others, makes you a stronger person then if you where to have no ties whatsoever. In a world where everyone kills everyone else and you can't trust people half the time because, well, their Ninja; it's incredibly effective to use this because of how hard it is for bonds to form and to flourish. And when these bonds are taken away by someone else, the results are catastrophic. The third is a little more subtle. History never really changes. There will always be a hero and there will always be a villain. Even the strongest generations follow this guideline. The last one is my favorite. The bad guys aren't really bad guys. This is the same for how it is in real life. Evil is paved in good intentions is the term that fits best.

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Orochimaru is the only exception. He's a grade A asshole and all his motives are greedy. Even when he becomes a good guy, we all know he's doing this for the worst of reasons.


All in all, this is my favorite anime, even with all the flaws. I'm addicted and follow every new chapter diligently. The fights are just like any other fight for an action manga, but I feel like the characters and their circumstances are somewhat unique and there is no one perfect character. Most people in the manga are really relatable and when they feel something, you sorta feel it too. The themes aren't just being shoved down your throat like your some kind of uneducated behemoth, but it's a story which I can appreciate. I would recommend this to just about anyone. Unless you can't stand filler, then I wouldn't recommend a lot of Anime and Manga I like....
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why why why   
Rating: 7.4 / 10.0
by moonmystery
March 20th, 2014, 5:18pm
I loved Naruto ever since I was a kid.... I had been following it since 2nd grade... and then the latest arc happened.

For 100+ chapters, the author dwelled on the same material.. Sure, I was glad to see sasuke and itachi again... but the madara wanting to rule the world because of the past just got too tiring...Seriously, that's pretty cliche. But that's not the problem. The problem is that, to drag the ending manga on and on, the author spent 2 years on the same arc!

What the heck is that?
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Good but getting boring   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by butako chan
February 26th, 2014, 10:43pm
It started off really interesting. The world is immersive and interesting. The characters were also alive and have back stories. As soon as the 4th ninja war arc started, the weakness of Kishimoto Masashi started showing. The story began to drag on and on. There were sooo many asspulls and random character deaths that I have become numb to it. (spoiler* I mean C'MON, a bunch of dead people come back.) Therefore while it started off well, I think the manga has dragged on for too long. It might have been great if it ended at the Pain arc.

... Last updated on February 26th, 2014, 10:44pm
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"Won't end" Done Wrong   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by liquidsin
February 6th, 2014, 6:15am
I'm all right with Naruto not ending; if that's the case though, don't make it endlessly seem like it will. Explore other ninja villages, create new scenarios in which Naruto could develop, or anything really for that matter. Instead we have a 100+ chapter boss fight that felt old in the first 15.

... Last updated on February 6th, 2014, 6:16am
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awesome   
Rating: N/A
by rainerflame
September 2nd, 2013, 12:58am
I always thought that to create some awesome everlasting stories you must have lot of interesting character, history of the realm, some catchy identification of the realm itself and much more. this series simply have that element.
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Pretty Great Manga   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by FYforever
May 15th, 2013, 5:14pm
I still consider Naruto to be one of the top mangas out there. It has a very interesting premise for story: the concept of a ninja world is pretty unique, mixed in the tailed beasts. Everyone's powers are all unique with the different clans and their respective bloodline powers. You can definitely tell the author gave a lot of thought to building the ninja world.

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However, the pacing of the story is super slow. When is Naruto ever going to become hokage ??? For chapters on end Naruto only had one ultimate move: his rasengan, before moving onto becoming a sage, then his ultimate move is still...rasengan but in sage mode. Not to mention, I'm super sick and tired of Sasuke. He's probably the most emo manga character out there and Naruto's brotherly love with him is pretty pathetic. I think the author made him turn evil just for the sake of having a rival for Naruto, but his reasons for turning against the Leaf just doesn't make any sense at all. Same with Madara's reason for turning evil. Some stuff in this manga just don't make any sense. Anyway, I dropped Naruto in the middle of the ninja war b/c it got draggy and boring, but I might pick it up again as the latest chapters are getting more and more intense.

All in all, a very solid manga and I highly recommend it.

... Last updated on May 16th, 2013, 2:00pm
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Meh.   
Rating: N/A
by lightningstorm
April 26th, 2013, 2:53pm
I've not read the manga, but I started watching the anime. I'm up to episode seventy or thereabouts. Anyway, I think the story would be better if all three characters - Sasuke, Sakura, and Naruto - were main characters. That way the mangaka wouldn't have to make Naruto eventually be the best, the characters could stay in their roles.
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Still a great manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shoufuu
March 16th, 2013, 4:05pm
No matter the flaws, this manga is overall very amazing. You can't find a series like this often, with a world with such depth and characters that you really grow to love. Recommended for all. smile
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It can be a masterpiece   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by lolnameless
January 22nd, 2013, 12:49am
The general criticism isn't too wrong.
Apart from the great art,design and worldwide, there are too many regular flashbacks and bad shounen elements in this manga.
Imo, it is untrue before the ninja war arc, i love this manga for at least 450+ chapters.
The war arc shows its flaw quite efficiently, it keeps getting dead people back, who have little background, in fact, we simply care less about these characters than many others.
It also makes the enemies real enemies, say, the dead people themselves have little point to live anyway, it also makes the war a very legitimate war.
Imo, it is kind of boring. Nonetheless, it is a great chance to briefly give more cast to other characters, which is one thing i hoped to see.
Unfortunately, It doesn't seem to maintain its quality, the visual quality is great as always but the fight is horrible. It wishes to show more diversity on jutsu but lost track on the fundamental nature of ninjas.

In the old days, the first serious fight is Kakashi vs Zabuza, Kakashi is very ninja,a tactician.
Zabuza is the first who really makes use of the unrealistic jutsu element in a fight. However, it is a great feature in this manga, the use of it still involves lots of tactics,decision making and such. It adds complexity and diversity. It also makes the world looks more uncertain.
The style is there for at least, roughly, 450 chapters. The fights involves Sasuke is particularly great. This good element seems to be lost when the war expands to the "kage level", it talks more about certain jutsus than actual fight, some particular jutsu kicks everyone ass.
Madara and most dead kages have this properties. In the war arc, it is mostly about great jutsu, then some talk, then counter the great justu with some other great jutsu. It doesn't feel too solid as a fight. It also talks more about philosophy but doesn't apply such philosophy in a fight too well.

The war arc is not entirely bad, the plot involves Sasuke is great. The Naruto side of plot is particularly unfunny and regular. I think Kishi is a genius, if they aren't so pushed to release that frequently i think they can make much better plot and character design on the Naruto side.

... Last updated on January 22nd, 2013, 1:05am
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