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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!

Note: Has been nominated for the 19th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and won the "Rookie of the Year" award in the media fine arts category by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2015.


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Status in Country of Origin
72 Volumes (Complete)

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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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Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (4894 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.79 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 9th 2016, 6:26am PST

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Akamaru Jump (Oneshot Pilot)
Shuukan Shounen Jump (Shueisha)

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Viz (72 Volumes - Complete)

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Good but losing focus towards the end   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by wansmor
March 7th, 2016, 3:56am
I won't deny there are goodness in Naruto, but I won't put it up as the best manga ever written.

Naruto started strong because of the smartly depicted ninja fights and well designed characters. It remained good throughout the early phase, Naruto gradually got stronger while learning the source of his power and fighting stronger opponents. It was good, until suddenly things that are not ninja-like starts to appear. Well I can't really describe it even if I want to since I had practically just read it out of habit by that time.

The only thing that saves Naruto for me was the ending time. Mishima has made good decision by stopping it where it ends, even though it has already been dragged on by the time he did. Although I have no say about how it ends, I highly appreciate the series early on, the stories was great until the fights against Akatsuki ends.

I give it an 8, for its early chapters brilliance.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kitt33
February 3rd, 2016, 12:09am
So I first want to state that the anime was the whole reason I started liking anime to begin with, back when the very first episode came out on toonami. I own a lot to this show even though I almost dropped it 3 times due to how slow the story progressed and how long some back stories were. Each time I took a break from it to let story advance more the more I realized just how amazing this story is. I would recommend this to anyone, this was one of and probably will still be one of the greatest manga of its time and im sad to see it go. The ending for once isn't rushed and it very smooth which is very nice to see. I've been with Naruto for about 10 years now, I think probably longer, and I truly love this series

... Last updated on February 3rd, 2016, 12:13am
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Finally Growing Up   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LilDarkAngelGurl
November 13th, 2015, 6:25pm
This manga/anime has been apart of my life for a long time. When I was younger, I dreamed to become like the characters in Naruto. I was always moved by how the characters showed their determination and strength and I wanted to become like them. When reading this manga, you become attach to characters despite only seeing them a few times, you become en-wrapped by their personality and their stories. There were times where I was so into the manga that I cried or laughed out loud. I am truly amazed at how much detail and effort went into the creation of this manga. I am sort of sad to see that this manga has come to end. It played a big role in my life from a young age to present. I am truly glad I was able to "meet" Naruto and the others while reading.
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Rating: N/A
by hangluu
September 5th, 2015, 12:18am
I don't really like sakura. I got it, she is a medic, so her job is too heal, but if you actually look at it, she has been useless since the beginning! I really wish the mangaka would developed her a little bit more and make her do some shit instead of just punching the ground with her strength and heal ppl. And all over the Sakura × Naruto fan art is Arghhhh.. they are everywhere within in the scanlation... and Sasuke... ehh.. i dont feel much for his character anymore.. like after all the drama and shit (especially after his brother), i realize he is just a brat, and really annoying yet power brat. The fillers sre annoying as hell. Anyway, i did really enjoy the manga/anime, and although 2/3 of the main casts are annoying as fuck, i still really like this manga.. i did like the character growth of Naruto (but if you think about it, he hasnt actually gain anything personality wise.. just actual power.. which i likeee)..
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good shounen   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kreatur
June 28th, 2015, 8:35am
I've read this manga in under a week and people that say it gets worse near the ending are right.
The akatsuki arc is still good but problems start with Sasuke's decision
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to ignore every sacrifice his brother made, by intending to destroy the village and everyone in it.
. That was just not a smart move from the author, but the way he was dragging the story it was expected. They wanted to continue the conflict between Naruto and Sasuke, a pointless effort. That was the turning point for this manga, as things started going down from there.

There are over 200 chapters spanning the final fight, it's ridiculous. But i have to give it to this manga for managing to draw in every character from the world's Genesis and give it screen time. It was just overdone, leading to a lot of boring fights where you didn't care for the outcome. Because people can't die in this manga. The only serious death was
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, it had impact simply because everyone expected him to come back to life like everyone else.

Well, i wanted to give this an 8 till I read that terrible ending spanning 200 chapters, now I have to settle for 6 or 7. It's still one of the greatest shounen manga for the intricate story and impressive length.
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Overall Very Good   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Re:Netero
April 27th, 2015, 11:35pm
I feel that although it is very easy to look at the not-so-good parts of Naruto, especially near and even at the end of the series, the majority of the series was actually very good! Overall I would give it an 8/10. However, I almost gave it a 6 or 7/10 with the reason being that I felt that especially near the end, it kept dragging and really . . . it should have ended a lot earlier than it did. However, when I look back over the series, I'm reminded of how much I enjoyed it, and really--there were so, so many parts that I loved very, very much that in retrospect, it would be a shame to judge a series such as this based only on 1/10 or so of it that I did not enjoy.
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Great Start...Meh conclusion   
Rating: N/A
by Kiirwa
April 8th, 2015, 6:46am
Naruto was all kinds of awesome in Part 1, it was just brilliant (the only minus was Sakura's grating character) but otherwise a 9/10. The villains were so cool, all ninjutsu awesome stuff, strategies!!!, and the theme of HARDWORK, it was just so exciting.

The beginning of Part2 was also really great, I grew to like Sakura, she had become everything I wanted her as a heroine to be, Sasuke was still a d-bag but a smart one and Naruto grew a bit mature, the other rookies were looking really promising too...

Then it went downhill..Everything that was good about Naruto was just taken away/contradicted, the important characters became irrelevant, all the interesting plots destroyed, many new unnecessary characters came out of nowhere, character development went to crap, plot-holes galore, and they all forgot they are ninjas, it was just a train-wreck! Absolute disaster.

Even through that mess and unused potential it still has part of my heart, it was one of the first few shonen mangas that got me interested in the whole Shonen Genre.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lorie
March 2nd, 2015, 3:44pm
No doubt, I am grateful to be a part of the Naruto generation. This manga is easily going to go down as a legend and for good reason. One drawback: judging by the comments, it seems I am not the only one who felt the last 100 or so chapters to be completely out of the authors hands. I get the feeling that, had Kishimoto had his way, there would have been a lot more character deaths and no Edo Tensei (a glaring example would be Itachi who retained the impact of his character in death more so than in Edo Tensei).
Nevertheless, there is a very good reason why Naruto is one of the greats. Despite the ending, I feel the richness of the Naruto world, and the maturation of the themes/stories as the readers themselves mature. It will be missed
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Sloooowly went downhill   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by gunnersgirl
February 10th, 2015, 10:09pm
Part one was great, and so was the beginning of part two, but the ending was pretty awful. Everything felt rushed, new characters were pulled out of nowhere and made relevant while others took a backseat for some reason. Character development went out the window at the end too, so disappointing. It almost seemed as though the author had too many ideas or tried to cater to too many viewpoints rather than focus on his own, and ultimately lost control of the story. Naruto was the series that got me into reading manga and that I stuck with, and so I'm pretty sad that it ended like this. That being said, the series (mostly part one) will always have a special place in my heart.
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goodbye, childhood   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by shiro_13
January 17th, 2015, 12:44pm
It was good at first; hell - it would not garner it's fame today if it was not unique. I've been following the manga and anime since elementary, and was able to get hooked with anime ever since.
Like many fans, i've also thought that there was a sasuke x naruto thing going on (lol), and it was kind of fanservice that they both end up with sakura and hinata, which was predictable. It was not perfect, and had so many flaws in the end, but i would not be here without Naruto, so it's all thanks to him smile
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