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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 (4815 votes)
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August 4th 2015, 4:46pm PST

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

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Viz (71 Volumes - Ongoing)

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by point64
July 7th, 2010, 2:58pm
I used to really like this but its gotten so unbearable. At the beginning the story had a solid foundation "I'm gonna be a hokage" but about a hundred chapters in a villian pops up, then about another hundred chapters in some traitor pops up, then about another hundred or so chapters a secret organization of superhumans show up (they get pounded by 13 year old kids who look older than me...) and then about another hundred or so chapters in....well thats how far it is. Not worth the time. The manga should have ended 16 volumes and it wouldve been great but new plots kept popping up left and bunnies! Well thats the opinion of an 18 year old but i was really intrested 3 years ago so if your 15 or younger, knock yourself out and try it. What really boils me is that this is intended for younger people yet they try to cram romance into it. Its like its promoting love between 10 year olds.
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like expressing oneself   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by labamon25
June 19th, 2010, 7:50am
i think naruto is just me naruto has change me as person personally in so many ways...i see so many things 2 learn from this thing is naruto's favourite line of never giving up..and his undying spirit of always trying 2 do his best....another thing that is so good about naruto is the me tobi*which is actually madara*is totally awesome and funny..he is a little mysterious though but thats wat keeps the story so interesting...the akatsuki also played an important see kishi put the plot in place so well make me feel so much respect for him...he deffinately to me is the best shonen mangaka that ever existed...he is d reason that i read manga..if i never came across naruto, i dont think i would ever know about the world of anime..and i'm truly grateful that i did..
now dont ever listen to people who say that naruto is boring..they only say that coz they dont understand the depth of this manga...and has yet to understand that to read a great story one needs to think a little outside the needs to put oneself in kishi's shoes and image wat he is trying to convey to his readers...many people say to me that they hate sasuke...but to me i love sasuke...and it is not becoz he is good looking...but how much of depth his has as a me sasuke is a misunderstood character...they dont understand y he is cold and harsh...the only reason he is like that is becoz he lost everything at a age of would u be if u found out that ur intire clan was killed by ur beloved brother..2 him it look like his brother pretended that he loved everyone...he look up at him....*eventhough now we who read naruto know the reason behind his brother's action*...but just so you know sasuke didnt...he was lost,confuse and afraid...the only reason he never told anybody about how he felt was becoz he was afraid 2 be deceived...sasuke might act cool and strong as well as harsh but this is just to cover up how vulnerable he really is inside...he also grew up hating his older brother which itachi asked him 2 do....ofcoz if anyone trys 2 tell him it is wrong 2 do this or do that...he deffinately wouldnt understand instead if someone tried 2 influence him by bringing hatred intoit.. obviously he is going 2 accept with ease...coz thats wat he understand...he himself never had anyone 2 turn to like naruto but naruto had someone who accepted him..if not, naruto would have ended up just like sasuke,,,,i think i said to much already about sasuke....but thats how i really feel...hate or not...this my opinion..i love naruto becoz of so many reasons but u wouldnt truely understand what i am talking about until u read it ...i mean just by reading my coment, u saw how emotionally connected i am with the character... so to me...THIS IS DEFFINATELY A MUST READ MANGA...

... Last updated on June 19th, 2010, 7:51am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by purfect_kutie64
April 23rd, 2010, 5:44pm
i started watching naruto episodes on dvd when i was about 12. 3 years later, and i am still a big fan!
this was the first and the best shounen that i have ever watched/read---i'm a girl, in case you're wondering.
the plots are all very interesting and unique although naruto being a loner is stressed a little too much.
no manga or etc. can achieve perfection, but in my opinion, this manga comes very close.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Arianne7
April 4th, 2010, 9:11pm
Yes, its cliched. Yes, its overly popular. Yes, the main character is a little ridiculous.

But it is still such a great story!

This is one of the first manga I ever read, and its still so memorable. The world Kishimoto creates is so well developed, and the characters so well articulated. At times its lovable, funny, heartbreaking.

I actually really like the main character, but the great thing about Naruto is that the SIDE CHARACTERS are so fantastic. Usually side characters are ridiculous cliches, but in Naruto these characters have depth and likability.
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a bit deep   
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by sachiu
March 19th, 2010, 8:22am
The most awesome thing I like about this manga is when everyone is debating about "this will happen", or "blabla is going to die soon absolutely", or when I read predictions...
And %80 of the time Kishimoto gives us an answer that noone gave or could think about, I feel proud like I wrote it. He's trying his best imo, and you can see even from the beginning of the shippuuden to now, he still keeps on improving.
"Naruto" as a person, helped me about my helplessness about people and my beliefs.
I am behind Kishi till he finishes this because I am a person that never gives up now.
Noone gave me that much hope or like everyone says "character development"
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Review?! MEH!   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by ghostmage
February 18th, 2010, 5:03pm
If you haven't read any of One Piece, Bleach, or Naruto do so now. These three titles are beyond the normal classification of shounen manga in terms of scope, story, and/or character development (One piece in particular is in a league of its own). Reviews don't really matter for any of these manga, whether you like them or not when you're through the journey to get through them is worth it if only to change your view of reading manga itself. I'd even go so far to say that you have no real reason to be on this site if you haven't touched one of these manga, and I still question your eligibility if you have read all three. Get throught the first 20 volumes of each before you stop too, it takes that long to truly see all that the three have to offer.

Now for my humble opinion on Naruto. I used to be a real fan of Naruto (far short of Narutard status though), and Naruto is among the titles that have pulled me into the world of manga and inspired my trip through some 3,000 titles in English and for a while now the original Japanese raws. That said however, and though I still continue with the current releases, I have lost interest in the story and am now merely seeking closure. The primary reasons for this are the overall darker and more serious nature of the current arcs (which seem to be drawing the story to its ending though far too slowly) and the fact that the mangaka has never once given me a reason to like Sasuke who is heavily involved in this final arc/arcs. Sasuke and his relationship with Naruto has to be the Mangaka's greatest mistake in this story. He's been a jerk from the very beginning and I have never seen any worth to his character as it exists in the story or any good reason for Naruto to be truly attacted to him (the ones that are given, frankly, suck). If only the mangaka had developed Sasuke a little more softly and given me more reasons to like him throughout the story, then I would be able to take interest in him and his major role in this latter half of the story.

My feelings about Naruto, now, summed up neatly, would be that I been riding a roller-coaster for a while now that was fun with all its drops, loops, and turns, but now I'm on the final straightaway in a train that has lost its exciting speed and I'm just waiting for the auto-brake system to kick in and take me back to the station to get off, with the small hope that somewhere on this seeming unending straight track there just might be another drop or two before the end.
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Best shounen ever.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Bloodfall
February 15th, 2010, 12:20am
Do NOT listen to people saying it sucks.

Naruto is one of the few shounens with some real depth I've ever seen. If you're able to read between lines and see behind pictures, you will be able to see how amazing narutoverse and the storyline is.

There are too many characters, ok. But all of them, at least, almost all of them, are unique characters, and adds to the understanding of the naruto-world itself.

People say it's way too long, but there is not a SINGLE arc which is useless to the history.
The plot is absurdly amazing, if you have some brain to enjoy it. Also, in almost 500 chapters, the power scale of the characters are NOT f*cked up. There are lots of examples were in less chapters, the characters powers just turns to some random sh*t (*bleach*, kof kof).

There are also people saying "Kishimoto has a fetish for eyes! I can't stand seeing sharingans anymore, bla bla bla". Godamnit, since the frikin' beginning of naruto the sharingan played a godamn important role. The manga already explained why sharingan and mokuton users are so godamn powerfull, but people just ignore it, and say it sucks.

Every time a X manga is popular, there are tons of people on the absolute anti-X faction, just because X is popular (not that it makes any sense at all).
People love to flame naruto on and on, but I can guarantee, if you read it with no prejudice, you will find that you will not find a better made shounen.

I'll say it again. If you use your brain, and read it with no prejudice, it surely will be one of the best shounens ever.

... Last updated on February 15th, 2010, 12:23am
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My Opinion   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by fallingashes
January 1st, 2010, 6:38pm

You're response to some of the people who didn't like the manga and/or anime was rude. I'm a girl and I enjoy reading this.

Now onto the actual review of the manga.
The mangaka had improved tremendously over the years as far as artwork has gone. He makes believabe and very real characters as far as personality goes but as the same time he makes characters whose personalities are very unrealistic. It is a very fine line and IMO he balances it perfectly. I just hope that he doesn't pass away before the end of the series or I'm gonna be fucking pissed.

All in all, it has a somewhat traditional plot, I guess and it isn't for every one but I'm still gonna give it a 9/10.
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by Di27
December 11th, 2009, 6:29pm
@Faukner: well im a girl and i think this manga/anime is good up until volume 27+ i felt that the series was just an ongoing cycle and stopped reading nd watching. I agree with infidelityoncrank, it drags on far too long that the ending might disappoint or worse the author might be dead before finishing the series and we'd all be pretty pissed now wont me (hope it doesnt happen thou). I mean i have friends and family under my influence that started to love this manga and is still loving it i mean my mom is inlove with this that she dressed up my 1yr old brother as naruto during halloween. Well my point is not all girls love/hate shounen and not all boys love/hate shoujo so get over it already.

... Last updated on December 11th, 2009, 6:32pm
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err can you girls please stop bsing like this?   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Faukner
December 10th, 2009, 8:44am
You cannot call a series that is still going strong after 10 years and 50 friggin volumes overrated and even if you can I'm sorry but i cannot accept your pov on this.
If I had to go around rating and slating every shoujo manga I dared read, my mind would blow up with the negativeness.
Long story short don't judge it by the first volume. Its not a perfect series by any means but don't go bashing on Naruto just because its cool to nowadays. I've read all of the manga seen the anime(not the fillers of course) and I like the series omg wow!
P.S I also read skip beat and thought it was quite good.

... Last updated on April 21st, 2010, 5:13pm
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