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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
71 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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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522 topics, 13939 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (4592 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.79 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 6th 2014, 10:56pm 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 (67 Volumes, 8 Omnibuses - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #95 decreased(-45)
Monthly Pos #3 increased(+4)
3 Month Pos #10 (No change)
6 Month Pos #8 (No change)

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Forum Posts
[SPOILER ALERT]New NARUTO movie preview screening reviewed 2 days, 5 hours, 59 minutes ago
So, Naruto Came To ? The End ? !! 2 days, 12 hours, 17 minutes ago
Masashi Kishimoto Interview After Naruto’s Finale 4 days, 17 hours, 37 minutes ago
Why was [spoilers] the only one killed off? 7 days, 2 hours, 32 minutes ago
[Info]Naruto Manga Mini-Series Launches After Main Series Ends!! 15 days, 8 hours, 23 minutes ago

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a bit deep   
Rating: N/A
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
@Faukner

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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well...   
Rating: N/A
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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Just waiting for the end   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by infidelityoncrank
November 26th, 2009, 10:10pm
I started reading this back when it first came out on the internet. I have always loved ninjas (TMNT is still my # 1 for kick butt ninjas) and this had promise. Now, it's just dragging on too long. I'm really just waiting to see who Naruto ends up with, Hinata or Sakura.
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just because i'm angry at the reviews.   
Rating: N/A
by sukinaru
November 23rd, 2009, 1:04am
Okay. First things first. I think Naruto is totally awesome just because it was able to entertain me after 472 chapters. Yes, I'm updated so I will not be biased like many of the anime watchers here that continue to believe the anime is exactly like the more superior manga.

I'm not saying it's the best manga in the world. No way will it hit that, but it's totally impressive to reach such popularity in the world.

Art:
Of course, compared to many shounen, Naruto's pretty good. The art is pretty bad at first, but it gets better. A LOT BETTER. I don't really read because of art though, so my opinion in art doesn't really matter.

Plot:
EXTREMELY TOTALLY AWESOME. Not the plot in general, just his ideas pop like crazy. As if Kishimoto doesn't mind making the cash or not, he is able to put in new characters and everyone would think they had been in his head since he first made the first volume. The general plot can get a little boring though. It actually annoys me at times too, how Sasuke never seems to think rationally. This is fine overall though, just because Sasuke is the whole plot of Naruto. He is the one that speeds plot development and character development. AND HE IS PRETTY HOT. Even though everyone hates him, he is hot. AHAHHAHA.

Characters:
LOOOOOVEEE THE CHARACTERS. One of Kishimoto's greatest talents is creating characters that will be memorable in your mind forever (or at least a very long time). (*whispers* HAKKUUUUUUU KYAAAAHHHHHH) I do wish that Sasuke was nice again though, but that would just give the story no plot. Character development happens almost all the time (I do believe that Naruto is the embodiment of character development). OH YES. CHARACTERS DO DIE. Kishimoto will kill characters if needed. It's not like what many say-THIS MANGA CAN BE FOR OLDER AUDIENCES TOO. Death does happen, just for the sake of development of plot and characters.

Length:
I think the length is doable, but 472 chapters is very long for many people. I do not think it is being dragged out though, since almost every arc (to me) seems very important and will alter the story ten folds. All the arcs seem as if they really are getting toward their goal. It does seem though that it is getting towards its end, since lots of important stuff happened within the last few chapters~ JUST SAYING. But it is the past the ten year anniversary already... so you never know.

EVERYTHING ELSE I FORGOT:
I don't know why Naruto became so popular, probably just because it was on Cartoon Network (the animeless network in the day so no kids know quality shows) or maybe just because it appeals to both genders but I do know that I like it. AND IT'S NOT JUST BECAUSE IT IS POPULAR. It's because it has a pretty nice storyline that is followed through to the end (if there ever is one...), really awesome characters, decent art, and great development. (You can ignore this comment but BLEACH SUCKS. I TRIED SO HARD FOR SO LONG TO READ IT.... BUT IT REEKS OF MANGAKA DOING IT FOR THE MONEY.) Thank you Masashi Kishimoto for bringing this beautiful story and continuing to do it beautifully as if you really treasure it (I hope you do).
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I hate sasuke   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by John21
November 9th, 2009, 1:13am
People who are saying that Naruto is not worth a read are just stupid. Naruto truly has an awesome beginning, the first few arcs and the first 200 chapters or so were just plain awesome. There is a reason why it is so popular and I reckon its because of the beginning. The mangaka manages to create a very unique universe filled with different kinds of techniques, different kind of characters who are fleshed out quite reasonably. However there are problems as well and the main problem lies with Sasuke and more importantly the relationship between Sasuke and Naruto. I fail to symppathise with Sasuke, the mangaka's attempts at making us sympathise with Sasuke are an epic fail and I totally hate the relationship between Sasuke and Naruto. They take friendship to a whole new level of gayness and no matter what people say it is unrealistic. I am tired of Naruto's friendship antics and am just tired of Sasuke as a character. I believe the manga focuses too much on Sasuke as a character and sometimes his strengths are ridiculous and mangaka is seriously strectching how powerful the sharingan is. Like many people I am just waiting for Naruto to finish so that I can have my peace and also find out who ends up with Naruto lol

... Last updated on April 7th, 2010, 10:26pm
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It's good, BELIEVE IT!   
Rating: N/A
by Riiko52
November 4th, 2009, 8:43pm
I remember watching the premiere of episode one on Cartoon Network. Mt friends read Naruto and liked t, but it never appealed to me. THEN, I saw the episode and loved it! Naruto was energetic and unruly. I couldn't wait for more. I loved watching it and even dragged my dad and stepdad into it! I love the diverse characters and finding out their pasts, watching them grow up was great, but after a while I lost interest. I am starting Shipudden now though. I was obsessed and lost interest. But that doesn't mean I don't still love it!It inspired me and makes me believe, in what, I don't know. Just don't avoid it because of its popularity. You'll miss out!
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