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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)

Completely Scanlated?

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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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (4969 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.79 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 25th 2016, 5:23pm PST

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

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Viz (72 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #539 increased(+103)
Monthly Pos #785 increased(+108)
3 Month Pos #721 decreased(-94)
6 Month Pos #670 decreased(-94)

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On 425 wish lists
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Forum Posts
Pairings at the end ruined it for me. 1 days, 2 hours, 28 minutes ago
Naruto Epilogue Novels Get TV Anime This Winter 86 days, 10 hours, 40 minutes ago
Naruto Franchise Gets New Boruto Manga Supervised by Masashi Kishimoto 216 days, 7 hours, 51 minutes ago
Itachi Shinden Spinoff Novels Get TV Anime Adaptation 314 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes ago
I am really Grateful for Naruto Manga/anime ... 349 days, 16 hours, 21 minutes ago

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brain washing?   
Rating: N/A
by skyarsalan
September 15th, 2010, 4:59pm
I began watching Naruto when I moved to Canada, it was literally the coolest thing since Dragon ball z. I never started watching it so I could fit into any gay groups, why don't you people understand that just because you don't like something, does not mean the whole world actually hates it but wants to be popular.

It is a great series, no doubt, but kind of depressing now, I want to see some story progression though, but I do like the fact that the chapters do normally progress the story compared to bleach...
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when will it ends?   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by MitratamaOSIS
September 13th, 2010, 11:47pm
brainwashing? maybe it sounds overboard, but it strangely sounds down-to-earth enough for me. especially if it's someone who get this manga as his/her first time into manga world. It's just a common dragging shounen plot. the story has became uncontrollable and I think it's hard enough to just keep this series running.

At least I think it's better to have a plot that will makes you a little sad when it ends sooner than you expected than a seems everlasting plot.
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If u hate it, just read it once more :)   
Rating: N/A
by AceD
August 30th, 2010, 10:57pm
Well, this manga tempted me to world of Manga, so i wont rate....

But but...Holy..... 168 times (+1 rated).....(it was rated 2600+ times) may be thats why its EPIC. (People hate it so much then too they read it) biggrin
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Arquebus
August 20th, 2010, 5:25am
this series is OVERRATED!
don't read this manga or watch this anime
this series could wash your brain!, i'm sure!

i know, you the Narutofan only read this too make you still exist in your community!
this Naruto suck!...
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Rating: N/A
by Usagi~Gurl
July 22nd, 2010, 9:33pm
I love this manga sooo much!! I'm still crying from the last chapter I read. It's... IT'S SO TOUCHING!!! This manga's whole plot was thought out really well. Things you thought you knew about in the beginning gets turned around with a shocking truth. So shocking, it makes you cry..... Waaaaaaaaa Naruto!!!!!!!!!!!

... Last updated on July 22nd, 2010, 9:34pm
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Rating: N/A
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   
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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