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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!

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.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
Наруто
火影忍者
NARUTO―ナルト―

Groups Scanlating
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AOM
APTA
Akatsuki
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Latest Release(s)
c.Book of Wind by ReadManga.Today (19d ago)
c.The Book of Thunder by ReadManga.Today (20d ago)
c.699-700 (end) by MangaStream (197d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
72 Volumes (Complete)

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)

User Reviews
Naruto by Anonymous
Naruto by shounen_lover
Naruto by residentgrigo

Forum
527 topics, 13957 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (4747 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.79 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 24th 2015, 2:38pm 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
Viz (69 Volumes, 8 Omnibuses - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #297 decreased(-28)
Monthly Pos #129 increased(+1)
3 Month Pos #212 increased(+26)
6 Month Pos #193 decreased(-154)

List Stats
On 12812 reading lists
On 412 wish lists
On 3566 completed lists
On 659 unfinished lists
On 552 custom lists

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Forum Posts
[Info]Naruto Manga Mini-Series Launches After Main Series Ends!! 57 days, 5 hours, 25 minutes ago
Masashi Kishimoto Wins 'Rookie of the Year' Award for Naruto 68 days, 5 hours, 23 minutes ago
A gal can beat all the Naruto characters in one on one 84 days, 9 hours, 54 minutes ago
naruto is not a ninja!! 86 days, 14 hours, 38 minutes ago
Naruto Stage Play's Complete Visual Unveiled 90 days, 23 hours, 23 minutes ago

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Had potential, fell off a steep cliff   
Rating: 6.7 / 10.0
by TundraDweller
November 9th, 2014, 2:39am
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If you read Naruto from the beginning, you will get a sense of great excitement in anticipation of the future of the series. There's Naruto who has a legendary uber-powerful monster sealed inside him, Sasuke whose clan was annihilated and wants revenge, Orochimaru who is nearly the best villain ever, Kakashi and Gai, Kabuto, Sandaime, legends of past awesome ninjas like the hokages and the how the story and characters are affected by them. Etc. etc.

However, Kishimoto fails to capitalize on this great beginning to his story and gets carried away. Everything up to Naruto vs Gaara can be said to be the best part of the series. With the start of Naruto chasing after Sasuke, the series start going downhill. At some point it gets ridiculous. Right up until Naruto vs Sasuke, I still very much enjoyed the series. The fights were awesome back then. Deep and exciting.

With the 2-year time-skip, the manga loses control altogether. Naruto's training with the legendary ninja Jiraiya only yields Oodama Rasengan that he uses once, that's all. And it drains him too. The story starts sucking majorly. Akatsuki is cool and all, but the story is crap. Orochimaru is forced into the sidelines and people less interesting than him get all attention. Sasuke powers up, so much so that Naruto may as well have been not training at all during the two years. I forget other details, but this time was boring as hell.

Akatsuki easily captures the bijuu that we were led to believe were truly formidable, almost invincible monsters with near unlimited chakra and stuff. And the people who caught them? Most of them don't have the kind of power needed to battle a capable jinchuuriki even 2 on 1. But they caught them anyway.

Battles in part 2 are really shallow and boring. Compared to the battles in part 1, in the chuunin exam and the Sasuke-chase, these battles don't even compare. Of course, power-wise it levels up, as shounen genre demands, but the content and depth does not match up.

Towards the end, Kishimoto finally went full senile. Manga became a total wreck. All the people of the past we thought of as awesome were brought back to life and their characters ruined. The images tarnished. Really! Orochimaru becomes a side character. Tobi turns out to be Obito, ruining Kakashi Gaiden. Sasuke comes back to fight the good fight. Oh boy. Madara comes back to life and single-handedly, with little effort wipes out the previous and current kages that we considered capable shinobi. The bijuu are less than toys before him. Obito becomes Sot6P, kinda, but becoming juubi jinchuuriki. He's OP, but still loses. Madara takes his place. Heck, even I'm getting confused writing this. Umm, oh yeah, the real Sot6P comes and gives Naruto and Sasuke new powers, they battle Madara. Madara is back-stabbed by Zetsu (!!!). Turns out Zetsu really works for Kaguya, Sot6P's mother(!). She tries to destroy everything after getting rid of Madara. Naruto and Sasuke, with Obito's help (!!) manage to beat her. *gasp* I need a break. Hmm, then Sasuke back-stabs Naruto (!!!!). They fight to a draw.


I give up. Kishimoto sucks.

... Last updated on November 9th, 2014, 2:39am
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Thank you for the ending!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by himemai
November 8th, 2014, 9:43pm
It's unperfect for some people... but for me.. it's already a great ending! At least... I make myself read again Naruto for the ending and thanks for the ending, it's makes me update my rating again. Perhaps because some of my expectation becomes reality.
But, if I can say... it's still a very very long series^^ So perhaps I should collect just the last volume... O v O;; it's too difficult for me if I collect all //brickd


Oh... Kakashi's face is a mystery till the very end...
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10 reasons to burn it - it's not worth   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Kookma
November 8th, 2014, 1:59pm
Just like Naruto I have 2 kids now

1. Terribly getup (that drop leg holster of sasuke is killing me)
2. Too many characters and no character development
3. Terribly bad plot-wise
4. Too many flashbacks
5. They just talk
6. For breaking ninja codes and protocols
7. 71% of story is about Sasuke
8. Battles sucks and sometimes you will miss the important parts
9. Too much training (What they teach in ninja school?)
10. Boring as hell, story is the weakest aspect

... Last updated on November 11th, 2014, 11:20pm
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A masterpiece on every level!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chaechaeboi
November 7th, 2014, 7:08am
What got me into the series initially was that I thought ninjas were cool when I was a kid. What kept me in it and made it my favorite series were the psychological warfare in the battles. A character will attack a certain way in order to decieve the opponent and make them fall for thier trap. Kind of like in death note where light has these awesome plans go well. I cannot give examples without giving spoilers so I won't. Unfortunately as the series progress the fights get less psychological in general and more like super heroes shooting energy but I grew to love it for other reasons over the years such as the artwork improves and the characters have a place in my heart. To me, this series will be a legendary classic right up there with DragonBallZ. I'm feeling so much nostalgia to know that it is over. Hopefully you will grow attached and love it like i did.

... Last updated on November 7th, 2014, 7:10am
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The ending is fanservice   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by SephiriaChronos
November 7th, 2014, 1:01am
The ending doesn't make sense. It killed off all the development made for the past 698 chapters and ended with some of the most ridiculous pairings.
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Naruto professed his love for sakura throughout the series but yet they didn't end up together? Stop kidding me!
Then what was the 698 chapters there for? If he's not going to follow up on it he shouldn't have spent so much time focusing on that.

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Seriously did Sakura not grow up after all the hooha with Sasuke and Naruto? It's unbelievable that they can get married after that.
Her character development flew right out of the window, faster than light.

Not to mention some of the character design is obviously flawed if you consider the facts of the series.
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How can the children of Naruto have whiskers, unless you're telling me it's a male preg and the father is really Sasuke.


There's also the behaviour of the main characters
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towards their kids. Sasuke and Naruto knows about the loneliness of childhood without parents yet they neglect their children for some reason. And no, being Hokage doesn't justify anything.


There are so many other things I can say to back up my reason of how many things are wrong but forget it, I'm not in the mood. I can only say the ending is pure fanservice and the pairings are there just for the sake of the
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side series that Kishimoto is going to make.
Because of the ending I'm going to give it a rating of 6. This is so ridiculous that it's not even funny.

All in all, sorry, I'm not going to read anything else made by this mangaka.
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it was good and is still good so actually good overall :)   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by CrossRyuu
November 6th, 2014, 6:17pm
well i grew up watching and reading this series but as i grew up of course yoiu change your taste, on what kind of demography you want to read but naruto is one of the mangas that are good even though its shounen its one of the most unforgettable manga there is that ive ever read but of course its not perfect in anyway its just the best shounen manga smile

im actually happy it already ended cause there are circumstances where the author goes AWOL or dies before completing it and the ending is not that bad couldn't ask for a better one

... Last updated on November 6th, 2014, 6:24pm
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Good from beginning but ended.... below expectation   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by dremondtanic
November 6th, 2014, 1:56pm
Sigh.... thats ending couldnt be any less cliche......
I loved the show bought at least the first 50 volumes, now what do i see at the ending, an ending predicted by everyone years ago.

I wont lie the show was the beginning of my addiction in anime and manga in 2003, it still leave me sad yet happy that the show ended.
it started amzing good, but kinda drop in its final arc. Now i dont mean the final arc was bad, its just that 4 year worth in this arc could have been done in 1 or 1 1/2 year. But still i wont say the story was not enjoyable, just...... expected more to that.

No spoiler

Story
Story was amazing in the beginning through the show, Its down fall was the final arc which seemed could have been done alot shortter. For the ending, it was really nothing new, very cliche in a story. You could tell exacly what to expect in the ending from years ago.

Art.
The art never was dissapointing to me, there is no reason to hate it, the artist stayed true to its quality though you could tell there were sometime rush work there btu i guess it might have been deadline.

Character
All enjoyable at first but.... some could be very annoying and some should have gotten more screen time. Many other character were more interesting and you could tell that some of the artist that work with the project like them to because of how well the were drawn.

Overall
I loved the show, it was my childhood enjoyment. I wont say it had its bad time but it was something i grew up with so it is sad for me to see it go. Though the ending was not to my expectation i still loved the show.

This show will keep my 9/10 i gived to it years ago, this is how original viewed it. But if i had to be honest with its rating at the ending it will get a 6/10

Peace
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Sayonara, Naruto...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Desert4142
November 6th, 2014, 12:11pm
After 12-13 years of the manga that introduced me to the manga/anime scene, it is now time for a heartfelt farewell. It's going to be incredibly diffiult to check for updates each week, knowing that none will come... As it is though, all things must come to an end! Thank you for all these years Kishimoto and i wish you the best of luck!smile
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Not going to lie   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Trey21
November 6th, 2014, 10:04am
I fanboyed like a lil girl when it came to the ending I kinda knew what was going to happen but to actually see and read it was great finally done with Naruto 7yrs later probably watch the last movie next to see how that goes
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I hate endings   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by HunterMaou
November 6th, 2014, 8:59am
Don't get me wrong i am not going to say i loved this series the most or that its the worst because of the many flaws of it. im just mainly sad that idiotic boy that i read about much earlier on has grown up to the point the manga has stopped. im not gonna say i enjoyed the 7ish years that Ive spent going in and around jap media but seeing as how this was the first manga that i read i feel a sense of sadness since its finished, since somewhere i thought this might all ways go on forever. i do not hate the ending that was there but i hate endings in general. that said this is the end of old Naruto (atleast naruto himself i heard there was going to be a spinoff) maybe the Naruto universe will go on but the book spanning 7years has slowly closed for me. its been great and cheers for another few more years of anime. i think i will be going to go outside for now
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