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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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Manga

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Associated Names
Наруто
火影忍者
NARUTO―ナルト―

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Latest Release(s)
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Status in Country of Origin
70 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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

Forum
511 topics, 13652 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (4377 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.89 / 10.0
10
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 6% (273 votes)

Last Updated
August 1st 2014, 8:28am 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 (66 Volumes, 8 Omnibuses - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #48 decreased(-7)
Monthly Pos #11 (No change)
3 Month Pos #15 decreased(-3)
6 Month Pos #7 increased(+2)

List Stats
On 15356 reading lists
On 396 wish lists
On 650 unfinished lists
On 574 custom lists

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Forum Posts
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MORE than just Action   
Rating: N/A
by ardent naruto fan
August 20th, 2005, 12:48pm
I am a full supporter of the series! Naruto has a well drawn out plot and it is definitely not all about action and battles. Masashi Kishimoto did a good job in portraying the strengths and weaknesses of his characters. Each story plot is meaningful and contributes nicely to the main theme of the manga -- to grow stronger in order to protect people who are dear to you (not just for fame or glory)..

I mean Naruto must have its good points or else how could it be such a huge hit internationally? People who dislike the series should at least respect it on the account of the millions who love it and not make such scathing remarks!!
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Well   
Rating: N/A
by barbapapa
August 8th, 2005, 5:48pm
Im a bit biased since this was the thing that convinced me into reading all the manga Ive read up untill now. I just digged it from the start, the humor, adventure, ALL of the character designs are just kickass. If you like old school Dragonball and stuff like that, this is in a lot of ways its "next-gen" successor.
I understand many people would dislike it, but those are just people who are reading the wrong stuff... Just because I cant seem to enjoy Berserk Im not gonna go and rate it with a 1/10 because I know its not my cup of ice-tea.
In the end Naruto is just a story that speaks to your inner child if you cherish it. With lots of cool concepts and interesting battles to keep you hooked till the end.
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what is your problem   
Rating: N/A
by dan
August 5th, 2005, 6:20pm
if you hate the series you probably didn't read it or see the anime. if you did you did not pay attention you missed the whole point of the story. to live life the way you want and let no one tell you otherwise
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really worthy to read   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
August 3rd, 2005, 9:16am
i was [edit by mod, watch your language please] pissed off when someone wrote that Naruto wants to become strong so that Sakura likes him ; HE WANTS TO BECOME HOKAGE SO THAT EVERYONE WILL LOOK AT HIM AS A HUMAN, NOT AS A MONSTER [edit by mod, please do not flame! Calm down!]

Naruto IS NOT a DBZ wannabe, the story is completely different!

DBZ is mainly about Goku and friends protecting the world, THAT'S IT

NARUTO is about a journey to become Hokage (high ranked ninja) and, along the way, learn more about the past

i admit that i didn't like the first two volumes ; i was hooked on it when i was reading the chapters about Zabuza and Haku (i nearly cried in the end, when Zabuza died along with Haku)

you really have to understand the story and the characters feelings to like it (unless you only care about action).
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Garbage   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
July 16th, 2005, 2:57pm
This is a terrible series. It is popular, but so was DBZ, and Pokemon.
It has a large target audience (young teens to late teens), which it works well on, and answers the question on where its popularity comes from.

If its action you're after, there are FAR better series to give your attention to.

Anyone with half a brain can see the awful characters designs, and weak story execusion which have been drawn out due to its popularity.

Welcome to marketing 101 kids.

If you enjoy mindless dribble, this manga/anime is for you.
If you prefer to watch/read something that is well done, this is not for you.

People like [edit by mod, please do not single out or flame other users for their opinions] have weak arguments for the manga/anime.
The purpose of RATING anime/manga is to voice your opinion on a series.
Not if action anime is better than drama etc... But if the action in an action anime is good or bad.
I do agree that the plot is NOT weak, its the execusion of that plot which has made this series awful. It has been drawn out into a long endless pile of crap that will continue to form new loop holes untill the series becomes unprofitable.
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Naruto   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
July 16th, 2005, 12:30pm
Although everyone is entitled to their negative opinion, naruto is a good anime with a good plot which is becoming better and developing even more to get you hooked on the story, it can be seen as either you hate it or love it as first, but if you stick with it, it becomes really good, most people who criticize naruto are the type of people who hasn't really watched many of the later episodes and only watched the first season and then criticaze it, without watching it at all... the manga is better than the anime, but the anime does add non needed filler, which isn't great, but is still good
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Typical shounen... not bad though   
Rating: N/A
by Third person perspective
July 16th, 2005, 12:04pm
For the people who gave full marks: Although I can't agree with you, I can understand why you like Naruto, to tell the truth, I love it myself (But I can't give it above a 7 since I've seen better)

For the Naruto haters who gave offending comments: This is manga, of course some things don't make sense! Even IF you don't like Naruto, you can just NOT watch it. It's not like you have to watch Naruto or you'll die or something. What I mean here is that if you don't have anything good to say, just don't say anything.
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Sure sure   
Rating: N/A
by ocping
June 30th, 2005, 10:56pm
Yeah Naruto isn't that intellectual, sure its plot isn't that good. But to not even give it a passing grade is something only attention seekers would do. It's definitely a good anime. If you noticed, most fighting manga/anime are in a way centered around a few characters, so that you can actually relate to their growth, struggles, feelings etc. It's true that Naruto is somewhat a similar to DBZ (Kishimoto doesn't hide the fact that he's a DBZ fan) but the fights are nowhere near the ridiculous super-long nature of DBZ fights. But then again, Naruto IS about fighting and stuff, so you can also say it's similar to Bleach, Full Metal Panic, Ikkitousen, Kenshin, Gundam Seed, Card Captor Sakura, Cowboy Bebop, Hunter x Hunter, bla bla.

A weak story. <-- If you love deep plots so much you're better off reading novels or shoujo manga, Naruto is a manga about FIGHTING, it thrives on ACTION. That's not to say Naruto has a weak plot, there IS a master plot and it's just unravelling.

The story is only those 4 ninja village fighting each other. <-- Hello? What'd you expect? That's the bloody theme of Naruto. Well, sort of. I can see you're just completely jumping on the I-hate-Naruto-cuz-it's-popular bandwagon without even thinking about your comments.
[edit by mod, please, try not to flame---everyone is entitled to their positive (or negetive) opinion]

plot holes <-- This is one of the funniest [edit by mod, please do not use foul language] Naruto haters say. Tell me, which anime doesn't have this? This is anime, for God's sake, stop trying to sound smart.

Is ninja is superior being? What about samurai? gunner? Knight? [removed by mod, please do not flame!]
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this series mainly for angst fanboy   
Rating: N/A
by Azlar
June 19th, 2005, 2:37am
why i keep getting annoyed when i read it more?
perhaps because lot useless story , angst problem (Naruto-Sakura-Sasuke)
Naruto like Sakura , but Sakura didn't like Naruto , only like Sasuke , but Sasuke didn't like Sakura.
But Naruto wants to be stronger so Sakura likes him , but Naruto always get his ass kicked by other character.
See my point? Angst Problem.
Just like opera soap drama.(reminded me of gundam seed)
The story is only those 4 ninja village fighting each other.Nothing more.
And revolve around it till i got bored.
This is like dragon ball z wannabe but with more useless talking and babbling.
Don't have moral of the story ,only strong will survive..
Is ninja is superior being? What about samurai? gunner? Knight?
Only ninja vs ninja? be more creative.......
Don't read it if you want a better STORY.
maybe if you are hardcore in fighting babbling types...this manga is for you.
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Significantly better than its anime counterpart but still not that great   
Rating: N/A
by Not So Anonymous
June 17th, 2005, 1:38am
The characters are not as one sided as many of the reviewers would lead you to believe but the plot leaves a lot to be desired. Reading the manga rather than watching the anime will at least filter out a lot of worthless filler and exceedingly long fight sequences.

I rated it an 8 because it has some very redeeming moments, unfortunately the series has a serious consistency problem as the quality is very hit and miss with every chapter.
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