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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―

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Akatsuki
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Latest Release(s)
c.Book of Wind by ReadManga.Today (58d ago)
c.The Book of Thunder by ReadManga.Today (59d ago)
c.699-700 (end) by MangaStream (236d 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 (4769 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.79 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 2nd 2015, 10:11pm 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 (70 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #498 decreased(-13)
Monthly Pos #408 decreased(-84)
3 Month Pos #227 decreased(-18)
6 Month Pos #238 decreased(-26)

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On 12745 reading lists
On 411 wish lists
On 3705 completed lists
On 662 unfinished lists
On 552 custom lists

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Forum Posts
[Info]Naruto Manga Mini-Series Launches After Main Series Ends!! 96 days, 14 hours, 21 minutes ago
Masashi Kishimoto Wins 'Rookie of the Year' Award for Naruto 107 days, 14 hours, 19 minutes ago
A gal can beat all the Naruto characters in one on one 123 days, 18 hours, 50 minutes ago
naruto is not a ninja!! 125 days, 23 hours, 34 minutes ago
Naruto Stage Play's Complete Visual Unveiled 130 days, 8 hours, 19 minutes ago

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Very good manga in its early part but...   
Rating: N/A
by hlm11
April 23rd, 2012, 1:28pm
I like the first 20 volumes but as the series dragged on, the quality decreased as well. New plots keep pop up but many of them don't fit well with the original story thus making it seems a ragged piece of cloth. The fights' quality went down too. In early part most of characters, especially Naruto, have only a limited set of techniques and have to use their brains to maximize their abilities. That is what make their fights interesting to watch. But in later parts, Naruto keeps getting new techies thus previous abilities were rendered useless.
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naruto marathon   
Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
by whitespade
April 5th, 2012, 1:05pm
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just finished a naruto marathon from 1st chapter to the 700. all i can say toward the end everybody and their dog seems to have super power, and sooooo many revelations i can barely keep up. i really really want to know whether the final boss is a demon, a god, an alien or what. thats the whole WTF moment there when these two kids decide to kill a goddess and succeed. i think theres a myth somewhere about this kind of goddess, who knows?

still, i enjoy it though it kinda jump the shark toward the end. a great run, now i want to see the mafia manga that kishimoto said 'the best manga he ever draw'.

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that's the only way you will be able to enjoy this manga. i just finished my 2 days naruto marathon from the first chapter to the latest 582 chapter. i had had read naruto before until the chuunin exam but dropped this. but now reading this in complete block make the reading better. i am actually quite regretful i dont wait until this manga finish but i got spoilered massively so that's why i read this. anyway, i really do recommend people to read naruto until after it is finish. this is because the fight can get pretty long winded and the excitement of waiting for new chapters will only turn to fatigue, then boredom then you will just drop this manga. however, reading this in one go make the excitement propel you to continue to read and thus you can see the overall plot without getting confused, especially with the shitload of characters.

i do get quite surprised with naruto because i thought it is just a long winding battle manga but actually it is very well written. every technique is grounded in stable rules, he dont just take them out of his ass. there is overarching plot that tie the past to present quite beautifully. the history and the landscape is all meticulously planned out. there is no wasted chapter at all, every mission serve a purpose to progress the plot, or it will tie to the future. i really am just amazed.

the characters are also very interesting and likeable. naruto as a main character dont fail at all. personally i do not like stupid but over determined over protective character, but somehow naruto dont get across too annoying. i hate his stalker tendency with sasuke, but i guess it's okay for the plot. people had been hating on sakura but i do not think she is useless, but her obsession with sasuke is baffling. i also completely empathized with sasuke. i love almost all the characters that have been introduced here, and i love the way that even though they are enemy, the reader and the characters do not hate them.

the art is also the cornerstone of this series. every character have distinguishable face, i can easily identified them. i also can even remember their name even with the number of characters because they have very strong identity. they do not just have differing hair style, but their own personality and physical make up. the art is very simple and clear with no unnecessary lines, and it is perfect in its simplicity. it is not beautiful and obstruct the flow of the story but carry the story by presenting it to the reader in easy to digest way.

the fights is also something enjoyable. i read quite a few of battle manga already, but naruto is one of the best. i like the clarity of the fight, i can follow its progression, there is rules and thoughts behind the fight and most of all it is interesting. d gray man for example, have beautiful art but i cant understand the chaotic fight that make me just skip them. one piece have interesting powers but theres no rules in it that anything can happen, the world is not stable. but naruto's universe is stable with foundation, that's why i love the fights.

all in all, i really love this manga and i recommend this to anyone who love a series with good plot, strong cast of characters, great fights and most of all enjoyable story.

... Last updated on November 11th, 2014, 7:57am
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a bit disappointed :(   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by AddicTed to ManGas
March 30th, 2012, 11:12pm
I remember when i was nine years old and i read manga everyday! It was so funny and interesting when they were children... now it lost almost all its fragrance. i no more read the manga but i usually watch the anime and i hate 'Naruto Shippudden', i just like the funny little boy, Naruto, and his friends... They made a good trio before but now it's only like: Naruto Vs Sasuke :/ Where did the friendship go? Sakura is lost in between them and it's getting annoying!
I give a 9/10 because i still remember the happy memories when they were children....
But it's recommended biggrin
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not so ninja like but cool in its own ways   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by nickmanger
February 27th, 2012, 11:14pm
okay this manga has its own charm and nice plots. There are dozen of moments to remember and the fight sequence is the eye of this manga...
The mangaka really puts alot of thinkin in each fights and trainings
Ther r quite a down fall points in this but overall its definately top manga in its genre n worth a try if ur a shonnen fan..
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highly entertaining!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jurippe
February 16th, 2012, 1:21pm
One of the best shounen manga I've read next to samurai deeper kyo. I've been following this since 2002 and masashi kishimoto never failed to incorporate moral lessons in every challenges that the characters face on this manga.
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Season 1 is AWESOME, Season 2 sucks!   
Rating: N/A
by kimihoshi
February 13th, 2012, 2:23pm
Naruto was really great in season 1; Everything was really perfect in my eyes, so exciting and Naruto and the other's strong friendship is really inspiring. I really like how we meet new characters, but there's almost story we get to know about them and why they're like that today. Some of the stories really touched me, especially Gaara, Neji, Tsunade and Haku's story.
The season 2 SUCKS (sorry): Naruto begins to lose the great story. The beginning of season 2 is great, but the manga gets really shallow after Gaara's story :/ The whole Akatsuki story is so messed up, and I feel that in every chapter there's just always new, boring explanations about why this and this happened and new techniques that Kishimoto-san randomly just invent up sad
There's so many characters
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who dies, and I feel 3/4 of the characters who died was so unecessary deaths thanks to a stupid war.
and the Sasuke saga
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is really poor. His meaning of taking the evil path becomes meaningless since Itachi was not evil and actually loved Sasuke. Sasuke's main goal is now lost and suddenly he wants to take revenge on the whole Konoha!? It's not even a good reason, just because it was an old man's doing for making Itachi like this. I think it's really poor, sorry.

I would still recommend it, but it's not the best shounen manga since the shippuuden kind of made the serie more boring :/
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Shounen - Better than most   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kurotan
January 26th, 2012, 7:08am
I wish read this before I read Bleach. I would've saved a lot of my time. People can say what they want but Naruto is simply entertaining. If you wanna complain about plot issues then read Josei manga because shounen manga aren't known for very coherent story lines. Don't get me wrong, I love Naruto's narrative but I guess some people find it hard to accept because of the over the top story arcs. I honestly can't help but think of Harry Potter when I read this simply because of the rich backstory and I think:

This is better than Harry Potter.

Its funny, its emotional, its sad, its interesting and many other things. If someone doesn't like Naruto, its not that there's something wrong with Naruto but rather something is wrong with their perception of what a shounen manga is supposed to be like.
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Why I hate Naruto   
Rating: N/A
by sunrider
January 4th, 2012, 3:24am
I started Naruto when I was still a child. I thought it was awesome. You had those children who tried to become stronger, and the wise older people who sometimes acted stupidly but if they got serious there would be no better than them(then). Think of Jiraya or Third Hokage. I watched it till the Sasuke Missing Arc and then the filler started. Stupid missions that had nothing to do with the main story. I dropped the manga till 2 years after, where I began immediately with the Shipphuden arc. I realised that NOTHING from all those 100 filler episodes was needed to understand that Arc. I followed up the anime till the fight with Pain and Naruto. If someone has seen the last episode where Naruto turns into Kyubi you would understand why.
There a friend of mine told me to begin with the manga. He said it was more original than the anime cause it was like how the Author wanted it to be. I began the manga. At the same time I also began Bleach and Fairy Tail. Continuing into the manga I reached the moment when Kabuto reveals he is becoming Orochimaru and then I realised....
568 MANGA CHAPTER AND STILL THE BAD GUY IS AGAIN OROCHIMARU!!!!
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"I hate this manga" or "I love this manga"   
Rating: N/A
by YamiKuro
January 3rd, 2012, 8:25am
It's either "I hate this manga" or "I love this manga".
As for me, I'm on the neutral side. Personally, I find that the manga is going on for quite a while. Some people get tired of the plot while others become more excited. And some people, like me, are just reading either they feel that it is a duty, or hoping that the new chapter is going to be a blast, grabbing their attention again. I have to admit that I stopped reading the manga for quite awhile, after I started losing interest. However, I'm still anticipating the ending and might feel lonely if this manga comes to an end. I am really impressed by how the mangaka is able to link up all his plots. It must have taken years to plan. If not, then I do think that the mangaka is really impressive in relating current plot to much much earlier ones.
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Hmmmm   
Rating: N/A
by ayanechan
December 18th, 2011, 5:22am
Ok,
First off there is not only two kinds of people who either
a) LOVE NARUTO TO DEATH
or
b) HATE NARUTO TO BITS
I on the other hand am bits of both.
In all Naruto is probably not really an original concept like someone mentioned and neither is his character/attitude but if you read bakugan i'm sure you'll understand. Its that mangaka's CAN"T stray from the norm because it is too dangerous so they all have to be bumbling idiots who entice people to follow them--not that i dislike that type of character.
This manga is great, it makes you feel for the characters and the morals are beautiful. Even 567 chapters in, and i'm still reading it because of how great it IS and was.
Sure some of the characters you just want to stab (sasuke, sakura--mostly sasuke) and Naruto's powers get upped way fast but then again saying it was too fast is like asking for 100 more chapters -_- please God do not ask for that many more.
In my opinion i think that Kishimoto is indeed dragging Naruto out too long, many of the battles could have been cut out when the war arc came about and maybe some of the characters are unnecessary ... but still Naruto is one of those great mangas that AREN"T perfect. Think of it this way Bleach has its flaws, Fruits Basket has its flaws etc etc
Anyway rant fin.
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