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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)

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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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Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (4951 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.79 / 10.0
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June 30th 2016, 10:03am PST

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Akamaru Jump (Oneshot Pilot)
Shuukan Shounen Jump (Shueisha)

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Viz (72 Volumes - Complete)

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by ferreroman
May 14th, 2011, 8:54pm
naruto is the best manga i ever read,i read every single chapter, if you dont give a ten is because you haven't so please dont give a bad rate to a classic ok, its give a complete other lavel to manga, oh what about sasuke u hate him right, you will understand eventually because there are reasons everywhere in this manga for everything, always full of surprises , i would give 30 points if i could
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by surabhi147
May 3rd, 2011, 4:16am
Naruto was one of the first shonen manga I picked up, the reason being its immense popularity. While I wasn't utterly familiar with this genre (save all the middle school fantasy books phase), but Naruto's popularity was to such an extent that even I, a non-reader, could recognize the protagonist.
I began reading it in tandem with Bleach since both were supposedly masters of their field.
However, I was disappointed. I found that I couldn't read more than a couple of volumes simply because the story didn't interest me at all.
Based on the first 27 chapters, I just didn't click with Naruto as I did with Bleach. The problem I found was that while Naruto was somewhat funny, Bleach was stupendously funny with an intriguing storyline. But I guess it is my mistake in comparing each of these three with the others.
Naruto was an idiot, I'll give you that, and usually I enjoy idiot protagonists. They're just more fun. Naruto was the poster boy for all tortured, shunned orphan kids and in theory I should've loved this guy. To me he was just simply annoying.
Ultimately, its just a matter of choice and preference. While some people do enjoy Naruto and hail it as epic, I felt it was merely slightly above average. I even refrained from rating it not having read a significant bit of it.
Maybe if I were really an amateur, dappling in shonen for the first time, I would've liked it. Naruto was just an amalgamation of most shonen cliches (introductory, at least) and I would really recommend this as a starting point for all the newcomers. For the more experienced ones, however, not so much.
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really touching   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by twistedshadow850
April 24th, 2011, 8:27pm
I remember when I was young and I would watch Naruto every Friday at 8:30. lolll XD
I personally think the anime is better (although there are so many damn fillers >.>) because the soundtracks are so amazing. The characters are so well developed and everyone has their own unique background story. The only thing htat pisses me off about this is that its neverending =.=
but other than that, great characters, great artwork, great fight scenes but it gets boring and i just wish that everyone would die already so it would end.
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just >_>   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Shakaku
April 17th, 2011, 5:36pm
Sure the first few chapters are entertaining for a while, but then it just gets stupid. It's overly long, and it doesn't even deserve the huge amount of fans it has. Everyone is a ninja. There are many better things to read in my opinion. But, while I hate this series, it's not fair to give it a bad rating out of pure spite. As a fair manga rater, this deserves a solid 6/10.
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Too late to turn back...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by pcxxy
April 15th, 2011, 9:39pm
Started off extremely awesome - good jokes, tense moments, rides of joy and sorrowness - had everything to be an all-time best imho.

However, somehow as it drags on, it feels that the kick is gone and the tense elements have been spread thin - as there are way too many characters involved. Also, the theme of how Naruto feels about being lonely/despised etc etc is already shown way too much already...

As for now, I am still reading just so I want to know how things tie up in the end - I would be totally fine to skip everything to where Naruto fights Sasuke and see how this rivalry finally ends...

PS - I think the anime is extremely awful (esp. in shippuuden) because it seems to switch the target audience to a young teenage group, shows WAY too much flashback of the same thing, has WAY too much filler, has WAY too much idling of nothing happening...
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by natking1
April 1st, 2011, 1:39am
Naruto is a brilliant series that is well drawn and written. If you also want to see any manga thats similar to Naruto when it comes to a dramatic and well done story, read '666 Satan' or 'O-Parts Hunter', written by Seishi Kishimoto the brother of Masashi Kishimoto the writer of Naruto.

Although it is a good series, the latest chapters (the last to arcs) have been....dissapointing and the anime has so many fillers that it annoys me to even think about watching it. Good fighting scenes aswell.
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i miss it   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by cobalt_rain
March 23rd, 2011, 5:05pm
i used to love this story. I was a narutard. it was a big chunck of my life...
and do you know why? because up until awhile ago when there was still guessing and theorizing to be done it was a great manga.

after awhile it stoped being a great manga and started just being drawn out and irrelevant. when naruto gets back to its roots it will be a great manga again.
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I dun like...-_-   
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by badkittygrl4567
March 9th, 2011, 10:21pm
I liked it at first and then it turned into...a log. Everyone always turns into a log and I'm like "WTF?! A fucking piece of wood? How the hell did that happen?!" And every fucking attack is similar and ends in the word gitsu. I never really liked ninjas but this just makes me dislike them even more! All in all its just confusing battles to see who can turn into a log the most times. I read it for a long while and then I'm like "Okay...I guess it doesn't get better the more you read." And so I stopped.

... Last updated on March 9th, 2011, 10:22pm
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not bad.   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by xxxTokineko
March 6th, 2011, 2:52pm
Okay, I don;t really understand why so many people hate this manga.
There's character growth, unique characters, a good plot, etc. It's entertaining, easy to follow, and the art isn't confusing; it's pretty simple though.
Character designs are pretty good.
But why is everyone calling this cliched? Sure, it might be cliched a bit, but not VERY. I MEAN COME ON. IT WAS MADE 2 CENTURIES BEFORE THIS ONE(like, 11 years...) shounen cliches might've started at the time but not enough to call this completely unoriginal.
Take other manga, not just shounen. Josei manga, shoujo, manga, and maybe even seinen manga are nothing like the complex, interesting, and intricate ways of this shounen manga.
I like this manga, I like the anime, but I hate how a lot of people judge this manga too much.
It's a great story. They don't run a manga for 50+ volumes for nothing, so just keep that in mind please.
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Good over all   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by onixspace
February 27th, 2011, 8:06pm
I like Naruto over all, it's one of the best Ninja manga series, but it does have rivals, like Ninja Scroll, but I don't like some of the characters like Emo Hinata,or Sauske. But other than that, great manga and even better anime, except the Pain fight, they fucked that fight up tremendously, Dbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin:, It pissed off a lot of people as well
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