Naruto (manga)

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Naruto (written in Japanese) is a manga (Japanese comic) made by Masashi Kishimoto. It was also made into an anime (Japanese animated series). The main character is called Naruto Uzumaki. He is a very energetic ninja who wants to become "Hokage". The Hokage is the strongest ninja and the leader of Naruto's village, called Konoha (meaning "leaf" in Japanese). He is in love with a girl called Hinata, which he then later goes on to marry.

The manga was first published in 1999 in a Japanese magazine called Shonen Jump. It was also translated into English. The anime was on TV for the first time in October 2002. In the United States, it started in September 2005.

Growth and popularity[change | change source]

Naruto is a long manga. The story finished in 2014. It is currently one of the most popular manga and anime.[source?] Since it began, a lot of Naruto fansites (websites made by people who like it a lot) were made with detailed information, guides and forums about the show. There is also a Naruto card game.

Anime[change | change source]

The anime was released after the manga, but it quickly caught up because an anime episode is likely to be around 2 to 3 manga chapters. To stop the anime from catching up with the manga, "filler" episodes are created. Filler episodes are not part of the manga storyline. They are just there to make people wait until there are enough manga chapters to make new episodes based on the manga. For example, in Naruto, after episode 135, the anime was catching up with the manga. They made "filler" episodes that ended in early 2007.

There are also four Naruto movies: Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow, Naruto the movie 2:The Great Clash! The Phantom Ruins in the Depths of the Earth and Naruto the Movie 3: The Animal Riot of Crescent Moon Island, Naruto: Shippūden the Movie 4.

Plot[change | change source]

Twelve years before the rest of the series, a giant nine-tailed fox named Kurama attacked Konoha (Naruto's village). To save the village, the Fourth Hokage (deceased) (leader of Konoha) sealed the fox's spirit inside a baby named Naruto Uzumaki. The Fourth Hokage had to die, but he was thought of as a hero in the village. He wanted people to think that Naruto was a hero, too. Sadly, most people thought of Naruto as the nine-tailed fox itself and hated him.

The people that knew that Naruto had the demon inside him could not tell anyone, but it did not stop them from being mean with Naruto. The people's children did not know about his secret, but they still hated Naruto because their parents hated him. Because of their bad behavior towards him, Naruto was very sad. As he grew up, he would make the first friends and then continue to make even more. Together, they went on great adventures and fight the villains of their land.

Tailed Beasts[change | change source]

  • One-Tail Shukaku
  • Two-Tails Matatabi
  • Three-Tails Isobu
  • Four-Tails Son Goku
  • Five-Tails Kokuo
  • Six-Tails Saiken
  • Seven-Tails Chomei
  • Eight-Tails Gyuki
  • Nine-Tails Kurama
  • Ten-Tails Juubi

Ninja Academy[change | change source]

Ninja Student[change | change source]

This is where a beginner ninja starts.

Genin[change | change source]

Basically meaning lower ninja. Rank of missions they were sent to: D-, D, D+, C-, C, and C+.

Chunin[change | change source]

Basically meaning middle ninja. Rank of missions they were sent to: C-, C, C+, B-, B, and B+.

Jonin[change | change source]

Basically meaning high ninja. Rank of missions they were sent to: A-, A, A+, S-, S, S+, SS, and SSS.

ANBU[change | change source]

They are like ninja black ops and are assasins. They serve the village's Kage.

Characters[change | change source]

Naruto Uzumaki[change | change source]

Naruto Uzumaki is the main character of this story. He is a ninja. He can use many jutsu (techniques), including a shadow clone jutsu which he excels at. He lives in Konoha. His dream is to become Hokage.

Sasuke Uchiha[change | change source]

Sasuke Uchiha is the rival and best friend of Naruto Uzumaki. He is one of Naruto's classmates. He is a survivor from the Uchiha clan and possesses the Sharingan, an ocular ninjutsu that can see through genjutsu, or copy moves from taijutsu or ninjutsu. He seeks to avenge his family by killing their murderer, Itachi Uchiha (his brother).

Kakashi Hatake[change | change source]

Kakashi Hatake is Naruto's teacher. He is very brilliant ninja, who also possesses the Sharingan, even though he is not in the Uchiha clan. He lives in Konoha. He was given the Sharingan by his best friend... Uchiha Obito

Sakura Haruno[change | change source]

Sakura Haruno is the heroine in this story. She is one of Naruto's classmates. She has a crush on Sasuke Uchiha, but (in the earlier episodes) she feels Naruto is immature and clumsy. She lives in Konoha.

Jiraiya[change | change source]

Jiraiya is the Toad Sage in this story. Later in the story, he becomes Naruto's teacher and mentor. He lives in Konoha and is most known as Pervy sage for his obsession for women.

Hashirama Senju[change | change source]

Hashirama Senju is the First Hokage in this story. He is the older brother of Tobirama Senju.

Tobirama Senju[change | change source]

Tobirama Senju is the Second Hokage in this story. He is the younger brother of Hashirama Senju.

Hiruzen Sarutobi[change | change source]

Hiruzen Sarutobi is the Third Hokage in this story.

Minato Namikaze[change | change source]

Minato Namikaze is the Fourth Hokage in this story and Naruto's father.

Tsunade[change | change source]

Tsunade is the Fifth Hokage in this story.

Comics[change | change source]

  • Vol.1 Uzumaki Naruto
  • Vol.2 The Worst Client
  • Vol.3 Dreams
  • Vol.4 Hero's Bridge
  • Vol.5 The Challengers
  • Vol 72 Uzumaki Naruto

Video Games[change | change source]

  • Naruto: Clash of Ninja
  • Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2
  • Naruto: Clash of Ninja 3
  • Naruto: Clash of Ninja 4
  • Naruto: Clash of Ninja EX
  • Naruto: Clash of Ninja EX 2
  • Naruto: Clash of Ninja EX 3
  • Naruto: Clash of Ninja Special
  • Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution
  • Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2
  • Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3
  • Naruto: Ninja Council
  • Naruto: Ninja Council 2
  • Naruto: Ninja Council 2 European Version
  • Naruto: Ninja Council 3
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Council 4
  • Naruto Shippuden: Naruto vs. Sasuke
  • Naruto: Ninja Destiny
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 3
  • Naruto: Path of the Ninja
  • Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2
  • Naruto RPG 2: Chidori vs. Rasengan
  • Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles
  • Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 2
  • Naruto Shippuden: Legends: Akatsuki Rising
  • Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 4
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 5
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact
  • Naruto: Konoha Ninpouchou
  • Naruto: Konoha Senki
  • Naruto: Shinobi no Sato no Jintori Kassen
  • Naruto: Rise of a Ninja
  • Naruto: The Broken Bond
  • Naruto Shippūden: Dairansen! Kage Bunshin Emaki
  • Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Rumble
  • Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles
  • Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era
  • Naruto Powerful Shippuden
  • Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution
  • Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Online Games[change | change source]

  • Ninja Classic - Website:
  • Naruto-Arena - Website :

Other websites[change | change source]