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Naruto (Manga)


Alternative Titles

English: Naruto
Japanese: NARUTO -ナルト-


Type: Manga
Volumes: 72
Chapters: 700
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 21, 1999 to Nov 10, 2014
Authors: Kishimoto, Masashi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 8.141 (scored by 119470 users)
Ranked: #5652
Popularity: #1
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Before Naruto's birth, a great demon fox had attacked the Hidden Leaf Village. A man known as the 4th Hokage sealed the demon inside the newly born Naruto, causing him to unknowingly grow up detested by his fellow villagers. Despite his lack of talent in many areas of ninjutsu, Naruto strives for only one goal: to gain the title of Hokage, the strongest ninja in his village. Desiring the respect he never received, Naruto works toward his dream with fellow friends Sasuke and Sakura and mentor Kakashi as they go through many trials and battles that come with being a ninja.


Naruto has been published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint from August 16, 2003 to October 6, 2015. A 3-in-1 omnibus edition has also been released since May 3, 2011.

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Oct 13, 2007 6:31 PM
Before you read this. If you don't like manga that takes a long time to finish up plots then this manga isn't for you. If you do then keep reading.

First off, the story is very well written, but as I said before, it takes a long time to finish up a plot. There are enough plot twists to keep you guessing, but I wouldn't say there are a bunch of them. Because of this, the story gets a 9/10. If the plots were sped up by a slight bit, it would be perfect.

Next is the art. This style is read more
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Feb 16, 2009 3:20 AM
This review contains spoilers up to chapter 435 of the Naruto manga. Read at your own risk.

Naruto is currently one of the leading titans of the anime industry, and probably the biggest thing to hit it off stateside since Dragonball Z. At first glance, you would think it is completely deserved, and rightly so. After all, this series has all the components of a major success. Nice art? Check. Interesting-looking characters? Check. Unique and clever fighting styles? Why yes. And don't forget the ninjas. After all, what's cooler than ninjas?

Unfortunately, none of that means jack squat if it isn't executed correctly. This is where Naruto read more
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Jan 16, 2008 9:45 PM
The world of Naruto is probably the most interesting aspect of the show. Despite being a show about ninja, the soldiers in this manga are really ninja in name only. They're actually much more reminiscent of modern soldiers with flashy ninja magic than mysterious, stealthy ninja.

There characters are a rather nice aspect of the show. Many of them are archetypes, but I find them entertaining regardless. I also feel like the characters that are around Naruto's age (teenagers) have realistic personalities. They're teenagers, and they act like teenagers. That's one of the reasons I like them. Many would disagree with me, so it's really a read more
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Aug 29, 2008 8:16 PM
Note: This review was created for the recently released Vol. 1-27 box set. I'm posting it here because, as you can probably guess by its length, it covers more than just a brief description of the box and what's inside. :)

Note 2: The 9/10 score is for Vol. 1-27 only. In my opinion, the series drops in quality by a huge amount in the last half and we'd be talking 6-7/10 if I rated Vol. 28 onwards. Naruto is difficult to rate when I love the first half so much...


Naruto is a name that brings lots of memories to the front of my mind. Many read more
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