Ranked #627
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 113401 users)
Ranked: #6272
Popularity: #1
Members: 162,239
Favorites: 30,816
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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.


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Nov 6, 2014 10:46 AM
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Coming up with precise numbers to essentially give a value to a series that spans 700 chapters and well over a decade in production is not an easy thing. Much has changed over the years of publication, but I guess overall I would give the series a "very good".

Like many other people, the Naruto anime was my introduction to the world of anime--something that literally changed the course of my life. The storyline of a young boy who had the courage (or more like the gall) to always stay confident and continue smiling despite growing up alone in a read more
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Nov 6, 2014 11:15 AM

It's hard writing this review straight after finishing the manga but I wanted to do it when It's all fresh in my mind. Naruto is a story manga and anime fans over the world know, hate or love, It is easily the most detested manga of all time but yet one of the most popular. The story is about a young boy called Naruto Uzumaki, with his entire village despising and fearing him he is practically alone in the village and because of that he as a character values friendship more than the comman man and that leads to him going above 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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Nov 6, 2014 10:09 PM
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not much of a review to be honest

Story 9.50/10.00 I thought the story was great all the way from chapter 1 - 700 although there were a few plot holes and annoying plot twists, like Kaguya showing up at the end, but overall a really good story and a FANTASTIC ending

Art 10.00/10.00 The art through out the entire series has been really good i thoroughly enjoyed the Art as much as reading it so its got a high rating from me

Characters 9.00/10.00 Although the Story and Art are great the Characters arent quite the same most characters i read more
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