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Naruto

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Synonyms: Naruto Pilot
Japanese: NARUTO-ナルト-

Information

Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 18, 1997
Genres: ActionAction, ShounenShounen
Authors: Kishimoto, Masashi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Akamaru Jump

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Score: 6.511 (scored by 85388,538 users)
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Ranked: #119982
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Popularity: #798
Members: 14,019
Favorites: 253
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Jul 30, 2013
Polyphemus (All reviews)
This pilot gave me a whole new appreciation for Naruto. Why? Because, I still dislike it, but it could have been so much worse. I thought Naruto had too much immature comedy, but in this pilot there are two instances of scatological humor within the first two pages.The art is just awful and the character designs are absolutely butchered. Naruto is not only annoying, as he was in the eventual main series, but he is also a complete dickbag. The "power of friendship" is promoted from one of the main themes to being the entire freakin point. All of the characters are idiots. They're also read more
Feb 7, 2018
PharuanUndearth (All reviews)
This is a very different story compared to the Naruto we all know and i agree with SaintsKoi, I like the changes in the current one compared to the story this presents. Naruto is the same goofball as ever but he's a demon's child instead of a child with a demon suppressed inside. The Kage is a Chief and his design is terrible compared to the mainstream manga.

Art is visually similar to the mainstream manga and the characters are pretty similar as well so they get an average score from me. If you're a Naruto fan this is one chapter you must read.
Feb 8, 2020
Sawa-sama (All reviews)
Alright, this also my first review so yeah... here I GO! I see not many people actually like this one-shot, haha I enjoyed very much!

Story 6/10

The story is meh, him being the child of the Demon fox makes sense but it just doesn't sit right with me.

I like friendship lesson and how it got trust involved.

Also HOLY S*** THERE ARE GUNS IN THIS THING?!

Art 6/10

I can't be too harsh on Kishi... He was only starting out so of course so his character designs and backgrounds will not be clear.

He knew how to do perspective which was great but there is too much white going on read more
Nov 20, 2016
Paraturtle (All reviews)
Story:
Naruto's prototype is very barren but still quite enjoyable. It's a stand-alone work with no credence to the actual narrative of Naruto but it's a fun way to see what could have been. What if Naruto was more modern? What if not everyone was a ninja? What if demons and humans lived together? There's definitely some tropes here that could have gone into detail that aren't primarily used in Naruto's standard narrative, and that's okay. This work is it's own body, and it's actually pretty decent.

The pacing of each page and the paneling of everything is pretty solid, but the narrative itself is just a read more

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