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Japanese: NARUTO―ナルト―
English: Naruto
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 72
Chapters: 700
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 21, 1999 to Nov 10, 2014
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy
Theme: Martial Arts Martial Arts
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Kishimoto, Masashi (Story & Art)


Score: 8.081 (scored by 270167270,167 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6042
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #11
Members: 411,892
Favorites: 43,799


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Whenever Naruto Uzumaki proclaims that he will someday become the Hokage—a title bestowed upon the best ninja in the Village Hidden in the Leaves—no one takes him seriously. Since birth, Naruto has been shunned and ridiculed by his fellow villagers. But their contempt isn't because Naruto is loud-mouthed, mischievous, or because of his ineptitude in the ninja arts, but because there is a demon inside him. Prior to Naruto's birth, the powerful and deadly Nine-Tailed Fox attacked the village. In order to stop the rampage, the Fourth Hokage sacrificed his life to seal the demon inside the body of the newborn Naruto.

And so when he is assigned to Team 7—along with his new teammates Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno, under the mentorship of veteran ninja Kakashi Hatake—Naruto is forced to work together with other people for the first time in his life. Through undergoing vigorous training and taking on challenging missions, Naruto must learn what it means to work in a team and carve his own route toward becoming a full-fledged ninja recognized by his village.

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Naruto has sold over 250 million copies worldwide as of 2020, making it the 4th highest grossing manga series of all time. It was nominated for the 19th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2014, and in the same year Masashi Kishimoto was awarded Rookie of the Year in the media fine arts category by Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs.

Numerous databooks, artbooks, novels, and fanbooks on the series have been released. Eight summary volumes featuring unaltered color pages, larger dimensions, and exclusive interviews, covering the first part of the series were released between November 7, 2008 and April 10, 2009.

The series was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint from August 16, 2003 to October 6, 2015. In the last four months of 2007, the campaign titled "Naruto Nation" was launched, in which three volumes were published each month so that US releases would be closer to Japan's, the same practice was done in February through April of 2009 this time titled "Generation Ninja." A 3-in-1 omnibus edition was also published from May 3, 2011 to October 2, 2018. A box set containing volumes 1-27 was released on August 6, 2008, another one containing volumes 28-48 on July 7, 2015, and the final box set with volumes 49-72 on January 5, 2016. It was also published in Brazilian Portuguese by Panini Comics/Planet Manga from May 2007 to June 2015, and again as Naruto Gold edition since July 2015.

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Nov 20, 2023
This was the first manga I read, So this deserves a proper review from me.
If you take a look at my profile, you'll realize that I'm a massive Naruto fanboy and Shounen is my favourite genre. Watching Naruto was what got me into anime and reading Naruto was what got me into manga actually.

Story : Masterful writing, Since the manga has no fillers you can really tell how Kishimoto takes your expectations and subverts them all the while making you feel satisfied but craving for more. I honestly think its one of the best Shounen stories ever written, right up there with Dragon ball and ...
Jan 24, 2023
Mixed Feelings
If there was ever a time for the "Mixed Feelings" option (kindly added by the fine people at MAL), this is it. Possibly the most iconic shounen manga ever, one of the big three, and yet it has started to dwindle lately.

There is a good reason for this. Naruto is the ultimate source material, because it can be repackaged easily into an anime, movie, video game, merchandise, card games, or whatever you want, but this towering presence in the anime industry started like most as a simple black and white manga series, and the consensus has trended towards one conclusion: this is no masterpiece.

Naruto ...
Sep 29, 2022
Despite this series being popular as f*ck I Still don't get the hype around it.
Let's review it
TL: DR at the bottom
Plot: Naruto's plot started off great and simple, and just got too complicated with Kishimoto trying too hard to be unpredictable with so much stuff going on at the same time, result: Lazy and rushed with predictable twists.

Characters: Again, The first half of the series before the time-skip used its characters great but got turned to shit in Shippuden, with most of them doing nothing to the plot and just purely there for comedic relief, doesn't work for a series like naruto. ...

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