Naruto: Shiro no Douji, Keppu no Kijin
Naruto: Innocent Heart, Demonic Blood
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Naruto: Shiro no Douji, Keppu no Kijin

Alternative Titles

Japanese: NARUTO -白の童子、血風の鬼人-
English: Naruto: Innocent Heart, Demonic Blood
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Information

Volumes: 1
Chapters: 19
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 16, 2002
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy
Theme: Martial Arts Martial Arts
Serialization: None
Authors: Kishimoto, Masashi (Art), Kusakabe, Masatoshi (Story)

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Score: 7.481 (scored by 12621,262 users)
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Ranked: #31792
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Popularity: #5513
Members: 3,614
Favorites: 126

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Synopsis

Naruto, a born troublemaker, has the worst grades of anyone at Ninja Academy. But he has big dreams and swears that someday he'll be a respected warrior and the leader of his village! After barely graduating from the academy, Naruto officially becomes a full-fledged ninja and starts accepting assignments. He's thrilled about embarking on his first big job, a bodyguard mission, but his enthusiasm soon turns to panic when his group is ambushed by the powerful, vicious Demon Brothers. Can Naruto triumph over these fearsome foes?

Background

Naruto: Shiro no Douji, Keppu no Kijin was published in English as Naruto: Innocent Heart, Demonic Blood by VIZ Media on November 21, 2006.

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Haku
Supporting
Umino, Iruka
Supporting
Sarutobi, Hiruzen
Supporting
Inari
Supporting
Kaiza
Supporting

Reviews

Sep 4, 2009
First I have to say that I´m not a Naruto fan. Nevertheless I read this novel and really liked it.

The novel tells the same story as the first few manga volumes. Naruto becomes a ninja and soon he has to do his first job: protecting workers that build a bridge. And they have to fight the strong and dangerous ninja Zabuza.

I don´t really know anything about the Naruto universe, but I think that this novel is a must-read for true fans. And of course all others, too^^
Dec 19, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This is not a new story. This is literally a recap of few arcs from beginning of Naruto.

Given the nature of recap, the enjoyment might change depending on how much you’ve even liked Naruto in the first place. Covering stories such as Naruto acquiring the shadow clone jutsu, Kakashi’s bell test or Zabuza and Haku fights, this novel admittedly consists of what could be called early classics of the storyline, before Naruto became too convoluted for its own good. So as a trip down the memory lane, it could prove enjoyable if you’re part of the fanbase.

I can’t say I’ve noticed any novel-specific part ...

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