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Synonyms: Naruto Pilot
Japanese: NARUTO-ナルト-


Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 18, 1997
Genre: Action Action
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Akamaru Jump
Authors: Kishimoto, Masashi (Story & Art)


Score: 6.491 (scored by 98479,847 users)
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Ranked: #153592
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Popularity: #1083
Members: 16,548
Favorites: 184


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Feb 8, 2020
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.


Nov 20, 2016
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jul 30, 2013
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 ...

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