Naruto Shinden Series
Naruto: Itachi's Story
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Naruto Shinden Series

Alternative Titles

English: Naruto: Itachi's Story
Synonyms: Naruto True Legend, Itachi Shinden, Sasuke's Story, Koumyou-hen, Book of Bright Light, Daylight, Anya-hen, Book of Dark Night, Midnight, Raikou-hen, Book of Sunrise, Naruto: Itachi's Story
Japanese: NARUTO -ナルト- 真伝シリーズ


Volumes: 3
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 4, 2015 to Nov 4, 2015
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure
Themes: Martial Arts Martial Arts, Super Power Super Power
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: None
Authors: Kishimoto, Masashi (Art), Yano, Takashi (Story), Towada, Shin (Story)


Score: 8.311 (scored by 28312,831 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2522
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1818
Members: 7,914
Favorites: 213

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The story will focus on the brothers who have eyes that see through to the truth and who live on the threshold of hope and despair. Itachi's past and Sasuke's future will be made clear.


Naruto Shinden Series was published in English by VIZ Media from November 1, 2016 to March 7, 2017.

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More reviewsReviews

Oct 14, 2017
wabbajackov (All reviews)
sasuke's book wasn't necessary. itachi's books were amazing and gave a new insight into his backstory and really fleshed out his characters inner turmoil much more than in the anime. the English translation had a few doubled words and misspellings but it didn't take anything away from how good it was.

the books looked into alot more than i thought they would and they changed my opinion on the tsukiyomi. the book made me realise that it is probably not a good thing to have happen to the world while during the anime i was confused as to why people opposed it so much
Jul 8, 2017
SeriousSarcasm (All reviews)
After reading all three books, I can only recommend the first two. Not that Sasuke Shinden was bad, but in terms of how much it adds to the Naruto franchise, it came off as fluff that wasn't needed. Only look into that one if you're a huge Sasuke fan.

With that being said, this review will primarily be aimed at Itachi's two Shinden novels, which were quite enjoyable overall and something I didn't know I needed until reading them.

These novels allow for us to delve into Itachi's head. We're given explanations for his actions in the actual manga, but these books humanize him more and read more
Aug 3, 2018
nicolaa1011 (All reviews)
The Itachi Shinden novels are definitely worth the read. I can't say the same for Sasuke Shinden, though.

Itachi Shinden, as most of long-time Naruto fans may think, is just narrating how Itachi eventually got to the decision of killing his own clan. There's actually more to it than that. Not only does the novel dwell more on what Itachi was thinking at the time, but it also gives new perspectives to characters like Fugaku (Itachi's father) and even Shisui. How Shisui's family is doing and how he awakened his Mangekyo Sharingan is explained in the novels, for example. How Shisui died in the novels is read more
Jun 9, 2017
Duckielover151 (All reviews)
To be totally honest, I wasn't expecting to enjoy these books as much as I did. I guess I just wasn't sure WHY I was reading these ones, if that makes sense. The Hiden light novels felt like they had more of a purpose. (At least at the time I was reading them, they hadn't been animated yet.) Those ones took place in the future from the series, gave us a sense of what happened between the time of Naruto's end and Boruto's beginning. The Shinden novels (the first two, anyway) are different.

We already saw Itachi's story. Well, I'm sure a lot of people read more

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