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

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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
English: Naruto: Itachi's Story
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Volumes: 3
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 4, 2015 to Nov 4, 2015
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy
Theme: Martial Arts Martial Arts
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: None
Authors: Kishimoto, Masashi (Art), Yano, Takashi (Story), Towada, Shin (Story)


Score: 8.341 (scored by 43654,365 users)
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Ranked: #2782
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Popularity: #1708
Members: 11,651
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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /11


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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Oct 14, 2017
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
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 ...
Dec 31, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Whether the original work is good or bad, if it has a light novel spin-off, that spin-off is almost always weaker than the parent title. As low as my expectations were, turns out this is not the case with Naruto Shinden. Though I should probably disclose right from the start that I’m not exactly a fan of the Naruto franchise.

The first two volumes technically aren’t a new story – they are expanded, more detailed (and a bit changed) events that we already know happened. So perhaps don’t read beyond this point if you don’t want to get spoilers for Naruto, a story that I ...

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