Anime: Naruto (ナルト)

Naruto (ナルト) is an ongoing Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kishimoto Masashi (岸本斉史)


The manga was first published in 1999 and currently it’s still being serialized. It was later adapted into an anime, produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex. It premiered across Japan on October 3, 2002. Adding to the anime first series’ 220 episodes and the sequel entitled Naruto: Shippuden with its 344 episodes (as of January 14, 2014), Studio Pierrot has also developed eight movies for the series and several original video animations (OVAs). Other types of merchandise include light novels, video games and trading cards developed by several companies.


Naruto is one of the best-selling manga series of all time having sold more than 126.5 million copies in Japan alone. 

As for the plot, the series closely follows the life of a boy who is feared and detested by the villagers of the hidden leaf village of Konoha. He is Uzumaki Naruto (うずまきナルト), an adolescent ninja who constantly searches for recognition and dreams to become the Hokage, the ninja in his village who is acknowledged as the leader and the strongest of all. The distrust of the boy has little to do with the boy himself, but it’s what’s inside him that causes anxiety.

Long before Naruto came to be, a Kyuubi (demon fox) with great fury and power waged war taking many lives. The battle ensued for a long time until a man known as the Fourth Hokage, Yondaime, the strongest ninja in Konoha, fiercely fought the Kyuubi. The fight was soon won by Yondaime as he sealed the evil demon in a human body. Thus the boy, Naruto, was born. As Naruto grows he decides to become the strongest ninja in Konoha in an effort to show everyone that he is not as they perceive him to be, but is a human being worthy of love and admiration. But the road to becoming Hokage, the title for the strongest ninja in Konoha, is a long and arduous one.

Enjoy the AMV of this anime below!


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