Author: Masahi Kishimoto
Genre: Shounen, Action, Adventure, Fantasy Publishing Date: 1999 Volumes: 45/Ongoing Rating: 9.9/10
Plot: 12 years before the onset of the series, the nine-tailed beast attacks Konohagakure and nearly destroys it, if it wasn't for the efforts of the 4th Hokage (village leader), who sacrafices his life to seal the nine-tailed demon within the child Naruto Uzumaki. When Naruto grows up, he is a wild and rambunctious kid who dreams of becoming Hokage, yet always manages to get into trouble and does poorly in school. Despite outward appearances, Naruto's life is one of solitude- no parents, no friends; Konohagakure blames Naruto for the incident 12 years ago and look at him as if he were the nine-tails himself. An encounter with an evil ninja soon after, however, changes his life forever, when Naruto learns what's hidden within him, and that just maybe someone is looking out for him.
Naruto delves into the story of how Naruto and his friends develop in the ninja world, while new secrets and enemies are unveiled. Naruto's honest, straitforward, and caring manner, along with his tenacious determination change the lives of everyone who comes into contact with him, leading him ever closer to realizing his dream of becoming Hokage and changing the ninja world forever.
Comments: If you haven't heard of Naruto, you've been hiding under a rock- seriously! Don't be discouraged from reading it because it's shounen. You see the rating? Anyway, the characters do start off young, but they slowly grow along with you. Negatives: There really are no negatives in Naruto.... apart from the fact that it's taking forever to finish and it's so good I can't wait for updates. Other: There are six movies, four OVA's, three light novels, a couple of video games, etc. Download:
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