Naruto is a Japanese manga series which is directed by Hayato Date, written by Masashi Kishimoto, and produced by Pierrot and TV Tokyo. The plot follows the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a teenage ninja who constantly searches for recognition. He aspires to become the Hokage, a ninja from his village who is considered the leader and most powerful human being. The series is based on a story by Kishimoto that was published in the August 1997 issue of Akamaru Jump.
Naruto series Story
Naruto Uzumaki is a young ninja boy with a Nine-Tailed Demon Fox inside. Twelve years before the series began, the Nine-Tails Demon Fox attacked the ninja village Konohagakure and killed several people. In response, the leader of Konohagakure and his ninja army – the Fourth Hokage – sacrificed their lives to lock the demon inside the newborn Naruto.
Konohagakure, however, considered Naruto to be a demon devil fox and abused him throughout his childhood. The Third Hokage, who took his place after the death of the Fourth Hokage, ordered and forbade anyone to mention the attack of the Demon Fox.
Years later, Naruto is tricked into stealing a forbidden book by Mizuki, a renegade ninja, but his teacher Iruka Umino stops Naruto from doing so. When Iruka nearly dies while protecting Naruto from Mizuki, Naruto defeats Mizuki using the power of the Book, developing the supernatural ability Jutsu Shadow Clone Technique that develops his own image.
This encounter makes Naruto realize that he was a transfusion of the demon fox. The main story of Naruto shows the personal development of Naruto and his friends. Naruto befriends two companions, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno, who must form a three-man squad called Team 7 under an experienced sensei Kakashi Hatake.
Like other ninja teams from all villages, Team 7 is in charge of carrying out requests from villagers, such as the task of bodyguarding. During the campaign, Naruto also befriends other characters he meets in the series. They learn new abilities, get to know each other and the villagers better, and experience age as Naruto dreams of becoming Konohagakure’s Hokage.
After several missions, Kakashi allows Team 7 to take part in a ninja test in which they can improve their class and take on difficult tasks. During the test, Orochimaru, a criminal at the top of Konohagakure’s most wanted list, attacks Konoha and kills the Third Hokage in retaliation.
This leads Jiraiya, one of the three legendary ninjas, to search for his partner Tsunade to become the fifth Hokage. During this quest, it is revealed that Orochimaru also longs to inherit Sasuke Uchiha because of his powerful genetic heritage.
Sasuke goes to Orochimaru in the belief that he will give him the strength to kill his brother Itachi, who killed all his descendants. Tsunade sends a ninja team including Naruto to bring Sasuke back to Konoha but Naruto is unable to defeat him.
Naruto does not give up on Sasuke and leaves Konoha to train under Jiraiya for two and a half years to prepare for the next encounter with Sasuke.
After a period of training, a mysterious organization called the Akatsuki attempts to capture the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox along with the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox within Naruto. Several ninjas from Konohagakure including Team 7 battle against Akatsuki members and search for their teammates.
Although they manage to save the host from a one-tailed demon named Gaara, Akatsuki manages to capture seven of the creatures. Sasuke meanwhile betrays Orochimaru and fights to avenge Itachi. Although Itachi dies in battle, Sasuke is later told by Akatsuki founder Madara Uchiha that Itachi was ordered by the Konohagakure leadership to destroy his family.
Saddened by this revelation, Sasuke joins forces with Akatsuki to destroy Konohagakure. Meanwhile, after several members of the Akatsuki are defeated by the Konohagakure ninja, their leader Penn attacks the village to capture Naruto. However, Naruto defeats all of Penn’s group and convinces Asli to leave.
After Penn leaves Akatsuki, Madara announces that he wants to create a powerful illusion to control humanity, for which he wants to obtain the Nine-Tailed Beasts. The leaders of all the ninja villages refuse to help him and form an army to face him.
Naruto Series Reviews
The Naruto show first caught my attention when I saw a clip of it in a game called “Naruto: Rise of a Ninja” for Xbox 360. After playing that game I just had to watch the show and I am glad I did because it was a very fun and complete show. The characters are what I love the most about it because we follow Naruto, who follows Naruto for someone with a small brilliance for someone with a flair for what they need. Can protect the village.
You can see him joining a team with two other rookie ninjas Sasuke and Sakura, and their teacher Kakashi, as they head to a town in trouble from the local mob boss. You then go on a journey with them as they take a test to see if they’re ready to take the next step in the ninja’s class. There are other characters to meet and the show gets even more interesting as they must survive the Sand Village attack and try to find a new leader for the village.
A friend seemingly departs to join the villain and then you have some stories, not from the manga and it wraps up in a nice story about a group going after Gaara, not even in the manga, But still good.
Naruto show has a few minor complaints from me, the first few shows in the series seem to run on a lot of the same things at the beginning of the show as what happened at the end of the previous shows, plus there are lots of flashback specials. As in the earlier episodes as well.