Naruto is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto.
It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who seeks recognition from his peers and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village.
- Type- TV
- Titles- NARUTO
- Episodes- 220
- Genres- Action, Adventure, Comedy
- Rating- PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
- Duration- 23 min. per ep.
Naruto Uzumaki, a mischievous adolescent ninja, struggles as he searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the village’s leader and strongest ninja.
Moments prior to Naruto Uzumaki’s birth, a huge demon known as the Kyuubi, the Nine-Tailed Fox, attacked Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf Village, and wreaked havoc. In order to put an end to the Kyuubi’s rampage, the leader of the village, the Fourth Hokage, sacrificed his life and sealed the monstrous beast inside the newborn Naruto.
Now, Naruto is a hyperactive and knuckle-headed ninja still living in Konohagakure. Shunned because of the Kyuubi inside him, Naruto struggles to find his place in the village, while his burning desire to become the Hokage of Konohagakure leads him not only to some great new friends, but also some deadly foes.
As a kid, I did hear about this show through a couple of television promos and my friends. After so many years. I finally got to watch Naruto and this turned out to be one of the best things I’ve done in my life.
I have never identified with a shounen protagonist more, and even supporting characters have been written with care and brilliance.
The first episode itself hit me in the feels. when I realized I wasn’t the only one who as a kid did stuff to get people to pay attention and care for me. This is the point where the creator Masashi Kishimoto as well as the animators teased me the start of something epic.