Naruto

The epic ninja adventure that became a global phenomenon!

Created by Masashi Kishimoto | MoreLess about Naruto

Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He’s got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world’s greatest ninja!

Author/artist Masashi Kishimoto was born in 1974 in rural Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Like many kids, he was first inspired to become a manga artist in elementary school when he read Dragon Ball. After spending time in art college, he won the Hop Step Award for new manga artists with his story Karakuri. After considering various genres for his next project, Kishimoto decided on a story steeped in traditional Japanese culture.

His first version of Naruto, drawn in 1997, was a one-shot story about fox spirits; his final version, which debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999, quickly became the most popular ninja manga in the world. The series would also spawn multiple anime series, movies, novels, video games and more.

Having concluded the series in late 2014, Masashi Kishimoto kept himself busy penning continuing adventures in the Naruto world, including the manga Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring and the story for Boruto: Naruto the Movie, both of which focus on the title character's son, Boruto.
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Naruto Shippuden 498: Hidden Leaf Story, the Perfect Day for a Wedding, Part 5: The Last Mission (Subtitled)

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Naruto 220: Departure (Dubbed)

Naruto Shippuden 497: Hidden Leaf Story, the Perfect Day for a Wedding, Part 4: the Kazekage’s Wedding Gift (Subtitled)

Naruto Shippuden 496: Hidden Leaf Story, the Perfect Day for a Wedding, Part 3: Steam and Food Pills (Subtitled)

Naruto Shippuden 495: Hidden Leaf Story, the Perfect Day for a Wedding, Part 2: A Full-Powered Wedding Gift (Subtitled)

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Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He’s got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world’s greatest ninja! Includes Volumes 1-27.

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Free Naruto manga chapters from Weekly Shonen Jump

December 22, 2016

Naruto: Chibi Sasuke's Sharingan Legend

Chapter 14
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December 8, 2016

Naruto: Chibi Sasuke's Sharingan Legend

Chapter 13
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November 24, 2016

Naruto: Chibi Sasuke's Sharingan Legend

Chapter 12
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November 10, 2016

Naruto: Chibi Sasuke's Sharingan Legend

Chapter 11
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