This top-selling manga and winner of a Quill Award for best graphic novel in North America follows the story of Uzumaki Naruto, a boy trodden upon in his village. His village however, is a special village dedicated to the arts of Ninjutsu, and many powerful ninjas emerge from it.
Born and infused with a demon nine tailed fox, Naruto was hated with passion by many of the older villagers. Even their children picked up on it and started to hate him as well. Naruto however, felt loneliness and sadness in his life, a pain that isn't normal. He wants to be acknowledged and pledged on becoming Hokage, the title of referring to the strongest ninja in the country.
But he has a long way to go. And will meet many people he calls friends in this world of ninjas, where allegiances shift quickly as lightning. Join Naruto on his journey on becoming Hokage, or perhaps even greater.
Before the Naruto anime series even made its debut in 2002, a lot of readers were already addicted to the Naruto manga. Eagirly anticipating every chapter release. The Naruto manga made its first appearance in the weekly Shonen Jump(#43) in 1999, published by Shueisha. Almost three years before the first animated anime episode of Naruto was aired. The Naruto manga has sold millions of copies in Japan already, and its popularity grew even bigger after being licensed in America by Viz. The Naruto manga published in America can be found in the American Shonen Jump. The manga's main storyline differs none with the anime's since the anime is based on the manga.