The name Naruto comes from a Japanese word meaning “spiral,” and it’s a fitting title for a series about a young ninja who wants to be the best in all of Japan.
Naruto is an action-adventure manga series written by Masashi Kishimoto and published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine between 1999 and 2014. It follows the adventures of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja in training from the Hidden Leaf Village who wishes to become the Hokage, or leader of his village.
The series was adapted into an anime television series that ran from 2002 to 2007 on TV Tokyo, with 220 episodes produced. The anime was followed by two feature-length films: Naruto: Shippuuden (2007) and Naruto: Shippuuden – The Lost Tower (2008).
Last modified: August 10, 2022