The epic of Naruto made its on-screen debut in 1997 and today it is recognized as a popular manga franchise of all time. It is the story of a young Ninja named Naruto Uzumaki. He wants to acquire the status of being the strongest ninja, Hokage. He also wishes to grow into a great leader of his village. This popular manga was transformed into an anime series in 2002 and this continued till 2007. The same was followed by Naruto Shippuden from 2007-2017.
This popular Japanese manga series is written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. The story has two parts. The first part tells the story of the pre-teen Naruto while the second part tells the story of his teens. It comprises two one-shot manga that was created by Kishimoto. The first part appeared in 1995 with the name Karakuri while the second came in 1997 with the title Naruto.
Naruto also appeared as a series in Shueisha’s magazine, Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1999 to 2014. Later it became part of the tankōbon (book) form that is available in 72 volumes. The anime version was produced by Pierrot and Aniplex. Consisting of 200 episodes it was released in Japan from 2002 to 2007. The viewers witnessed the English adaptation of the series on Cartoon Network and YTV between 2005 and 2009. Naruto: Shippuden, was premiered as the sequel in 2007 and it captured the audience for 10 years through 500 episodes. The English version on the other hand appeared on Disney XD from 2009 to 2011, airing the first 98 episodes. The English adaptation is still airing weekly on Adult Swim.
Naruto ranks as the fourth best-selling manga series so far. 250 million copies are sold worldwide in 46 countries.
Naruto, The Protagonist
Naruto is the powerful protagonist. After he was born he was designated as the host of nine-tailed fox Kurama. This won him the title Jinchūriki. Later he was called the Hero of the Hidden Leaf. he dreamt for and then achieved the status of being Seventh Hokage. In this quest, he and his friends had to face several challenges.
Complete List Of Naruto Movies In Order
Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow:
It was written by Katsuyuki Sumisawa and directed by Tensai Okamura. The story gets clear after the 101st episode. The plot highlights the villain Doto Kazahana. He intends to take the treasure that his brother Sosetsu has hidden from his niece Koyuki Kazahana. Koyuki is the princess of an island called the Land of Snow. The team of Naruto and ninjas take up the task of looking after the princess and getting back her father’s throne for her.
Legend of the Stone of Gelel:
The story is about a mineral, the Stone of Gelel. This mineral is known for its strong powers. The villain named Master Haido sends his ninjas to get the stone. He wants to create a Utopia with this mineral where people can live peacefully without any war or suffering. He is ready to do everything to achieve his goals. An old friend of Haido joins the team of Naruto and ninjas to protect the world from evil plans.
Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom:
In this part, the story revolves around the struggle of getting power in the wealthy land called Moon Kingdom. The team Naruto takes up the task of protecting the prince of Land of the Moon, Michiro along with his son Hikaru.
Naruto Shippuden the Movie:
The story of the movie highlights how the villain Yomi attempts to capture the world. He wants to do this by bringing back the spirit of the demon Moryo. The priestess Shion steps ahead to seal the demon which becomes a life-threatening step for him. Naruto steps in as the savior of the priestess.
The ninja of the Land of Sky attacks on Konoha. Naruto steps in and moves to secure the innocent dwellers of a village away from the Land of Fire. Naruto is joined by his comrades named Sakura and Hinata, and a girl named Amaru. They belong to a distant village. There is a sensei Shinno who actually turns out to be the villain.
Inheritors of the Will of Fire:
This part highlights that the world is on the verge of the Fourth Great Ninja World War. At the same time, there are efforts to stop it. The ninjas from the villages of Kumogakure, Kirigakure, Iwagakure, and Sunagakure that were specialized in Kekkei Genkai abilities started to disappear. The only village that remained safe in this entire situation was Konohagakure and so everyone was suspicious about it. On one hand, the troops were heading towards the Land of Fire, while on the other hand Naruto and his comrades raced against time to resolve the matter.
The Lost Tower:
The story focuses on the mission-related to capturing Mukade that was a missing-nin who travels in the past to capture Five Great Shinobi Countries with his special powers of Ryukyu. Before he realizes that what he has done, massive damage is already done. Naruto and his friends travel through time and stop the enemies from moving ahead.
This adventurous movie is about Naruto’s efforts to escape from imprisonment. He was charged with an attempted assassination of the Raikage of the Hidden Cloud Village and the murder of joins from two more villages. While he was in the prison he met a female ninja Ryuzetsu who belonged to Hidden Grass Village. Naruto needs to escape to prove his innocence.
Road to Ninja:
This story runs in a completely different world where Naruto’s parents are alive and his friends also have a different life. They are absolutely different from how they are now. The job of Naruto is to shield against the villain Tobi. he is a mysterious ninja with a mask who wants to get hold of the Nine-Tails before coming back to the real universe.
Naruto and his friends are designated the responsibility of stopping the relative of Kaguya Otsutsuki so that he cannot implement his plan of carrying out the collision between the moon and the Earth. The story continues after the Fourth Great Shinobi War.
Naruto and Hinata’s son Boruto joins as the pupil of Sasuke. The problem actually begins when Sasuke tells that the Kaguya Otsutsuki tribe is about to attack the Earth.
Naruto is a great story that fascinates those who are always loving the adventure and thrill. The superhero of the series is inspiring and motivating for many. The storyline is equally great for the young and the elders. If you do not know Japanese you can enjoy watching the English version too.
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