What is Naruto?
Naruto is a very successful Anime/Manga series produced in Japan
by Masashi Kishimoto. It is now shown worldwide and is successful
on both USA and Europe.
12 years ago, a Nine-Tailed Deamon Fox (Kyubi no Yoko) attacked
the shinobi (ninja) village of Konohagure (The Village Hidden in
the Leaves). The Kyubi was considered so powerful, it was treated
as a natural disaster in mythology. With a single whip of one of
his nine tails, he could flatten mountains and cause tsunamis hit
Then, came one shinobi to seal the monster, at the cost of his
own life. That shinobi, was the Fourth Hokage (Yondaime Hokage,
He sealed the beast within his newborn son. Naruto Uzumaki.
12 years after the incident, Naruto is a hyperactive kid, who
trains to be a ninja.
Naruto started much like all of Japan's Animes, Manga.
Naruto's Manga consists of 403 chapters (Up to 12th June 2008)
and growing, the Anime is based on that Manga.
Based on the Anime, video games and movies were produced. Making
it very popular even in the US and many other countries.
At Episode 220, Naruto leaves the village with Jiriya in order
to train. 2½ years later, Naruto returns to the village to continue
adventures, and more importantly, find and retrieve Sasuke.