Naruto

Naruto is a franchise comprised of 19 movies, 4 anime series, 8 manga series
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A young boy, Naruto, with a demon sealed inside him wants to become the best ninja in his village and become the next Hokage. Thus Naruto, joined by his team mates and leader, begins his journey to become Hokage of Konoha.

Overview

Naruto is a manga series created by the writer and artist Masashi Kishimoto. It's a shonen action series in the tradition of Dragon Ball. After several manga options were submitted to the largest manga publisher in Japan, Shueisha's Shonen Jump magazine, Kishimoto submitted his first draft for a ninja story that would become the Naruto manga, a story of a young ninja that would become a top seller in both Japan and much of the reset of the world. It is mainly targeted toward a younger male audience, but does have cross gender appear. The first draft would change dramatically from what the final product would become. This one shot was submitted to Akamaru Jump in 1997 and won the top prize that allowed Kishimoto to have his selection of editors.

Plot

Twelve years ago the Village Hidden in the Leaves was attacked by a fearsome threat. The Nine-tailed Fox Demon claimed the lives of hundreds and of the village leader, the Fourth Hokage. Years later, the village is at peace and a troublemaking kid named Naruto Uzumaki struggled to graduate from Ninja Academy. His goal may be to become the next Hokage, but his true destiny will be much more complicated. The adventure begins now!

The secret that Naruto is the vessel of the Nine-tails has been kept from him most his life, but those who lived to see the destruction have not been kind and suspect that he will become a demon. After failing his ninja exam, Naruto was tricked into stealing a precious scroll by one of the ninja teachers. In the process, he learns the dark secret sealed inside of him. In spite of this realization, Naruto saves to day and is graduated as a full fledged ninja of the Hidden Leaf Village.

Two and a half years later after Sasuke abandoned the village and the team, Naruto has returned to find that all his fellow ninja have been promoted in rank. Sakura is a medical ninja, Gaara has become the Kazekage, and Kakashi is still the same. He's both grown and fallen behind. Naruto wants to be the best ninja in the land. He's done well so far, but with the looming danger posed by the mysterious Akatsuki organization, Naruto knows he must train harder than ever and leaves his village for intense exercises that will push him to his limits. He must fighter harder, train harder, and not be overcome by the weakening seal that holds the deadly Nine-tailed Fox inside.

Characters

Protagonists

Team 7

Team 7 - Naruto, Sakura, Sasuke, and Kakashi
Team 7 - Naruto, Sakura, Sasuke, and Kakashi

The Team 7 of the Hidden Leaf Village consist of Naruto Uzumaki, Sakura Haruno, and Sasuke Uchiha. It is also known as Team Kakashi, named after their ninja master, Kakashi Hatake. Naruto isn't the only ninja with a dream. Sasuke has one goal driving him forward. He is the only survivor of the massacre of the Uchiha Clan and the perpetrator is his very own brother, Itachi. Sakura is an intelligent young woman who struggles to just keep up with her team mates and tries to find her place as a ninja. The team leader, Kakashi, is a legend of the Hidden Leaf ninja known as the Copy Ninja. Using the Sharingan Eye, he can copy any jutsu he can see. Though the mystery of the source of the eyes only found in the Uchiha clan is unknown.

Team 7, led by Yamato
Team 7, led by Yamato

Sasuke's thirst for revenge against his brother would eventually drive a wedge between him and the partners who care so deeply for him. He is approached the the villain Orochimaru and promised power that could help him achieve his dreams, but his motive is to claim Sasuke as his new vessel. Sasuke would leave the village for Orochimaru to train. Naruto failed to stop Sasuke and was nearly killed in by his friend in the process. While Sasuke went to Orochimaru for training, Naruto was trained by the legendary Jiraiya, and Sakura is trained by Tsunade. Sasuke is replaced on Team 7 by the enigmatic ninja Sai, and leadership of the team is also shared by Yamato, a ninja who was injected with the cells of the First Hokage by Orochimaru in an experiment.

Team 8

Team 8 - Shino, Hinata, and Kiba
Team 8 - Shino, Hinata, and Kiba

The Team 8 of the Hidden Leaf Village consists of Shino Aburame, Hinata Hyuga, and Kiba Inuzuka with his dog partner Akamaru. It's also known as Team Kurenai, named after their ninja master, Kurenai Yuuhi. The leader of Team 8 is Shino. Has a member of the Abumare Clan, he has a mastery of specialized ninjutsu that uses insects. Hinata Hyuga is a shy young girl and a member of the renowned Hyuga Clan. She can use a special Kekkei Genkai (genetic trait) called the Byakugan. Though timid and not as skilled as many of the ninja in her clan's main family, she loves Naruto and strives to push forward the way he does in hopes he will see her one day. Kiba is a member of the Inuzuka Clan specializes in having dog partners that they live with and train. Their senses can even equal their canine counterparts. Kurenai is one of the more talented Jonin class ninja. She is a master of the psychological ninjutsu called Genjutsu. With these techniques, she can manipulate what her opponent sees, hears, and even feels.

Team 9

Team 9 - Neji, Tenten, Rock Lee, and Mighty Guy
Team 9 - Neji, Tenten, Rock Lee, and Mighty Guy

The Team 9 of the Hidden Leaf Village consists of Neji Hyuga, Tenten, and Rock Lee. It's also known as Team Guy, named after their ninja master, Might Guy. The members primarily master in Taijutsu, hand-to-hand combat. The leader of Team 9 is Neji, a member of the branch family of the Hyuga Clan. He is masterful in the practices of the Byakugan Eyes and can use it to target the pressure points of an opponent to eliminate their use of justu. Tenten is a female ninja trained as a weapons master. Through the use of scrolls she can summon a wide variety of weapons. Rock Lee may be completely incapable of using either Ninjutsu or Genjutsu, but he holds a natural gift in his powers of Taijutsu. He was taken under the wing of their master Guy and taught how to unlock the gates of the human body to increase one's power. Might Guy is the self proclaimed rival of Kakashi Hatake and often challenges him to a variety of competition.

Team 10

Team 10 - Shikamaru, Ino, Choji, and Asuma
Team 10 - Shikamaru, Ino, Choji, and Asuma
Team 10 - Shikamaru, Ino, Choji, and Asuma
Team 10 - Shikamaru, Ino, Choji, and Asuma

The Team 10 of the Hidden Leaf Village consists of Shikamaru Nara, Ino Yamanaka, and Choji Akimichi. It's also known as Team Asuma, named after their ninja master, Asuma Sarutobi. Though Ino is the self-appointed leader of Team 10, she holds that title because Shikamaru goes to extreme lengths to avoid what he sees as pointless arguments with women. At first appearing to be a lazy young man, Shikamaru is a tactical genius, and the only ninja to graduate from the Chunin Exams. Ino Yamanaka is a skilled female ninja in her clan's jutsu that is focused on mind control. She was at one time close childhood friends with Sakura Haruno, but the friendship turned to hostile rivalry after when both became enamored with Sasuke Uchiha. After the Chunin Exams, their hostilities cooled and became friends once more. Choji Akamichi is a talented and furiously loyal young ninja. He was originally bullied for his weight as a child but became close friends with Shikamaru. Shikamaru refuses to take on missions without his friend Choji. Asuma Sarutobi is one the more talented Jonin class ninja, and chain smoker, master in using Wind Chakra, and the son of the Third Hokage.

Hokage

Tsunade the Fifth Hokage
Tsunade the Fifth Hokage

The Hokage is the leader of the Hidden Leaf Village who leads the ninja clans. The Fourth Hokage is the first known Hokage of the series and the one who sacrificed his life to seal away the Nine-tails into Naruto and save the village, though the events of that night are shrouded in mystery, After the Fourth's death, the position of Hokage was taken back the man who held it previously, Hiruzen Sarutobi. He led the village from then on but fell in battle at the hands of one of his own former students. Hiruzen, the Third Hokage, was replaced by the grand daughter of the First Hokage, Tsunade. A gifted female ninja and a member of the Legendary Sannin. Her talents in medical jutsu and hand-to-hand combat are equal to her beauty. Though in her fifties, she uses a special jutsu that gives her a younger appearance.The First Hokage was Hashirama Senju leader of the Senju clan as well as husband of Mito Uzumaki and rival Madara Uchiha. His younger brother Tobimara Senju the Second Hokage,and the Fourth Hokage is Minato Namikaze is the father of Naruto Uzumaki who transfer his charka and his wife's Kushina Uzumaki to help him stop Kurama's manipulation and warn about Tobi.

Jiraiya

Jiraiya is a member of the Legendary Sannin ninja of the Hidden Leaf Village. He was at one time a pupil of the Third Hokage and he trained the Fourth Hokage. He also happens to be a lecher and the author of the popular racy romance novels. He trained Naruto in preparation for the Chunin Exams and taught him the art of Summoning frog spirits. When they both went in search for Tsunade to be the Fifth Hokage, Jiraiya would also teach Naruto the steps to use a special jutsu of the Fourth Hokage, the Rasengan. After Sasuke left the village, he would take Naruto with him to train for two years and guard him from the Akatsuki.

Sand Ninja

Kankuro, Gaara, and Temari
Kankuro, Gaara, and Temari

The Sand Ninja Team are ninja from the Hidden Sand Village in the Land of Wind, and it consists of Gaara, Temari, and Kankuro. They're also a trio of siblings. Similar to Naruto, Gaara is the living vessel one of Tailed Demons from the Land of Wind, Shukaku. Being dark and violent, he has command over the sand he keeps in the large urn on his back to have the ultimate defense. Temari is Gaara's older sister and uses wind based jutsu with her giant fan. A brilliant fighter on par with Shikamaru. Kankuro uses special puppet master jutsu that allows him to use deadly customized puppets from great distant. Though the Sand originally fought with Orochimaru's Sound village. It was only due to his murder and impersonation of the Kazekage. Once this deception was revealed, they became allied with the Hidden Leaf Village.

Killer Bee

Killer Bee with Gyuki the eight tailed Ox
Killer Bee with Gyuki the eight tailed Ox

Killer Beeis a ninja from the Hidden Cloud Village and one of the Jinchuuriki and he is also the adoptive younger brother of the Raikage. He is the vessel for Gyuki the Eight-Tailed Octopus. The man raps all his words and underwent special training to the Bijuu spirit sealed with in him to call on it's power at will. He took Naruto to a special island for training to tame the Nine-tailed Fox and control it's incredible chakra.

The Kage Alliance

The Kage Alliance - Ei Yotsuki, Mei Terumi, Onoki, and Gaara
The Kage Alliance - Ei Yotsuki, Mei Terumi, Onoki, and Gaara

The Kage Alliance was formed of the five great shinobi villages across several nations. The members consist of the Fourth Raikage, Ei Yotsuki; the Fifth Mizukage, Mei Terumi; the Third Tsuchikage, Onoki; the Fifth Kazekage, Gaara; and the Nation of Iron's Samurai leader, Mifune. They had originally gathered to meet on the issue of the growing threat of the Akatsuki and how to handle the issue of the Jinchuuriki vessels. Sasuke attacked the Kages, and Madara Uchiha made demands the surviving Junchuriki's be turned over to him. When they refused, Madara declared the beginning of the Fourth Shinobi World War.. After Tsunade recovered from a coma, she joined the alliance just before the start of the conflict. The five nations would unite under a single symbol to repel the Akatsuki army or the resurrected dead and the white Zetsus.

Samurai of the Land of Iron

Naruto Shippuden 200 - Land of Iron Samura, Mifune
Naruto Shippuden 200 - Land of Iron Samura, Mifune

The Samurai that resides in the land of Iron led by Mifune who specializes in laido and fought former leader of the rain village Hanzo in his youth. ninja does not go to war with the Samurai because they are apparently extremely powerful.The Samurai also use kenjutsu and during the five kage summit Mifune suggests an allied forces to strike back against akatauki and it worked now the samurai is apart of the Allied Shinobi Forces.

Jinchuriki

The Jinchuriki
The Jinchuriki

The Jinchuriki are the human hosts to the Tailed Beasts.In the Shippuden series they serve as a major part of the story due to their tailed beasts.The First Jinchuriki was the sage of Six paths who used this technique to stop the Ten-Tails and later created the nine tailed beasts in order to stop the Ten-Tails from returning as well as sealing it into the moon.Gaara was the host of Shukaku the One Tails after his previous hosts in the sand village,Yugito Nii was the host of Matatabi the two-tails,The fourth Mizukage Yagura the host of Isobu the three-tails,Roshi the host of Son Goku the Four-Tails,Han the host of Kokuo the Five tailed Dolphin Horse,Utakata the host of Saiken the Six-Tails,Fuu of the waterfalls village and the host of Chomei the Seven-Tails,Killer Bee the host of Gyuki the Eight-Tails from his cousin with his father and uncle,and Naruto Uzumaki current host of Kurama the Nine-tails after his mother Kushina Uzumaki and Mito Uzumaki.Akatsuki had captured seven of the Jinchuriki and extracted their tailed beasts from One-Tails to Seven-tails caused their hosts to die with the Exception of gaara from being revived by Chiyo's sacrifice.They said to be lonely and loathed humanity for shunning them.However this did not stop one of the Jinchurikis from their villages to gain respect such as Gaara,Bee, and Naruto.

Tailed Beasts

The Tailed-Beasts
The Tailed-Beasts

The Tailed-Beasts are forms of Charka created from the original Tailed Beast the Ten-Tails

They were raised by the sage of the Six-Paths and he gave them each a name with respect from Shukaku the crazed One-tailed raccoon,Matatabi the Polite Two-tailed Cat,Isobu the Shy Three-Tailed Turtle,Son Goku the Prideful Four-Tailed Monkey, Kokuo the reserved Five-tailed Dolphin Horse,Saiken the Boastful Six-Tailed Slug,Chomei the Cheerful Seven-Tailed Beetle,Gyuki The Berserk Eight-Tailed Ox,and Kurama the Cynical Nine-Tailed Fox.The beasts are told that one day that a certain person and one day they will go back to their original form while understanding true power.Their powers measured in the number of tails an ideal that Kurama follows thorugh their feral side.However many ninja from other villages Shukaku in Sand village,Matatabi and Gyuki in the Cloud village,Kokuo and Son Goku in the Stone Village,Isobu and Saiken in the Mist Village,Chomei in the Water Falls village,and Kurama in the leaf village.With the Exception of Gyuki the tailed beasts despise the humans for using them as tools.But later Akatsuki use them for the revival of the Ten-Tails and an illsuion to the world by Tobi.But Naruto attempting to save and befriend them to their amazement they soon thought that naruto was the person that the Sage spoke of.

Kurama

Kurama - the Nine-Tailed Fox
Kurama - the Nine-Tailed Fox

Kurama the Nine-Tailed Fox is the most powerful of the Tailed-Beasts and it was used by the leader of the Uchiha Clan,Madara Uchiha and was sealed inside the First Hokage's wife Mito uzuimaki of the Uzumaki Clan who are distinct relatives to the Senju Clan.The Next host of Kurama is Kushina uzumaki the wife of the Fourth Hokage and mother of Naruto before it was realised by Tobi on Konoha and because of this his current host Naruto has suffered from negated and Kurama hated humans for using him as a weapon.however during the course of the series Kurama and naruto has form an equal partnership during the fight against Tobi.

Antagonists

Akatsuki

The Akatsuki
The Akatsuki

The Akatsuki are rogue ninjas all considered S-rank criminals and ninjas from the various villages from across the nations have been instructed to kill them on sight. In the original anime their motives and goal was unclear, but in the Naruto Shippuden series they became the primary villains Each member wears a black cloak covered in red clouds and their forehead protectors are marked with a slash through their village symbol, a common practice of proudly rogue ninja. The Akatsuki are paired into teams when they are sent on their missions. The goal is to gather all the Jinchuuriki (human vessels) that house the Tailed Beasts (Bijuus) for an unknown goal.

The original founder of the Akatsuki is a ninja of mysterious powers named Pain, but the true force behind their deeds is a legendary ninja who has been pulling the strings of events for generations in the Land of Fire and released the Nine-tailed Fox to the world, Tobi. Members include Konan the only female member who can use origami and papers as weapons and childhood friend of Pain alongside Yahiko one of the founders with Tobi before his death,Itachi Uchiha sasuke's older brother and gifted prodigy of his clan,Kisame Hoshigaki a rogue mist ninja of the seven swordsmen of the mist,Zetsu the spy and tobi's personal assistant and right-hand,Deidara a rogue stone ninja who is a mad bomber,Sasori rogue ninja from the sand village and a skilled puppeteer shinobi ,Hidan an immortal foul mouth sadist whose apart of a religion named after their god,and Kakuzu a greedy bounty hunter who uses a forbidden jutsu to prolong his life span.

Team Hawk

Team Hawk
Team Hawk

Team Hawkwas the team formed by Sasuke Uchiha after he abandoned and killed Orochimaru. The team is formed up of Suigetsu, Karin, Juugo, and led by Sasuke. Each member has unique abilities to assist him in his goal to kill his brother Itachi. Jugo is the being whom Orochimaru extracted the curse filled blood from. He is the source of curse cursed and thus can access level two curse seal with ease. He is also ravenously blood-thirsty, with Sasuke as his only control. Karin who is a rare seeker type ninja, can sense the Chakra of other nearby ninjas and has the ability to replenish chakra through drinking of her blood..Suigetsu, who is made of water, wields the deadly zanbato sword of the demon Zabuza.

After the death of Itachi, Tobi, who reveals himself as Madara Uchiha convinces Sasuke to join the Akatsuki. Though originally hesitant and confused, he accepts once Madara reveals the truth about Itachi's defection from the Leaf Village and the conspiracy that inspired the slaughter of the Uchiha Clan. The rage that was once targets solely onto his brother is now aimed at the people of the Leaf Village.

Orochimaru and the Sound Ninja

Orochimaru
Orochimaru

Orochimaru is one of the legendary Sanin of the Hidden Leaf Village, and once a member of Akatsuki. He left in order to gain more power and immortality for himself. He originally wanted the body of Sasuke Uchiha as his latest vessel, but was betrayed and killed by his newest pupil. Later his remains were merged with the body of his disciple Kabuto. He would join the Akatsuki for some unknown reason and use Orochimaru's forbidden jutsu to create an army to rival the power of the greatest ninjas in history.After Kabuto's deafeat at the hands of Itachi and Sasuke Uchiha,Orochimaru was revived by Sasuke to take him to the one who knows everything.The Sound Four are the elite forces of young personal bodyguard of Orochimaru feature Sakon and Ukon twins with the ability to combine their bodies, Kidomaru a six armed ninja who can produce webs and is good in ranged combat ,Jirobo a large sized man with ability to asorb charka and close-quarter combat,and Tayuya a woman who uses a flute to summon monsters and cast illusions.the group was once known as the Sound Five as Kimimaro of the Kaguya Clan who can use his own bones to fight was stronger then them but had an unknown illness.They all wield the Curse Marks for power increase.

Zabusa Momochi and Haku

Zabuza and Haku
Zabuza and Haku

Zabusa Momochi is the first major antagonist of the series.He is a rogue ninja from the mist village as apart of it's group of swordsmen called the seven ninja swordsmen of the mist and he was hired by a man named gato to kill the bridage builed and his bodygurads team 7.Zabusa is also assistant by Haku an ice style user and they set out to fight team 7.After Gato's betrayal and disrespecting Haku Zabusa sacrifices himself to kill him.His sword is later used by Suigetsu.They were also revived by Kabuto for the war against the Kage alliance.

Madara Uchiha

Madara
Madara

Madara Uchiha is the founder and leader of the Uchiha Clan and rivals of Hashirama Senju of the Senju clan whose clans are the descendants of the Sage of Six Paths.During his time madara and his brother Izuna ruled the Uchiha and fought against the Senju clan.He also controled the Nine-tails against the first hokage and later lost it to Hashimara's wife Mito Uzumaki of the Uzumaki clan distint relatives to the Senju.During the fight Madara somehow obtain the powers of the first hokage and awakened the rinnegan at some point before his actual death.he was impersonated by tobi until Kabuto revives him for the war.

Manga Series

Naruto (1999)

Naruto Vol. 1 JPN (2000)
Naruto Vol. 1 JPN (2000)

The Naruto manga first began publication in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump by Shueisha in 1999. The first volume format (takabon) was released in March 3, 2000.

In the U.S. and Canadian market, Naruto is translated and published for the VIZ Media company. VIZ Media has altered art work and dialog to censor the contents for a younger audience, and they have refused offer an uncensored version of the series, despite them releasing the anime in an uncut format.

Rock Lee's Seishun Fullpower Ninden (2010)

Rock Lee Seishun Fullpower Ninden (2010)
Rock Lee Seishun Fullpower Ninden (2010)

On top of being a character in the main Masashi Kishimoto Naruto manga, Tenten also appears in a gag-spinoff manga that stars Rock Lee in chibi design. The series is titled Rock Lee Seishun Fullpower Ninden (ロック・リーの青春フルパワー忍伝, Rokku Rī no Seishun Furupowaa Ninden) and it written and illustrated by Kenji Taira. It began publication in Shueisha's Super Strong Jump magazine on December 2010.

Anime Series

Naruto (2002)

Naruto (2002)
Naruto (2002)

The Naruto anime series is the first series was directed by Hayato Date, music by Toshio Masuda. It is produced by the Studio Pierrot and has aired in Japan on both the TV Tokyo and Animax networks. The first episode originally aired on October 3, 2002. The anime was licensed for the U.S. by VIZ Media company, the same publisher of the Naruto manga in the U.S. The first episode aired on September 10th 2005 on Cartoon Network's anime programming Toonami. On September 20, 2008, Cartoon Network ended its Toonami block, but the channel continued randomly air episodes of Naruto in the time slots originally occupied by Toonami's programming. Following Episode 209, airing on January 31, 2009, the last episode to be shown Cartoon Network. VIZ has since stated that they have continued dubbing new episodes and releasing on DVD.

After Episode 135 of the Naruto anime that aired in May of 2005, the series began a constant run of filler episodes that would last till the series end with Episode 220 that aired in February 8th 2007. At which point, the Naruto Shippuden series picked up the Naruto manga story from the point of the beginning of a two year time skip and much of the younger cast grew and developed in skill.

Naruto Shippuden (2007)

Naruto Shippuden (2007)
Naruto Shippuden (2007)

The Naruto Shippuden anime series is the second anime based upon the manga series Naruto, created by the writer and artist Masashi Kishimoto. Much of the same staff to produced the first run of the anime returned for this reboot. The series was directed by Hayato Date, music is now produced by Yasuharu Takanashi and -yaiba-. It's still produced by the Studio Pierrot and has aired in Japan on both the TV Tokyo and Animax networks. It is mainly targeted toward a younger male audience, but does have cross gender appear. The first episode originally aired on February 15, 2007.

Movies

Several movies have been based upon the Naruto series and are produced by Studio Pierrot, the same production company of the anime series. None of these films hold any place in the canon. All the the movies in the series were released in Japan in August.

Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (2004)

Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (2004)
Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (2004)

Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow is the first movie of the Naruto franchise. It was directed by Tensai Okamura, and it was written by Katsuyuki Sumisawa. The music is produced by Toshio Masuda. The movie was released in Japan in August 21, 2004. The English DVD was distributed to North America on DVD in September 6 2007.

Naruto and his team are sent on a mission to guard Yukie Fujikaze, a popular actress starring in the hit movie "The Adventure of Princess Gale". The crew is heading toward the Land of Snow, a land forever covered in snow, to shoot the final scenes of the film. When Yukie refuses to go and escapes from the set, she is brought back by force by Naruto and his teammates. But little do they know, three rogue Snow Ninja are lying in wait with a sinister purpose that forces Yukie to make a crucial decision and face her hidden past.

Naruto The Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)

Naruto The Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel JPN (2005)
Naruto The Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel JPN (2005)

Naruto The Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel is the second movie of the Naruto franchise. It was directed by Hirotsugu Kawasaki, and it was written by Kawasaki and Yuka Miyata. The music is produced by Toshio Masuda. The movie was released in Japan in August 6, 2005. The English DVD was distributed to North America on DVD in July 29, 2008.

Mysterious armies are rising up in search of an artifact of untold power, "The Stone of Gelel". During these conflicts Naruto and his team are intercepted by a young Knight named Temijun who proceeds to attack them and knock himself and Naruto off a cliff. They both wake up sometime later having been taken in by a camp of traveling nomads who have treated their wounds, and after talking with Temijun he finds out that the armies are here to create a "Utopia" and that Temijun would like Naruto to join him. Reluctant at first Naruto eventually follows Temijun to his Master and the leader of the mysterious army, a man called Haido. who claims he will use the Stones of Gelel to create a Utopia free of war and strife. Will Naruto be able to uncover the importance and relevance of the stones before its too late and stop Haidos sinister plot?

Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (2006)

Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom JPN (2006)
Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom JPN (2006)

Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom is the third movie of the Naruto franchise, and the final before the Naruto Shippuden anime. It was directed by Toshiyuki Tsuru, and it was written by Junki Takegami. The music is produced by Toshio Masuda. The movie was released in Japan in August 5, 2006. The English DVD was distributed to North America on DVD in November 8, 2008.

Naruto and his team are sent to guard the prince of the Land of The Moon, Michiru and his son Hikaru on his world trip. Naruto soon finds out that the land of The Moon is a very wealthy nation, and Michiru tends to buy whatever he wants and has a very materialistic view of the world around him, A trait shared by his son which Naruto finds annoying. When they finally return to the Land of The Moon they find that it has been taken over by Shabadaba, a former friend of Michiru, who has employed 3 powerful ninja to assist him in the capture of the country. Shabadaba reveals that he only needs to dispose of Michiru and Hikaru, the two remaining heirs to the throne, to take over the nation and use its wealth to further his own goals. Can Naruto stop the tyrannical leader and overthrow him to bring order back to the Land of The Moon?

Naruto Shippuden: The Movie (2007)

Naruto Shippuden: The Movie JPN (2007)
Naruto Shippuden: The Movie JPN (2007)

Naruto Shippuden: The Movie is the fourth movie of the Naruto franchise. It was directed by Hajime Kamegaki, and it was written by Junki Takegami. The music is produced by Toshio Masuda. The movie was released in Japan in August 4, 2007. The English DVD was distributed to North America on DVD in November 10, 2009.

A vision of the future shows Naruto's impending death while fighting a giant spectral dragon. Back in the present day, Naruto's team are sent to guard and escort the Demon Countries High Priestess, Shion, to seal away an evil entity that has been reawakened by the mysterious man Yomi. The entity, called Mōryō, plans to destroy the Five Great Shinobi Nations and create his "1000 Year Kingdom". The only thing standing in his way is the High Priestess Shion, who alone has the power to seal him away once more. Can Naruto save the world from this new darkness, or will the vision of the future come to fruition?

Naruto Shippuden 2: Bonds (2008)

Naruto Shippuden 2: Bonds (2008)
Naruto Shippuden 2: Bonds (2008)

Naruto Shippuden 2: Bonds is the fifth movie of the Naruto franchise, and the first film to feature Sasuke Uchiha since the first movie. It was directed by Masahiko Murata, and it was written by Junki Takegami. The music is produced by Yasuharu Takanashi. The movie was released in Japan in August 2, 2008. The English DVD was distributed to North America on DVD in October 25, 2011.

What seems to be another peaceful day in Konoha is suddenly shattered when the remnants of a country once thought to be destroyed, The Sky Kingdom, Launch a full scale attack on Konoha, destroying the majority of the village. After the assult Naruto, Sakura, and Hinata are sent with a yound boy called Amaru and his sensei Shinnō, to Amaru's village to assist it against this new threat. Along the way Naruto finds out the Amaru is in fact a "She" and soon after, Shinnō is killed by a trap laid by the Sky Ninja. Can Naruto and his team figure out who is orchestrating these attacks and find out his true agenda before the Land of Fire is destroyed?

Naruto Shippuden 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire (2009)

Naruto Shippuden 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire (2009)
Naruto Shippuden 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire (2009)

Naruto Shippuden 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire is the sixth movie of the Naruto franchise. It was directed by Masahiko Murata, and it was written by Junki Takegami & Masashi Kishimoto. The music is produced by Yasuharu Takanashi. The movie was released in Japan in August 1, 2009. It's not been released for the U.S.

Ninjas with special and rare Kekkei Genkai start to disappear from the Great Shinobi Nations, with Konoha being the exception. This leads the other nations to suspect that Konoha is planning to attack them. To try and Maintain the peace the Feudal Lord of the Land of Fire orders Tsunade to find the real culprit and prove Konoha's innocence, or he will be forced to destroy the village to maintain peace. The true mastermind behind these events is revealed to be a shinobi called Hiruko, who once hailed from Konoha. He plans to steal Konoha's Kekkei Genkai, the Sharingan, which is currently possesed by Kakashi Hatake, and become invincible and proceed to instigate the Fourth Shinobi World War and take over the world for himself. Can Naruto stop Hiruko and save Kakashi before it's too late?

Naruto Shippuden 4: The Lost Tower (2010)

Naruto Shippuden 4: The Lost Tower JPN (2010)
Naruto Shippuden 4: The Lost Tower JPN (2010)

Naruto Shippuden 4: The Lost Tower is the seventh movie of the Naruto franchise. It was directed by Masahiko Murata, and it was written by Junki Takegami. The music is produced by Yasuharu Takanashi. The movie was released in Japan in July 30, 2010. It's not been released for the U.S.

Naruto and his team are sent after a missing-nin by the name of Mukade. The follow him to the once great city of Rouran, now in ruins. While there, they Learn that Mukade plans to go back in time and take over the Five Great Nations using a flow of immensely powerful chakra located deep beneath Rouran that was sealed by the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, long ago. Mukade then proceeds to absorb the seal placed by the Fourth Hokage which envelops Naruto, Yamato, and himself and transports them back in time 25 years. While here Naruto meets the queen of Rouran, a young girl by the name of Sāra, and Minato himself. Can the most unlikely team put an end to Mukade's plot of domination and save the world?

Naruto Shippuden 5: Blood Prison (2011)

Naruto Shippuden 5: Blood Prison poster (2011)
Naruto Shippuden 5: Blood Prison poster (2011)

Naruto Shippuden 5: Blood Prison is the eighth movie of the Naruto franchise. It was directed by Masahiko Murata, and it was written by Akira Higashiyama. The music is produced by Yasuharu Takanashi. The movie was released in Japan in July 30, 2010. It's not been released for the U.S.

Naruto has been sent to Hōzuki-jō, more commenly refered to as the "Blood Prison", a high security prison for his suspossed assassination attempt on the Raikage, and the killing of Jounin from the Hidden Mist and Hidden Rock villages. Mui the head of the prison places a special chakra limiting seal on his body and has him locked up to serve out his sentence. Naruto knowing that the accusations against him are false starts to suspect that something is going on. During his stay at the prison he meets a young woman named Ryuzetsu, who explains to him that his life is in danger and that he was framed so they could use the chakra of the Nine Tailed Fox to recover an artifact of power that has long been sealed away, the Box of Ultimate Bliss. The artifact itself is able to grant any wish one asks of it, and Ryuzetsu believes that Mui plans to use it to bring his village back into power. Can Naruto survive long enough to uncover Mui's plans and stop him from unleashing a terrible power unto the world?

Naruto the Movie 6: Road to Ninja

Naruto the Move 6: Road to Ninja (2012)
Naruto the Move 6: Road to Ninja (2012)

Naruto the Movie 6: Road to Ninja is the ninth movie of the Naruto franchise. It has a current release date of July 28 2012 in Japanese Theaters, with no current date on a release in the U.S. It is set in an alternate timeline from the main Naruto universe in which Naruto never lost his parents to the Nine Tails Attack and many characters have different personalities.

Sixteen years ago, a mysterious masked ninja unleashed the Nine Tailed Fox on Konoha. In response to this threat, the Fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze and his wife Kushina Uzumaki, the current Jinchūriki for the Nine Tailed Fox, manage to seal the creature inside their newborn son Naruto Uzumaki. With the Tailed Beast sealed safely inside Naruto, things continued as normal. However peace ended when a group of ninja called the Akatsuki attack Konoha under the guidance of Tobi, the mysterious masked man behind the Nine Tailed Fox's rampage all those years ago, who intends on executing his plan to rule the world by shrouding it in illusions.

Story Arcs

Introduction Arc

Land of Waves Arc

Chunin Exams Arc

Invasion of Konoha Arc

Search for Tsunade Arc

Sasuke Retrieval Arc

Kakashi Gaiden Arc

Kazekage Rescue Arc

Sasuke and Sai Arc

Hidan and Kakuzu Arc

Itachi Pursuit Arc

Invasion of Pain Arc

Five Kage Summit Arc

Confining the Jinchuuriki Arc

Shinobi World War Arc

General Information Edit
Name: Naruto
Name: ナルト
Romaji: Naruto
Aliases:
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