Naruto #1 - The Tests of the Ninja

is a manga book published by Viz Media that was released on 03/03/2000

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Naruto Vol. 1 - The Tests of the Ninja

Twelve years ago the Village Hidden in the Leaves was attacked by a fearsome threat. A nine-tailed fox spirit claimed the life of the village leader, the Hokage, and many others. Today, the village is at peace and a troublemaking kid named Naruto is struggling 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!


Number 001 - Uzumaki Naruto!.....Pg. 005

Number 002 - Konohamaru.....Pg. 061

Konohagakure Basics: Shinobi Style Pg. 84

  • Hitai-ate (Forehead Band)
  • Makimono Pouch (Scroll Pouch)
  • Shuriken Holster

Number 003 - Enter Sasuke!.....Pg. 085

Karakuri character design sketches Pg. 108

Number 004 - Hatake Kakashi!.....Pg. 109

The Making of Naruto!!! - The Kakashi That Might Have Been Pg. 128

The Rejected Outline of the Second Chapter

Number 005 - Pride Goeth Before a Fall!.....Pg. 129

AN ANECDOTE by Masashi Kishimoto Pg. 148

Number 006 - Not Sasuke!.....Pg. 149

Naruto Staff Pg. 168

A stylize sketch of Masashi Kishimoto and his staff.

  • Kishimoto
  • Kazisa
  • Ikemoto
  • Yahagi
  • Takahashi

Number 007 - Kakashi's Decision.....Pg. 169

Moves This Volume

CharacterTechnique Name
Naruto UzumakiSexy Jutsu
Shadow Clone Jutsu
Multi-Shadow Clone Jutsu
Harem Jutsu
Transformation Jutsu
Iruka UminoTransformation Jutsu
MizukiTransformation Justu
KonohamaruSexy Jutsu
Kakashi Hatake1000 Years of Death
Replacement Jutsu
(unnamed genjutsu)
Head-hunter Jutsu
Sasuke UchihaFireball Jutsu


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