Naruto

One of the most popular Japanese mangas of all time is Naruto written by M. Kishimoto. The hero is Naruto Uzumaki, an active and brave teenager. His dream is to be one of the mightiest people in his village which is Hokage: the most influential and the smartest ninja of their nation. Some time later it became one of the most famous Japanese anime produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex. Furthermore, Naruto became known around the world. In fact, now Naruto is still one of the best-selling manga series. More than 200 million copies made it popular not only for children, but also for adults.

Naruto

The main idea

The famous Nine-Tails fox attacks the village and this is the time when the forth Hokage sealed the fox inside his newborn son Naruto. So the child becomes the most dangerous enemy of the villagers as they think because any time the evil could take Naruto under his control and destroy anything around him. Despite the pressure from people, Naruto continues to struggle and follow his dreams to become the greatest ninja in the history. Therefore, Naruto becomes member of the team along with Sasuke Uchiha, Sakura Haruna headed by Kakashi Hatake. After several missions the team leader allows Naruto and his friends to take a ninja exam in order to get higher rank. During the exams, Orochimaru, an enemy for their village killed the Third Hokage for revenge. As a result, Tsunade becomes Fifth hokage due to the main hero’s Naruto’s efforts. Above all Orochimaru wants to train Sasuke. Thinking he will be able to kill his brother, Sasuke agrees and leaves the village. Naruto tries to return him, but after his failure, he leaves the hometown to receive training from another great master Jiraiya. Naruto trains really hard for several years to prove everyone he is worth to become the head of the village and to be able to protect his friends. However, Naruto’s way is always full of difficulties and dangerous battles. Now Naruto has to face the most perilous ninjas and save the world. Eventually his heart will win over any enemy. Though Naruto loses some of his friends during the war he never gives up or goes back on his words because this is his ninja way. Years later Naruto reaches his dream and becomes the Seventh and a hero not only in his village but in the ninja world where everyone is proud of him.

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Character

Naruto is the main character of the story: a positive shinobi of Konoha full of endless energy and never ending desire to go after his dreams. On his birthday, Naruto becomes the genie of the Nine-Tailed Fox: this fate forced Naruto to avoid people of Konoha throughout his entire childhood. The most distinctive features of Naruto's character are the following according to others: he is violent, defiant and inattentive. Naruto rarely gives proper attention to formalities and social status. Naruto developed a desire to be recognized by everyone around him. To achieve this in his childhood, Naruto often fools around and plays tricks on everyone, attracting attention to himself and even more than once promises to become a Hokage. Even after graduating from the Academy, Naruto still wanted to be recognized by all the inhabitants of the village and to make his dream come true, but as he gets more and more friends, his reasons for becoming Hokage change: if he wanted this before to win the respect of those around him, now Naruto wants to be stronger, that would protect his native village and people close to him. When it requires a situation when someone who is dear to him, is in trouble, Naruto is quite able of being serious and immediately comes to the rescue. It is very brightly displayed many times, when Naruto helps and saves his friends or whoever it is who needs help. Naruto strongly believes that risk taken is worth when it comes to helping his friends. Naruto is ready to do everything to make them happy, even if it costs him his own happiness. A little naïve but at the same time brave hero of Naruto cannot leave anyone indifferent.

Games

Naruto games have spread all over the world. These games have been released on various consoles by Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft. Most of Naruto games are fighting games in which the player directly controls one of the characters. Usually they compete in battles and move to other levels by gaining some points. Naruto games become very popular and attractive worldwide as it was based on the anime series. All the characters of Naruto are loved by fans and each has its own unique power that helps to overcome the levels. There is a Naruto Collectible Card game which was released in its original country and later spreads across the world. The game is played between two players. To win, a player must either earn ten battle rewards through their actions in the game. Three official art books based on the anime series of Naruto have been released. These books contain information about the production of the anime episodes and explanations of the characters' designs.

Naruto

The influence

Naruto was first published in a magazine. Due to becoming famous it was translated by funs and became popular around the world even before its official international release. The publishing of the series of Naruto continues several years and due its devoted fans it never lost its popularity instead it was growing during the years. Naruto became so enjoyable anime that even those who were not interested in anime started to watch Naruto. The character of Naruto becomes a role model for children. Everyone tries to be like Naruto. Such an innocent hero with great heart was able to unite people all over the world. Naruto becomes one of the most influential cartoons of all time that leads to the creation of its films and games. Though Naruto is generally based on Japanese culture, it represents more global ideas. The focus is more on friendship and moral concepts rather than on romance which make people to go deeper into the story introduced greatly by the life of Naruto.

The hero of Naruto

Naruto was first published in a magazine. Due to becoming famous it was translated by funs and became popular around the world even before its official international release. The publishing of the series of Naruto continues several years and due its devoted fans it never lost its popularity instead it was growing during the years. Naruto became so enjoyable anime that even those who were not interested in anime started to watch Naruto. The character of Naruto becomes a role model for children. Everyone tries to be like Naruto. Such an innocent hero with great heart was able to unite people all over the world. Naruto becomes one of the most influential cartoons of all time that leads to the creation of its films and games. Though Naruto is generally based on Japanese culture, it represents more global ideas. The focus is more on friendship and moral concepts rather than on romance which make people to go deeper into the story introduced greatly by the life of Naruto.

Naruto

Personality

Probably the first characteristic one can give to the hero Naruto is the word naïve. Naruto has a pure mind and heart. Definitely he is not the cleverest person of the village. Naruto is so kind that he trusts everyone and forgives them without other intention. Maybe this is the real charisma of Naruto making everyone love him and enjoy his friendship. Naruto likes everything that is simple and easy to understand. Naruto always has hope not only for himself but also for the others. Naruto can fool around and sometimes annoy people but he always makes them smile and gives motivation. Sometimes he is called stupid but it never disrupts to admire him. Subconsciously Naruto makes people to go after him and listen to him. Naruto is way too stubborn and he likes to do everything he has on his mind so nobody can stop him. However, Naruto will never do something to hurt others as he cares for everyone even for those who he does not even know. That is why Naruto makes friend with people wherever he goes to. Even when Naruto gains popularity and everyone acknowledges him he is never arrogant and selfish. Naruto still remains the same pure guy who spreads happiness around him. The way Naruto acts, seems childish though in most cases he is the one who controls the situation finding solutions at places where nobody will imagine looking for. He was never strong at theory but he is rather watchful. Naruto learns very quickly in practice because of his will and hard work. It seems Naruto never lacks energy as he is always ready to fight and come for rescue. Naruto would rather give up on his dream than let any of his friends get hurt. He becomes the real hero the world needs, someone who dreams, cares and someone who believes in people. However, Naruto always acts strong and it seems he never get hurt as he tries to hide his emotions under smile, in fact he is rather emotional boy. Naruto easily can get hurt without even showing it because he finds the best solution to smile away his vexation. Those who think Naruto is stupid guy who takes nothing serious are misunderstood. Naruto is more sensitive than others can imagine as he had experienced a lot of difficulties and hatred so he understands the pain better than anyone else.

Skills

It turns out that the hero’s abilities are limitless. At first Naruto has some difficulties learning techniques and showing his real abilities and everything he does they refer it to the power the monster inside him existing side to side. But soon Naruto is able to prove everyone in the village and outside it that they should not underestimate his strength. The theory is not his strongest side but Naruto is rather cunning boy who always knows how to get out of the situation. Naruto learns a great number of complicated techniques in a short period of time and makes the others keep up the level with him. However, the fox’s power helps Naruto a lot but that is again because of his kind heart that tries to help even the monster inside him that caused so much trouble in the past. Naruto is able to bring the balance between the animal and people so that no one will be afraid of him anymore. Of course, Naruto will not have been able to control its power unless he has huge strength and will. Naruto manages to fight against several great ninjas and defeat them all and bring the war to a halt. In the end he understands that the power he needed so that everyone would acknowledge him back then now is essential because Naruto wants to protect his friends and all those people he cares for and respects. In fact, in the end this pure desire makes Naruto the greatest shinobi of all time and not the huge power he has. Naruto becomes someone who fights for the good and someone who makes people better.

Other characters

Definitely there are no important or unimportant characters in Naruto. Everyone is a hero with their unique story besides Naruto that cannot leave anyone indifferent. Subconsciously you become interested in all characters the author offers. All of them have their investment in helping Naruto to become a hero. They all are closely connected with each other and directly influence on each other’s storyline. Every detail in Naruto is thoroughly organized and has a huge impact on characters. Every ninja in Naruto is strong from one thing and weak from the other so they all complete each other. Like Sasuke, Naruto’s rival, has great strength due to his eyes, the most powerful eyes ever existed, but he lacks emotions as he considers it weakness and Sakura is too emotional though she has great bare strength instead of the difficult techniques and she always tries to keep up with Naruto and Sasuke. The elders are introduced as experienced and skilled people who know more than others but they always learn from the younger generation. Naruto’s all friends have their own separate stories that make each of them special. One of his friends Gaara has a similar fate as Naruto so that makes them to get closer. Though Gaara was not so emotionally strong as Naruto his life changes entirely after meeting him. As always Naruto helps him and his friends to find their place and gives them hope. Even experienced and old Tsunade who lost every hope and faith in life was inspired by the hero Naruto to come back and return his faith. All those time when Naruto sacrificed himself for the sake of others are now compensated as everyone is ready to risk their lives to protect him. Naruto makes all of them come together for one and the same purpose. Even the evil characters become better under his influence as Naruto gives love and hope to everyone. Naruto has been a great inspiration for another character Hinata who loves him and believed in him even when the others turned their backs on him. A kind and shy girl who trains really hard to keep up with his lover and to defend Naruto whenever it is needed. The character list is really long and all of them are special and different from each other, however, they all dream, fight for their dreams and for their friends, sometimes fail but never give up because that is the true way of ninja as Naruto is used to say.

Naruto

The setting

Naruto became one of the best-selling mangas of all time. It became famous not only in the country of its origin but also in many countries all over the world. Naruto and his friends are the favorite characters of kids so it becomes a trend fulfilling the world. The heroes of Naruto appear everywhere on TVs and in the social media, in shops and in parks. Children, teenagers and even adults are obsessed with overwhelming story of Naruto. The streaming continued more than ten years but it never lost its popularity. The fans continue watching it with great interest and enthusiasm. The story has two parts where the first one introduces Naruto as a child and the second part continues the story with teenager Naruto with more serious concerns and problems to solve. The story of Naruto brings up a generation and changes attitudes and values in life. Through Naruto’s life examples it teaches about the most important things in life like friendship, family, honesty and honor. The kids admire Naruto’s characters’ bravery and kindness, their ability to fight the evil and never give up. It has a great influence on teenagers as they are in stage where they want some confidence, self-control and more freedom. So this is a way to express themselves and learn new things as they are more likely to listen to their peers and imitate what they in movies rather than listening to their parents’ advice. The story of Naruto gives new opportunities and new emotions that will help them grow up and appreciate the life and everything they have, their family, friends and the other things. Naruto will show them the real world can be unfair sometimes but we should not stop struggling and going for our dreams, just like Naruto does. No matter how difficult it will be in the end everyone gets what they deserve and if you do not get it yet it means it is not the end. Naruto’s way is never easy or smooth so he has to open it for himself with the help of his friends and with his hard work. The popularity of Naruto makes its creators to continue the story that includes the generations that come after him. Definitely it still contains everyone’s favorite character in it. As fans are curious about how Naruto will continue his way after reaching his aim and becoming hokage and the hero of the time.

The cultural influence

Naruto became one of the best selling mangas of all time. It became famous not only in the country of its origin but also in many countries all over the world. Naruto and his friends are the favorite characters of kids so in becomes a trend fulfilling the world. The heroes appear everywhere on TVs and in the social media, in shops and in parks. Children, teenagers and even adults are obsessed with overwhelming story of Naruto. The streaming continued more than ten years but it never lost its popularity. The fans continue watching it with great interest and enthusiasm. The story has two parts where the first one introduces him as a child and the second part continues the story with teenager Naruto with more serious concerns and problems to solve. The story brings up a generation and changes attitudes and values in life. It teaches about the most important things in life like friendship, family, honesty and honor. The kids admire the characters bravery and kindness, their ability to fight the evil and never give up. It has a great influence on teenagers as they are in stage where they want some confidence, self-control and more freedom. Si this is some way to express themselves and learn new things as they are more likely to listen to their peers and imitate what they in movies rather than listening to their parents’ advice. The story gives new opportunities and new emotions that will help them grow up and appreciate the life and everything they have their family, friends and the other things. It will show them the real world can e unfair sometimes but we should not stop struggling and going for our dreams. No matter how difficult it will be in the end everyone gets what they deserve and if u do not get it yet it means it is not the end. Naruto’s way is never easy or smooth so he has to open it for himself with the help of his friends and with his hard work. The popularity of Naruto makes its creators to continue the story that includes the generations that come after him. Definitely it still contains everyone’s favorite character in it. As fans are curious about how his way will continue after reaching his aim and becoming hokage and the hero of the time.

The art of Naruto

The popularity of the story of Naruto follows the release of several artbooks and guidebooks that are based on the manga stories. The former is an interactive coloring book of naruto that does not have any texts. A special exhibition was held in Japan at The Art Museum dedicated to Naruto. The guidebooks contain information about the characters, their techniques and some explanations concerning the design. There are four of them and the first two contain information about the first part of Naruto and the others represent the continuation of the story. Besides these books fans release some fan books to celebrate the anniversaries of Naruto. Now this name has become a brand denoting a special era.

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Naruto games

A special card game was released in Japan based on the Naruto characters. This game contains unique cards and to win one should earn some rewards or to defeat the opponent with the cards. More than four hundred special Naruto cards were released. These games are rather popular in Japan and in North America. Most importantly various Naruto video games are released to please the fans. These video games are mostly fighting games that are based on the storyline in anime. Different companies like Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony constantly release new series of the Naruto games. They are comfortable for a huge variety of platforms to play. As they are fighting games the players normally can choose one of the Naruto characters they want to play with. They control the hero they choose directly, for instance Naruto, and it has to fight against the other characters that are controlled automatically or by other players depending on the type of the game. The opponents can be both ninjas and animals. The player should use different techniques as they do in Naruto and hit with attacks to defeat the opponent. The techniques depend on the characters as the games follow the original plot of the anime Naruto. The aim of the player is to bring to zero the health of the opponent by using secret techniques and hit attacks. Some Naruto games have special chakra bar and it can be used when the player should use special techniques, break down the walls and some complicated actions. During the battle the player acquires some points or money and in the shop he can by new modes of his character or change the style of the hero he has chosen, obtain new super techniques and moves. The events take place in the small map and the opponents are usually the characters from the Naruto. In several games two-player or four-player mode can be used when the players cooperate and fight the enemy together. The graphics and the styles of the characters change from game to game but basically the plot and the methods are similar in all Naruto games. The reason that makes Naruto games so famous and widespread is probably the desire of the fans to be in the characters’ place and feel the importance of winning against each other. They can compete the characters with each other to decide who is the best.

Now the character of Naruto and not only his character but also the others has become role model for its personality, skill, ability and even for its appearance. Stories about Naruto and games with this character are everywhere and will not leave anyone indifferent. Another hero that has come to save the world and the simple fact that Naruto is like all the others make him even greater. Everyone can find similarities with him and try to be like Naruto. The flame lives in everyone’s heart and we just need to awake it and never let anyone to steal it.