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In another world, ninja are the ultimate power - and in the village of Konohagakure live the stealthiest ninja in the world. But twelve years ago Konohagakure was attacked by a fearsome threat - a nine-tailed fox demon which claimed the life of the Hokage, the village champion. Today, peace has returned, and a troublemaking orphan named Uzumaki Naruto is struggling to graduate from the Ninja Academy. His goal: to become the next Hokage. But unknown to Naruto and his classmates, within him is a terrifying force...

Introduces Naruto, Sandaime, Iruka, Mizuki, Kakashi, Sakura, Sasuke and others.

It opens up telling the story of the fourth hokage sealing the 9 tailed bijju into the young child Naruto Uzumaki. 12 years later, Naruto is graffitying the faces on the hokage mountain. He is caught by Iruka, his teacher and fails his ninja test for the third time in a row. Mizuki, another teacher tells him that if he steals and learns a technique from a sacred scroll, he will become a genin. He does this and heads to the forest to master shadow clone jutsu. Iruka finds him and Mizuki follows. They fight and eventually Naruto uses his new technique to defeat Mizuki. Iruka premotes him by giving him his headband.

Later, Naruto meets the Hokage's grandson Konohamaru. He teaches him harem jutsu but Ebisu, Konohamaru's tutor finds them in the forest. Naruto defeats Ebisu and he and Konohamaru become rivals.

The next day, Naruto is teamed up with Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno. Kakashi introduces himself to them and takes them to a training field to test them. Sandaime tells Iruka how tough a teacher Kakashi is. Kakashi tells them to each try and steal a bell from him before noon. All three fail. He tells them they should stop trying to become ninjas...

Chapter Titles

  • Number 1: Uzumaki Naruto!
  • Number 2: Konohamaru
  • Number 3: Enter Sausuke!
  • Number 4: Hatake Kakashi!
  • Number 5: Pride Goeth Before A Fall!
  • Number 6: Not Sasuke!
  • Number 7: Kakashi's Decision

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4.5 stars 4.5/5 Stars Average score of 6 user reviews

My First Manga! 0

Hahaha, I love this book! Naruto is my first manga comic. I was introduced to the character by the show. I thought it was so orginal (as far I knew) and so humorous! Actually Naruto reminds my of my beloved childhood friend Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes). But I think the strongest aspect of Naruto's personallity is his determination. No matter what he won't quit and he has more power to accomplish his goals than he realizes. While it did get a little confusing sometimes I attribute this to the fact ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A great story start. 0

I thought this was a great volume. It started the series off in a great way, introduced the characters, got you to know them and taught you a lesson. It was amazing artwork and great entertainment. Iruka showed a lot of compassion, Sasuke is awesome, Sakura will rise up eventually (not in THIS volume), Sasuke is awesome, and Kaskashi is layed back on the outside. Mizuki really made you angry at him. You will probably buy volume two right after you finish reading the last word. The story itself w...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

good start but it gets better 0

this volume was kinda boring but it tells you everything you need to know about the narutoverse. i think you could probably start on the second volume and not miss much. you only need to know that naruto has a fox demon inside him and that he pretty much sucks at being a ninja. you might need to know a little about sasuke and sakura and their attitude towards their less than perfect teamate. i think the whole bit where naruto saves his teacher and earns his head band is a little over dramatic bu...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
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