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Naruto Vol. 1: Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto #1)

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Ini adalah Desa Konohagakure... Naruto adalah salah satu murid di Akademi Ninja yang suka berbuat onar!! Impian Naruto adalah menjadi seorang Hokage. Tetapi, Naruto memiliki rahasia sejak lahir karena di dalam tubuhnya terdapat siluman rubah yang disegel! Inilah petualangan Naruto untuk mewujudkan impiannya...
Paperback, 185 pages
Published 2004 by Elex Media Komputindo (first published September 21st 1999)
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illias Too many. I literally mean it... Too many episodes and volumes. Episode 1 to 93 is amazing, but after that it takes a big downhill dive. Too many…moreToo many. I literally mean it... Too many episodes and volumes. Episode 1 to 93 is amazing, but after that it takes a big downhill dive. Too many flashbacks, too many fillers to the point where you just want to do a table flip out of frustration. The producers really want to milk the franchise out like Pokemon. The manga is a bit better than the anime, but it lacks the amazing naruto background music. That's why I prefer the anime (with all its flaws) more than the manga.

But coming back to your question. The manga has finished (700 chapters), and the anime is about the finish. The series has some big flaws compared to other animes, but for me it's still one of my favorite animes of all time. That's mainly because of my high emotional attachment to the characters. Kishimoto really knows how to play my sentimental strings.
Bee Series is about young boy doing his best to become the best ninja. This anime and manga are both well-known and a lot of people watched Naruto when…moreSeries is about young boy doing his best to become the best ninja. This anime and manga are both well-known and a lot of people watched Naruto when they were kids.
In my opinion Naruto is suitable for elementary school students. It shows some violence and blood, but in my opinion is nothing that kids hadn't seen before on TV, etc.(less)
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japan is full of wackiness. this is a fact. have you ever seen tokyo gore police?? i have. it is wacky. so is visitor q. they airbrush the pubic hair in their porn, they make beer for kids, they sell soy sauce flavored kit kats, their game shows are mind-boggling, everything is cute and brightly colored and for some reason, they still love hair bands from the eighties like bon freaking jovi.

it is a land of wacky inventions:

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and wacky vending machines:

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Mar 27, 2013 Brad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, fantasy
I'm pretty much a die hard fan of this series, and now that it's done, I'm sad.

For the sake of my aching heart, I'm going to reread it again and revel in its moments of light-heartedness, its pain, its desperate hope.

Well, there was a bit of pain in the first volume, a lot of light-heartedness, and a taste of the promise to come. The nine-tailed demon fox is still far off on the horizon, but for now, we've got cute character exploration and distant goals. Pretty standard for most manga, really,
Sean Gibson
Jul 29, 2015 Sean Gibson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Buddy read with the inimitable Aja.

An interesting start to my Manga career. I'll write more after volume 2...
Apr 05, 2008 Arafel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like ninjas, manga
Recommended to Arafel by: sigh, my 12-year-old daughter
I resisted reading this for a long time because I was determined not to succumb to another one of my daughter's crazes (Pokemon -yes, I'm a 40 year old Pokemon Master, and Fruits Basket -wasn't as crazy about that one. A little too emo for my taste.)
But this Naruto is well worth a read. I quickly grew to care for spunky, spazzy, orphaned Naruto and his shinobi-in-training classmates. They are oddly focused for 12-year-olds though, and the trials they face are arduous and their implications philo
Sam Quixote
Naruto’s a teenage orphan with a secret. He’s training to be a ninja in ninja school in a village that used to be menaced by a giant fox with nine tails. But he’s a bit screwy – he doesn’t have parents so he’s a bit wild and acts out quite a bit, though he just knows he’s gonna be the greatest ninja ever. I think he will too because his name is the series title!

The first volume introduces us to Naruto and his world. He learns how to make doppelgangers of himself; he fights some generically evil
Jul 06, 2015 Djezelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Nothing matters until this manga has Sabaku no Gaara.

He alone is worth 5 stars.

Mar 09, 2012 Mayday rated it it was amazing
Call me mainstreamer and I don't care. There are reason why a book can be mainstream, one of them is because the book is good enough to attract people's attention.

This review is perhaps totally biased because I love Sasuke too much

God, those abs!

Artwork: If you talk to me about manga, artwork always comes first. Among those shounen mangas that have become mainstream, Masashi-sensei's artwork is the simple one, the neat one, and just the way I like it. The panels are simple, never make me squin
Sarah Apsey-Barres
Aug 16, 2010 Sarah Apsey-Barres rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, ninja, manga
The quality of this level of story-telling is so superior to anything I've read before. Kishimoto weaves a moral tale that is dynamic, powerful, funny, dramatic ... it has everything one could hope for from any work of fiction one might endeavour to read, at any level. It is no wonder this series has reached the level of popularity that it has because it's so complete.

Most importantly, on this day Master Kishimoto has reminded me of why story-telling is important - because it gives the people h
Feb 28, 2015 illias rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, favorites
My opinion about this manga is heavily biased because I basically grew up with it. This is the only manga that has ever hit me emotionally like a train on multiple occasions. If I could give it 6 stars I would do it in a heartbeat. Of course having said that ... Naruto has some big flaws . There were some huge plot holes that could not be explained. The final fight felt like as if Kishimoto had a good concept of how things should play out, but he failed a bit with writing it down on paper. I th
Dec 26, 2015 Terence rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars
(Like a doofus I accidentally deleted my review of this. Fortunately I saved a copy.)

"Once appeared a nine tail demon fox, its might tails could crumble mountains and cause tsunamis."
"To fight the demon the people assembled all the shinobi of the village. One brave shinobi was able to seal it the demon, but because of that he lost his life. That shinobi was called the 4th Hokage."

Welcome to the wonderful world of Naruto. The title character Naruto is the protagonist of the series. He's an orp
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I've read the entire Naruto serie already but i decided that it would be time to re-read it.

When Naruto was born, a demon was sealed inside of him by the 4th Hokage to save the Hidden Leaf village. This made Naruto one of the Jinchuuriki. This led Naruto to be ostracized and neglected. He has never had a true friend. The closest thing to a parent/friend is his sensei Iruka.

When Naruto graduates from the ninja academy he becomes a Genin (a low class ninja), many things happen we are introduced to
Sep 22, 2013 Megan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
I never had any plans on reading Naruto. I'd heard about it and to me, it did not sound that great. During the first book, I thought it was really boring. As I got further into the series, I started finding it more enjoyable. The characters are all unique. The drawings aren't bad. The plot is enjoyable. I would recommend it to anyone who's addicted to ninja or action stuff.
Nov 18, 2012 M.J rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE the Naruto world! The characters, the plot, the backgrounds, everything. And apart from a few 'blah' moments I find no faults with the manga or the anime, although I do prefer the Japanese adaption of the anime, the English voices do not do it for me, bring on the out and out sexy Japanese voices.

Masashi Kishimoto is a genius as far as I'm concerned. It's one of those 'you love it or you hate it' things and everybody has their own tastes and are into their own things, if this doesn't flo
Dec 14, 2016 I'Mdoggo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This its better than anime for me. ...more
Dec 14, 2011 Petros rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
(just for the record, this is a slight alteration of my anime review)

Despite being one of the most famous shonen titles around, eventually Naruto doesn’t escape the pitfalls of its genre but it definitely does a better job than most in terms of complexity.

The artwork is definitely original in a way, as most areas, especially the ninja villages, are very cool looking in their design. Yet, it is full of anachronisms and irrelevant details. For instance, why are there ninjas in a world where ever
Theresa ♫
Nov 26, 2011 Theresa ♫ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fellow humans in search/in love with stories about freakin' NINJAS.
Recommended to Theresa ♫ by: My 5th grade Naruto loving buddies
I started Naruto with the anime and I'm just in love with the fact that the anime is JUST LIKE the manga. They didn't change a thing!!! HYAAA~H you can't imagine how thankful I am!!

Anyway, onto my review. NOTE: This is on the entire series--meaning Naruto Vol. 1-27 (not including the Shippuden series, but anyway . . .).

Technically, I first heard about this story in 3rd grade, when one of my friends explained to me that it was about a blonde ninja with spiky hair. And THEN, within that same month
--- Naruto 1-72 ---
Plot: Naik turun maju maju mundur maju.
Gambar: Ok.
Penokohan: Terlalu banyak tokoh yang likeable dan lovable.

Oh ya ampun!
Saya belum pernah menuliskan review untuk Naruto? Baiklah, kukatakan saja sekarang. Ini salah satu judul komik terpanjang yang pernah saya ikuti. Nama besar Naruto juga sudah tidak perlu dipungkiri lagi diantara para pembaca komik (mungkin). Tentu saja, ada yang suka dan tidak suka. Saya sendiri? Oh-o, tentu saja saya akan berdiri di salah satu barisan terde
Megan M
Mar 10, 2012 Megan M rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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May 03, 2015 Paula rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mangas-comics
que nostalgia ver al trio junto y tan chiquitos, el momento que conocieron a kakashi y a sakura odiando a naruto, todo quedo taan atrás y bueno aunque ya este avanzada por el anime no puedo no leer el manga de uno de mis animes favoritos y además esta bueno recordar. A ver cuanto me lleva terminarlo....
Jan 26, 2017 Ash rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
pretty good
Ahmad Sharabiani
Naruto, Vol. 01: The Tests of the Ninja (Naruto, #1), Masashi Kishimoto
Mar 25, 2017 Sofs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've decided to finally pick up the Naruto manga, since it has finally reached it's end! I really missed these characters who were so much part of my teenage years.

I had completely forgotten how hilarious this was. I identify myself with Naruto a lot, when I was younger I was a troublemaker who loved pranking - mostly to get people's attention.

The fact that Naruto has the Nine-Tail fox demon inside of him still gives me the chills.

This is such an epic story with amazing characters, Kakashi (my h
Jun 06, 2014 Helen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ah Naruto. We go back a long time, don't we? I remember watching you on Cartoon Network, an avid fan although I barely understood what was going on. But I knew this; you were different. Disney was changing, churning up absolute rubbish. Even at that age I knew their shows were shit. But you were different. You were fresh, you were exciting, you were something I could enjoy. Something that made me laugh and cry. You were awesome. And I was absolutely gutted when all of a sudden the shows stopped ...more
Naruto was one of the first shonen mangas I've ever read. It's unique, well thought-out, interesting and you can see a lot of changes in all the characters. That's probably one of my favorite aspects of this series, not including the fact that it's about ninjas.

In the beginning, Naruto is a boy that is shunned by his village, because he is the living "vassal" of an evil demon fox that the villagers encased in him to stay safe. Throughout the series, Naruto acts immature, and loves pulling pranks
Finalmente riesco a recuperare il primo volume di Naruto! Naruto è un ragazzo che ha un sogno: diventare il più forte ninja del suo villaggio! Ma subito scopriamo che egli nasconde (senza saperlo) un terribile segreto: (view spoiler) ...more
Стефан Русинов
"Наруто" е чудесен - има нескопосани нинджи, смахнати учители, тайни умения, готини лоши и (накъде без) несломим стремеж към правдата. Лошият иска да вземе тайния свитък, прохождащите нинджи трябва да се преборят със слабостите си, тоест със самочувствието си, тоест със себе си, за да станат нинджи на пълен работен ден, Наруто има в себе си демон, за който само той не знае, и може да се преобразява в гола мацка, чалнатият учител се кахъри, че "Ох, момичетата на тази възраст май се интересуват по ...more
Michael Neno
The first of 72 volumes (not counting spin-offs), Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto Vol. 1 creates a potent, entertaining and commercial stew of traditional manga concepts. The orphan protagonist is Naruto Uzumaki, whose goal is to become his village's top ninja protector. In this volume, he also discovers his body contains within a demon, the Nine-Tails - a fact known to many of the village's adults (who'd prefer to kill him), but not his classmates.

These first chapters pack in a lot of emotion and ac
Aja: The Narcoleptic Ninja
I started this manga when it first came out and I followed it through to the end. It's one of those series that has a special place for me because of the characters. I loved watching them grow over the series and now it's one of those series that I can return to over and over again because it's like visiting with friends.

Mar 25, 2016 CYNTHIA rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book is about a boy named naruto that likes to fight bad people to save people. I liked this book because it has a lot of funny parts when naruto is trying to show out his awesome skills.I will recommend this book to my cousin Jeovanny because he loves to fight and get beat up.
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  • Naruto, Vol. 04: The New Opponents (Naruto, #4)
  • Naruto, Vol. 05: Exam Hell (Naruto, #5)
  • Naruto, Vol. 06: The Forest of Death (Naruto, #6)
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