English Title: Naruto
Japanese Title: ナルト – “Naruto”
Author: Masatoshi Kusakabe
Illustrator: Masashi Kishimoto
Translator: Tomo Kimura, Janet Gilbert
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Original Run: 2002 – 2009
English Run: 2006 – 2007
Volumes: 3 (plus 2 volumes for film adaptations)
English Publisher: Viz Media
Volumes Published in English: 2 (Discontinued)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback – $9
Synopsis: Naruto, a born troublemaker, has the worst grades of anyone at Ninja Academy. But he has big dreams and swears that someday he’ll be a respected warrior and the leader of his village! After barely graduating from the academy, Naruto officially becomes a full-fledged ninja and starts accepting assignments. He’s thrilled about embarking on his first big job, a bodyguard mission, but his enthusiasm soon turns to panic when his group is ambushed by the powerful, vicious Demon Brothers. Can Naruto triumph over these fearsome foes?
Note: Volume 1 is an adaptation of an early story arc in the manga and anime, while Volume 2 is an adaptation of an OVA. The third volume released only in Japan is titled NARUTO―ナルト―ド根性忍伝 (Naruto: Tales of a Gutsy Ninja) and is presented as an in-universe novel by the character Jiraiya. (Source: Wikipedia)
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