English Title: Naruto Secret Chronicles (Epilogue Novels)
Japanese Title: NARUTO -ナルト- 秘伝 — Naruto Hiden — “Naruto Secret Chronicles”
Author: Akira Higashiyama (Kakashi’s Story), Takashi Yano (Shikamaru’s Story), Tomohito Ohsaki (Sakura’s Story)
Illustrator: Masashi Kishimoto — 岸本 斉史
Translator: Jocelyne Allen
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Original Run: 2015
English Run: 2015 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: JUMP j-BOOKS (Shueisha)
English Publisher: Viz Media
Volumes in Japanese: 6 (Completed)
Volumes in English: 3 (Remaining 3 volumes yet to be announced)
Note: Upcoming Naruto novels are from Naruto Shinden series.
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback $8 — Kindle $5 — Nook $5
Synopsis: A new series of prose novels, straight from the worldwide Naruto franchise. Naruto’s allies and enemies take center stage in these fast-paced adventures, which each volume focusing on a particular clanmate, ally, team…or villain.
Reviews of Naruto Secret Chronicles
Anime News Network: Kakashi’s Story — Shikamaru’s Story
Anime Tengoku: Kakashi’s Story — Shikamaru’s Story — Sakura’s Story
Talk Amongst Yourselves: Kakashi’s Story
The Outerhaven: Kakashi’s Story
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Note from Naruto Wiki: “Naruto Hiden (NARUTO -ナルト- 秘伝, Literally meaning: Naruto Secret Chronicles) is a light novel series which explores the stories of various characters after the conclusion of the original manga. Though each book is illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, they are written by different authors.”
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