Twelve years before the start of the series, a powerful creature known as the Nine-tailed Demon Fox attacked the ninja village Konohagakure, decimating many people. In response, the leader of Konohagakure's ninja military – the Fourth Hokage – sacrificed his life to seal the demon inside his newly born child Naruto Uzumaki. Konohagakure, however, regarded Naruto as if he were the demon fox itself and mistreated him throughout most of his childhood.
The plot tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, now a adolescent ninja who constantly searches for recognition and dreams to become the Hokage, the ninja in his village who is acknowledged as the leader and the strongest of all.
Alternative Name: ناروتو; 火影忍者; 狐忍; นินจาคาถาโอ้โฮเฮะ; 나루토; NARUTO―ナルト―; Naruto: Road to Ninja
Author: Kishimoto Masashi
Artist: Kishimoto Masashi