In a World ruled by ninjas, there are five great villages. Naruto Uzumaki wants to be the Hokage — the leader and greatest ninja in his village. There is one problem though. On the day of his birth, his village was attacked by the Nine-Tailed Fox. Giving up his life, the 4th Hokage sealed the fox into a baby. That baby was Naruto. Now he has to deal with people after him, his team, and the rest of the world.Naruto began in 1999 as a manga written by Masashi Kishimoto, but due to its immense popularity, it has expanded into a multimedia franchise. The manga concluded in November 2014, with a movie in 2015, Boruto: Naruto the Movie serving as something of an finale.note But it's not over yet. In Spring 2016, Shounen Jump began publishing a new Boruto manga drawn by Mikio IKEMOTO (former assistant of Masashi Kishimoto during the publication of Naruto) and written by Ukyô KODACHI (involved in the Boruto movie and the various Naruto Hiden novels). Masashi Kishimoto himself has also released two Naruto Gaiden manga focusing on Boruto's teammates: a mini-series featuring Sarada Uchiha, and a one-shot focused around Mitsuki.A live-action movie based on the franchise is in early development. Lions Gate is planning to produce the film, and Michael Gracey is in negotiations to direct.NOT to be confused with Narutaru and DEFINITELY not to be confused with a terrifying horror manga called Uzumaki. (Then again...).
Works this franchise includes:
Anime & Manga:
- Naruto: The original manga and its anime adaptation.
- Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring: Spin-off sequel mini-series of the manga.
- Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth: A comedic spinoff series starring Ensemble Darkhorse Rock Lee.
- Uchiha Sasuke's Sharingan Chronicles: The sequel to Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth, starring Uchiha Sasuke.
- Boruto: Sequel series staring Naruto's son.
- Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
- Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel
- Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
- Naruto Shippuden: The Movie
- Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds
- Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Inheritors of the Will of Fire
- Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower
- Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison
- Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja
- The Last: Naruto the Movie
- Boruto: Naruto the Movie
- Naruto Hiden
- Naruto Shinden
- Itachi Shinden
- Book of Bright Light
- Book of Dark Night
- Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise
- Itachi Shinden
OVA / Other
- Naruto Uzumaki Chronicles series
- Naruto Shippuden Legends series
- Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series
- Naruto: Clash of Ninja series
- Naruto: Path Of The Ninja series
- Naruto Ninja Destiny series
- Naruto: Ninja Council series
- Naruto Shippuden: Naruto Vs Sasuke
- Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Rumble
- Naruto: Rise Of A Ninja
- Naruto: The Broken Bond
- Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles
- Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era
- Naruto SD: Powerful Shippuden