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Period by Enock
- Recommended by The Gun Master
- Status: Dormant
- Pairings: Naruto/Hinata and Sasuke/Sakura
- Synopsis: Naruto is now Hokage of Konoha for his heroics during the war. Sasuke is now a troll who delights in infuriating Naruto at every opportunity. The only thing Naruto hates more than Sasuke's mouth is all the paperwork of his new job. Everything changes in a big way when battling a mysterious woman. She infects him with the "Twisted Jutsu", a Jutsu that switches the victim's gender, among other things. Now Naruto has to deal with the "Joys" of being a Drop-dead gorgeous woman, including periods, the mood swings that come with periods, pads, bras, and desperate perverts. On top of that he still has his duties as Hokage, emerging romantic drama with Hinata, AND has to track down the woman who infected him before his (or her?) condition becomes permanent! And somehow Sasuke is even more of an annoying asshole than usual. Still, it's nothing Naruto Uzumaki can't handle Right? Right???
- Comments: Damn this series is funny. It is not easy to make this humorless troper laugh, so that is saying something. 11/10!
The Naru-Hina Chronicles by Matt Wilson
- Recommended by Clendy 82, beeruckzII, Magic 713, Red-Dead-Redeemer, Happyman
- It has it's own page which seriously needs wiki magic love.
- Status: Ongoingnote
- Pairings: Naruto/Hinata (as stated by the name), Sakura/Sasuke, Neji/Tenten, Chouji/Ino, Hanabi/Konohamaru Kiba/OC, Sai/OC, Hanabi/Moegi and Ino/Sakura
- Synopsis: The story begins shortly after Naruto completes Toad Sage training, in an alternate universe where the Akatsuki mysteriously vanishes and Pain never attacks the village (why this is so is eventually explained in a plot-sensible manner). During a mission to rescue a group of prisoners from a trio of rogue ninjas, Hinata is knocked over the edge of a cliff and is rescued by Naruto at the last moment, touching off a realization of just how special they are to each other and—, you know what? You've all heard this synopsis before, so I'll move right along. While it may start off as a standard Shipping story, it very quickly evolves into a full-on Original Flavor story in which the rogue ninjas mentioned above are not one-shot characters and are plotting a massive attack on Konoha. Little by little, their plots, motivations, and personalities are revealed, as are those of the traditional characters, in a story that rivals anything else on this page and surpasses quite a few.
- Comments: There is a great deal of impressive storytelling in this archive. Standing at 2500 pages and counting as of this submission, it rivals any but the largest webcomics you could find on the net today. It's easy to see the artist's evolution throughout the story, as quick, faded sketches with no background become more detailed, with backgrounds and a professional-appearing panel layout. As for the story, it is heavily in the tone of Original Flavor, with a healthy dose of Lighter and Softer thrown in because of the emphasis on character relationships. Don't let that label fool you into thinking this is a "Meet-Love-Kiss-Screw" fic; the villains who appear are compelling, the story arcs are top-notch, and characterizations are spot on, with not the slightest hint of a God-Mode Sue anywhere in the series. In fact, much of the story's strength comes from it's original characters. Note that above I said story arcs. As in plural. At 1,000+ pages, you are looking at an Archive Binge like no other. It is a little slow to get going, but once it does, you'll be hooked. Highest recommendation.
- YMMV. While the sheer amount of effort put into the comic is very impressive, this troper found himself screaming "You're a freaking ninja!" far, far too often.
- Let me tell you a story... When I first heard of and began reading Naru Hina Chronicles, I thought it was boring, difficult to read and the way it was sketched didn't impress me... But then, months later after more false starts, I was looking at a Gaara/Matsuri group on DeviantArt when I noticed that the pairing seemed to be included in the comic... And so I decided to give it one more chance... And I was HOOKED!!! It's true that it's a bit slow at the beginning, but over time, the story was so deep and intricate but still made sense, the romance - with both Naruto and Hinata and the secondary couples - was done great, the characters were kept in character and the OCs didn't fall into Sue-dom, the plot twists were excellent, and eventually, the little nitpicks I had about it at first disappeared that I couldn't help BUT love it! It was no longer boring, the sketches appealed to me and I got used to the way it was supposed to be read. This is by far the best fan comic for Naruto I've ever read! And it's a LONG read too, so be prepared for it to take up a LOT of your time!
- While the story a first may look like a generic Naruhina story, it gets progressively better later on, both in terms of plot, characters and the artist's drawing style. While I have little tolerance for OCs, I couldn't help but fall in love with all of them (worth mention is Mina Mikon, Kiba's love interest). Also, the villains manage to be threatening without resorting to over the top attacks like dropping meteors or nuclear blasts, and the fight scenes, while not too many (the fancomic focuses mostly on romance) are rather well done, creative and avoid falling into the exaggerated mess that became towards the latests arcs of the manga. If you are a Naruhina fan, this comic is a must read.
- The story really gels into a solidly written work when a presumably-dead Naruto shows up on Suna's doorstep with a few holes in his memory and a surprisingly realistic case of mild post-traumatic stress disorder. We catch a glimpse of a deeper and more rounded Naruto as the series progresses - difficulty communicating his deepest thoughts due to his lack of social skills, a deeply buried but still present anger at his childhood mistreatment and neglect, trouble shaking the belief that his current life and relationships are one bad day away from taking him back to a friendless and lonely existence... but he's still our smiling determinator, even if it takes some occasional reassurance from his loved ones that he is okay. And that is a guiding light, that even when relationships are thrust into the Looney Tunes-esqe actuality of a shonen anime, they are handled in a relatively realistic manner.
NHC Minosodes by Matt Wilson.
- Recommended by Happyman
- Pairings: Naruto/Hinata, Sakura/Sasuke, Neji/Tenten, Chouji/Ino, Hanabi/Konohamaru Kiba/OC.
- Status: Ongoing.
- Synopsis: By the same author as Naru Hina Chronicles above, this is to NHC what Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth is to the manga. It's a series of comic strips drawn in Super-Deformed style, focused mostly on comedy, detailing the lives and romance of Naruto and Hinata (though many other characters appear as well, including some Original Characters from NHC), with some fanservice here and there.
- Comments: While the humor in the comic can be hit or miss (some of the strips won't even get a chuckle out of you) it manages to be funny most of the time, and absolutely adorable at all times. Plus the fanservice isn't an unwelcome addition either.
- Recommended by Malchus
- Status: Dead
- Pairings: The artist focuses mostly on NaruHina, SasuSaku, SasuNaru (for laughs), NejiTen, and ShikaTema. However, all pairings are only secondary at best to the great humor.
- Synopsis: Narutard Theater takes the cast of Naruto and and makes them into a Universal-Adaptor Cast doing affectionate parodies of Disney-fied fairy tales, with lampshade hanging all around.
- Comments: The humor is absolutely hilarious, and kivae even manages to keep the cast in-character to their cannon personalities even when playing the most unexpected roles (like say Naruto as Sleeping Beauty or Gaara as a Fairy Godmother). Good for some crack lulz.
Naruto: Heroes Path by Dedmerath
- Recommended by Snes
- Status: Dead
- Pairings: Naruto is married to Hinata, Sasuke is married to Sakura
- Synopsis: Takes place about one generation after the current story. A group of warriors set out to destroy the ninja world. Meanwhile, Atsuko, the daughter of Hokage Naruto and his wife Hinata, deals with the problems in her own life.
- Comments: An entertaining and well-drawn comic. The plot hasn't really picked up yet, but it's interesting to see where the author puts the old cast years later. Beware of the chronic Schedule Slips.
- Development Hell: Seems to be going through this. As despite being out since 2009 it has only roughly 30 pages made.
- The comic has been discontinued, but Heroes Path lives on as a completed fanfic by Brandon Storm
- Recommended by koolkame
- Status: Dead (last updated July 2016)
- Synopsis: "Twelve years ago there was a nine-tailed demon fox. A swing of one of its massive tails could cause mountains to crumble and tsunamis to roar over the land. That life has ended now, and the story of the nine-tails has been reborn as that of Naruto. Follow his story with a twist- how will his life play out if he really is the reincarnation of the demon fox Kyuubi? How will his life play out now that... his father is still alive?"
- Comments: An AU where the Fourth Hokage didn't seal the Nine-Tales and instead used a reincarnation jutsu to turn it into a baby he raised as his son, Naruto. First off, the art is almost Original Flavor enough that it can be mistaken for Kisihimoto's at a cursory glance. It swings from funny to dramatic expertly and has excellent OC and original costume designs. And it is funny, particularly Minato's interactions with his Stalker with a Crush Anko and the double date the Uzumaki men go on with Sakura and Anko-and Hinata! It hasn't been updated in a few months but there seven chapters already made with most in color. It wouldn't hurt to check out the rest of Nekoni's art and other doujinshi, especially the dramatic yet also comical Henge and the dark Captured. Captured actually shows Kakashi crying. It's very disturbing... Also available on the artist's personal site here.
- griever222: Well, as the comic may now be back from being a Dead Fic, I throw in my opinion. While the art is terrific, and the scenes which are meant to be funny, are hilarious, the comic has some problems. Most notably, in the beginning of the comic, Minato, (probably) unintentionally can come of as at least a very neglectful towards Naruto, for example being harsh and unsympathetic towards Naruto, saying Naruto has no change passing the Genin exam, despite the fact Minato knows it's not Naruto's fault, and not in the slightest defending his sons's honor when Sasuke mocks Naruto. Another problem is that Naruto(The Kyuubi?) somewhat Took a Level in Dumbass (while Naruto was Book Dumb, he had from the begining a certain guile, Naruto/Kyuubi lacks in this version) compared to canon Naruto, possibly because of Character Exaggeration / Flanderization from the author. With author also arguably Wasted a Good Plotline, as the biggest difference in terms of personality of this Naruto, from the canon one, is the above described Flanderization, despite him being the reincarnated Kyuubi.
- Recommended by fsdfsdfsd
- Status: Complete
- Synopsis: A partnership, love, and what happens when it's gone. How a sociopathic bomber deals with his life when the one person who matters most dies. Written to fit within Naruto cannon.
- Recommended by Kereea
- Status: Complete
- Pairings: Obito/Kakashi
- Synopsis: One of the classic "Obito wasn't left behind to die" tales dealing with his relationship through the years with Kakashi.
- Comments: It's very well done. The Will They or Won't They? makes sense when you're dealing with Kakashi, who has no idea what his emotions even are, and Obito, who's been bottling various things up since the rock slide. The art is is also great and really gets the characters' emotions across. Yes, for those who love sticking to canon there's some minor Fridge Logic about how the Kyuubi attack still happens, but overall it's a great read nonetheless.
- Recommended by deannakov
- Status: Ongoing
- Synopsis: Naruto Akiden (NARUTO 秋伝 Lit. Naruto Autumn Legend) is a professionally made fan reboot of Masashi Kishimoto's manga Naruto. It is a self published work, known commonly in the manga industry as a "doujinshi". The entire Naruto-verse has been deconstructed and rebuilt. You can expect everything to be changed by varying degrees, from raw chakra mechanics to character motivations to the basic history of Naruto's world. Some things will be similar to canon while others will be totally new. Likewise, several arcs will feel familiar while others will feel fresh. Chapters are between 30-40 pages in length and are posted monthly. Links to current and past chapters will be given a channel on this Discord, on the subreddit, and on the Patreon.
- Comments: Here's his Patreon! Link is taking on the whole project himself, doing the entire reboot. His plan is to keep this going for years to come. He's confirmed that there will be a much greater focus on the relationship and bond between team 7 and that the Masked Man is not Obito! There's more on the FAQ on his DeviantArt Page.
- Recommended by Appletank
- Status: Ongoing
- Synopsis: Alternative "The Last" is a fancomic made out of a disappointment with the movie "Naruto: The Last", especially with the Naru-hina focus. The author tries to do a retelling of the movie that goes somewhere different. Reference images are used to keep the artstyle similar to the official manga.
- Comments: If you were hoping for a Naru-Saku ending, this is your stop.