In a World... ruled by ninjas, there are five great ninja villages. Naruto Uzumaki wants to become Hokage — the leader and greatest ninja of the Hidden Leaf Village. There is one problem though; on the day of Naruto's birth, the village was attacked by the Nine-Tailed Fox, forcing the 4th Hokage to sacrifice his own life in order to seal 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. Due to its immense popularity, it expanded into a multimedia franchise along with contemporary Shonen Jump series One Piece and Bleach (which fandom collectively called the The Big Three, as they were the magazine's flagship series through the 2000s and early 2010s). The original manga concluded in November 2014, with a movie in 2015 starring Naruto's son Boruto, Boruto: Naruto the Movie, serving as something of a finalenote . The anime adaptation of the second half, Naruto Shippuden, ended on March 23, 2017.
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. Additionally, the anime adaptation of the Boruto manga, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, began airing in Spring 2017.
A live-action movie based on the franchise is in early development. Lionsgate is planning to produce the film, and Michael Gracey is in negotiations to direct. Masashi Kishimoto is involved with the production.
Works this franchise includes:
Anime & Manga:
- Naruto (1997): The original pilot manga from 1997.
- 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 Dark Horse Rock Lee.
- Uchiha Sasuke's Sharingan Chronicles: The sequel to Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth starring Sasuke.
- Boruto: Naruto Next Generations: Sequel Series starring 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 Ultimate Ninja
- Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2
- Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 4
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 5
- Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes
- Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3
- Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
- 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
- Naruto To Boruto Shinobi Striker