QBD Reviews: Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto

Jacket (3)NINJAS! Naruto follows the character, Uzumaki Naruto (whom the series is named after) as he journeys from an outcast, orphan boy to one of the most powerful and awe-inspiring ninjas to have ever  come from the Hidden Villages. Yes, ninjas live in Hidden Villages. Unfold the tale of the mysterious Tailed Demon Beasts and the power that they represent. And, when one of their own go astray, watch and read as Naruto and his friends do everything in their power to bring them back.

Along with One Piece and Bleach, Naruto was one of the pillars of the Japanese magazine, Shonen Jump. After reading this series, it is easy to see why this was the case. The action is intense, the story simple and yet compelling and the themes that run throughout, typical in these sorts of manga, is present and the basis for a lot of characters motivation. A simple story but with great art, brilliant characters and the ability to throw good humour amongst all the seriousness, Naruto will surely be a comic enjoyed by many.


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