Naruto is an aspiring ninja with a nine-tailed demon fox trapped inside his body. His impulsive, attention grabbing, devil-may-care attitude belies his determination to become the greatest ninja of all time. Along with other adepts, he proceeds on a series of adventures of ever greater difficulty and danger, with growing skills and stakes as the battle between good and evil rages throughout Japan. His impish (sometimes crass ) character and non-stop martial arts action appeals to readers of all ages, worldwide. Naruto manga has sold over 100 million copies in Japan alone, spawned 220 anime cartoon episodes (209 have been released in English), 7 films, 2 soundtrack CDs, video games, and trading card games popular worldwide.Mixed between episodes in each of the now 49 volumes are observations and notes from the author, reflecting on the characters and story of how Naruto has come to be. (Volume 50 is set for release in Feb 2011)
Recommended by Craig Seasholes, Librarian.