Naruto the character has been created by Masashi Kishimoto who has written and illustrated a popular manga series by the same name.
Naruto is also an anime show, with Naruto Uzumaki as the lead character who has always dreamt of bagging the title of The Hokage of his native village Konohagakure. The title is significant for it is meant for the strongest and the greatest Ninja that is capable to be the leader of the village. The show has been based on the one – shot comic that was first published in the August 1997 issue of Akamaru Jump and made by Masashi Kishimoto.
Twelve years ago, an unfortunate incident happened in the tiny ninja village of Konohagakure, as a great nine tailed demon fox attacked it thus causing a tsunami, by swinging one of its large nine tails which resulted in swaying down many shinobis of the village.
What resulted was a fierce and bloody battle, till the strongest Ninja in Konohagakure, its leader The Fourth Hokage, in exchange of his own life sealed the demon within a baby. Naruto is the boy from the baby and is loathed and ill – treated by the adults and also looked down with terror and disgust.
Now a family less Naruto pledges to prove that he is not only human but also capable of affection, love and care.
There is three man team now formed named Naruto with Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke as members being guided and instructed by Kakashi , a well experienced Sensei, and it is as a team that all of the them face difficulties, learn new things and acquaint themselves to new people, new abilities, and the growth of life.
From season ten and onwards the show is titled Naruto Shippuden or Naruto: Hurricane Chronicles. The story takes a leap of two and a half years and continues from the point when Naruto comes back to Jiraiya only to be surprised that he is left quite behind as the others have superseded him in rank. But he has other matters at hand too. There are just six months left to rescue Sasuke from Orochimaru with so many lethal and deadly enemies around him. As the plans set down by Akatsuki, the mysterious organization that has tried abducting the nine most powerful beasts comes to light, Naruto is confronted by the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox with many more hazards then he has ever faced. Also there are wicked plans of Pain, a leader in Akatsuki organization who wants to raid the village and get hold of Naruto.
The show has been produced by TV Tokyo and Studio Pierrot with Hayato Date donning the director’s cap. It was then launched in Japan on 3rd October, 2002 to span over two hundred and twenty episodes until 8th February, 2007.
The adaptation of Naruto in English began on 10th September, 2005 when Viz Media got a license to air and distribute it. Cartoon Network’s Toonami, Jetix, Bionix are some networks that are airing the show.