List of Naruto print media
This is a listing of the various official print media in the Naruto multimedia franchise, including anime comics, light novels, artbooks, and supplemental guidebooks. Published in Japan by Shueisha under various imprints, these works serve to adapt or expand upon the Naruto manga and anime series. Several of the titles have also been licensed for publication North American by Viz Media.
The Naruto manga is written by Masashi Kishimoto and published by Shueisha in Weekly Shōnen Jump. The series began its serialization in the issue 43 from 1999. Shueisha later collects these chapters in tankōbon bound volumes. The first 244 chapters are known as Part I, and constitute the first part of the Naruto storyline. All subsequent chapters belong to Part II, which continues the storyline from Part I after a two and a half year timeskip. Viz Media licenses the Naruto manga for an English adaptation in North America, where it is serialized in the digital English edition of Weekly Shonen Jump and released in volume format.
Naruto Complete Collection
Naruto Complete Collection: Uzumaki Megavolume (NARUTO—ナルト— 総集編 うずまき大巻 Naruto Sōshūhen: Uzumaki Daikan?), a digest-style collection of the entirety of Part I in eight sōshūhen volumes, was published by Shueisha from November 7, 2008 through April 10, 2009. These books were printed with lower quality paper stock, but in a larger format than the tankōbon edition and with faithfully reproduced color pages from its original serialization, in addition to posters, interviews, and other bonus features.
Naruto: 3-in-1 Edition
Naruto: 3-in-1 Edition, an English-language omnibus version of Naruto, began publication by Viz Media in May, 2011. Billed as a more afforable alternative to purchasing individual or out-of-print volumes, each omnibus collects three volumes; lower quality paper stock is used than the trade paperback editions, but the physical dimensions are slightly larger. Eight 3-in-1 volumes have been published as of May, 2014, comprising the first 24 volumes of Naruto.
Naruto: Color Edition
Naruto: Color Edition (NARUTO—ナルト— カラー版 Naruto Karā-han?), a digitally colorized version of Naruto, began publication in December, 2012, under Shueisha's newly established Jump Comics Digital imprint, as part of their Digital Colored Comics line. To date, the first 59 volumes of Naruto: Color Edition are available to purchase through a wide variety of Japanese eBook services. Colorization of the original black and white images was handled by Shueisha's production team. In April, 2014, Shueisha additionally published three free Naruto Starter Books (NARUTO—ナルト— STARTER BOOK?) under the Jump Comics Digital imprint, each featuring six full color chapters of manga which serve as jumping-off points for new readers.
Various anime comics have been released in Japan under Shueisha's Jump Comics inprint, typically adapting the Naruto and Naruto Shippuden theatrical films, though adaptations of the first Naruto OVA and a sixth season Naruto Shippuden TV special were also produced. Viz Media licensed and published the anime comic adaptations of the three Naruto films in North America in October 2007 and November 2008.
|No.||Title||Japanese release||English release|
|Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
Naruto: Daikatsugeki! Yukihime Ninpōchō Dattebayo!! (NARUTO―ナルト― 大活劇！ 雪姫忍法帖だってばよ！！)
|December 3, 2004
|October 15, 2007
|This ani-manga is based on the first Naruto film, Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow and was originally released in two parts in Japan. The two parts were collected in a single volume for the English-language release. After watching a film of his favorite character, Princess Fuun, Naruto Uzumaki is dispatched with his team members, Sasuke Uchiha, Sakura Haruno, and Kakashi Hatake, to the Land of Snow to protect the actors during the shooting of the new Princess Fuun film. However, the group is attacked by Yukigakure ninja. After the battle, the actor playing Princess Fuun is revealed to be Koyuki Kazahana, the daughter of the previous daimyo of the Land of Snow. Unwilling to accept her role as ruler, she attempts to run away, but is found by Naruto, who encourages her to keep on trying, no matter the odds. The Yukigakure ninja are eventually revealed to be under the direction of Doto Kazahana, the brother of the former daimyo. Doto abducts Koyuki, hoping to use her keystone necklace to activate the hidden treasure in the Land of Snow. In a pitched battle, Naruto defeats Doto, and the treasure is revealed to be a generator that turned the Land of Snow into the Land of Spring and memories of Koyuki and Sotetsu Kazahana discussing about what Koyuki was going to be when she turns old. As the group leaves, Naruto receives a signed autograph from Koyuki, who has agreed to assume her duties as daimyo.|
|Naruto: Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village!
Naruto: Takigakure no Shitō Ore ga Eiyū Dattebayo! (NARUTO―ナルト― 滝隠れの死闘 オレが英雄だってばよ！)
|May 2, 2005||ISBN 978-4-08-873735-5|
|This ani-manga is based on the Naruto OVA episode Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village!. Team 7, along with Kakashi Hatake, escort a ninja named Shibuki, the leader of his village, to his home at Takigakure. Shibuki is a coward, however, due to circumstances surrounding his father's death. The Hidden Village has a secret bottle of water called the "Hero's Water." The water imbues whoever drinks it with a dramatic, but temporary, increase in chakra. The effects are similar to opening a "chakra gate," in that it can shorten lifespan as well. Five missing-nin come to the village to steal the Hero's Water, and Team 7 defends against the incursion.|
|Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel
Gekijōban Naruto: Daigekitotsu! Maboroshi no Chiteiiseki Dattebayo (劇場版NARUTO―ナルト― 大激突！ 幻の地底遺跡だってばよ)
|March 3, 2006
|November 4, 2008
|This ani-manga is based on the second Naruto film, Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel and was originally released in two parts in Japan. The two parts were collected in a single volume for the English-language release. On a beach in the Land of Wind, Sunagakure ninja, Gaara and Kankuro among their ranks, engage a group of armored warriors. Elsewhere, Naruto, Sakura, and Shikamaru complete their mission to find a lost ferret. On their way back, they are attacked by a group of armored warriors under the direction of a young knight. The knight and Naruto's battle results in them being knocked unconscious and carried by a stream. When they awake, the knight reveals his name, Temujin, and takes Naruto to his leader, Haido, who wished to establish a utopia. However, his motives, conquering the world by finding the source of Gelel, or life energy, are eventually shown to Naruto. Even after Haido finds the source, and vastly increases his powers, Naruto and Temujin manage to defeat him together. In the finale, Temujin and his friends sail away in a ship, hoping to create their own utopia.|
|Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
Gekijōban Naruto: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo! (劇場版NARUTO―ナルト― 大興奮！みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ)
|April 4, 2007
|November 4, 2008
|This ani-manga is based on the third Naruto film, Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom. Naruto, Sakura, Lee, and Kakashi are assigned to protect the prince of the Land of Moon, Michiru Tsuki, and his son, Hikaru Tsuki. Initially, Naruto is incensed by the pair's spoiled nature, especially Hikaru's. Eventually, after Hikaru shows his bravery during a storm, where he saves a tiger, Naruto warms up to him. When they arrive in the Land of Moon, the king's minister, Shabadaba had orchestrated a coup with the aid of several ninja, mortally wounding the present king in the process. As Michiru and Hikaru are shepherded to safety, the hired ninja, under the command of their leader, Ishidate, manage to abduct Michiru. Naruto convinces Hikaru to organize a rescue operation, and the ninja are defeated, with Michiru and Hikaru aiding Naruto in defeating Ishidate. After the battle, Michiru becomes the new king, learning the importance of caring for his family instead of material possessions.|
|No.||Title||Japanese release||English release|
|Naruto Shippuden the Movie
Gekijōban Naruto Shippūden (劇場版NARUTO―ナルト― 疾風伝)
|August 4, 2008||ISBN 978-4-08-703170-6|
|This ani-manga is based on the first Naruto Shippuden film, Naruto Shippuden the Movie. Naruto, Sakura, Neji and Lee are assigned to protect the priestess Shion. Shion is able to seal a dangerous demon called Mōryō, but when she meets Naruto, she has a prediction of his death so she attempts not to work. However, Naruto insists that he will not die and convinces her to seal the demon. With help from various ninja from Konoha, Naruto and Shion join forces to destroy Mōryō, making Shion realize the destiny can be surpassed.|
|Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds
Gekijōban Naruto Shippūden: Kizuna (劇場版NARUTO―ナルト― 疾風伝 絆)
|July 24, 2009||ISBN 978-4-08-874824-5|
|This ani-manga is based on the second Naruto Shippuden film, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds. As an act of revenge, the Sky Country invade Konoha causing mass mayhem. A girl called Amaru appears saying her teacher was already attacked by those ninja and a team composed of Naruto, Sakura and Hinata go to help her. As they enter a ruins from the village they discover Amaru's teacher, Shinnō, alive, but he revealed as the one who organized the invasion to Konoha. Shinnō plans to get a scroll from Konoha to get immortality, but Sasuke Uchiha appears to stop him since his teacher, Orochimaru, has the same objective. Naruto and Sasuke decide to fight together and defeat Shinnō, though in the end Sasuke returns to train with Orochimaru.|
|Naruto Shippuden: Kakashi Chronicles - A Boy's Life on the Battlefield
Terubi-ban Anime-Komikkusu Naruto Shippūden: Kakashi Gaiden ~Senshō no Bōizu Raifu~ (TV版アニメコミックス NARUTO－ナルト－疾風伝 カカシ外伝～戦場のボーイズライフ～)
|June 4, 2010||ISBN 978-4-08-874838-2|
|This ani-manga is based on episodes 119 and 120 of Naruto Shippuden's sixth season, Kakashi Chronicles - A Boy's Life on the Battlefield Parts 1 and 2. Around 17 years ago, during the Third Great Ninja War, the future Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, assigns 13 year old Kakashi Hatake, Obito Uchiha, and Rin, a medical ninja, on a mission to destroy Kannabi Bridge. As they head off, Kakashi unveils his new Jutsu: Chidori, which Minato notes is incomplete. That night, Minato tells Obito about how Kakashi's father committed suicide after being disgraced. The next day, Minato leaves and Rin is later kidnapped. Kakashi refuses to save her, but Obito ignores him and heads off on his own. Obito finds Rin, but is attacked by a Stone Ninja. Kakashi arrives and loses his left eye trying to save Obito. To help Kakashi, Obito is able to awaken his Sharingan. They both then rescue Rin, but the cave they're in collapses in on them, crushing Obito's right side. Obito decides to donate his left Sharingan eye to Kakashi and asks him to protect Rin. Kakashi then protects Rin from the enemy ninja before losing consciousness. They're later saved by Minato who helps them complete their mission and destroy Kannabi Bridge.|
|Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire
Gekijōban Naruto Shippūden: Hi no Ishi o Tsugu Mono (劇場版NARUTO―ナルト― 疾風伝 火の意志を継ぐ者)
|July 16, 2010||ISBN 978-4-08-874838-2|
|This ani-manga is based on the third Naruto Shippuden film, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire. It concerns the race to defeat Hiruko, a man who developed the Chimera technique, a jutsu that absorbs the chakra and Kekkei Genkai of other ninja. As a result, there is the potential outbreak of a Fourth Great Shinobi World War when ninja with Kekkei Genkai abilities begin to disappear from Kumogakure, Iwagakure, Kirigakure, and Sunagakure. As the only village unscathed, Konohagakure is believed by the other nations to be behind the incident, and rumors circulate that they are preparing a rebellion. With the other nations amassing troops at the Land of Fire's borders, threatening invasion, the lord tries to find those responsible and prove Konoha's innocence; in the event of failure, the Land of Fire will be forced to destroy the village in order to preserve world peace.|
|Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower
Gekijōban Naruto Shippūden: Za Rosuto Tawā (劇場版NARUTO―ナルト― 疾風伝 ザ・ロストタワー)
|August 4, 2011||ISBN 978-4-08-874862-7|
|This ani-manga is based on the fourth Naruto Shippuden film, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower. Naruto is sent on a mission to capture the missing-nin Mukade who travels back in time using an ancient chakra flow deep underground. Naruto is dragged to the past six years after Mukade did it, where he has become known as Anrokuzan. Anrokuzan plans to kill Sara, the princess from the country of Rouran. Naruto continues his mission to stop him, eventually joining forces with comrades from the past including his father Minato Namikaze.|
From 2002 through 2009, Shueisha published light novel adaptations of the first seven Naruto and Naruto Shippuden films, as well as adaptations of the "Land of Waves" Naruto story arc and the first Naruto OVA, all written by Masatoshi Kusakabe. Adaptations of Blood Prison and Road to Ninja were published in 2011 and 2012, written by Akira Higashiyama and Yuka Miyata respectively. The first two of Masatoshi Kusakabe's novelizations were licensed by Viz Media for publication in North America in November 2006 and October 2007.
Two original stories written by Akira Higashiyama and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto have been published in Japan. The first, Naruto: Tales of a Gutsy Ninja, was published in August, 2010 and is presented as the actual in-universe debut novel of Jiraiya, Naruto Uzumaki's mentor and a famed author in the Naruto world, which has acted as a plot device at various points throughout the series. This story within a story follows the adventures of Naruto's namesake, the fictional "gutsy ninja" Naruto Musasabi, as he tries to track down his former comrade, Renge Momoashi, and unravel a mysterious conspiracy involving the destruction of a nearby village.
The second original novel, Naruto Jinraiden: The Wolf that Howled at the Sun, is set shortly after Sasuke Uchiha killed his brother, Itachi, and follows his journey to Howling Wolf Village, where Itachi's eye medicine was produced. There he meets Reishi and Kina, two local brothers with whom Itachi was acquainted, and tries to learn more about his brother's motivations while helping the two battle shinobi from a rival clan and a wolf-like beast from local legend.
- Naruto: Innocent Heart, Demonic Blood (NARUTO－ナルト－ 白の童子、血風の鬼人 Naruto: Shiro no Dōji, Ketsupū no Kijin?)
- Naruto: Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village! (NARUTO－ナルト－ 滝隠れの死闘 オレが英雄だってばよ！ Naruto: Takigakure no Shitō Ore ga Hīrō dattebayo!?)
- Naruto: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (NARUTO―ナルト― 大活劇！ 雪姫忍法帖だってばよ！！ Naruto: Daikatsugeki! Yukihime Ninpōchō dattebayo!!?)
- Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (劇場版NARUTO―ナルト― 大激突！ 幻の地底遺跡だってばよ Gekijōban Naruto: Daigekitotsu! Maboroshi no Chiteiiseki Dattebayo?)
- Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (劇場版NARUTO―ナルト― 大興奮！みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ Gekijōban Naruto: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo?)
- Naruto Shippuden the Movie (劇場版NARUTO―ナルト― 疾風伝 Gekijōban Naruto Shippūden ?)
- Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds (劇場版NARUTO―ナルト― 疾風伝 絆 Gekijōban Naruto Shippūden: Kizuna?)
- Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire (劇場版NARUTO―ナルト― 疾風伝 火の意志を継ぐ者 Gekijōban Naruto Shippūden: Hi no Ishi wo Tsugumono?)
- Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower (劇場版NARUTO―ナルト― 疾風伝 ザ・ロストタワー Gekijōban Naruto Shippūden: Za Rosuto Tawā?)
- Naruto: Blood Prison (NARUTO―ナルト― 鬼燈の城 Naruto: Buraddo Purizun?)
- Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie
- Naruto: Tales of a Gutsy Ninja (NARUTO―ナルト―ド根性忍伝 Naruto: Dokonjō Ninden?)
- Naruto Jinraiden: The Wolf that Howled at the Sun (NARUTO－ナルト－ 迅雷伝 狼の哭く日 Naruto Jinraiden: Ōkami no Naku Hi?)
Several supplemental guides and artbooks have been published, collecting information and artwork from the manga and anime series. Three of the artbooks collect Masashi Kishimoto's illustrations for the manga and related promotional materials, while a fourth anniversary book features artwork produced over the first ten years of the anime series' broadcast. Among the guidebooks are three anime profile books, which contain character profiles and images taken from the anime; two fanbooks, which include interviews, articles, and special features relating to the manga; and three data books, which collect detailed information on the characters, abilities, locations, and story arcs seen in the manga. A guidebook for the theatrical film Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie was also published and distributed with copies of Naruto volume 61; featuring information on the film, an interview with Kishimoto, and the Movie 9: Road to Naruto the Movie one-shot, it was printed in the same format as a standard Naruto volume.
- Naruto Anime Profiles, Vol. 1
- Naruto Anime Profiles, Vol. 2
- Naruto Anime Profiles, Vol. 3
- The Art of Naruto: Uzumaki (岸本斉史画集 UZUMAKI Kishimoto Masashi Gashū: Uzumaki?, lit. "The Art of Masashi Kishimoto: Uzumaki")
- Paint Jump: Art of Naruto (PAINT JUMP Art of NARUTO－ナルト－?)
- April 4, 2008 (JP)
- ISBN 978-4-08-782168-0 (JP)
- Naruto Illustration Book (NARUTO―ナルト―イラスト集 NARUTO Naruto Irasuto-shū: Naruto?, lit. "Naruto Illustration Collection: Naruto")
- Naruto: One Decade, One Hundred Ninja (NARUTO－ナルト－ 十年百忍 Naruto: Jūnen Hyakunin?)
- August 4, 2009 (JP)
- ISBN 978-4-08-874825-2 (JP)
- Naruto: The First Official Character Data Book (NARUTO―ナルト―[秘伝·臨の書]キャラクターオフィシャルデータBOOK Naruto Hiden: Rin no Sho Kyarakutā Ofisharu Dēta Book?, lit. "Naruto [Secret Book: Record of Confrontation] Character Official Data Book")
- July 4, 2002 (JP)
- ISBN 978-4-08-873288-6 (JP)
- Naruto: The Official Fanbook (NARUTO―ナルト―[秘伝·の書]オフォシャルファンBOOK Naruto Hiden: Hyō no Sho Ofisharu Fan Book?, lit. "Naruto [Secret Book: Record of Warriors] Official Fan Book")
- Naruto: The Second Official Character Data Book (NARUTO―ナルト―[秘伝·闘の書]キャラクターオフィシャルデータBOOK Naruto Hiden: Tō no Sho Kyarakutā Ofisharu Dēta Book?, lit. "Naruto [Secret Book: Record of Battle] Character Official Data Book")
- April 4, 2005 (JP)
- ISBN 978-4-08-873734-8 (JP)
- Naruto: The Third Official Character Data Book (NARUTO―ナルト―[秘伝·者の書]キャラクターオフィシャルデータBOOK Naruto Hiden: Sha no Sho Kyarakutā Ofisharu Dēta Book?, lit. "Naruto [Secret Book: Record of Someone] Character Official Data Book")
- Naruto: The Official Premium Fanbook (NARUTO―ナルト―[秘伝·皆の書]オフィシャルプレミアムファンBOOK Naruto Hiden: Kai no Sho Ofisharu Puremiamu Fan Book?, lit. "Naruto [Secret Book: Record of Everyone] Official Premium Fan Book")
- December 4, 2009 (JP)
- ISBN 978-4-08-874834-4 (JP)
- Naruto Stealth Volume: Road to Ninja (NARUTO―ナルト― 巻ノ忍 ROAD TO NINJA Naruto Maki no Shinobi: Road to Ninja?)
- July 27, 2012 (JP)
- Distributed with Naruto volume 61. (JP)
- Naruto Kizuna: The Words That Bind - Scroll of Heaven (NARUTO－ナルト－名言集 絆－KIZUNA－ 天ノ巻 Naruto: Meigonshū Kizuna - Ten no Maki?)
- March 15, 2013 (JP)
- ISBN 978-4-08-720681-4 (JP)
- Naruto Kizuna: The Words That Bind - Scroll of Earth (NARUTO－ナルト－名言集 絆－KIZUNA－ 地ノ巻 Naruto: Meigonshū Kizuna - Chi no Maki?)
- March 15, 2013 (JP)
- ISBN 978-4-08-720682-1 (JP)
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