Naruto is a manga series created by Japanese manga artist Masashi Kishimoto and later adapted to the anime. It tells the adventures of Naruto Uzumaki, who wants to be accepted by other people.
Naruto was first published in Japan by Shueisha in the 43rd edition of Shonen Jump magazine published in 1999. The first 36 volumes of manga reached a sales figure of over 71 million in Japan. Naruto manga has sold over 130 million copies in Japan as of 2013.
VIZ Media publishes a translated version in the American Shonen Jump magazine. Naruto, which has become the best selling manga series of VIZ, has also been licensed by Viz for North America. The TV series, produced in cooperation with Studio Pierrot and Aniplex, continued from October 3, 2002 to November 10, 2014.
The length and popularity of the series; It can be compared with Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball, another action-oriented shounen manga. Ever since its creation, Naruto’s many fan sites have been launched with detailed information, guides and active forums. Most of the sites that opened shortly after the first English volume was published in August 2003 target the English speaking audience. There are also many other playing cards like anime and manga.
The 7th volume of manga has received a Quill Award in North America for its best graphic novel. Naruto is 17th in TV Asashi's last 100 best anime rankings.
Despite leaving the manga some time later, the anime immediately caught up in the manga, as some of it covered several episodes of the manga. In order to prevent anime and manga from overlapping and to decrease the sales of manga, the producers of the anime have been called as "elephants" and published the sections where the subjects that do not exist in manga are processed. These sections, which generally consist of single-section subjects, started with the 135th section and lasted 85 episodes by continuing 85 episodes.
The anime remained true to the manga in general, mostly only modifying minor details (causes of death, limb losses, and other injuries were reduced to less in the anime), or extended parts of the manga, such as the battle between Tintin and Temari. Stuffing stories tend to cover the original characters, and occasionally reveal other rare characters.