When a great demon fox attacked Hidden Leaf Village, a powerful man known as the 4th Hokage had sealed the demon inside a newborn named Naruto, who then grew up detested by his fellow Leaf villagers.
A powerful fox known as the Nine-Tails attacks Konoha, the hidden village in the Land of Fire, one of the Five Great Shinobi Countries in the Ninja World. In response, the leader of Konoha, the Fourth Hokage, seals the fox inside the body of his newborn son, Naruto Uzumaki, at the cost of the father’s life. As a child, Naruto is isolated from the Konoha community, who regards him as if he was the Nine-Tails. A decree made by the leader the Third Hokage forbids anyone mentioning the Nine-Tails to anyone else. Twelve years later, renegade ninja Mizuki reveals the truth to Naruto before being defeated by him with the Shadow Clone Jutsu technique, earning the respect of his teacher Iruka Umino. Shortly after, Naruto becomes a ninja and is assigned alongside Sasuke Uchiha, whom he often competes against, and Sakura Haruno, on whom he has a crush on, to form a three-person team, Team 7, under an experienced sensei, the elite ninja Kakashi Hatake. Like all the ninja teams from every village, Team 7 is charged with completing missions requested by villagers, ranging from doing chores and being bodyguards to performing assassinations.
About the Naruto franchise.
Naruto is a 220-episode anime series that premiered on terrestrial TV Tokyo and other TX Network stations on October 3, 2002. It is an adaptation for its Japanese manga counterpart written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto who is also the author to several one-shot manga. After its success and popularity in Japan, Naruto was then first aired in the United States and Canada in the year 2005, and later in the United Kingdom and Australia in 2006 and 2007, respectively. By the year 2015, the manga series already sold over 220 million copies w