Author(s): Masashi Kishimoto
Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He's got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world's greatest ninja! Stakes are high as Naruto, Sakura, Granny Chiyo and Kakashi engage in deadly conflict with Sasori and Deidara. One wrong decision, and one of Naruto's closest friends could pay the ultimate price. Upon returning from battle, Team Kakashi is rankled by new member Sai, whose secrets may be disastrous for Naruto. Meanwhile, Orochimaru has bigger problems of his own - his stronghold may be infiltrated by a spy!
Masashi Kishimoto made his debut in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999 with Naruto, which became a big hit with both boys and girls. Kishimoto added a modern flavour to the ancient world of Japanese ninja to make Naruto one of the most popular series in Japan.