Naruto

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Creator: Masashi Kishimoto

Main Characters: Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, and Sakura Haruno

1999-2014 (Manga), 2002-Present (Anime)

Naruto is a Japan-based Manga that was transformed into an animated series three years after its initial release. The reason Naruto has become so popular in Japan and around the world is because of its originality and the plot-depth and emotional attachment received from reading or watching it. It is a never-before-seen experience

Plot: Naruto tells the story of Naruto, a child, who at his very birth, was forced to live with a demon inside him. His mother and father died hours after he was born, and he was forced to live by himself for the years before the series takes place. The series is set in a ninja world, where chakra is used to form jutsu, which allows people to develop as ninjas. Naruto finally passes the ninja entry exam after 3 years of failure and gets put into team 7 with Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno. Now in his new team, Naruto is set to go on missions and enter the Chunin Exams, the test that lets him prove his worth as a ninja.

Should you watch Naruto? Yes. If you can put aside the fact that it is animated and enjoy the show for what it is, there is almost no chance it will disappoint. But please… Watch it in its original language. No English dubbing. That is technically up to you to decide though. And it’s definitely binge-watch worthy considering there are 620-something episodes.