The story is in two parts, the first set in Naruto's preteen years, and the second in his teens.The series is based on two one-shot manga by Kishimoto: Karakuri (1995), which earned Kishimoto an honorable mention in Shueisha's monthly Hop Step Award the following year, and Naruto (1997).
It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village.
Naruto was serialized in Shueisha's magazine, Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1999 to 2014, and released in tankōbon (book) form in 72 volumes.
The manga was adapted into an anime television series produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex, which broadcast 220 episodes in Japan from 2002 to 2007; the English adaptation of the series aired on Cartoon Network from 2005 to 2009.
I Do Not Own Naruto Uzumaki If he had known that having a sixteen year old daughter was this hard he never would have made fun of Sasuke. Not that Sasuke had to worry about a sixteen year old girl anymore.
Rubbing his eyes Naruto stared at the ceiling and wished to Kami that there was some merciful way that boys were just as oblivious as he was to the fairer sex at their age because tonight was the stuff of his nightmares.