By Jason A. Hill
The Naruto anime series has been a big hit in the US, both in print manga and with its popular animation series on Cartoon Network. The series follows Naruto, a mischievous ninja with a good sense of humor, as he battles demonic forces with his companions Sasuke, Sakura and Kakashi, who accompany Naruto on his ongoing mission to be the world’s greatest ninja.
Created by Masashi Kishimoto, Naruto was first introduced in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan in 1999 and quickly became that country’s most popular ninja manga, targeting tweens and teens with more than 100 million copies in circulation to date. The manga series (rated “T” for Teens) and animated counterpart (Naruto, rated “T” for Teens, and Naruto Shippuden rated “T+” for Older Teens) are among VIZ Media’s most successful properties and have captivated millions of fans across North America, Europe and South America.
The latest Naruto Shippuden anime episodes from Japan (rated “T+” for Older Teens) are currently available for free viewing at VIZAnime.com and Hulu.com. Dubbed episodes are available for download to own through iTunes, PlayStation Network, Amazon, Xbox and more.
The book features a color pull-out double-sided poster and a sticker sheet. The book will hit stores on October 26th.
Jason A. Hill is the Founder, Owner and Editor In Chief of Movies I Didn’t Get.com. He is a film critic and writer of articles and film reviews covering a variety of genres and film news that have been syndicated to many sites in the film blogosphere. He specializes in independent film in the US and Asia.
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