|Some of the more plot relevant characters
Naruto is a popular completed shonen manga series with 72 volumes created by Masashi Kishimoto.
The plot tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who constantly searches for recognition and aspires to become the Hokage, the ninja in his village who is acknowledged as the leader and the strongest of all.
Twelve years before the start of the series, the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox attacked the Konohagakure, destroying it and slaughtering many people. In response, the leader of Konohagakure and its ninja military – the Fourth Hokage – sacrificed his life to seal the demon inside Naruto. Konohagakure, however, regarded Naruto as if he were the demon fox itself and mistreated him throughout most of his childhood. A decree made by the former Kage, the Third Hokage, who replaced the Fourth Hokage after his death, forbade anyone mention the attack of the demon fox to anyone else. This included Naruto, who was not aware of the demon inside of him. Years later, Naruto is tricked by the renegade ninja Mizuki into stealing a forbidden scroll that would teach him a secret ninja technique, but he is stopped by his teacher, Iruka Umino. When Iruka almost dies while protecting Naruto from Mizuki, who also reveals that he is the container of the Nine-Tailed Fox, Naruto uses the Jutsu he learned from the scroll that creates multiple clones of himself, Shadow Clone Technique, a jutsu that would later become his signature move in the series, to defeat Mizuki.
The main story follows Naruto and his friends. Naruto befriends two comrades, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno, who are assigned by their teacher, Iruka Umino, after him and his class graduate from the Ninja Academy with him to form a three-person team named Team 7 under an experienced and severe sensei named Kakashi Hatake. Like all the ninja teams from every village, Team 7 is charged with completing missions requested by villagers, such as doing chores or being bodyguards. After several missions, Kakashi allows Team 7 to participate into a ninja exam in which they can advance to a higher rank, and thus, take part in more difficult missions. During the exams, Orochimaru, a criminal at the top of Konohagakure's most wanted list, attacks Konoha and kills the Third Hokage in an act of revenge. This forces one of the three legendary ninja, Jiraiya to search for his former teammate Tsunade, who has been nominated to become the Fifth Hokage. During the search, it is revealed that Orochimaru desires to acquire Sasuke due to his powerful genetic heritage. Believing Orochimaru will be able to give him the strength needed to kill his brother Itachi, who destroyed his clan, Sasuke goes to him. Tsunade sends a group of ninja including Naruto to make Sasuke return to Konoha, but Naruto is unable to defeat him and bring him back to the village. Naruto does not give up on Sasuke, however, and he leaves Konoha to train for two-and-a-half years under Jiraiya's tutelage in order to prepare himself for the next time he encounters Sasuke.
After the training period, a mysterious organization called Akatsuki attempts to capture the nine powerful tailed beasts that are sealed within people - including the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox sealed inside of Naruto. Several ninjas from Konohagakure, including Team 7, fight against the Akatsuki members and search for their teammate Sasuke. Although they manage to save Gaara the host of the One-Tailed beast, Akatsuki is successful in capturing seven of the creatures. In the meantime, Sasuke betrays Orochimaru and faces Itachi to take revenge. After Itachi dies in battle, Sasuke is told by the Akatsuki leader Madara Uchiha that Itachi was ordered by Konohagakure's leadership to destroy his clan. Saddened with this revelation, Sasuke joins forces with Akatsuki to destroy Konohagakure. Meanwhile, as several Akatsuki members are defeated by the Konohagakure ninja, their leader, Pain, invades the village to capture Naruto. However, Naruto defeats him and convinces him to abandon the village.
With Pain's eventual death, Madara announces that he wants to obtain all nine of the tailed beasts in order to perform an illusion powerful enough to control humanity, in the process revealing that he is not actually Madara Uchiha but has merely been using the name. All of the leaders of the five ninja villages refuse to aid him, and instead, join forces to confront him and his forces.
The Naruto verse would have often been subjected to the ''method of test'' against stronger universes or comparable ones in the early days of the OBD.
However, the power of the universe steadly increased over the course of Part II with several town level to city level feats in the first couple arcs, later reaching island to country levels and even reaching continent to planet level in the final arcs, making it the strongest verse of the Holy Shonen Trinity.
Still not something to be happy about when the HST itself is a ''method of test'' for many other powerful verses. :skully
Speedwise, the series has multiple double digit mach characters from low to high end characters, with triple digit mach for the higher tiers and top tiers, and four digit mach for the God Tiers. As such, they have been hypersonic+ to massively hypersonic for a long while, even in Part I.
Finally strengthwise, while inferior to the likes of Toriko, they have multiple city level strength characters in both striking and lifting strength, with the god tiers being much stronger.
Naruto is also a member of the Holy Shonen Trinity.
- Jane Crocker
- Pretty much everyone else
|Sakon and Ukon
Tetsu no Kuni
|Ma and Pa
- Doto Kazahana
- Pain (anime)