Naruto is a ninja-in-training with a need for attention, a knack for mischief and, sealed within him, a strange, formidable power. His antics amuse his instructor Kakashi and irritate his teammates, intense Sasuke and witty Sakura, but Naruto is serious about becoming the greatest ninja in the village of Konohagakure! The final battle of the Chunin Exam is at hand! Sasuke makes it to the arena in time to compete, but the anticipation has only whetted Gaara's terrible bloodlust and strained his already fragile sanity. Can Gaara pull himself together in time to face Sasuke's new-found strength? Or will the demon inside him take complete control and wreak havoc on Konohagakure?!
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.