Title – Naruto
Genre – Action/Drama/Comedy
Creator – Masashi Kishimoto
Director – Hiroto Tanaka
Number of Volumes – 31+
Number of Episodes – 180+
Status – Incomplete
Uzumaki Naruto, a 12 year old orphan, believes that one day he’ll become Hokage (the strongest ninja in the Hidden Leaf Village – Konoha). At the beginning of the series, he’s the typical clumsy and foolish classmate. He’s what everyone detests and can’t stand, but after he passes the Genin (lowest ranked ninja) exam, people’s views of him start to change. However, there is a darker and more mysterious reason as to why the villagers despise of him.
After passing the Genin exam, Naruto’s put into Team 7, which consists of Uchiha Sasuke, Haruno Sakura and their sensei, Hatake Kakashi (an elite jounin – highest ranked ninja). The four of them go through rigorous missions together, and Naruto soon learns that it’s not going to be easy to become Hokage.
When I first started watching Naruto, I thought the first few episodes were hilarious, but after watching a few more episodes, I became obsessed with it. Once the action sets in, there’s no going back. The animation’s great and the soundtrack’s awesome, not to mention – the storyline’s probably one of the best I’ve ever seen.
The only downside of this anime would be the filler episodes, but as they’re not part of the original anime storyline, they’re not even worth mentioning. If you’re into action packed anime with comedy and slight romance, Naruto’s a must for you.
If you liked this anime, you might also like: Bleach, Rurouni Kenshin & Samurai Champloo.