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“Naruto” As A Life Guide


One of the most widely spread anime and manga genre is Shōnen (also spelled as “shounen”) which is ninja anime. The basic target audience for Shōnen consists of young boys. The main character of such manga and anime is usually an adolescent boy. Another basic characteristic of Shōnen is the high-action plot.


A cult manga and anime of the Shōnen genre is Naruto. Naruto was written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto who produced 72 volumes. Naruto is a cult manga and anime and has been an inspiring companion for a few generations. It follows young orphan Naruto Uzumaki whose life is a constant struggle. Everyone stays away from him and has no idea why until he finds out the secret that everyone has been keeping away from him. After that, he goes on and transforms into one of the best ninjas of his time and eventually fulfills his life-long dream of being Hokage.


Naruto is one those stories that inspire. The multitude of characters allows us to get to know a huge variety of personalities that make one think and grow together with Naruto himself. As the story progresses, there are words that can never be forgotten. Naruto’s cult phrase, for example, is “Believe it!” Other quotes that give food for thought include:


“Those who forgive themselves, and are able to accept their true nature… They are the strong ones!” – Itachi Uchiha


“Even the most ignorant, innocent child will eventually grow up as they learn what true pain is. It affects what they say, what they think… and they become real people.”- Pain


Kabuto: “Isn’t acknowledging what you can’t do the same as giving up?”


Itachi: “No, it means to forgive yourself for what you aren’t able to do. Your comrades are there to make up for what you cannot do and to prevent you from ignoring things that you actually might have been able to do.”