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Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto

Twelve years before the events at the focus of the series, the nine-tailed demon fox attacked Konohagakure. Powerful enough to raise tsunamis and flatten mountains with a swish of one of its tails, it raised chaos and slaughtered many people, until the leader of the Leaf Village – the Fourth Hokage – sacrificed his own life to seal the demon inside his newborn son, Naruto Uzumaki. The Fourth Hokage, who was celebrated as a hero for sealing the demon fox away, wanted Naruto to be respected in a similar light by being the containment vessel for the demon fox.

The Leaf Village, however, shunned him, regarding Naruto as if he were the demon fox itself and mistreated him throughout most of his childhood. A decree made by the Third Hokage forbade anyone to discuss or mention the attack of the demon fox to anyone, even their own children. However, this did not stop them from treating him like an outcast and as a result he grew up an orphan without friends, family, or acknowledgment. He could not force people to befriend him, so he sought acknowledgment and attention the only way he knew – through pranks and mischief.

However, that soon changed after Naruto graduated from the Ninja Academy by using his Multiple Shadow Clone Technique to save his teacher, Iruka Umino, from the renegade ninja Mizuki. That encounter gave Naruto two insights: that he was the container of the demon fox, and that there was someone besides the Third Hokage who actually cared for and acknowledged him. His graduation from the academy opened a gateway to the events and people that would change and define his world, including his way of the ninja for the rest of his life.

The main story follows Naruto and his friends' personal growth and development as ninja, and emphasizes their interactions with each other and the influence of their backgrounds on their personalities. Naruto finds two friends and comrades in Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno, two fellow young ninja who are assigned with him to form a three-person team under an experienced sensei named Kakashi Hatake. Naruto also confides in other characters that he meets throughout the series as well. They learn new abilities, get to know each other and other villagers better, and experience a coming-of-age journey as Naruto dreams of becoming the Hokage of the Leaf Village.

Throughout all of the Naruto plot, strong emphasis on character development changes the plot, with very few things happening because of chance. At first, emphasis is placed on Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura, who are the members of Team 7. However, other characters are developed, such as Kakashi, Tsunade, and Jiraiya, as well as Naruto's peers in the other teams and villages. Several major villains come into play as well, the first being Zabuza Momochi, a missing-nin from Kirigakure, and his partner, Haku. Later, in the Chunin Exams arc, Orochimaru is introduced as an S-Class missing-nin at the top of Konoha's most wanted list. Later still, a mysterious organization called Akatsuki begins to pursue Naruto for the nine-tailed demon fox inside him.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. James Wong 66% 
  2. 2. Peter Jackson 33% 

Cast Results

Naruto Total Votes: 6

  1. 1. Forrest Landis 33% 
  2. 2. Mickey Rooney 16% 
  3. 3. Zac Efron 16% 
  4. 4. Dylan Sprouse 16% 
  5. 5. Chris Zylka 16% 

Sasuke Total Votes: 6

  1. 1. Skandar Keynes 33% 
  2. 2. Clint Eastwood 16% 
  3. 3. Shia Labeouf 16% 
  4. 4. Cam Gigadent 16% 
  5. 5. Jon Foo 16% 

Sakura Total Votes: 6

  1. 1. Emma Watson 33% 
  2. 2. Emily Osment 33% 
  3. 3. Helen Mirren 16% 
  4. 4. Kirsten Dunst 16% 

Kakashi Total Votes: 5

  1. 1. Jet Li 40% 
  2. 2. Keanu Reeves 40% 
  3. 3. Cillian Murphy 20% 

Iruka Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Matthew Broderick 50% 
  2. 2. Matt Dillon 50% 

Orochimaru Total Votes: 5

  1. 1. Johnny Depp 80% 
  2. 2. Ian McShane 20% 

Jiraiya Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Richard Gere 100% 

Gaara Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. Adam Gregory 50% 
  2. 2. Christian Bale 25% 
  3. 3. Jude Law 25% 

Shikamaru Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Michael Cera 66% 
  2. 2. Michael Angarano 33% 

Rock Lee Total Votes: 4

  1. 1. Tobey Maguire 50% 
  2. 2. Labon Hester 25% 
  3. 3. Taylor Lautner 25% 

Might Guy Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Kevin Costner 50% 
  2. 2. Matt Hoffman 50% 

Itachi Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Matt Dillon 33% 
  2. 2. Jared Leto 33% 
  3. 3. Kellan Lutz 33% 

Hinata Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Kay Panabaker 66% 
  2. 2. Kate Hudson 33% 

Kiba Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Aaron Dismuke 66% 
  2. 2. Ben Affleck 33% 

Kurenai Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Naomi Watts 66% 
  2. 2. Heath Ledger 33% 

Shino Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Jett Lucas 66% 
  2. 2. Josh Lucas 33% 

Asuma Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Christian Bale 50% 
  2. 2. Brad William Henke 50% 

Ino Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Kate Beckinsale 50% 
  2. 2. Julianne Hough 50% 

Tenten Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Anne Hathaway 33% 
  2. 2. Lyndsy Fonseca 33% 
  3. 3. Selena Gomez 33% 

Choji Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Jonah Hill 50% 
  2. 2. Jamie Waylett 50% 

Ebisu Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Matt Dillon 50% 
  2. 2. Ryan Eggold 50% 

Fifth Hokage Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Justin Bartha 50% 
  2. 2. Diane Lane 50% 

Fourth Hokage Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Sean Penn 50% 
  2. 2. Neil Patrick Harris 50% 

Third Hokage Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Eli Wallach 50% 
  2. 2. John Hurt 50% 

Second Hokage Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Sir Ian McKellen 50% 
  2. 2. Gerard Butler 50% 

First Hokage Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Michael Gambon 50% 
  2. 2. Malcolm McDowell 50% 

Haku Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Jeremy Sumpter 33% 
  2. 2. Jennifer Carpenter 33% 
  3. 3. Matthew Lewis 33% 

Konohamaru Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. James Marsden 33% 
  2. 2. Kate Beckinsale 33% 
  3. 3. Paul Litowsky 33% 

Zabuza Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Johnny Messner 66% 
  2. 2. Johnny Depp 33% 

Temari Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Reese Witherspoon 50% 
  2. 2. Macey Cruthird 50% 

Kabuto Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Dustin Hoffman 33% 
  2. 2. Josh Hartnett 33% 
  3. 3. Keir Gilchrist 33% 

Shizune Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Brooke Shields 50% 
  2. 2. Lindsay Price 50% 

Kankuro Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Luke Wilson 50% 
  2. 2. Dyllan Christopher 50% 

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  • 32: Naruto Cast Suggestion: Zac Efron - Naruto Uzumaki Shia LaBeouf - Sasuke Uchiha Kirsten Dunst - Sakura Haruno Cillian Murphy - Kakashi Hatake Matthew Broderick ...
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