We Love Naruto!: How does a Kingpin of Ninja Manga attract people?

Nindo: Naruto

Today, we’re going to introduce Naruto, one of the most popular manga in Japan and the world.The first volume was published in 1999. It became popular like ONE PIECE right after the publication.

The story is about Naruto and his friends’ journey to Hokage, the highest grade of Ninja. The manga depicts the battles and their hard work to be the one.

You’ll find stories of the friendship, betrayal, revenge, and the bond of family, master and pupil in this manga.Like other Japanese manga, there is manga and a video game of Naruto. It isvery popular among the manga fans overseas, too.

It first appeared in Weekly JUMP in 1999 through 2014. There are 72 volumes and 1 side story book.

Kei Samejima, who loves Naruto, is going to introduce her favorite parts in this manga.Don’t miss it even if you have never tried this manga yet!


  • Author: Masashi Kishimoto
  • Publisher:VIZ Media LLC; 1st Edition edition
  • Published on:July 9, 2003

My encounter with Naruto

I know you love Naruto, but how did you find it at first?

I borrowed from my cousin! 
 whenever the new one comes out, me and my other brothers went to buy one in order.


I see. Did you also watch anime?

Of course, I did! The opening song, Blue Bird by Ikimono-gakari, is still my favorite song.


Attractiveness of Naruto


-Who is your favorite character?

 It would be Gaara. I like his reticence. He is just so cool.
 Also, his skill of sands and his eyes and his clothes are all cool too.


-You must love Gaara so much! What is your favorite scene then?

 Hmmmm there is too many to choose from…but Gaara’s childhood story was pretty good.
The story that he overcomes the isolation with love and toughness, which is very moving.


-Gaara was born on condition of exchanging her mother, Kaara. Though it wasn’t his or his mother’s fault, he was feared by the village people and even his own father, Fourth Kazekage, treated him stiffly. Gaara was always alone…and stuff happened….


I don’t want to spoil anything, but it’s one of the best scene in this manga.


Things Naruto taught me

-How did Naruto change your life?


It might be exaggeration, but it taught me what the true meaning of  peace was.


I was taught “The importance of going on what I believe” through Naruto’s journey.


Thank you, Kei!

Please leave a few words for fans out there!



I love Naruto!


 Naruto is very popular all over the world. I recommend this manga to boys and girls who are interested in ninja! Love and romance can also be found in this manga. Hinata is so cute. Temari and Shikamaru are a very cute couple, too!



  • Author: Masashi Kishimoto
  • Publisher:VIZ Media LLC; 1st Edition edition
  • Published on:July 9, 2003

Model Profile

Name: Kei Samejima

Date of Birth: January 24th, 1991

Birthplace: Tokyo

Job: Clinical psychologist

Awards: 3rd generation of Nicomo model, ABC cooking

Hobby: Playing the Piano and reading

Twitter: @my_samelody

Instagram: k_samelody


(Photographer: Hiromasa Ito)


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