Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
Manga are comics created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.
Masashi Kishimoto is a Japanese manga artist, well known for creating the manga series Naruto which was in serialization from 1999 to 2014.
Anime is hand-drawn and computer animation originating from or associated with Japan.
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The eponymous protagonist of the series is a teen ninja from the fictional village of Konohagakure.
An eponym is a person, place, or thing for whom or for which something is named, or believed to be named.
A protagonist is the main character in any story, such as a literary work or drama.
A ninja or shinobi was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan.
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The villagers ridicule Naruto on account of the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox—a malevolent creature that attacked Konohagakure—that was sealed away in Naruto's body.
The fox spirit or nine-tailed fox is a mythical fox entity originating from Chinese mythology that is a common motif in East Asian mythology.
Despite this, he aspires to become his village's leader, the Hokage.
His carefree, optimistic and boisterous personality enables him to befriend other Konohagakure ninja, as well as ninja from other villages.
A tic is a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups.
Naruto appears in the series' films and in other media related to the franchise, including video games and original video animations, as well as the sequel Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, where his son, Boruto Uzumaki, is the protagonist.
Original video animation, abbreviated as OVA media, are animated films and series made specially for release in home video formats without prior showings on television or in theatres, though the first part of an OVA series may be broadcast for promotional purposes.
Boruto Uzumaki, originally spelled by Viz Media as "Bolt", is a fictional character created by manga author Masashi Kishimoto who first appears in the finale of the manga series Naruto as the son of the protagonist Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuga.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is a Japanese manga series written by Ukyō Kodachi and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto.
When creating Naruto for the initial part of the series, Kishimoto kept the character "simple and stupid," while giving him many attributes of an ideal hero.
A hero or heroine is a real person or a main character of a literary work who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength; the original hero type of classical epics did such things for the sake of glory and honor.
Kishimoto gave Naruto a dark side by adding tragedy to the character's past.
He has revised Naruto's image many times, providing the character with different clothes intended to appeal to Western audiences and to make him easier to illustrate.
Kishimoto changed his design for Part II of the storyline, which starts two-and-a-half years after Part I. Naruto is voiced by Junko Takeuchi in the original animated series and Maile Flanagan in the English adaptations.
Junko Takeuchi is a Japanese actress and voice actress employed by Ogipro The Next Co. Inc. Taking a well-trod path by many voice actresses, she often voices young male characters with generally very quirky and goofy personalities.
Maile Flanagan is an American actress, best known for her roles as Naruto Uzumaki in Naruto and as Terry Perry on Lab Rats.
Merchandise based on Naruto includes figurines and keychains.
A keychain, or keyring, is a small chain, usually made from metal or plastic, that connects a small item to a keyring.
Naruto's character development has been praised by anime and manga publications and has drawn scholarly attention.
Although some initially saw him as a typical manga and anime protagonist comparable to those in other shōnen manga, others have praised his personality and character development as he avoids stereotypes.