In both the anime and manga Naruto often ends his sentences with either "dattebayo" or "believe it" in the English translations.

Why is this a thing?

Is it meant to further his character or provide a bit of remembrance of his character to the reader or viewer, or even other characters of the series?

  • I actually stop hearing him say that in Naruto:Shippuden. Commented Jan 24, 2016 at 17:28

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In chapter 498 of the manga, it is mentioned that Naruto inherited this habit from his mother, Kushina, who would instead end her sentences with "(Da)-ttebane" ([だ]ってばね) when she got excited or angry. She also mentioned something along the lines of hoping that her son wouldn't inherit this habit.

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    Just what I was looking for!
    – Tablemaker
    Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 1:59
  • After 489 chapters the mangaka reveals a great mystery, why Naruto ends his sentences a certain way... or he just decided why not make something up... that sounds more likely to me since Naruto started as a one-shot :)
    – Peter
    Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 16:52
  • Than after Naruto had kids, his older son, Boruto, inherited that too. Commented Jan 24, 2016 at 17:30
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    Dattebane - Kushina, Dattebayo - Naruto, Dattebasa - Boruto.
    – vs_292
    Commented Feb 28, 2018 at 7:44

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