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Naruto is a shounen manga/anime by Masashi Kishimoto about the young ninja Uzumaki Naruto who strives to become the "Hokage", the leader of his village.

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Why do ninjas run with their hands at the back?

Ninjas in Naruto run with their hands at the back (which is very different from normal anime character running). Why is that? Is it because of their too much running speed or the wind force that their ...
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What happens when Naruto is talking to the Kyuubi?

When Naruto is talking to the Kyuubi is his mind or his spirit inside the Kyuubi? What happens while he is running? Does he have something like an autopilot?
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Where do the Naruto movies fall in the timeline?

I know that the Naruto movies are outside the timeline in the sense that they don't affect whatever happens after them. However, they must fall somewhere in the Naruto timeline — based on who are in ...
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Why does Kakashi Hatake always wear a mask?

Since his childhood as depicted in manga/anime, Kakashi always wore a cloth mask covering his face, making only eye(s) and a portion of forehead visible. What was the reason for this?
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Why does Naruto have a catch phrase?

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 ...
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How do you train in a jutsu that kills you if used?

For example, Guy Sensei and Rock Lee can use the Eight Gates technique. If the last gate is opened, you die. There is a lot of emphasis in the series that shows that one must train very hard to ...
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Is there a connection between the Eye of God from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and the Rinnegan from Naruto?

After watching FMA again, I couldn't help but notice the similarities: The same ripple-like pattern. Both related to godly powers. Both related to balance (Yin-Yang/All-One) Both related to life and ...
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What are all the marriages and child relationships following the final chapter?

In the last chapter of Naruto, some characters got married, and some of them had kids. What is the entire husband-wife-kids set?
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Has Naruto ever killed anyone?

Just a curious thought I had recently. Naruto has been in an awful lot of fights but I can't recall if he ever actually killed another person.
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Do we know how Senju Hashirama died?

The wiki says that Hashirama died shortly after the creation of Konohagakure. Do we know how he died? I mean, he was powerful enough to stand up to Madara, so I feels like it would be no small thing ...
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How many times has the original Nine Tails attack been flashed back?

After looking at episode 248, I managed to once again gain a nice little view of the Nine Tails attack on Konoha. Even though we get a different point of view each and every time, it still is the ...
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Why do some Sharingan eyes have unique Mangekyou abilities?

Itachi, Sasuke, Madara's Sharingan and Danzo's "Sharingan" eyes have the "standard" Mangekyou abilities of Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi, Susanoo, Izanagi and Izanami. (Granted not all of them have used all ...
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Why does Naruto use his mother's family name?

Is there any logical and canonical reason to why Naruto used his mother's family name, Uzumaki, instead of his father's family name?
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Is it possible to combine all five chakra elements?

The title says it all... but I'll elaborate: Initially we see techniques derived from a single chakra element (Katon, Doton, Suiton, Fuuton and Raiton). These are the most common, since usually a ...
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How can Haku perform hand seals with only one hand?

In the Land of the Waves arc, it can be seen that Haku performs handseals with only one hand. That must be something special, because a.) even Kakashi was surprised to see that, and b.) that's never ...
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Why does Gai look like Rock Lee?

Why does Gai-sensei and Rock Lee look almost exactly the same? Are they from the same clan or are they blood-related? Hinata and Neiji look the same and they're cousins, same with Sasori and Gaara, ...
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Why was Neji Hyuuga surprised to see Naruto's Kage Bunshin no Jutsu in the Chuunin Exams?

In the final round of the Chuunin Exams, when the match between Neji and Naruto starts, Neji is surprised when Naruto uses Kage Bunshin no Jutsu. He had seen Naruto use the same technique in the match ...
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How are the bijuu adapted from real mythology?

I know that the nine-tails exists in many anime series (The notables are Naruto and Pokemon), as well as I also know that the two-tails is adapted from Japanese mythology (The Nekomata, a cat with a ...
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Did Naruto REALLY fall in love with Hinata in The Last: Naruto the Movie?

So we know that throughout the whole Naruto series Hinata is in love with Naruto, and Naruto is oblivious to it. We also know that Naruto like Sakura, somehow. Later on two years after the war, Hinata ...
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How did Jiraiya find out Tsunade's breast size?

Jiraiya stated that Tsunade's oppai size was 106cm. From Tsunade article: Despite being known as flat-chested in her childhood, she now has a rather large bust; 106 centimetres in circumference, ...
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Is it possible for a Byakugan user to awaken the Rinnegan?

Well... the title says it! I ask this because, supposedly, Hyuuga and Uchiha are descendants of the Rikudou's eldest son (at least I am under that impression). In that way, does the Byakugan have any ...
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What type of Sage Mode does Hashirama enter?

We all know that the following people are capable of entering Sage Mode: Naruto Jiraiya Orochimaru (learnt but couldn't use because of his body, or rather his vessels) Kabuto Hashirama Naruto and ...
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What is the purpose of purple rope belt that Sasuke wears?

All Orochimaru's people are wearing a purple color rope belt. What is the purpose of it? Why Sasuke is wearing it even after killing Orochimaru? Does it offer any power?
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Which episodes of the Naruto anime are core plot and which are filler?

For both the original Naruto series and Shippuuden, which episodes should I watch if I want to avoid the filler? I'm only interested in core plot and character developments. To make this question a ...
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How can Naruto/Jiraiya summon different toads with the same summoning technique?

When Jiraiya taught Naruto the toad summoning technique, he taught only one set of hand seals. However, different types of toads have appeared from the same jutsu. We have seen Naruto and Jiraiya ...
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Who is the strongest Hokage?

Who is actually the strongest Hokage? It would be such a simple question and answer if Kishimoto just gave us a direct answer. But instead, Kishimoto feeds us different information along the way as ...
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How do I read manga with multiple panels?

Taking this double-page spread for example. There are total of 8 panels, but it's divided into three different segments from the top to the bottom. I've tried reading from the top-right, to the ...
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Chakra nature of Tailed Beasts

As we all know that Kurama's chakra is of the healing nature type. This is known from many mentions about it in the wiki page of Naruto Uzumaki. My question is, what is the nature type of the chakra ...
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Is Haku a man or a woman?

In Naruto, Haku is a rogue Ninja that fights along Zabuza. He has a sad history of death and mistreatment that I won't treat here. In any case, the Haku's peculiarity is that although he looks/...
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What's the difference between Kage Bunshin no Jutsu and Tajuu Kage Bunshin no Jutsu?

While the Kage Bunshin no Jutsu seems to be taught, the Tajuu Kage Bunshin no Jutsu is sealed, so nobody can learn the jutsu. Does that mean that there's a difference between these jutsus, aside from ...
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What does the symbol 油 on Jiraiya's headband mean?

Jiraiya is shown wearing a headband with 油【あぶら】 drawn onto it. I know that 油 is the symbol for abura, and that it means "oil". But how is it related to him? Does it have anything to do with the fact ...
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Why does every major bad guy end up being a good guy later?

It feels like the common thread is "I'm a major bad guy in Naruto, I lose/die, then I have a change of heart and want to help Naruto once bigger baddy shows up". When does a bad guy remain a bad guy? (...
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Can a Genjutsu awaken Mangekyou Sharingan?

It was said that Itachi's genjutsu was so good that both Kakashi and Naruto either felt the after effects of it as if it were reality, or never even realized in the first place that they were in a ...
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Who's inside the third coffin that Orochimaru tried to summon?

In the battle between Sarutobi Hiruzen and Orochimaru during the Chunin Exams, (on the rooftop where the Sound Four sealed them in a barrier) Orochimaru summoned the two previous Kages. He also tried ...
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How did the Sage of the Six Paths obtain his Rinnegan?

It is shown that the Sage of the Six paths was the first to have the Rinnegan. Now for an Uchiha these are the stages of their eyes: Normal eyes Sharingan (activated after facing life threatening ...
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Why does Sasuke have only one Rinnegan?

In the latest chapters of the Naruto manga (673 and 674), why does Sasuke possess only one Rinnegan and not both?
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What is the combination of Wind Style and Earth Style?

After quite some research, I've found this picture, and I've added/completed the combinations. As you can see, I've found all of the combinations (even if some of you wouldn't agree with me), but I ...
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Do ninja clans have to keep relations only within the clan to ensure the inheritance of abilities?

Are there any references to arranged marriages or forbidden relationships in the history of clans being used to avoid the clan abilities from being lost?
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What is the total Naruto runtime up to this point?

Naruto seems to be one of few longest-running series, and considering the number of episodes so far, this adds up to quite considerable time. What is the total runtime - the time I'd have to spend in ...
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Why does Gaara still have dark circles around his eyes?

It is stated that Gaara has his dark circles around his eyes because Shukaku won't let him sleep because Gaara will lose control if he does. After the extraction of Shukaku, Gaara still has these ...
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How can Madara still stick around even after the Edo Tensei had been ended?

Edo Tensei is a technique to revive the dead, and bind their souls into living bodies. However, after releasing the technique, all of the dead should get back into being dead. How can Madara still ...
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Why are hidden villages called such?

There are several hidden villages, which are supposed to be hidden (it is all in the name..!) But, everyone (at least everyone who matters) seem to know where these hidden villages are. Or, are at ...
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Why wasn't Jiraiya brought back with Edo Tensei?

Was it ever explained why Jiraiya wasn't brought back via Edo Tensei when just about every other powerful ninja in history was? From my understanding, the summoner only needs a good bit of genetic ...
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Did Jiraiya meet Naruto by chance?

According to the Naruto Wiki page on Jiraiya, he "left Konoha so he could follow Orochimaru's movements, as well as those of "Akatsuki", an organization which Orochimaru had eventually joined." ...
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Why can't Rock Lee use ninjutsu or genjutsu?

Why is Rock Lee unable to use ninjutsu or genjutsu?
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Why are people so eager to grab Shisui's eyes even though it activates rarely?

Shisui's Mangekyou Sharingan casts the mind-control genjutsu, Kotoamatsukami, but it activates only once in a decade. Why are people so eager to grab his eyes?
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Why was 4th Hokage chosen when the 3rd was still alive and capable?

A few examples: 4th Hokage: He was nominated and chosen when 3rd Hokage was still alive and was capable of fighting (courtesy: 9-tails attack on Konoha) 5th Hokage: after the Third Hokage deceased. ...
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Why can Naruto still use Rasenshuriken?

When Naruto first used Rasenshuriken against Kakuzu the effect was massive. He destroyed two of Kakuzu's hearts, but there were a huge after effect to him. If I'm not mistaken, Tsunade advised ...
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Why do only people from the Uzumaki Clan get chosen as the Jinchuuriki for the Nine-Tails?

Up until now, only people from the Uzumaki clan were shown to host the Nine-Tails: Mito Uzumaki Kushina Uzumaki Naruto Uzumaki were all shown as the Jinchuuriki for the Nine-Tails. Why can't people ...
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Why does Naruto have whisker marks?

Why does Naruto have whisker marks on his face? Does it have anything to do with the kyuubi inside him? Is it to signify that he is the host of the kyuubi or is it just a plain birthmark? Was it ...