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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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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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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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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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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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Why do Kurama and Gyuki appear as chakra while other bijuu don't?

In Naruto, Kurama (the Nine-tailed bijuu) appears as chakra, as does Killer B's bijuu, Gyuki. Other bijuu, however, don't appear that way. What is different between them?
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What will happen to the tailed beast if the jinchuruki is killed?

It is shown in the anime that the jinchuruki is caught and the tailed beast is extracted and sealed into the Demonic statue by the Akatsuki. What will happen if the jinchuruki is killed somewhere else?...
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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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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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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 it possible to duplicate eyes?

This question contains spoilers for anime viewers and early manga viewers. Is this exploitable? Can I repeat this cycle of transplant and revive to duplicate strong eyes? How does that work really?
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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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When did Kakashi and Obito awaken their Mangekyou Sharingan?

In chapter 604 of the manga, it is shown that Kakashi kills Rin. This fulfills the requirement to activate the Mangekyou Sharingan. So that should have been the moment when Kakashi was able to use the ...
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What happened to the Yin half of Kurama?

Did Naruto get both halves of Kurama after fighting Sasuke, or did the other half of Kurama die when Minato was killed?
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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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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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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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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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Can the Tailed Beasts' relative power levels be compared?

A Tailed Beast's power seems to be greater the more tails it has. For example: Power of 3-Tailed Beast = Power of 2-Tails + 1-Tails. Power of 9-Tailed Beast = Power of 8-Tails + 7-Tails + ... + 1-...
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How can Madara use Susanoo without any eyes?

Something that I am confused about Madara's powers. When Madara used the Rinne Tensei to bring himself back to life, he did not have his eyes, but he had the First Hokage's face embedded into himself....
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What happened to the Itachi Uchiha movie?

As far as I know, a movie based on Itachi Uchiha was about to come in March. Can anyone please tell whether it's coming this year or is it delayed? Here is a Reddit thread of the poster, and here is ...
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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 did Nagato gain his Rinnegan?

How was it exactly that Nagato came upon his Rinnegan? Madara states that it was his, and that he gave it to him: how did he do that? Did he transplant it into Nagato, or did he transfer it otherwise?...
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At what age did Kakashi Hatake become a Jounin?

This answer on Yahoo! says he became a Jounin at the age of 13, which makes him the youngest Jounin. I have heard a lot of chatter on the subject, but I've never seen the answer stated outright (or ...
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Who is this running kid wearing a shirt with Uchiha symbol?

There's a kid wearing a shirt with Uchiha symbol, but I have no idea who s/he is. Who is this kid?
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Why can't Inuzuka clan's dogs use human language?

Why can't Inuzuka clan's dogs use human language when Kakashi's dogs can? Also, how does Kiba and Akamaru understand each other?
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Why is naruto's Jinchuriki transformation so different? [duplicate]

Why is Naruto's Jinchuriki transformation so different from the true form of Kuarama?? In the first image, Kurama is in its true form and in the second one naruto is in biju transformed mode. Why is ...
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How is the Shadow Clone technique different from other cloning techniques?

I have recently started reading and watching Naruto. I was wondering in what aspect does the clones made by different techniques differ? They all have the same potential and capabilities.
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Would Naruto awaken the Rinnegan if he takes the Sharingan from Sasuke?

The reason I ask this is because I think the only important things to awaken Rinnegan is to have Indra and Ashura's chakra. Someone will say that the requirement is Uchiha and Senju's chakra. However, ...
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Does Obito master the Summoning Jutsu?

I've seen the recent episode of the anime, and I saw when Obito summoned Kurama. I'm interested in the fact that does he get into some kind of "contract" with some animals/things? (That would mean ...
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Why did they stop giving dubbed Shippūden episodes on Hulu?

I've watched part one and part two of Naruto, but when I came across episode #96 and after, I couldn't find anymore (dub) episodes. Why did they stop giving dubbed Shippūden episodes on Hulu?
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How many Naruto Shippuden dubbed episodes are there?

I am watching Naruto and I am currently on episode 164. How many episodes of Shippuden do they have dubbed, and are they still dubbing it?
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How did Moegi acquire the Wood release

Wood release is the kekkai genkai of the Senju clan (originally the God trees sacred ability and also the Otsutsuki clans Kekkai Genkai), however, Moegi is able to do it by combining Water and earth ...
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Why did Animax Asia stop telecasting Naruto Shippuden in India?

Animax Asia suddenly stopped airing new episodes of Naruto Shippuden in India as of January 30th 2014. As I am a Naruto fan, I was upset to see it cancelled. What was the reason it stopped airing?
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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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How does the Mangekyo Sharingan blind its wielder, and why are some wielders not blinded?

A disadvantage of gaining the Mangekyo Sharingan is that it leads to blindness over time. Source: Chapter 385, Mangashare/Binktopia scanlation We have seen Madara, Itachi and Sasuke, all wielders of ...
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Can the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan be obtained by implanting a normal Sharingan?

As we know, there are only two who have achieved the Eternal Mangekyō Sharingan. Madara and Sasuke. Madara Madara and his brother both gained their MS from killing those closest to them. Madara then ...
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Can Sasuke use Tsukuyomi?

The question is based on my theory from the recent manga chapter (Naruto 661): Now, to prove my theory, is there an episode in manga/anime that Sasuke used Tsukuyomi?
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Can Sasuke's Amaterasu go through windows?

I am not sure on whether you need to just see the object you want to cast it on, or if there must be a physically clear path to it. Can the Amaterasu go through windows?
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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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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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What is the jutsu that ninjas use to appear/disappear instantly?

Some users of the jutsu are Kakashi, Gai, Genma, Kabuto, etc. It can often be seen when Anbu members are dismissed.
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Couldn't Kabuto have un-summoned Itachi?

I know that the Kotoamatsukami rendered Itachi free of Kabuto's control over his will. But he was still bound to the Edo Tensei, since he was released when the technique was cancelled. So, couldn't ...
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Who took care of Naruto when he was young?

In episode 350, we see that the Third Hokage took on to take care of Naruto. But towards the beginning of the anime Naruto is seen to be living alone. Did Naruto live with the Third? If so, why did ...
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Is there a slug based Sage Mode?

As we know, Naruto (Jiraiya's apprentice) has mastered the Sage Mode of toads. Also, Kabuto (Orochimaru's apprentice) has mastered the Sage Mode of snakes. So, my question is, is there a Sage Mode of ...
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Why did Kakashi's Sharingan fade after Obito died?

In Chapter 691, after Obito died, Kakashi’s Sharingan faded. Why is it that Kakashi's Sharingan faded, while the Sharingan Danzo had stolen from Shisui and the one Shisui had given Itachi, were still ...
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Where do Kekkei Genkai abilities (genetic abilities) originate from?

In Naruto there is a group of abilities called Kekkei Genkai (血継限界). They are told to be "genetic" abilities which are (usually) passed down genetically within specific clans. Notably, the eye ...
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Why didn't Kabuto resurrect Jiraiya during the Great War?

During the Great War, Kabuto resurrects a lot of very, very powerful shinobi (Madara or Hashirama the 1st, e.g.). However, he doesn't bring someone as powerful and impactful as Jiraiya. My girlfriend ...
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Why did Itachi's amaterasu not burn the entire inn?

In the original Naruto series there is a confrontation between Jiraiya and Itachi. Jiraiya tries to stop Itachi from escaping by trapping him and Kisame inside the stomach of a toad. Itachi was able ...
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How can reincarnated souls be summoned using Edo Tensei?

Quoting wikipedia, Reincarnation is the philosophical or religious concept that an aspect of a living being starts a new life in a different physical body or form after each biological death. It is ...
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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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