Questions tagged [naruto]

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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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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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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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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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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Weren't the 1st and 2nd Hokage sealed forever?

In recent chapters, all the Hokages that have passed away have been summoned by Orochimaru with Edo Tensei. Didn't the Third Hokage, during his fight with Orochimaru, in which Orochimaru used Edo ...
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What happened to the rest of the Academy class?

In Naruto, when the academy classes are shown in the beginning, there are characters who appear who do not appear as genin later, as far as I can tell. The two characters in the second row on the ...
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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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Are people aware of who Naruto's parents are?

Every villager in Konoha is aware that Naruto has the Kyuubi sealed inside of him. Is anyone in the village or elsewhere (other than Kakashi and Jiraiya, that I remember knew) aware that he is the ...
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Are Kurenai's eyes some sort of Doujutsu?

Since the start of the series, after the Sharingan and Byakugan had been revealed, Kurenai's eyes seem kind of different from normal eyes and more like the Doujutsu. During the attack of the Nine-...
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Why is blood needed to sign a summoning contract and to use the summoning jutsu?

In Naruto, I have seen that to create summoning contract and to use summoning jutsu, the user uses their own blood. Why is this required? What is the significance of using blood here?
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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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Does every ninja become a jonin?

In Naruto, a number of ninjas have become jonin, such as Neji and Kakashi. Does every ninja who becomes a chunin by definition become a jonin if they live long enough, or do some remain a chunin ...
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Is it possible for a genin to become a jonin?

In Naruto, by the end of Shippuden (ignoring the epilogue), neither Naruto nor Sasuke had ever passed the chunin exams. Given that the chunin exams seem to be held sporadically (two years between the ...
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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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Why didn't Itachi tell Hiruzen (the 3rd Hokage) that Danzo attacked Shisui?

So when we see Itachi and Shisui in the past, Shisui is the one who asks the 3rd hokage about trying to divert the Uchiha Coup on his own for which he get's approval by the third Hokage at which Danzo ...
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When does The Last: Naruto the Movie take place within Naruto Shippuden anime series and Naruto manga?

I've recently binge watched all of the original Naruto series and have started on Naruto Shippuden (around episode 20 as of now). Recently, I heard that the movie The Last: Naruto the Movie came out. ...
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How can I quickly understand the basics of Naruto and the story without watching all 300+ episodes?

I would like to start watching Naruto as I have never attempted or tried to get into watching Naruto. The main problem I have is that I don't want to watch all 300+ episodes in Naruto or read the ...
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Why did Itachi poke Sasuke's forehead?

From the beginning of the series, even during his last moments, Itachi poked Sasuke's forehead as a way of showing affection and apologizing. But is that the only reason? Did he perhaps try to ...
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What is the estimated age of Naruto when he became Hokage?

On the last chapter of the manga version, Naruto became the Hokage. How old is he when he became Hokage?
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How does Edo Tensei Madara get back his Rinnegan?

Madara gave his Rinnegan to Nagato. But after Kabuto brings him back using Edo Tensei, he still has the Rinnegan. How is this possible?
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What is the difference between “Boruto: Naruto Next Generation” manga and “Boruto: Naruto the Movie”?

I am planning to read Boruto: Naruto Next Generations but I heard that the movie is canon. I also heard that the first few chapters of the manga cover the movie. So what is the difference?
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How to summon a different animal using Kuchiyose?

As we know, every ninja needs to sign a contract to summon an animal. However, Sasuke suddenly summoned a hawk, after summoning snakes all the time. How can someone change the animal he summons?
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Can Kakashi still use Susanoo after losing his Sharingan?

When Kakashi had double Sharingan, he was able to use Susanoo. However, he lost the Sharingan. Can he still use Susanoo without Sharingan now?
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Why is everyone affected by Infinite Tsukuyomi?

As we know, we can avoid Sharingan-based genjutsu just by avoiding eye contact. Can't we avoid Infinite Tsukuyomi just by not looking at the moon?
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How many of Naruto Shippuden episodes are dubbed? [duplicate]

I would like to know how many episodes of Naruto Shippuden are dubbed because I've only seen about 388 in all my anime streaming websites?
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Whereabouts of Senju clan

Among the descendants of the Sage of Six Paths only the Uchiha clan seems to be alive. Where is the Senju clan (except Tsunade)? Were they eradicated during the wars? Or are they still alive?
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What if Hashirama had implanted Madara's cells into his body?

During the Fourth Shinobi World War, it is revealed that after losing to Hashirama at the Valley of the End, Madara implanted Hashirama's cells into his wounds Later, it is also revealed that: If ...
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How much time has passed between the final fight and Sasuke Shinden (anime)?

Between the end of the Naruto and Sasuke fight (ep 479) and the beginning of Sasuke Shinden (ep 484), you can see that most of the characters have not only received a new set of clothes and hairstyle ...
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Will Yamato be rescued?

Kabuto used Yamato's power during the war to strengthen the Zetsu army. Will Yamato be rescued? Or will Kabuto kill him after he's done experimenting on him?
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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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Can a child inherit both their parents' clans jutsu?

Can a child in Naruto inherit both abilities from his parents' clans? For example, if Ino and Sasuke had a child is there a possibility for it to have both Uchiha's Sharingan and Yamanaka's mind ...
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What is the difference when a jutsu is performed by weaving only some of it's seals and when performed by weaving all of them?

Well, I noticed that plenty of times ,for instance Itachi performed the great fireball jutsu sometimes with one hand seal and some other times with all the ones necessary
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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 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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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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What is the technology level in the Naruto universe?

I think I will poke a plot inconsistency here. Since the first chapter, you can see Naruto using what seems to be plastic googles, his clothes are made of seems to be synthetic fiber clothes. You can ...
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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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Why did the English dub of Naruto stop?

Naruto and few episodes of Naruto Shippuuden are dubbed in English. Then it suddenly stopped. And also, few episodes used to be broadcasted in Cartoon Network, and that also stopped. Why has this ...
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When does Kakashi first use his Mangekyou Sharingan?

In Naruto, when does Kakashi first use his Mangekyou Sharingan? Because as far as I know, he and Tobi both awaken their Mangekyou Sharingan when Kakashi saw Rin and Obito get killed, but he never uses ...
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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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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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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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What is Naruto's family tree?

I've been trying to figure out how far Naruto's heritage can be traced back. We know his parents, but seeing as we've met other Uzumakis, I figured that there might be at least some other idea of his ...
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Does Summoning: Impure World Resurrection automatically equip the reincarnated shinobi?

For example, when Kinkaku and Ginkaku are reincarnated, they have their ninja tools. It is also the case with the reincarnated Seven Ninja Swordsmen. If this is so, suppose someone else had acquired ...
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How old is Shisui compared to Itachi?

Before watching the recent anime arc focusing on Itachi I had assumed that he and Shisui were roughly the same age but in episode 452 Shisui appears as a full fledged ninja alongside the 6 or 7 year ...
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Since Naruto failed the Genin exam so many times, doesn't that mean he's older than Sasuke and Sakura?

Naruto wasn't able to complete the Genin exam for some time. Either he was just a young starter and Sakura & Sasuke started after he failed, or a result that he was quite older. They say he was ...
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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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Is shiki fuujin a summoning jutsu?

As we know, shiki fuujin jutsu summons the death god which takes the soul of the summoner and target. But is it a summoning jutsu or just a kind of chakra attack (like rasengan, chidori etc)?
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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 ...
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Do I have to watch Naruto before Naruto Shippuden?

I recently started watching Naruto (I'm only 51 episodes in), and I was wondering if I had to watch Naruto before watching Shippuden. Ninja-themed anime isn't really my favorite, but Shippuden really ...