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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 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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What are the Naruto hand seals based on?

There are a number of hand seals in Naruto that are used to perform jutsus. I know that the seals themselves have different zodiac signs. Is there any lore or historical basis for these seals, or was ...
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How could Madara free himself from the Impure World Resurrection technique, while Tobirama can't?

In Chapter 591, we see Madara Uchiha free himself from the influence of Kabuto's Impure World Resurrection/Reincarnation technique (Edo Tensei), saying that he was able to do this because he knew ...
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Why wasn't Jiraiya brought back by Nagato?

When Nagato used the Outer Path technique to revive the citizens of Konoha killed in the attack, why wasn't Jiraiya revived as well? It was revealed that the original plan was for Madara to be ...
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Why does Hashirama Senju possess such huge and terrifying chakra?

In the past three Naruto manga chapters (chapters 621~623), the story goes like this: child days of both Hashirama and Madara, and he (Hashirama) is just like every others in Naruto: a normal human ...
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Why was Edo Tensei Madara young, when he had died at an old age?

From Naruto manga and anime, I know that Uchiha Madara died as an old person after he helped Uchiha Obito. But it was bit weird for me, when Kabuto summoned Uchiha Madara-sama with Edo Tensei, ...
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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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Is there a basis for the arm and leg wraps?

In Naruto, many characters have what appear to be bandages wrapped around their arms or legs. Is there a basis for this in any martial arts or military fighting styles?
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When did the Kin/Gin Brothers get their Nine-Tails power?

Now I'm rather confused. The timeline doesn't add up to me. I was hoping someone to shed some light. So here's how the events seemingly happened. The hidden cloud had, for a period, attempted to ...
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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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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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Why are Asura and Indra of Hindu mythology represented opposite in Naruto?

In Hindu mythology, Asura are the bad beings. Asuras always try to steal the place of Devas because they didn't get it. Indra is a king of Devas/Suras. So in short Indra (Deva) is depicted as good ...
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What are Madara Uchiha's weaknesses?

At his current state, how could Madara possibly be defeated? Any physical attack/Taijutsu would be easily deflected by either: The Susano'o The Gunbai (war fan, which proved to easily negate a ...
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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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List of surviving Uchiha

I originally thought that the only surviving members after the Uchiha massacre were Sasuke and Itachi, but more and more seem to be revealed. Is there a canonical list of surviving members of the ...
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Why did Kishi draw the One Piece symbol in the last page of the last chapter of Naruto?

Why did he put a One Piece skull and crossbones (along with the straw hat) on the very last page of the last chapter of Naruto? Seems odd, as the authors differ in both manga (Kishi - Naruto, Oda - ...
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Why do Jinchuuriki die when their biju are extracted?

When tail beasts (bijū) are extracted from their Jinchuuriki, the Jinchuuriki dies. All seven Jinchuuriki died after the Akatsuki extracted the bijū from them. Gaara was resurrected by Chiyo using ...
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Why did Kakashi kill Rin?

In episode 345 of Naruto Shippuden (オレは地獄に居る/I'm in hell), when Obito arrives on the battle field, he sees how Kakashi killed Rin. The wiki summarizes this scene as On his way to the battle site, ...
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What or who can kill Orochimaru's life force?

Where is Orochimaru's life force bounded? Why doesn't he die like others? First at Orochimaru's den, Sasuke tried to kill Orochimaru while Orochimaru tried to take over Sasuke's body. Then later in ...
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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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Why didn't the First and Second Hokage's fight with full power against the Third?

When revived by Orochimaru, the First and Second were sent to fight the Third, however, we know today that: Moreover! With those abilities, plus immortality, they couldn't have possibly lost against ...
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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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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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Did Kakashi ever love Rin or at least feel anything for her?

Well like the question says, Did Kakashi ever love Rin or feel anything for her? I'm wondering if Kakashi ever loved or at least liked Rin. I'm wondering this because he got the Mangekyou after he ...
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How is it that a Sharingan can work when it's been transplanted?

If the various "superpower" ninja traits are considered "blood traits," how is it someone like Kakashi, who is in no way related to the Uchiha clan, can use the Sharingan Eye technique? More fully: ...
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How exactly is the Eye of the Moon Plan supposed to work?

First, I am wondering how exactly does this plan work in the Narutoverse? When everyone is under the genjutsu, does that mean no one is actually living their own life? Or do people live their lives ...
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Are eye techniques in Naruto based on anything real?

Are the eye techniques in Naruto (Byakugan, Sharingan, Rinnegan) based on true events? Or are they just myth or a fiction created by Masashi-Sensei? Anyone has any references or a story behind it?
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How Kabuto could reincarnate or manifest Hidan (in an anime filler)?

In episode 290 of Naruto Shippuden, Kabuto creates Hidan from thousands of tiny snakes. But by looking at the eyes of manifested Hidan, it seems like an Edo-Tensei. And Kabuto mentions it himself. ...
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Why did Madara have Rinnegan before activating it and nobody noticed?

While I was watching Episode 322 of Naruto Shippuden, I found what I guess is a mistake: First look at the picture: Since Madara came, he was using only Sharingan, and this can be seen until 07:43 ...
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Did Hinata really confess to Naruto?

When Naruto and Hinata were fighting Pain in Konoha, did Naruto hear Hinata's confession or was it just in Hinata's mind?
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Was Hashirama in Sage Mode while he summoned the huge wooden buddha with few thousand hands?

In Chapter 621 Hashirama summoned a Buddha statue. While doing that, he has some markings on his face similar to the ones Naruto has when in Sage Mode. Does Hashirama have some sort of Sage Mode?
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Is anything known about Rock Lee's family?

From what I can remember, the manga has shown or at least referred to the family of most if not all of the Rookie Nine, as well as most of the other major characters in Naruto. However, I don't ...
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What does Hashirama mean by the effects of the chakra rods?

In Chapter 661, Hashirama said "These rods are forced through our chakra points, which means that the chances of us moulding chakra are probably nil". He said it in the context of "even if the rods ...
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Who invented the Rasengan: Jiraiya or Minato?

Was it Minato who invented the Rasengan, or was it Jiraya? All I know is that Jiraiya taught Naruto the Rasengan. Who is the original creator?
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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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Do ninjas have extended lifespans?

Most ninjas probably don't live very long by the nature of their work. They die on missions, in wars, in raids, while being ambushed by other ninjas, during testing, etc. However, the handful of ...
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What happened to the Kyuubi's chakra after Orochimaru releases the Dead Demon Consuming Seal?

We know that when the Kyuubi attacked Konoha, the 4th Hokage sealed half of the Kyuubi's chakra using the Dead Demon Consuming Seal and half within Naruto. When Orochimaru sliced the stomach of the ...
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How did Rock Lee pass the academy test?

I stumbled over this question on Facebook. I was wondering how Rock Lee got out of the academy and why did they let him leave?
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Why Did Anko get so fat?

Alert: This post contains spoilers. If you are not up-to-date to Naruto's manga, don't read it. She was always in good shape during the entire series. Is there a reason she got this fat? Is this ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Why didn't Kakashi take care of Naruto?

During the flashback some people have and or Kakashi, we find out that Namikaze Minato, Naruto's dad, was Kakashi's teacher, and that Kakashi had a big respect for him. Also, Uchiha Obito and Nohara ...
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Why did Kabuto heal Hinata?

During the third part of the Chūnin exams when Naruto was fighting Neji, Hinata begins coughing up blood. Kabuto, who was masquerading as a member of ANBU, heals her and then, after she has been taken ...
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Why does Madara wear a samurai uniform?

As per the title suggest, I am more curious to know about the Madara Uniform. Does it symbolize anything? If you look at the picture below, Mifune and Madara's uniform are kind of similar.
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How does Nagato create and use so many Rinnegan eyes?

The corpses that Nagato uses for the Six Paths technique also possess Rinnegan eyes! How did he get so many Rinnegan eyes? Is it that the corpse used for one of the six paths has a Rinnegan activated ...
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How old is Konoha?

Konoha is said to have a long history and is one of the strongest villages. I am wondering, How old is Konoha? i know it's older than 30 years old (Boruto) as Naruto's lived most of his life in ...
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What happened to Konohamaru's parents?

It is known that Konohamaru is the grandson of the Third Hokage. Asuma is shown to be one of the Third Hokage's sons, but he is clearly named as Konohamaru's uncle. Are Konohamaru's parents ever shown ...
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Could someone transplant the Rinnegan from one of Pain's paths?

Could someone transplant the Rinnegan from one of Pain's paths? For example, from the male Chikoshodo (summoning) Pain that the Leaf had in their possession.
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Does Naruto consciously control his clones?

I've seen when Kakashi was training Naruto with his elemental affinity that Naruto cannot see what his clone is doing until it is undone. How does he control the clone? Does it move and think like a ...

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