How to Watch & Read the Naruto Anime and Manga
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How to Watch & Read the Naruto Anime and Manga

Whether you’re brand new to the anime scene or find yourself itching to rediscover Naruto after so many years, here’s a guide on how to watch and read Naruto anime and manga. With the Boruto spin-off series ongoing, there’s no better time to dive right in.

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Among Shonen Jump’s most popular series, otherwise known as the The Big Three, Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto is one of the influential manga of all time. It ran from 1999 to 2014, before eventually receiving an anime adaptation in 2002. The anime ran for a total of 220 episodes, concluding in 2007. A sequel to the original anime, titled Naruto: Shippuden, premiered in 2007 and ended in 2017, after 500 episodes. Besides the anime and its sequel, Pierrot developed a total of 11 movies and 12 original video animations (OVAs).

How to Watch & Read the Naruto Anime and Manga

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How to Read the Naruto Manga

While local bookstores may stock a few volumes of the series’ 72 overall volumes, online outlets like Barnes & Noble and Amazon will have a more robust library. that being said, you might need to clear out some shelf space to collect every single hard copy. If this isn’t a viable option, you might be better off collecting and reading the manga digitally.

There are plenty of options for those who prefer to read online. Alongside Viz Media’s official website, digital copies of Naruto are available on sources like the Nook, Google Play, Kindle, and iBooks. Naruto‘s 700 chapters can all be read through VIZ/Shonen Jump’s monthly $2.99 subscription, which also allows you to enjoy other manga, such as Dragon BallOne Piece, and Jujutsu Kaisen, all included in the small monthly fee. If you need added incentive to try it out, there’s even a free week-long trial once you sign up that you cancel at any time.

How to Watch & Read the Naruto Anime and Manga

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How to Watch the Naruto Anime and Movies

Technically, the anime is split across Naruto and the much longer Naruto Shippuden. Both FUNimation and Crunchyroll offer the entire anime in their respective libraries. Again, Viz Media’s official website will direct visitors to either of those options, as well as other streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. However, availability for these sites varies based on region and language.

Additionally, the Naruto anime can be collected and enjoyed as a DVD and Blu-ray boxset, found at retailers like Amazon and Vintage Stock.

As for the franchise’s 11 feature films, eight of those are currently available on Netflix. As for the others, those can be purchased and streamed through Amazon for $7.99 for SD and $9.99 for the HD version.

There’s no shortage of ways to read and stream Naruto, so newcomers to the ninja world can peruse to their heart’s content.


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