Naruto, a mischievous ninja in training with a formidable power inside him, wants to become the greatest ninja in the village of Konohagakure.
After Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura pass the test to become junior ninjas, they are tasked with guarding Tazuna, a cranky old bridgebuilder who is the target of Zabuza, a deadly ninja.
Naruto finds himself sympathizing with his nemesis, Gaara, but as the latter continues to mutate, Naruto prepares himself for the fight of his life.
During the finals, Naruto, and his newfound power of the nine-tailed fox chakra, faces off against Neji, widely considered to be the most talented young ninja in the group.
During the finals, Sasuke makes it to the arena in time to compete against Gaara, whose terrible bloodlust and sanity have been affected by the demon inside him.
Naruto and his ninja-in-training friends face their greatest challenge yet: exams.
Kakashi puts Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke through rigorous training programs in order to increase their focus and control in anticipation of the return of the diabolical Zabuza.
After passing the written portion of their exams, Naruto and his friends must compete in the second phase, held in the Forest of Death, where a mysterious predator is stalking Sasuke.
Volume 47 in the bestselling Naruto series from Viz Media and Simon & Schuster.
As Pain attempts to destroy Konoha, Naruto and the Toads prepare to take him on and save his village.
After surviving Orochimaru's attack, Naruto, Sasuka, and Sakura must battle his minions, the Sound Ninja.
Volume 20 in the bestselling Naruto series from Viz Media and Simon & Schuster.
During the student battles, Hyuga clan members Neji and Hinata are pitted against each other, a battle made more vicious by old family grudges.
With their village under attack, Naruto, Sakura, and Shikamaru embark on a crucial mission to track down Sasuke and the Sand genin.
After Orochimaru's attack on the village has left some casualties in its wake, an unlikely ninja is chosen for greatness and a long-lost ninja returns with a dangerous entourage.
The Five Kage, a reincarnated Hokage, the Shinobi Alliance, Naruto and Sasuke all battle with Obito, but it is his past that finally unseats him, while at the same time, Madara moves to become the next Rikudou Sennin. Original.
As the students face off against one another during the third phase of exams, Sasuke is being hurt by the curse placed on him by the nefarious Orochimaru.