The Nine-Tailed Demon Fox sealed in Naruto influences his body, causing him to resemble the Fox over the course of his battles. While initially Naruto only shows small changes such as sharp teeth and claws, he later develops a red tail made of the Fox's. (April 2016) In the manga and anime series Naruto, by Masashi Kishimoto, a jutsu (?, lit. "technique" or "skill refers to the abilities that a ninja can use. The series occurs in a fictional universe in which different countries fight for power using ninja soldiers. Naruto Uzumaki (, Uzumaki Naruto? ) is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. The eponymous protagonist of the series, he is a teen ninja from the fictional village of Konohagakure. In The Last: Naruto the Movie, which takes place after the events of the series, Naruto faces Toneri O. Although some saw him as a stereotypical manga and anime protagonist comparable to those in other shnen manga, they have praised his personality and development as he avoids stereotypes. Contents 1 Description 2 Appearances 2.1 In Naruto 2.2 In other media 3 Creation and conception. Naruto 14: The Number One Hyperactive, Knucklehead Ninja Joins the Fight! After learning the powerful Multi- Shadow Clone Jutsu, an ability to creates physical copies of the user, Naruto becomes a ninja. 11 17 He joins a ninja group under the leadership of Kakashi Hatake, where Naruto gains the friends he lacked during his childhood in. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. (January 2016) This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Naruto has remained popular with the Naruto fan-base, placing high in popularity polls. Merchandise based on Naruto has been released, including figurines and keychains. Naruto 's character has been praised by anime and manga publications. 1 The hand seals are based upon the characters of the Chinese zodiac, which is a longstanding tradition in Japan, and Kishimoto used them specifically to draw upon that tradition. 6 Although the concept of chakra appears in Indian mythology, in Buddhism and in other. 11 While becoming a ninja, Naruto forms friendships he initially lacked, linking some of them to family relationships. 12 Although Naruto sometimes finds himself unable to accomplish the tasks he proposes to do, characters believe that Naruto will be an excellent Hokage because of his. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. ( Learn how and when to remove these template messages ) This article possibly contains original research.