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Masashi Kishimoto
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September 21, 1999
Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Noriaki Sugiyama, Yuri Lowenthal, Chie Nakamura, Kazuhiko Inoue, Dave Wittenberg
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10 Spaciest Anime Husbandos

The spaciest anime husbandos are naive and simpleminded like Goku from the Dragon Ball franchise or clueless and sweet like MHA's Denki.

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10 Naruto Jutsu Strong Enough To Beat Itachi Uchiha

Naruto's Itachi Uchiha may have been a child prodigy, but not even Itachi could stand up to jutsu like the Eight Gates or Kamui.

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Naruto: Who is the Strongest Hokage of All Time?

The Hidden Leaf Village has had seven impressive Hokage, but only one of them ranks the strongest of them all.

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Best Anime On Crunchyroll

From brand-new breakout hits to classic fan favorites, Crunchyroll has a ton of great anime to stream today.

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15 Saddest Deaths In Naruto, Ranked

Many beloved heroes and villains from the Naruto franchise passed away, breaking fans' hearts in the process.

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Boruto Would Be Making a Huge Mistake Keeping Naruto Alive

The Boruto franchise has kept it vague regarding if Kawaki really does kill Naruto down the line, but if the Hokage lives, it'd be a massive mistake.

Two New Naruto Collectibles Showcase the Might of the Leaf Shinobi

Hinata Hyuga and the Third Hokage, Hiruzen Sarutobi, show off their unique abilities and powerful fighting styles in new pricey Naruto figurines.

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Naruto: Where to Start, What to Know, and How to Watch

It's never too late to join the club and check out what Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto anime/manga franchise is really all about.

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45 Strongest Anime Characters Of All Time, Ranked

Anime is full of strong characters, but some - like Goku, All Might, and Luffy - stand out as some of the most powerful anime characters.

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When Naruto Didn't Explore Obito's Broken Bond With the Uchiha Clan It Missed An Important Opportunity

Obito had the potential to be a hero in Naruto. His ties to Uchiha Clan should have helped fans know why he tried to enact the Infinite Tsukuyomi.

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Does Naruto Die in Boruto or Will [SPOILER]'s Death Be What Kills Him?

Now that he is without Kurama, is Naruto's death all but guaranteed, or do audiences really have little to worry about?

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Mashle's Mash Burnedead is Naruto's Rock Lee Done Right

Mash Burnedead succeeded in changing his world – pulling off the underdog turned savior storyline that Naruto never did with Rock Lee.

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Naruto: 10 Times Sakura Haruno Deserved Better

Sakura is hated by a lot of Naruto fans, but she doesn't get the credit she deserves.

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35 Most Powerful Naruto Characters, Officially Ranked

The strongest Naruto characters are capable of everything from superhuman physical abilities to elemental mastery and reality-warping spells.

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Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Gives Tendo a Naruto Hobby — But It's More Dangerous

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead homages an addiction Naruto had as a kid in Konoha, but Akira Tendo's bad habit puts his life at risk a lot more.

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Every Akatsuki Member In Naruto Ranked By Their Taijutsu Skill

In Naruto, all Akatsuki members could use taijutsu to some degree during battle, but certain members were more skilled with it than others.

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10 Most Toxic Shonen Couples

There are some really toxic romances in shonen anime; couples like Light Yagami and Misa Amane from Death Note are especially off-putting.

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How the Naruto Anime's Best Theme Became a Hypocritical Dead End

Hard work is supposed to beat talent in Naruto's world, but the protagonist ditched this idea halfway through and left the real hard workers behind.

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10 Best Speeches In Anime, Ranked

Anime fans love a good speech, from Gintoki's silly Strawberry Milk monologue in Gintama to Erwin Smith's dying declaration in Attack on Titan.

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Naruto Ninja Rankings, Explained

Naruto's shinobi world has many skilled ninja, but they don't all hold the same rank.