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Naruto Vol. 1 Book Review

Naruto, Vol. 1: The Tests of the Ninja - Masashi Kishimoto

An easy and quick read as well as my first manga. It was a little confusing at first reading in the opposite direction but its something you get used to pretty quickly. 

 

Naruto is training to become a ninja and is ready to graduate. Known as the class clown he has a darker past than his classmates know - an orphan and the fox spirit. Now all he wants is to become to new leader, Hokage. 

 

I know nothing of Japanese culture so this series may be easier to understand knowing certain things. But I still enjoyed it enough and liked the storyline. I can definitely see why teens are obsessed with manga. Its fast, you don't have to think much, and its fun. 

 

I will say I was a bit surprised by the language within as well as some of the nudity in pictures. Not something I'm used to when reading YA. 

 

I will be reading a few more of these, there are about 70 of them, not sure I'll make it that far but we'll see.