In another world, ninja are the ultimate power - and in the village of Konohagakure live the stealthiest ninja in the world. But twelve years ago Konohagakure was attacked by a fearsome threat - a nine-tailed fox demon which claimed the life of the Hokage, the village champion. Today, peace has returned, and a troublemaking orphan named Uzumaki Naruto is struggling to graduate from the Ninja Academy. His goal: to become the next Hokage. But unknown to Naruto and his classmates, within him is a terrifying force...
Introduces Naruto, Sandaime, Iruka, Mizuki, Kakashi, Sakura, Sasuke and others.
It opens up telling the story of the fourth hokage sealing the 9 tailed bijju into the young child Naruto Uzumaki. 12 years later, Naruto is graffitying the faces on the hokage mountain. He is caught by Iruka, his teacher and fails his ninja test for the third time in a row. Mizuki, another teacher tells him that if he steals and learns a technique from a sacred scroll, he will become a genin. He does this and heads to the forest to master shadow clone jutsu. Iruka finds him and Mizuki follows. They fight and eventually Naruto uses his new technique to defeat Mizuki. Iruka premotes him by giving him his headband.
Later, Naruto meets the Hokage's grandson Konohamaru. He teaches him harem jutsu but Ebisu, Konohamaru's tutor finds them in the forest. Naruto defeats Ebisu and he and Konohamaru become rivals.
The next day, Naruto is teamed up with Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno. Kakashi introduces himself to them and takes them to a training field to test them. Sandaime tells Iruka how tough a teacher Kakashi is. Kakashi tells them to each try and steal a bell from him before noon. All three fail. He tells them they should stop trying to become ninjas...
- Number 1: Uzumaki Naruto!
- Number 2: Konohamaru
- Number 3: Enter Sausuke!
- Number 4: Hatake Kakashi!
- Number 5: Pride Goeth Before A Fall!
- Number 6: Not Sasuke!
- Number 7: Kakashi's Decision