We have all grown up watching dozens of awesome Anime series and deep within our hearts it creates this beautiful connection with the Anime characters that we spend so much time watching. There are without any doubt hundreds of great Anime characters from different Anime series that we all love and adore.
But the one that I am going to tell you about in this article is definitely everyone’s favorite whether you are young or old, Naruto Uzumaki.
Naruto Uzumaki | Birth of a Legend
Naruto Uzumaki is one of the most famous (not to mention, a fictional) Anime character from the Notorious Anime Series named after himself, Naruto which was produced by Masashi Kishimoto in the year 1999.
When first creating Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto kept the character simple with silly and humorous nature, someone, who likes to joke around and have fun but he also gave him some pretty serious skills to be the hero of his Anime series. Naruto also has a dark side from the dark events of his childhood that still haunts him but he turns them into motivation that makes him want to be the best Ninja warrior (Shinobi) of his village and fulfill his father’s dying wish to be known as the hero and savior of the village.
Unlike all the ninjas before, Kishimoto wanted Naruto to be and look unique, so instead of the traditional ninja outfit, he gave Naruto an orange one. People from the Anime industries and related media loved the character illustrations and were drawn to Naruto from the very beginning.
The Early Life of Naruto Uzumaki
Naruto was born on October 10th in a small village called Konohagakure or the Small leaf village, to Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki. He had a challenging childhood as soon after his birth, the village was attacked by a vicious Nine-Tailed Demon Fox who brought the whole village to the brink of destruction. The only way to save the village was to entrap the demon fox within Naruto’s body but with the demon fox’s immense power, it couldn’t be trapped easily so
Minato decided to give his soul out to cut its power into half so Naruto could seal it inside of him and use its powers if someone attacks his village again. Minato and Kushina both lost their lives to save the village and their baby boy.
With his parents gone, Naruto spent most of his childhood alone without the love of a family or even a friend and most of the villagers still hated and resented him for the disaster that almost destroyed their whole village in the past and took the lives of many innocent villagers but that only made Naruto’s intentions of fulfilling his father’s dying wish to be known as the hero of the village stronger.
Seeing the blind resentment against Naruto, the Third Hokage ordered not to speak about the demon fox ever again but the discrimination against him was still there which led Naruto to make more efforts to gain their respect.
And thanks to his humorous and silly nature, Naruto never let anyone break his confidence and dreams of becoming The Hokage (leader of the village) of Konohagakure and earn the respect that he so rightly deserves.
Academy Life of Naruto Uzumaki
Naruto always dreamt of becoming the greatest Shinobi of all, so the villagers would respect and acknowledge him. Naruto later joined the Ninja Academy where Iruka became his teacher to help him learn the skills he needed to become a great ninja.
Later he met Sasuke Uchiha in the Academy, watching Sasuke’s talent and skills, Naruto became jealous but he aspired to be as good as him one day so that he can be recognized as Sasuke’s equal in the fights.
And because of his witty sense of humor and friendly behavior, Naruto made quite a lot of friends in the Ninja Academy including the owners of the academy themselves.
Naruto has a pretty unique personality with a good sense of humor, a great competitive spirit (never backs off from the challenges), and of course, some stupidity at the core of it all.
Naruto is also comparatively a slow learner than the other teenagers of his age which makes him take more time to make sense of the stuff going around him but even then he makes good use of his observing and recalling senses which come in handy for him at times.
He is also not very good at being social as he spent most of his childhood alone with no one to teach him how to socialize and no friends with whom he could talk to. The two things he is best at is eating Ramen as he just loves it and pulling pranks on people to seek their attention (which works most of the time).
This unique personality of Naruto gravitates people towards him which lets him make new friends easily and as for the viewers, everyone loves his personality and character.
There have been many amazing Anime characters over the years but the story of Naruto Uzumaki feels different than the rest of them. From the very beginning of the story, it immerses you into this fictional realm and connects you to Naruto’s world, this bond becomes stronger and stronger as you dive deeper into the storyline.
In the end, I must say as an Anime lover you must watch Naruto if you haven’t already (chances are pretty slim) and I hope this article has given you a slight glimpse about who Naruto Uzumaki is, what’s his life all about, and the adventure that he takes on in this series.