At the time of his birth, Naruto became the Nine-Tails jinchūriki. According to Lee, Naruto was a untalented child while in the Academy. Despite this, he was able to graduate with his fellow teammates. He was then teamed up with Sasuke Uchiha, Sakura Haruno, and team leader Kakashi Hatake. Sometime ago, he also battled Gaara. After the defection of Sasuke, Naruto trained under Jiraiya.
Naruto is loud, energetic, gutsy, and brash. He is also known to end most of his sentences with his trademark catchphrase "Dattebayo!" (だってばよ!) when excited or frustrated. He is also shown to be a very picky eater with ramen. Because of this he is a frequent customer at the Ramen Ichiraku. Naruto has a habit of giving people he meets nicknames or without appropriate honourifics, as shown when he calls Rock Lee, "Centipede Eyebrows" (ゲジマユ, Gejimayu; English TV "Bushy Brow"). Prior to his training with Jiraiya, Naruto is rather perverted, as proven when he creates different forms of his Sexy Technique and once tried to sneak a peak in the women's bath when the opportunity presented itself.
Years of isolation and scorn from the village made Naruto thirst for acknowledgement. According to the Naruto series, when he was young, Naruto would pull pranks around the village just to get a response from anyone and his desire to be Hokage was in hopes of being someone that mattered. Naruto has also developed his nindō of never giving up on anything no matter what the situation.
Although he is relatively naive, slow and simple-minded, Naruto has enormous confidence and responds well to competition. He never hesitate to help others and can be depended on during difficult times. In battle, Naruto has shown to be calm and collected most of the times, but he can get frustrated when he is unable to defeat his opponent. He can also be a quick thinker, making up strategies on the fly or inventive use of his techniques to catch his opponents off guard during the fight, though he can get overexcited and forget some concepts or weaknesses that he himself noted beforehand.
Naruto has blue eyes and spiky blonde hair which is held up by his forehead protector. One of his most notable physical characteristics is the whisker marks on both of his cheeks.
Naruto's outfit consists of an orange tracksuit with black that starts from the collar, covers the upper area of the shoulders and sleeves and runs down his zipper. The colouring also covers half of the back, as well as around the waist. He has a white tassel on his left shoulder and a red swirl on his back. He also wears orange pants with a shuriken holster attached to his right knee. He wears a long black forehead protector bandanna, and black sandals.
When Naruto was younger he retained his orange tracksuit, but with blue on his upper shoulders and waist. He also retains the white tassel on his left shoulder and the red spiral crest on the back. His outfit also has a large white collar and he still wears orange pants. He wears a blue forehead protector and blue sandals.
Usually whenever Naruto enters Sage Mode, he briefly sports a short-sleeved red coat with a black flame pattern along the hemline and carried a large scroll on his back.
According to Lee, Naruto was an unremarkable student in his Academy days. However, through sheer determination and hard work, Naruto is able to face off against strong shinobi such as Neji Hyūga, Gaara and Lee. He is capable of taking down multiple opponents single-handedly and was even praised by Kakashi Hatake, saying that he has surpassed him.
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Naruto is able to access to the Nine-Tails' chakra. The Nine-Tails takes advantage of this whenever Naruto's life is in danger or is in rage, to influence him. Whenever Naruto uses this power his speed and strength boost. Naruto's personality also changes, becoming more headstrong, even violent, when using version 1 cloaks. When Lee took over Naruto's body, he entered in a Version 1 state, but used Naruto's eyebrows as tails, instead of the traditional chakra tails.
In the manga, Naruto has now shown to be in control of the Nine-Tails power. In this form, Naruto's speed is increased and is now able to freely use chakra arms to his advantage.
Naruto is the creator of the infamous Sexy Technique which he uses to shock his opponents. During his time with Jiraiya, he learned the Summoning Technique to summon large toads for support, such as Gamabunta, Gamakichi, and Gamatatsu.
Due to his ability to work with his team-mates, Naruto is able to combine his jutsu with others. This is shown as Naruto was able to work with Lee in defending Sakura by synchronizing his taijutsu with his. Naruto briefly collaborated with Konohamaru and Jiraiya to create the Student and Teacher Rasengan and the Spiralling Breast Spheres.
Shadow Clone Technique
Naruto is best known for his use of the Shadow Clone Technique. With the number of clones Naruto can produce, he can easily overwhelm his opponents with sheer numbers or carry out multiple tasks at once. Along with the Rasengan, Naruto's style of fighting revolves around using shadow clones.
Naruto learned the Rasengan from Jiraiya. Unlike how Jiraiya forms the Rasengan with one hand, Naruto has learned to use it with more than one hand, specifically a shadow clone's: he provides the chakra that will make the Rasengan while the clone forms it into shape. Naruto is also able to create larger versions of the Rasengan such as the Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan. Naruto has also been shown to increase the number of Rasengan created by having the shadow clones form their own Rasengan to bombard the target.
Despite being a genin, Naruto has learned to master wind nature. Naruto is able to combine his wind nature with his Rasengan and create four large points, causing it to look like a huge shuriken with the Rasengan in the centre. Normally Naruto gets in close-range in order to get a direct hit, however in Sage Mode, Naruto is able to throw the Rasenshuriken at longe-range. On contact with a target, the Rasenshuriken explodes into a sphere of wind, where the target is pulled into a vortex of microscopic wind-blades, fatally damaging them thereafter.
Due to his time in Mount Myōboku, Naruto was able to master Sage Mode. Once in Sage Mode, Naruto's speed and strength increases.
Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth Full Power Ninja Chronicles
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Rock Lee vs. Might Guy
While, Team Guy are fighting off missing-nin, Naruto enters Sage Mode preparing to throw his Wind Release: Rasenshuriken at the remaining missing-ninja. After finishing off the ninja, Kakashi recognized how much Naruto has improved, later impacting Lee.
Later Lee challenges Guy and Team Kakashi watches on the side lines. After Lee starts off by attacking with the Leaf Breeze, Naruto and Sakura are disgusted while Sai is unfazed. Lee then attacks with the Leaf Naughty Wind to lift up Sakura's skirt which pleases Naruto. This causes Sakura to become angry and attack the two males. Naruto then continuous on watching the fight. After the fight, Team Kakashi see that Lee and Guy are exhausted after training.
Neji and Hinata
Naruto is seen about to get some ramen, however, as he is walking, he sees the "Naruto imposters" being sent back and runs into Hinata. As a result of seeing the real Naruto, Hinata faints, falls backwards and crashes. Neji then reacts by attacking him. Naruto then goes to the Hyūga mansion along with the others with bruised faces.
Team Kakashi are invited to a flower viewing party set up by Team Guy. At the party, Tsunade complains about not having a lunchbox. Naruto is surprised to see that Neji was prepared for a situation like this and brought a stack of lunchboxes. Later, when Lee breaks Tsunade's bottle of sake, Naruto is once again surprised to see that Neji is prepared for this situation and gives her another bottle of sake called Hokage Sake. After Lee smells the fumes of the Hokage Sake, he becomes drunk and uses the Drunken Fist. Lee starts to go on a rampage and Naruto, Kiba, Akamaru, and Chōji try to subdue him, however after trying to attack him simultaneously, they are caught up in each others attack and are sent flying back into bento boxes. Tsunade manages to cease Lee's actions and tells everyone that she is glad that she was able to enjoy this party with everyone. Naruto then eneters Sage Mode and offers to help clean up along with Chōji, Kiba, Akamaru, and Lee. However, instead of cleaning up, they destroyed everything around. As a result, Tsunade sends them flying.
He's Centipede Eyebrows and I'm Naruto-kun?!
Naruto and Lee come to the hot springs to peek on Sakura, however, they are caught by Ino and make excuses for their actions. As they try to convince Ino, they end up frightening her and have her accidently use her Mind Reverse Body Technique. Naruto then finds himself in Lee's body and Lee finds himself in Naruto's body. Naruto requests for Ino to turn them back to normal, but she becomes sick and explains to them that it is because the technique consumes a lot of chakra. Naruto tries to solve the situation by using the Transformation Technique but soon realizes that Lee can't use ninjutsu. Lee then uses the same jutsu to transform into himself but gives himself a different look. Ino suggests that they keep this accident a secret because if people start asking questions then they will know that they were peeping on Sakura. They then decide that they should act like each other until Ino recovers.
Naruto returns to his apartment along with Lee. Sakura then arrives to pick up Naruto for their mission. Lee then blows a kiss at Sakura but Naruto tells him to not act creepy around her. Naruto then attempts to ask Sakura on a date but gets rejected. While walking with Lee and Sakura, Tenten and Neji Hyūga finds Lee. Unaware that it's Naruto in Lee's body, they notice him walking unusually. Neji tells Lee that he doesn't feel like sparring today but Naruto says that he has beaten him before which shocks both Neji and Lee. Being reminded by Tenten of the responsibility he carries in the Hyūga clan, Naruto tells Neji that once he becomes Hokage he will change the Hyūga. This causes Neji to question who he is. The two teams meets up with Sai at Ramen Ichiraku along with Kakashi and Guy. After Lee praises Guy inside his body, Guy requests for Lee to do the same, however, Naruto sits down and eats ramen instead. Focusing on the task they were given, Kakashi explains to them the mission. Naruto and Lee then realized that they had to fight with the bodies they are in.
The two teams encounter the missing-nin and are prepare to fight. Kakashi tells Naruto (Lee) to assist him in fighting but gets distracted and creates three clones and have them transform into Sakura wearing a swimsuit. Lee and Naruto becomes excited by the sight of this technique but Lee notices that he has failed in making her voluptuous, causing Sakura to attack him. Meanwhile, Naruto is request to fight alongside Guy. Since Naruto is in Lee's body, Naruto thinks that this will be easy, however, Naruto finds it impossible to do the things Guy ask him to do. This causes Guy to punch him for slacking off. After this, Lee enters a Version 1 state with the eyebrows becoming the tails due to the Nine-Tails' chakra leaking out. Naruto sees this and is surprised to see that this is what he looks like when entering this form. After getting attacked and sent falling off a cliff, Naruto and Lee rush to her side. They defend her from the enemies and both state that despite not being themselves lately, they will protect her. Naruto spins while Lee holds him and throws him in a similar manner to the Wind Release: Rasenshuriken. The two manages to defeat the enemies but Sakura starts to get suspicious on what is going on. Naruto and Lee panic and had no choice but to tell her everything, resulting in them getting badly injured. After getting fully recovered from her jutsu, Ino returns them back to their original bodies. Naruto and Lee try to apologize to Sakura but she is disgusted with their bruised faces.
Might Guy, the Hokage?!
At Ramen Ichiraku, Naruto is sitting with Iruka talking about how he is jealous that Guy is the temporary Hokage. Naruto is then served a bowl of ramen that has curry in it and asked why. Guy and Lee then appears beside Naruto, saying that Guy made this decree and many others as the Hokage. Naruto is then shocked to see that Teuchi hired a
Naruto SD: Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden
Rock Lee's Rival is Naruto
Naruto is on a mission to acquire a baumkuchen voucher. As he rushes to get the last voucher in stock, he is met by Lee, who is also on a mission to acquire a baumkuchen. The two clash heads together on wanting the voucher and decide to settle this with a race. As the two start the race, Naruto falls off a broken branch. Seeing as Lee is in the lead, Naruto uses the Sexy Technique to distract Lee, who hits his head on a tree branch. Lee gets back up and uses his own Sexy Technique. While racing, Naruto hits his head on a tree branch and comments on Lee's Sexy Technique. Naruto then uses Shadow Clone Technique and Rasengan to catch up to Lee. Naruto manages to surprise Lee and wins the voucher. Desperate, Lee sets up a skit for Naruto explaining how bad he needed the voucher. After watching the skit, Naruto starts to cry and gives Lee the voucher and departs.
Love is a Part of the Springtime of Youth
Naruto makes an appearance by warning Neji and Tenten about invading missing-nin. Tenten then asked what makes a "cool guy". Naruto jokes by saying that "a cool guy is someone that treats people to ramen" which disappoints Tenten for asking. Naruto then gives a real answer by saying that "it's someone that protects people that are important to them."
Love Makes Both Sides Crazy
In an unseen event, Naruto writes a love letter to Sakura and sneaks it in her pouch. Later, Naruto takes a walk and runs into Lee sulking. Lee explains that it was due to another person giving Sakura a letter as well, which angered Naruto. The two then plans to get rid of the letter before Sakura reads it. After many failed attempts, Naruto and Lee dress up as guidance ninjas and demand that they inspect Sakura's bag. As Lee is searching the bag, he finds what seems to be a pair of Sakura's underwear. Naruto and Lee are focused on the clothing and accuses Sakura for having them in her bag. This causes Sakura to become enrage and send them flying. While they are in the air, Naruto and Lee see that the underwear was actually a stomach wrap. They then proceed to the letters. Naruto rips up the letter with a heart and Lee rips up the letter with a star. After ripping the letter, Naruto notices that there are pickled vegetables and fish cakes flying from the letters. The two then realized that they both wrote a letter to Sakura and that he destroyed Lee's and Lee destroyed his. Later, the two then planned to write a letter to Sakura together.
Neji's Cousin, Hinata
Naruto overhears Team Guy talking about how Neji is going to help train Hinata, however, Neji tells Naruto that Sakura was looking for him and runs off.
Naruto then reappears inside the Hyūga mansion. Tenten then asked as to why he is here. Naruto responds and says that Sakura was not looking for him and insisted in helping in Hinata's training. Neji however sends Naruto flying seeing as he would be a problem for Hinata. Naruto then returns and asked why Neji sent him flying away. Neji then told Naruto to go away and once again sends Naruto flying.
Naruto managed to find Neji, however he is seen with Hinata. Upon seeing Naruto's face, Hinata faints and falls backwards crashing. Neji gets enraged and attacks Naruto.