The Official Character Data Book has all you need to stay the expert on all things Naruto. Whether you're catching up, brushing up, or just getting started with the goings-on in the ninja world, this handy, huge guide covers all the way up to Volume 43 of the best-selling manga. Inside these pages, you'll find never-before-revealed data, secrets and scandals involving your favourite (and your most-hated) shibi. Plus, a new manga that you can'tfind anywhere else!
Author/artist Masashi Kishimoto was born in 1974 in rural Okayama Prefecture, Japan. After spending time in art college, he won the Hop Step Award for new manga artists with his manga Karakuri (Mechanism). Kishimoto decided to base his next story on traditional Japanese culture. His first version of Naruto, drawn in 1997, was a one-shot story about fox spirits; his final version, which debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999, quickly became the most popular ninja manga in Japan.