If you like Manga and Anime, you probably haven’t missed hearing about Naruto, the Manga was first published in -97 and the Anime hit the screens in 2002. Personally I’ve been watching it since 2003.
It’s still a great anime, and never ceases to entertain, although as with any anime following a manga, the filler episodes are totally rubbish. But they are only a small percentage of the episodes.
Naruto Uzumaki is a young boy who has the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox sealed within him, and is struggling to keep it’s massive rage and power tucked inside.
As with a lot of other popular anime it’s main focus is on friendship and working for the better of the team. It’s got some great character development even after 390+ episodes.
The story is about a young ninja trainee, Naruto, who when as a baby had a powerful deamon sealed inside him to protect the village from destruction. This would lead to him having a uncontrollable rage inside him and to become alienated by everyone in the village.
Over the years he turns out to have something that no other ninja can match, the power of blind friendship, later on the series takes a break (after 220 episodes) to start with Naruto Shippuden, where Naruto and his friends are a bit older and the series turns a bit more adult and dark, probably to accomodate that the original viewers have grown up a little (although I’m just as childish as before)
You can watch Naruto Shippuden Online Thursdays 12:00pm BST on Cruchyroll