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Japanese Naruto anime series, episode 165, has come to greet us all with some Naruto goodness this week. As usual this first episode of the day is in a raw form meaning

Naruto Anime Guide

The Naruto anime series is an adaptation of the extremely popular Naruto manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto. First debuting on TV Tokyo in Japan on October 3rd 2002, Naruto was soon a fan favorite and would move to prime time television just 26 Episodes in, airing at 7:27PM local time in Japan.

Recently voted the 10th most popular anime series in Japan, Naruto has reached a level of fandom not seen since the days of Akira Toriyama's "Dragonball" in America and abroad. Filled with stunning animation and amazing music by a variety of artists who have reached a new level of fame, it is no wonder why this series has the millions of fans it does.

Naruto Battles

During the Naruto manga and anime series there are many battles between shinobi's of all of the major villages in the series. Most of these battles are exciting and difficult to overcome for Naruto and the Hidden Leaf Village in general. In this section we have listed as many battles as we could possibly find in the series.

Be aware that we go pretty indepth in describing the battle in entirety, from beginning to end. We have seperated this information by Volume, making it easier for you to stay away from information that could potentially spoil things for you. As we all know, it is the best to find out for yourself first hand what happens in one of the great battles in Naruto.

Naruto Episode 165 RAW

Reported by: Tazmo on Wednesday, Dec. 21st, 2005 at 11:15AM
The latest in the lineup of super almost exciting filler episodes from the Japanese Naruto anime series, episode 165, has come to greet us all with some Naruto goodness this week. As usual this first episode of the day is in a raw form meaning, as you probably know by now, that it does not contain any English subtitles and is actually right off of the television set in Japan. Should you choose to give this episode entitled: Naruto Dies - a download you can do so through BitTorrent by simply heading over to SaiyaMan's webpage. And of course our gloriously groovy NarutoFan PLUS! members can give the episode a quick and easy direct download by simply heading over to our Naruto Anime Downloads page. Look out for the subtitles tonight, hopefully!

Naruto Manga Chapter 288 Translation

Reported by: Tazmo on Sunday, Dec. 18th, 2005 at 03:23PM
A translation for the latest chapter from the Japanese Naruto manga series, chapter 288 entitled: Feelings Beyond Understanding - has been released not too long ago. As usual since the big usual suspect groups (Inane, Shannaro) apparently disappeared we have began posting the best scanlation by members of the Naruto community, and this week it is one by Hiko, translated by Nihongaeri. Anyone who wants to can give this chapter a free direct download by simply heading over to our Naruto Manga Downloads page, where this and every other chapter from the series are available. And on a final note I invite you all to check out a new, unique community of AniFreak.com designed to help anime fans meet other anime fans in their area with the same interests.

Naruto: Clash of the Ninja for Nintendo Gamecube

Reported by: Tazmo on Friday, Dec. 16th, 2005 at 07:09PM
Unfortunately we really haven't posted very many items about this game, other than of course a post telling you that there would indeed be a Naruto game for the Nintendo Gamecube system hitting North American shores translated to English at some point in 2006. Since then there has been some minor news concerning the game, but nothing really too big, which makes sense I suppose when you consider that it will be pretty much exactly the same as the original Japanese version (Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen).

So on with some news that you may not have heard already. This game, the very first Naruto game to come to North America will be called Naruto: Clash of the Ninja, which we can assume will turn in to a big series as it has in Japan where they are now getting their fourth game for the Gamecube. Due to be released in March of 2006 it is sure to help turn this coming March in to the "Month of Naruto" with many big things coming out for Naruto that month, from DVD's, toys, card games, and videogames. It will be very interesting to see how this all turns out, and I know I can't wait to pop this one in to my Gamecube! At the side of the post is the newly released cover.

Naruto Manga Chapter 288 RAW

Reported by: Tazmo on Friday, Dec. 16th, 2005 at 12:28PM
The latest chapter from the Japanese Naruto manga series, chapter 288, has made its presence felt for us here today, and what a presence it is! Normally a raw labelling on the chapter means that nothing has been done to it, and it is still in it's original form. Well, that's not totally the case for today because to avoid it being unbearably low quality we have used a Chinese scanlation from the group JoJoHot, which is good for a lot of you who'll be able to read it, and indifferent to the rest!

Naruto Episode 164 by Dattebayo

Reported by: Tazmo on Wednesday, Dec. 14th, 2005 at 10:48PM
The 164th episode from the Japanese Naruto anime series has been released in really, really good time this week by the super nice and tireless people over at Dattebayo, and of course as usual is available to the hundreds of thousands of people who watch the Japanese Naruto series weekly through-out the world to download. To give the episode a download simply head over to Dattebayo's tracker by clicking right here. And of course if you are one of our members who made the brilliant unregrettable decision to become a NarutoFan PLUS!

Naruto Episode 164 RAW

Reported by: Tazmo on Wednesday, Dec. 14th, 2005 at 12:20PM
Good afternoon folks! The episode you have been waiting for all week long, Episode 164 of the Japanese Naruto anime series has finally made its presenc felt! This episode entitled: The Late Supporter - has been released this week in pretty good time once again by our neighborhood SaiyaMan. And of course as usual anyone who wants to can give this episode a download a couple of ways, the first of which is via BitTorrent by simply heading over to SaiyaMan's tracker located right here. And as usual if you are one of our supertastic NarutoFan PLUS!

Naruto Manga Chapter 286 & 287 Translation

Reported by: Tazmo on Sunday, Dec. 11th, 2005 at 09:42PM
The translations you have all been waiting for, unless of course you managed to find them through the grapevine somewhere else, have finally been posted. Yes that of course means that chapters 286 and 287 from the Japanese Naruto manga series have been posted up for a direct download on our Naruto Manga Downloads page that consists of these chapters, and every other chapter from the Naruto manga series. I do apologize for not posting this sooner, but as you know I was not in a position to do so. This week things will be different and our updates will be super punctual as usual, along with some overhauling taking place on various pages of the website. Have a great week everybody!

Naruto Manga Chapter 287 RAW

Reported by: Tazmo on Thursday, Dec. 8th, 2005 at 09:31AM
Chapter 287 of the Japanese Naruto manga series has surfaced in a raw format, meaning of course that it has had nothing done to it other than being scanned from the official Shonen Jump magazine in Japan. As with every week, and every Japanese Naruto manga series chapter, anyone who wishes to and is a registered member of the NarutoFan.com website can give this chapter a direct download by going right over to our Naruto Manga Downloads page. A translation of this chapter, and the previous chapter, will be posted on the afternoon of Saturday December 10th, once I return home.

Naruto Episode 163 by Dattebayo

Reported by: Tazmo on Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 2005 at 10:10PM
The 163rd episode of the Japanese Naruto anime series has completed the transformation from raw episode straight off of the television sets in Japan to completely subtitled episode courtesy of the nice people over at Dattebayo. If you are one of those cool people who give the Naruto anime series a download every week you can continue doing so by grabbing the torrent over at the Dattebayo website. And of course if you are one of our super duper spiffy NarutoFan PLUS!

Naruto Episode 163 RAW

Reported by: Tazmo on Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 2005 at 09:40AM
Live from New York it's.... Episode 163 of the Japanese Naruto anime series entitled: Tactician - Expectations of Koumei - which has been released in a RAW form by the friendly SaiyaMan. As usual you can give the episode a download through a couple of methods, the first of which is BitTorrent. Grab the torrent file from SaiyaMan's website that is located right . If you are one of our superly cool and awesome NarutoFan PLUS! members you can give the episode a direct download from one of our many servers by simply heading over to our Naruto Anime Downloads page. I apologize for the rather late post, but I was away from the internet making the really short trip from Philadelphia to New York City. I'll be here for a little bit before returning home on the 10th, so far it's been a great time but I look forward to returning home to work on our projects for the upcoming year. On a sidenote I should mention I do not have the PSD files for the featured images with me on this computer, so unfortunately those won't be changing until I'm home. Be sure to check back tonight for the subtitles!

Naruto: The Character

There is no more complex character in the world of Naruto than Itachi of the Uchiha clan. He is somewhat alone in his own universe, nobody so far has been able to approach him enough to know his true intentions. We do know that Itachi is a member of Akatsuki, and it would seem that he is a feared and respected member amongst the group of missing-nins. His goal, if it is the same as the rest of the group, is to bring back all of the "tailed" demons, from the one that Gaara has in his body, to Kyuubi that lies sealed in Naruto. Itachi is a lonely guy, from what we could see from the few glimpses we have gotten of his past, he spent most of his time alone and training in the wild, or doing missions for the Konohagakure police force or ANBU Squad. It is known that Itachi had one close friend by the name of Uchiha Shisui, but it seems as if this was only because Itachi needed someone to obtain the infamous Mangekyou Sharingan. Cold with everyone, even his own family, the only person that was able to approach him enough to get a smile out of him was his little brother, Sasuke. It seems as if this behaviour was only a mask to hide Itachi's more and more murderous intentions.

Even though Itachi became like this, he had everything an aspiring ninja could want. Very talented from the beginning, Itachi showed to be more than promising as he was the top rookie of the academy and he graduated in only one year at the age of seven! A year later, at the age of eight, he was able to activate the Uchiha Clans special Advanced Bloodline ability of the Sharingan, which is exceptional for one of such a young age, even his brother Sasuke could not activate this until the age of twelve. Boosted with this new ability Itachi became a Chuunin at the age of ten. Later Itachi would be a Jounin and ANBU squad leader at the age of only thirteen. Tired of being surrounded by people he considered as week low-lives, Itachi decided to test his own strength in a sickening way. He began his evil deeds by killing his best friend Uchiha Shisui, and with this he obtained the greatest technique achievable by his bloodline, The Mangekyou Sharingan. It would be awhile before Itachi would commit his next act, when he would finally let his murderous intents take over.

One night, dressed in his ANBU suit, he began the last act he would perform in Konoha for many years, the killing of his entire clan. He succeeded with no trouble at all, killing everyone including his Mother and Father, the only person he spared for twisted reasons was his little brother, Sasuke. There are many reasons why this could be, one is because he wanted his brother to live a life of suffering, tortured by the death of all whom he loved. Another is because Itachi possibly did not want to suffer the guilt of being responsible for the death of his entire clan, so he left one of them alive. Or, perhaps, Itachi wanted his brother to grow strong, strong enough so that one day he may be worth fighting, his last words to Sasuke were that he was not even worth killing.

The fighting style of Itachi is perhaps the most frightening of all those we have seen so far. He has mastered every aspect of the art of Ninjutsu, Genjutsu, and Taijutsu. His fighting style mainly revolves around a combination of many illusionary techniques mixed with ultra-fast moves that even an experienced Jounin such as Hatake Kakashi could barely keep up with. Itachi's Sharingan provides even more terrifying Genjutsu for him to use, and Uzumaki Naruto has experience it one too many times! But the most terrifying aspect of Itachi is his infamous Mangekyou Sharingan, the deadliest form of them all. The Mangekyou casts off a Genjutsu (Tsukiyomi) that is absolutely impossible to dispel, a technique that can completely submerge the victim in to a parallel world where time for he or she passes much slower for in an instant in the real world, 24 hours passes in this dimension, The World of the Grasping Moon, as Itachi calls it. What really makes this technique deadly however, is the fact that the user can do anything to his victim that he wants, from making him relive moments of his life, to torturing him for 72 hours at a time with the blink of an eye. The proof that this technique is so powerful lies in the fact that even Kakashi has fallen victim to it and remained broken, powerless and ill for days.

Naruto Encyclopedia:

Akatsuki Organisation
This is not a normal organisation, it is run by missing-nins whos lives are based on power, revenge, and hate. The members are all S-ranked criminals which are very dangerous and wanted by each village. Some of the strongest and known members of this organisation are Itachi and Orochimaru.

Anbu Team
Anbu is an elite team of ninjas belonging to the Leaf Village. The Anbu are noticed by the animal masks they wear, and are assigned many various jobs including assassinations and escorts.

Bandages
Bandages are not only used for dressing style or covering up wounds - but they are used in the Iron Fist style which is a Taijutsu. Mainly wrapped around the arms, the bandages have the ability to unwrap and be used to bind the enemy in preparation for a explosive technique.

Collectors
Collectors are reffered to in the second part of the Chuunin Selection Exam. They need to collect two scrolls the Heaven Scroll and the Earth Scroll, but Collectors collect more scrolls when coming upon weaker enemies. The collectors do this knowing that stronger challenges that lye ahead they can pass the exam and not battle by submitting the enemy a scroll. Collectors also give scrolls to other members of their village to make sure they will pass it aswell.

Coup D'etat
A French word meaning to overthrow a government or dictator; Which are attempted usually in small groups of members of the community which are known as rebels. Momochi Zabuza attempts this act on the Hidden Mist Village but does not suceed and leaves the village.

Cursed Seal
This is seal performed by Orochimaru. He bites the victim and leaves a mark on the victims neck. The mark is similar to the designs as the Sharingan, three little black flame/comma like shapes. When someone gets bitten they immediatly get knocked out and there is a little chance that the victim will get up from it. If by any chance someone survives the bruise reacts whenever the ninja tries to mold chakra and it extracts the ninjas power. The Cursed Seal is a forbidden technique and some of the shinobi that have the mark are Anko, and Sasuke.

Exploding Note
This tool is a note which explodes after a set amount of time. A shinobi uses it by attaching it to a kunai and throwing it close to the enemy so it will hit them or using sacrifices such as animals. This works because of the writing on the note which casts a spell to make the note to explode after a set period of time.

Head Protector
This is a rectangular peice of metal which is attached usually to a blue or red colored bandana either folded or left normally. Each village have there own symbol carved in the center of the metal sheet to represent and show that they are members of the village. The way Head Protectors are worn have no boundaries but the traditional way is on the forehead but it usually worn in different places such as a belt or tied around the arm.

Hunter-Nin
There are teams of hunter-nins assigned for each village, they wear masks with designs painted on them. Their job is too look for missing-nins who leave the village taking the villages secrets with them. When they are found the hunter-nins kill them and destroy their bodies so the villages secrets are kept safe. Some of the villages secrets include its Chakra types and its Jutsus.

Ichiraku Ramen
This is the local Ramen Diner located in the Hidden Leaf Village. It makes the freshest and best Ramen in the Hidden Leaf Village and it is Narutos favorite place to eat Ramen.

Jutsu Types
There are five main Jutsu Types beloging to the five great shinobi countries, each country has special jutsus that mainly use elements. The elements used are: Fire, Water, Lightning, Earth, and Wind.

Karasu
A larger version of a string puppet but is used as a tool; Instead of strings the puppet is controlled with strings of chakra from the users hands to move the doll. An example of a Shinobi that uses this tool is Kankuro.

Kinjutsu
Kinjutsu means Forbidden Skill in Japanese. There are techniques and spells created that were forbidden from using because some of the affects were to dangerous to use such as techniques that are used for evil deeds or have fatal chances on the user.

Kunai
This is a basic combat weapon mainly used by Genins but it is made for any rank of Ninja. A Kunai is in the shape of a small dagger with a ring at the end so it can be grabbed and pulled quickly out of the pouch. It doesnt have to be thrown it can be used the slash or stab the enemy and can cause critical damage if it hits the right place, but Kunais can be blocked much easier by opponents with more skill.

Makibishi
This tool/weapon is a bunch of spikes and it is thrown/set on the ground so that your enemy can step on it, they can have no effect on the enemy or do critical damage and work well with stalling your enemy to get a clear shot with a technique or another weapon such as a kunai or shuriken.

Missing-Nin
These are Ninjas who abandon their Village and become wanderers. Some missing-nins are used by other villages to find out the villages secrets to give them an advantage in battle, because the villages are afraid of this they make teams of Hunter-nins who seek and destroy the villages traitors to keep its secrets safe by killing them and letting animals eat the Shinobis intestines.

Mist Ninja Seven Swordsmen
A group of highly skilled ninjas from the Hidden Mist village. This group was made with the best ninjas wielding swords from the Hidden Mist Village which included Momochi Zabuza.

Ninja Registration Book
When a Genin receives there registration I.D. that information goes straight into this book. It contains all of the villages shinobi from the weakest to the strongest from the most skilled to the least youll find all the village ninja in this book. The pages in this book show the ninjas profile along with other information about the ninja, since this book gives out so much information it is kept safely from the wrong hands.

Ninja Registration I.D.
After graduating from the Academy and becoming a Genin the ninja receives an I.D. This I.D. contains a photo of the ninja and various information including his/her birthdate, registration number, and a profile about them. After this completion the ninja's get this peice of information put into the Ninja Registration Book.

Ninjutsu
Ninjutsu reffers to almost everything a Ninja uses in battle from his/her techniques, spells, and skills/abilities. To be able to use Ninjutsu properly you must be able to control your chakra and keep it stable, a way of improving over you control of your chakra is walking up trees, and being able to perform a seal. Ninjutsu is also reffered with your skills and techniques on gathering all sorts of information.

NinPou
This is the Japanese term for Ninja Arts/Art Of The Ninja.

Seal
A seal is a bunch of hand movements which are named and respresented after animals. These movements are used to cast jutsu's, there are also types of ninjas who can perform a Seal using one hand, this has an advantage in close battle.

Smokeball
This is a tool used by Shinobi. They throw the sphere close to the enemy and when it lands on the ground it explodes and lets out a large cloud of smoke giving the Ninja an advantage over his/her opponent.

Taijutsu
This jutsu is in the form of Martial Arts which the ninja relies on Martial Arts based techniques, skills and abilities. Most Ninja's that only use Taijutsu are because they are not able to perform Ninjutsu or Genjutsu, but because the strive to do anything they can to become a true shinobi they practice vigorously and claim taijutsu as their life and only way of becoming a shinobi. An example of a Ninja that uses Taijutsu is Rock Lee.

The Great Naruto Bridge
Named after Naruto, this bridge was built by Tazuna in the Water Country in order to connect to the other countries so they can brake free from Gatou and be able to trade with the other countries to increase the countries income and for the villagers to make more money.



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