Early Life Edit
On the day of his enrollment in the Ninja Academy - Naruto first met Hinata Hyuga, who was being picked on by three bullies. Despite not knowing her, Naruto immediately came to her defense, but he was outnumbered and knocked unconscious, and the bullies damaged his red scarf. When Naruto awoke, Hinata thanked him for helping her and returned his scarf to him, but he let her keep it. He was unaware the the girl's growing affections for him began from that moment onwards.
After realizing he is in love with Hinata, Naruto became not only protective of her, but also shy and flustered in her presence to the point where he accidentally told her how he felt. When Hinata "rejected" him so she could be with Toneri Otsutsuki, Naruto fell into a great depression and came close to giving up on everything, until Sakura helped him realize how deep and unwavering Hinata's feelings for him truly were, and that she only pretended to reject him to have a better chance of saving Hanabi and stopping Toneri. This made Naruto more determined than ever to save the Hyuga sisters, stop Toneri, and make his desire to be with Hinata for the rest of his life a reality. After several months of dating, Naruto and Hinata got married and started a family together with a son and a daughter.
In adulthood, Naruto has become far more calm, level-headed, intelligent, wiser and mature in his approach, but still retains some of his childlike excitement. After becoming Hokage, Naruto has grown more serious and strict with his duties, taken up huge responsibilities and becoming overwhelmed, leading him to create shadow clones to tend his family, which has strained his relationship with his son, who would occasionally pull pranks such as defacing the Hokage Rock to seek his attention. However, Naruto still shows that he deeply cares about and loves his family and is willing to protect them in times of danger, and tries to make time for them in actual person, proving himself to be a loving father and husband.
Chakra and Physical Prowess Edit
Jinchuriki Transformations Edit
Shadow Clone Technique Edit
Six Paths Sage Mode Edit
New Era Edit
Shortly after their marriage, Naruto and Hinata had a son named Boruto, and two years later a daughter named Himawari. Several years later, Kakashi decided to step down and selected Naruto to be the Seventh Hokage. On the day of his inauguration, Boruto accidentally destroyed Himawari's toy, leading to Naruto stepping in to defend his son from Himawari's Gentle Fist-strike, but ended up taking the blow instead, rendering him unconscious. He ended up missing his own inauguration, forcing Konohamaru to impersonate him during the ceremony. As Hokage, he hosted a Kage Summit in Konoha, in which Sasuke reported that a threat greater than Kaguya may still exist somewhere, which Naruto and the other Kage decided to keep the information between themselves to avoid causing a panic.
Academy Arc Edit
Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring Edit
Versus Momoshiki Arc Edit
Creation and Conception Edit
Naruto's wardrobe is based off of clothing Kishimoto wore when he was younger. According to him, using a pre-existing design would not have made Naruto unique, whereas something original would make him stand out too much. The orange coloring of his costume is used to make Naruto "pop", with blues often being used to complement the orange. Because Naruto is associated with spirals, swirl patterns are incorporated into his costume. Initial illustrations of Naruto had him wearing boots, but Kishimoto substituted these for sandals, because he likes drawing toes. The googles that Naruto used to wear were also replaced with a forehead protector, because the googles themselves were too time-consuming to draw. Kishimoto said that he felt glad that his character had blond hair and blue eyes, something rarely seen in Japanese anime or manga. The editor of Shonen Jump in the United States added that Kishimoto implied that the traits my have led the character to appeal to a Western audience. When designing Naruto for his Part II appearance, Kishimoto changed his character's clothing to an orange and black top, orange pants, and black sandals. He also gave him a red cape with black flames at the bottom when fighting Pain. He drew Naruto's forehead protector wider to make his eyebrows easier to draw, something that had bothered him with his previous design. He also noted that Naruto's pants made the character look too childish. To remedy this, Kishimoto designed them to roll up, giving him a more mature appearance. He gave Naruto this look in order to make him stand out during action scenes.