Naruto (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 17 (Paperback)
Includes vols. 49, 50 & 51
VIZ Media LLC, 9781421583433, 608pp.
Publication Date: January 3, 2017
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The epic ninja adventure that became a global phenomenon!
Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He’s got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world’s greatest ninja!
As the five leaders of the strongest villages in the ninja world meet to discuss the fate of their universe, plans are made that will affect Naruto deeply. The new Hokage, leader of Naruto’s village, is not afraid to make the final move against Naruto’s old pal, Sasuke! Plus, Naruto’s worst nightmare seems inevitable as the war he’s tried to stop for so long looms on the horizon. And Sakura shocks Naruto with a reveal that’s gonna knock him for a serious loop.
About the Author
Author/artist Masashi Kishimoto was born in 1974 in rural Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Like many kids, he was first inspired to become a manga artist in elementary school when he read Dragon Ball. After spending time in art college, he won the Hop Step Award for new manga artists with his story Karakuri. After considering various genres for his next project, Kishimoto decided on a story steeped in 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 the world. The series would also spawn multiple anime series, movies, novels, video games and more. Having concluded the series in late 2014, Masashi Kishimoto has kept himself busy this year with the side story Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring and writing the story for the latest Naruto movie, Boruto: Naruto the Movie, both of which will focus on the title character's son, Boruto.