Naruto Scott Murphy was born earlier this month at 5:23am in Titusville, Florida, to parents Devon Scott Murphy and Deedra Lee Newsome. The baby, whose legal name—and I cannot stress this enough—is Naruto, was of normal health, aside of course from the giant, mythical nine-tailed fox sealed inside him.
I’m surprised it’s taken this long, but it’s finally happened: An American studio has finally signed the rights to ruin make a live-action movie out of Naruto, one of the best-selling manga in the world and one of the biggest anime hits in the U.S. And they already have a completely unknown director lined up, too.…
Naruto has been one of the most popular anime and manga in the world. The tale of the young, titular ninja and his journey has enthralled readers as he's trained, fought and tried to save not just his village but his entire, ninja-centric world. Which makes the episode where he pissed on a girl so fucked up.
After 15 years, nearly 700 installments and over 200 million volumes sold, Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto manga will finally be coming to an end next month in the November 10th issue of the Japanese Shonen Jump anthology.
Giant eyes? Spiky hair? Dudes who fight each other while soaring through the air? Anime is used to ignoring reality, but most especially in its fashion sense. Countless characters have outfits you couldn't make in real life without cheating, anti-gravity, or a wish-granting genie. Here are a mere dozen of them.
The real estate brokerage Movoto likes to pass the time by creating listings for fictional properties, as well as estimating their value. Their newest spotlight is on Naruto apartment in the Hidden Leaf Village, which is pretty damned nice for a young, outcast ninja with no obvious income.
Fans of the Naruto anime have been waiting years for the inevitable showdown between Naruto and his emo rival Sasuke. Fox's Animation Domination has gotten a sneak peak at the last minutes of the final episode, and, as an anime fan, I can assure you it's perfect. If this isn't real, someone should make it real.
John Hurt isn’t the only Doctor Who Doctor that somehow got lost in the timestream. Before Chris Eccleston helped revive the series in 2005, there was another Ninth Doctor entirely, one that disappeared… until this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases. Plus: shirtless superheroes, the fastest zombies on Earth, and more!
The way of the ninja requires massive sacrifices, and samurai must live by the exacting code of Bushido. Usually, pop culture depicts ninjas and samurai as stoic men — but here are 10 amazing women who rose to the challenge.
An ancient sword, the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, is linked to ancient tales of gods and serpents in Japanese lore. The sword is seen as a weapon of immense power, a weapon that legitimizes the rule of a Japanese emperor. But where is this sword now?
Anime probably doesn’t rely on its particular tropes and clichés more than any other media or genre, but man, it feels like it. It seems like every show, movie or OVA are the same, and the people making them are just following a pre-ordained checklist. Here are 10 of the most prevalent anime clichés out there.
Plus, there are girls with cow tails, Marvel’s most bizarre mutants, some serious exploration of human-monkey relations and more, in this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases.
What do Dragonball Z's Goku, One Piece's Monkey D, Luffy and Naruto from Naruto have in common? They're all some of the most popular anime characters in the world, they all star in the Shonen Jump weekly manga anthology, and they're going get their own theme park in Japan later this summer.
You should always give your seat on the subway to the old guy — not just because it's the right thing to do, but because that old guy might be a retired Sith lord with a penchant for skewering snot-nosed kids with poor transit etiquette.
On today's list of things that didn't quite make the cut for whatever reason: Dangerous cellphone straps, updates no one will notice, a Google freebie, and a six dollar waste of money.
Cartoon Network may have killed off their Toonami programming strand, but that doesn't mean that the network has abandoned anime entirely, according to an unnamed Bandai employee at last weekend's New York Anime Fest. Talking to Newsarama, the Bandai source is quoted as saying “There is no way Cartoon Network is…