|aNaruto. Vol. 6, Predator /|cstory and art by Masashi Kishimoto ; [English adaptation, Jo Duffy ; translation, Mari Morimoto].
|aShonen Jump Manga ed.
|aSan Francisco, CA :|bVIZ media,|c2005.
|a182 p. :|bchiefly ill. ;|c19 cm.
|a"This graphic novel contains material that was originally published in English in Shonen jump #23-27"--Title page verso.
|aTranslation of: NARUTO─ナルト─
|aNaruto 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! Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura passed the written portion of the Chûnin Exam, but that was only the beginning! Now in the thick of the exam's second phase, held in the aptly named Forest of Death, instructor Mitarashi Anko has promised to cut the number of advancing teams by half. And a mysterious predator in their midst is after Sasuke!
|aRated T for teen.
|aTranslated from the Japanese.
|aNaruto|c(Fictitious character)|vComic books, strips, etc.
|aNinja|zJapan|vComic books, strips, etc.|vTranslations into English.
|aComic books, strips, etc.|zJapan|vTranslations into English.
Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T Naruto is a ninja-in-training with a need for attention, a knack for mischief and, sealed within him, a strange, formidable power. His antics amuse his instructor Kakashi and irritate his teammates, intense Sasuke and witty Sakura, but Naruto is serious about becoming the greatest ninja in the village of Konohagakure! Believe it!
Author/artist Masashi Kishimoto was born in 1974 in rural Okayama Prefecture, Japan. After spending time in art college, he won the Hop Step Award for new manga artists with his manga Karakuri ("Mechanism"). Kishimoto decided to base his next story on 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 Japan.