|aNaruto. Vol. 10, A splendid ninja /|cstory and art by Masashi Kishimoto ; [English adaptation, Jo Duffy, Frances E. Wall ; translation, Mari Morimoto].
|aA splendid ninja
|aShonen Jump Manga ed.
|aSan Francisco, CA :|bVIZ media,|c2006.
|a175 p. :|bchiefly ill. ;|c19 cm.
|a"This graphic novel contains material that was originally published in English in Shonen jump #39-41"--Title page verso.
|aTranslation of: NARUTO─ナルト─
|aWith only a few matches left to be fought in the preliminaries to the third portion of the Journeyman Ninja Selection Exams, the highly anticipated bout between mysterious Sand ninja Gaara and intense, earnest Konoha ninja Rock Lee begins. Will Gaara's bloodlust and his strange powers of sand manipulation be too much for Lee to handle? Or could Lee prove that dedication and an amazing work ethic are enough to make him a splendid ninja?
|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.
Twelve years ago, a giant fox demon with nine tails attacked the ninjya village of Konohagakure. Defeated by the Hokage, the village champion, the mighty demon's soul was sealed into the body of an innocent orphan child, Naruto Uzumaki. Now Naruto is a 12-year-old ninjya in-training, struggling to be the best with his classmates Sasuke and Sakura.
Masashi Kishimoto made his debut in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999 with Naruto, Naruto became a big hit with both boys and girls. Kishimoto added a modern flavor to the ancient world of Japanese ninja to make it a popular novel. It will become an anime series airing on Japanese networks this fall. To date, with the release of all 13 volumes of the graphic novel, this title has sold 12 million copies. Kishimoto has received the Hop Step Award.