Radom Interesting facts about Naruto Anime

Naruto is the fourth best-selling manga series in history, selling 250 million copies worldwide in 46 countries, with 153 million of the sales in Japan alone and the remaining 97 million copies elsewhere. Naruto wrapped up its manga in 2014, with the anime ending in 2017.

The series may be one of the most popular out there but that does not mean fans know everything there is to know about this amazing show.  In fact, there are plenty of fun facts and bits of trivia about this show.


17. Naruto Uzumaki Appears On The Cover Of One Piece

Oda's Chapter 766 Cover Page
Oda’s Chapter 766 Cover Page

Oda’s Chapter 766 Cover Page Tribute to Naruto! Both of them are sharing each other’s favorite food If you guys check out the feet and sleeves of the person sitting behind Nami, it’s pretty clear that’s Naruto eating Luffy’s favorite food meat, while Luffy eats his favorite food ramen.

16. Naruto Uzumaki Fact: One Piece Character

Sanji One piece
Sanji One Piece

One Piece creator Oda reveals Sanji’s original name was going to be ‘Naruto’. However, as the ninja manga, Naruto was about to begin serialization, Oda changed the name to prevent confusion.

15. Naruto Uzumaki is Not The Last Survivor Of The Uzumaki Clan

Most known members of the Uzumaki clan have passed away, but aside from Naruto and his direct family, few remain. 

Apart from him, there are two other Uzumaki clan members. Karin & Nagato. Nagato died later on, but Karin is still alive & she can continue the Uzumaki bloodline further.

14. Naruto Uzumaki Fact: A holiday in Japan

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Team 7 and Iraku

When the series was created his birthday, October 10th was Health and sports day in Japan however in 1999 When the series was created, they used to celebrate it on October 10th. But in 1999, they moved it to the second Monday of October.

13. Nine-Tailed Fox is inspired from an Actual Demon

Kurama (Nine-tailed fox)
Kurama (Nine-tailed fox)

Kurama, the nine-tailed fox that rests inside Naruto is based on a Japanese fox spirit called “Kitsune”.  In Japanese mythology, the more tails a kitsune has, the more powerful it is.

12. Naruto Was Almost Cancelled

Naruto Anime cover
Naruto Anime cover

At one point, the show was nearly canceled due to a complaint the show was almost canceled because of a complaint about the high death count. One of the show sponsors withdrew sponsorship. But it did not stop people from watching so they let the show go on. However, after the series began receiving more viewers, they changed their minds.

11. Naruto character is the inspiration of Goku

Naruto Uzumaki facts 5: Goku
Goku Super Saiyan

When creating the series Kishimoto drew inspiration from Goku from the Dragon Ball franchise. He wanted to make someone with a straightforward way of thinking. He is not fond of smart characters and he kept Naruto simple and stupid.

10. Deidara’s Bombs And Catchphrase

Tarō Okamoto Art
Tarō Okamoto Art

One of Deidara’s catchphrases, “Art is an Explosion!”, was originally coined by famous Japanese abstract artist Tarō Okamoto (several of Deidara’s explosives have resembled Okomoto’s works too).

9. Kishimoto came up with the name “Naruto” while eating Ramen

Naruto Uzumaki facts 3: Ramen

Naruto is short for Narutomaki. It is a type of Japanese fish cake. It has pink spirals inside it and it is sometimes used on top of ramen noodles.

8. Kishimoto made sure Sasuke is never too emotional

Sasuke Uchiha
Sasuke Uchiha

In the Naruto series, Sasuke is intended to be Naruto’s opposite. Kishimoto is careful not to make him too emotional. With Sasuke’s character being that of a “cool genius,” Kishimoto feels he has created the ideal rivalry.

7. Gaara the foil of Uzumaki

Naruto Uzumaki facts 4: Gaara

Both Naruto and Gaara’s fathers were Yondaime, Minato Namikaze fourth Hokage, and Rasa Fourth Kazekage. Their mothers died when they were born. Both of them were hated by society in their childhood since they were Jinchuriki, and both of them enjoyed taking care of plants. They have even height and weight similar to each other after the time skip.

6. Naruto only killed one person


With Naruto being the protagonist of his own story and defeating numerous enemies throughout, it would only be natural to assume that he has blood on his hands. Despite this, he only killed Yura (jonin), a spy who was disguised as a replica of Itachi under the guise of Pain’s Jutsu.

5. Kishimoto gave up his Goggles

Naruto Uzumaki Fact 2: Googles
Naruto with his googles

The protective headband worn in the series came into existence because of his googles, Kishimoto revealed that he created a protective headband because Naruto’s googles took too long to draw.

4. The name Sasuke Uchiha

Sasuke Sarutobi
Sasuke Sarutobi

Sasuke Uchiha is named after Sasuke Sarutobi, the father of the third Hokage. He hopes that Sasuke will also be a great shinobi like him. Sarutobi became renowned for his extraordinary talent when he was a member of the Sarutobi clan.

3. Female actors Voiced Naruto in English and Japanese Language

Naruto Uzumaki Fact 1 :Voice
Voice actor Junko Takeuchi

Junko Takeuchi(Japanese) and Maile Flanagan (English) originally voiced Naruto Uzumaki. Which may be a surprise to most of the fans.

A woman is voicing him even in adulthood. The reason behind as she is voicing him for over 15 years. The replacement can surely make a fan angry.

2. Naruto favorite Ramen shop exactly exists in Real life

Naruto: Ichiraku

The favorite Naruto Ramen shop “Ichiraku” and actually exists in real life, It’s a ramen shop in Kyushu located near the University Kishimoto the creator of Naruto, attended.

1. Team 7 was the first team that Kakashi ever passed!

Naruto: Kakashi with his Team 7
Kakashi with his Team 7

Kakashi failed every genine team of three before team 7. In the second stage of his “bell test”, they all failed to pass. No other genine team, except team 7, gave their lunch to the genine tied to the post.

As Kakashi passed them by, he spoke the iconic phrase, “. If you break the rules, people will think bad things about you. But if you don’t care about your friends, they will think worse of you than what they thought before.