Naruto is a manga and anime series about Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who constantly searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage – the leader of his village. The main story arcs focus on Naruto’s personal development as he copes with both social isolation and being a member of a group shunned by society. Naruto is extremely popular and has one of the largest followings of any manga series and has gone on to be adapted in various mediums including anime, movies, video games and OVAs with multiple successful commercial projects in each category. Naruto fanfiction is extremely popular as well. The Naruto fandom has been active for more than a decade and has produced countless stories of all shapes and sizes. Each story truly has something for everyone, with our biggest desire being that no one should ever be bored when reading Naruto fanfictions! This article will look at 19 of the best Naruto fanfictions so read on to discover new stories today.
What is Naruto fanfiction?
Naruto fanfiction is a story written by a fan of Naruto using the characters, settings and/ or ideas from an original piece of work – in this case, Naruto. The author will add their own style and imagination to the material they are borrowing from in order to create something fresh that can be enjoyed by fans of both themselves and the original source material. Many of the stories written can be read as stand-alone novels but if you are new to fanfiction, it is always helpful to have a little background knowledge of the characters you are reading about.
Why Read Naruto Fanfiction?
One of the main reasons people love reading Naruto fanfiction is because of the creativity involved. Fanfic authors not only write about the characters you know and love, but they also introduce their own characters, settings and possibilities that can breathe new life into familiar stories. Although people have always written their own fantastical fictions, following the end of Naruto in 2017, fanfiction authors are still trying to fill the void left behind. Many of these stories contain entirely original plots as well as ones that question what has already been seen in canon.
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What to Expect from Naruto Fanfics?
Naruto fanfictions can be told in many different ways. From romance to family, from angst to humor and tragedy to fluff, the Naruto fandom has something for everyone. There is no official genre that fans of Naruto fanfiction like with some stories falling under multiple categories. For example, what might seem like a lighthearted comedy story could turn into something more serious over time; sometimes, even quite dramatically! As long as you are willing to accept changes to canon storylines or anything else involved in writing fanfiction (and they’re pretty standard), it really doesn’t matter what category your favorite Naruto fanfic falls under. Each one adds something unique and enjoyable to the series which will help you to continue loving it for years to come.
19 Best Naruto Fanfiction Stories
There are thousands upon thousands of Naruto fanfictions so and we have sifted through so many over the years. In this section, we will be looking at what we believe are the best Naruto fanfiction stories – don’t worry, no spoilers.
1. Clearing Mist
Story: If you’re a fan of the Naruto series, then you’ll love Clearing Mist! This fanfiction novel follows the life of a character who is unfortunately reborn into the world of Naruto. With no idea where he is in the storyline, he has to try and figure out what’s going on while avoiding any potential bloodshed. If you’re looking for an engaging and exciting read, then Clearing Mist is perfect for you!
2. Broken Glass
Author: Emma Raye
Story: Looking for a heart-pounding story about the badass Sakura? Look no further than Broken Glass. In this dark and twisty tale, Sakura is left shattered after her teammates abandon her – but she rebuilds herself into a force to be reckoned with. With epic battles and heart-wrenching drama, Broken Glass is sure to keep you hooked from start to finish.
3. Dark Side of the Heart
Author: Fire Inu Princess
Story: Vampires are usually portrayed as evil, but this story is about a vampire that has been alone for so long and he doesn’t want to hurt anyone. Naruto has been living in the dark side of the world for a very long time, never being able to be with humans because if he did, they would die from him drinking their blood. But now when a woman comes into his life can she help him forget about his past or will her presence bring back memories he wants to keep buried? Will Naruto learn how to love again, or will everything come crashing down around him? Read Dark Side of the Heart today!
4. Demon’s Bride
Author: Fire Inu Princess
Story: Naruto fanfiction like you’ve never read before! Hinata is a med student who had unknowingly saved Naruto from certain death. She quickly realizes she’s in for the adventure of her life when she discovers that he’s a demon, and more than that, she’s to be his bride! Hinata has some tricks up her sleeve so join her on this wild ride as she tackles life with a demonic husband and all the challenges that come with it!
5. Konoha’s Prophecy
Story: What if Naruto was told a prophecy that Konoha would be attacked and what will happen if he is there? Can Naruto change the future? Will Madara’s plans succeed or fail? Only time will tell, and you’ll just have to find out for yourself, won’t you! Read it to see how things turn out. It all starts with one decision… One choice… One path… That could lead to destruction or salvation… For Konoha and its people… And for Naruto himself…
6. Naruto and the Alchemist
Story: Naruto and the Alchemist has everything you would expect from a good book but also retains all of what makes Naruto such an amazing character. Following the war, a new power more deadly than the 10-tails arises. Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura must set out to save the world, but when someone else joins the fight, it becomes even harder. Join our hero on this epic adventure where he finds himself coming face-to-face with foes more powerful than anyone could possibly imagine!
7. A New Generation, A New Team
Story: You thought the story of Naruto and his friends was over, but what about their kids? The world needs to know that a new generation is coming! A new team will be taking over in no time. These are the children of our favorite ninjas. And they’re just as powerful as their parents! They’ll protect the village from evil as their parents did, but with more passion and style than ever before. These young heroes are just starting out, but they’re already proving themselves worthy of the title Hokage. Join them on their adventures as they fight for peace and justice in the world of Naruto!
8. Wedding Sniper
Author: Inori Ishii
Story: Looking to add some excitement to your big day? Then look no further than Wedding Sniper! This thrilling new novel is sure to get your heart racing as Detective Yamanaka and Sergeant Uzumaki team up to solve a murder mystery. With plenty of drama and romance, Wedding Sniper is the perfect read for any fan of the NaruIno pairing. Trust me, this book is far better than it sounds so experience the excitement for yourself!
9. Restoration of Humanity
Story: It’s been a long time since the village of Konoha has faced such danger. After the battle with Akatsuki, Naruto is captured by Orochimaru and subjected to horrifying experiments. His friends come to rescue him, but what they find is a changed Naruto – one who is struggling to hold on to his humanity. What will happen when this dark force finally emerges? Will Naruto be able to control it, or will it consume him completely?
Author: Isumo 1489
Story: Step into the world of Naruto and see how your favorite characters change when they come together. Witness their struggles, their triumphs, and everything in between. After years of pain and suffering, Naruto, Haku, and Gaara join forces to create a better future for themselves – and Konoha. With this new powerful team, they will face enemies and adversity whilst aiming for a better future. With exciting action, heartwarming moments, and plenty of drama, you’ll feel all your emotions come out as you read – happiness, anger, frustration – but in the end, you’ll be left with a feeling of satisfaction.
11. Child of the Touketsu Jurin
Story: Naruto has been alone in the forest for two years now, and things have taken a turn for the worse. When 4-year-old Naruto is run out of the village and into the forest, he finds something that will change his life forever. The Touketsu Jurin, a frozen hell that’s even worse than area 44, has claimed the area around Naruto’s village. Prepare yourself for a wild ride into the imagination of one of Naruto fandom’s most talented writers.
12. You’d Be Surprised
Story: What if Naruto’s life wasn’t all sunshine and happiness? What if he had hidden struggles that no one knew about? With You’d Be Surprised, you can explore gripping writing and a thrilling plot with which boasts alternate endings to keep you entertained. What happens if Naruto’s mask slips and everyone sees just how terrible his life is? Or what if someone new enters his life and offers him a ray of hope? With this book, you’ll never know what to expect.
13. The Jinchuriki Hanyou
Story: The Jinchuriki Hanyou is an epic Naruto fanfic that brings the characters to life in a whole new way. Join Team 7 as they travel deep into the forest beyond Konohagakure to rescue Naruto, who turns out to be a powerful Jinchuriki – one of the legendary beasts that nobody believed were real. If you’re looking for an exciting tale to lose yourself in, look no further than The Jinchuriki Hanyou.
14. Naruto: Character Rescue Shelter
Story: Step into the world of Naruto and never have to cry again! Naruto: Character Rescue Shelter will fix all your favorite characters up with a happy ending that is BETTER than canon. With parody, humor, and bizarre twists, you’ll be laughing the whole way through. So come on in and join the fun!
15. Thou Shalt Not Kill
Story: In this story, Naruto has always been a bit of a loner. He never really wanted anything to do with the world, and he’s certainly not happy with how things are going. But when he’s faced with a difficult challenge (to help people) – he realizes that maybe things aren’t so bad after all. With his quick wit and natural charm, Naruto is sure to help you out no matter what the problem is!
16. 7 Days, Come What May
Author: Black Mischief
Story: The ultimate fanfiction experience for all Naruto fans out there! Join favorite characters like Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, and Gaara as they celebrate the spiky-haired ninja’s birthday at the Konoha Hot Springs. With over 7 days of fun party activities to enjoy, this is one fanfic you won’t want to miss!
17. Ten Days
Story: Naruto Fanfic Fluff will sweep you away with its sweet romance. Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Naruto has ten days of summer vacation and he’s going to use it to try and finally convince Sakura that she loves him. With help from his friends, can Naruto win Sakura’s heart before school starts again?
18. Retellings of War
Story: Experience the Fourth Great Ninja War like never before with Retellings of War. This riveting fanfic tells the story of Naruto from now 76-year-old Sakura Haruno’s perspective, making for an interesting and unique read. Witness all the action and drama as heroes and villains clash in a battle that changes fate forever. Whether you’re a longtime fan of Naruto or just discovering it for the first time, Retellings of War is sure to leave you breathless.
19. Hashirama’s Heir
Story: Hashirama’s Heir is an original Naruto fanfic that explores what would happen if Naruto received more than just the ‘Will of Fire’ from Hashirama.
With the blood of the Shodai running through his veins, Naruto is destined for greatness. This fanfic is sure to keep you on your toes with its never-ending twists and turns. Who will be the next heir to the Hashirama legacy?
If you’re a fan of Naruto, then you’ll definitely want to check out these top 19 fanfictions. From exciting action-packed adventures to sweet and fluffy romances, there’s something for everyone on this list. So, dive in and explore the world of Naruto fanfiction today, and don’t forget, if you have come across anything that you think should be on our list, let us know!
Did You Know?
“Naruto is the most written about anime character in the world of fanfiction!”
“Naruto has the ability to change form into a female which is used to trick male characters!”
“Naruto is known as the Orange Hokage in reference to the Uzumaki Clan that were known for their red hair!”
“Naruto is Blood Type B – this is said to be related to certain personality traits and make persons irresponsible, impatient, and selfish. They can also be passionate, creative, and friendly!”
Is the TV show Naruto still going on?
The latest Naruto anime is called Boruto. It follows the adventures of Naruto’s son, Boruto Uzumaki. Boruto features a few of the same characters as the original Naruto anime but tells its own unique story.
Are there any good Naruto fanfiction?
Yes. There are a lot of great Naruto fanfiction stories out there. Some of my personal favorites include stories that explore the backstories of various characters in the Naruto universe, as well as stories that take creative liberties with the plot and storyline of the original manga/anime.
Is there a Naruto crossover?
There is no officially sanctioned Naruto crossover, but that doesn’t stop fans from imagining what might happen if the characters from one of the most popular anime and manga series ever met. In fanfiction, the possibilities are endless, and there’s no shortage of crossovers where Naruto meets characters from other anime and manga series, as well as movies, books, and video games.