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Hello all. This has been annoying me for some time. The manga and anime are at different stages of the plot currently and it is rather puzzling which characters actually know that Naruto has the Fox inside him. I know that Sakura, Sasuke, Kakashi, Yamato, Sai and practically all the adults know about his secret, but in the most recent anime episodes, Naruto revealed to Sora he has the Fox inside him in the presence of Shikamaru, Choji, Ino, Kiba, Akamaru and Rock Lee. Since the anime is in a filler arc currently, it's hard to say if it is canon or not, but do all these characters know in the manga. Anyway, I propose we make a list of which characters know of Naruto's secret, both in the manga and anime. Opinions are very much welcome. Evilgidgit 15:07, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
- I thought basically everyone knew. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) current discussion Aug 5, 2008 @ 16:36 (UTC)
I don't think such an article is honestly neccasary. However I believe that in the event that the anime and manga contradict eachother, the manga should be the dominant by default as it is the source material for everything that comes to be in the Naruto universe.
When Naruto had the Nine Tails sealed into him, the Third Hokage made a decree banning anybody from revealing this condition to Naruto or anybody else who doesn't already know. I think it is agreeable that this was effective as Naruto himself didn't learn until the age of 12. Sakura becomes the first of the other members of the "Konoha 11" to find out, and it was only after being told by Naruto himself. Given that she was on the same team as Naruto and still nobody saw fit to reveal his secret to her, it's safe to assume that the majority of those in Naruto's age group are unaware of him being the nine tails container.
Going by this, I also believe that considering filler material such as Naruto's revelation to Kiba, Shikamaru, Rock Lee, etc... as canon, is harmful to the Naruto universe. If all those people who found out during the filler weren't really supposed to know by that point, and later on in the Manga it does get revealed to them, then that has just messed up the plot a considerable amount.
Though on a side note I personally think Shikamaru suspects Naruto of being the Nine Tails container, given his level of intelligence, having witnessed Naruto's Mysterious second surge of chakra vs Neji, and being a part of an assault force designed to counter Akatsuki, the guys who are after people like Naruto.