List of Reference Material

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Several supplementary books of the Naruto series have been released. An artbook named The Art of Naruto: Uzumaki contains illustration from the Part I manga and was released in both Japan and the United States.[1][2] For the Part II manga, an interactive book called PAINT JUMP: Art of Naruto was released by Shueisha on April 4, 2008.[3] The latest artbook was published on July 3, 2009 under the name of Naruto.[4] A series of guidebooks for the Part I called First Official Data Book (秘伝•臨の書キャラクターオフィシャルデータBOOK, Hiden: Rin no Sho Character Official Data Book)[5] and Second Official Data Book (秘伝•闘の書キャラクターオフィシャルデータBOOK, Hiden: Tō no Sho Character Official Data Book)[6] were released only in Japan. The third databook, Character Official Data Book Hiden Sha no Sho (秘伝・者の書 ― キャラクターオフィシャルデータBOOK, Hiden: Sha no Sho - Kyarakutā ofisharu dēta book ) was released on September 4, 2008, and adapted Part II from the manga.[7] These books contain character profiles, jutsu guides and drafts made by Kishimoto.

For the anime, a series of guidebook called Naruto anime profiles were also released. These books contain information about the production of the anime episodes and explanation of the characters designs.[8] On October 4, 2002, it was released a manga fanbook named Secret: Writtings from the Warriors Official Fanbook (秘伝・兵の書 ― オフィシャルファンBOOK, Hiden: Hyō no Sho - Ofisharu fan book).[9] Viz published it in North America on February 19, 2008 under the name of Naruto: The Official Fanbook.[10] Another fanbook was released to conmemmorate the series' 10th anniversary. It includes illustrations of Naruto Uzumaki by other manga artists, a novel, Kishimoto's one-shot named Karakuri and an interview between Kishimoto and Yoshihiro Togashi.[11]


Rin no Sho, Tō no Sho, Shō no Sho, Sha no Sho, Jin no Sho, Retsu no Sho, Zai no Sho


Hyō no Sho, Kai no Sho


  1. The Art of Naruto: Uzumaki. Viz Media. Retrieved on April 26, 2008.
  2. NARUTO―ナルト― 岸本斉史画集 UZUMAKI. Shueisha. Retrieved on July 2, 2009.
  3. PAINT JUMP Art of NARUTO (Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved on April 24, 2008.
  4. NARUTO-ナルト-イラスト集 NARUTO. Shueisha. Retrieved on July 2, 2009.
  5. NARUTO―ナルト―[秘伝・臨の書] (Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved on May 3, 2008.
  6. NARUTO―ナルト―[秘伝・闘の書] (Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved on May 3, 2008.
  7. NARUTO―ナルト―[秘伝・者の書] (Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved on November 21, 2008.
  8. Viz Media - products. Naruto: Anime Profiles. Viz Media. Retrieved on April 26, 2008.
  9. NARUTO―ナルト―[秘伝・兵の書] (Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved on September 8, 2009.
  10. Naruto: The Official Fanbook. Viz Media. Retrieved on September 8, 2009.
  11. NARUTO-ナルト-秘伝・皆の書オフィシャルプレミアムファ (Japanese). Retrieved on December 4, 2008.

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    • QuakingStar wrote: I would say I can't wait for this new databook, but DB4 was underwhelming and this may end up being so too.. either way I h...
    • I would go as far as saying Retsu no Sho was as interesting as Jin no Sho. Which is good for Retsu, but really bad for Jin. This'll probably...
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    • JOA20 wrote: Also, doesn't it look redundant to put "Naruto" in there? For the anime, it's understandable since there are two series w...
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