This is the article on the novels. For the secret techniques, head to Hiden.

Naruto Hiden (NARUTO -ナルト- 秘伝, Literally meaning: Naruto Secret Chronicles) is a light novel series which explores the stories of various characters after the conclusion of the original manga. Though each book is illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, they are written by different authors.[1] It's also a part of the Naruto Project. VIZ Media began releasing English translations of the novels in November of 2015.[2]

The Naruto Hiden series is followed by the Naruto Shinden series, which was publicated in fall of 2015.

Two of these novels (Shikamaru Hiden and Konoha Hiden) along with Sasuke Shinden were adapted into an anime series in the winter of 2016.


  1. Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky
  2. Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness‎
  3. Sakura Hiden: Thoughts of Love, Riding Upon a Spring Breeze
  4. Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding
  5. Gaara Hiden: A Sandstorm Mirage
  6. Akatsuki Hiden: Evil Flowers in Full Bloom


Novels timeline

Official novel timeline.

The Weekly Shōnen Jump sets the following order of events:

11th October, 17 years after Naruto's birth[3]
Several months later
Two years later
Several months later
  • Sakura Hiden
  • Konoha Hiden
Several days later
Several months later
  • Gaara becomes 20 years old.
  • Gaara Hiden
  • Akatsuki Hiden
Over ten years later

Notes and References

  1. Naruto Hiden novels
  2. VIZ Media announced licensing the 3 Naruto Hiden novels
  3. Jin no Sho, page 14
  4. Naruto has yet to receive a prosthetic arm at the time Sasuke leaves Konoha. He receives one sometime between the prologue and chapter 1 of Kakashi Hiden.

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  • How to get novels

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    • I have about four questions for this. 1.How to get novels? 2.Are there images in these novels? 3.Are these novels canon? 4.Who wrote these novels?
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  • The rest of the Hiden series

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    • How long has it been since the last Hiden book was translated? I got my hands on sakura hiden and kakashi and I really want the akatsuki one ...
    • Kakashi, Shikamaru, and Sakura all followed a three-month delay period trend. After Sakura's release in May 2016, we should have foresa...