franchise, like many popular anime of the 90s and 2000s, was based on a manga. Masashi Kishimoto
created a sprawling world where ninja harnessed their chakra to accomplish impossible feats. The franchise is still ongoing with the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
manga and anime. Before Boruto became the center of the story, however, his father was just a kid trying to find his way in the shinobi world. Some of Naruto’s most popular story arcs include those of the Chunin Exams and the Sasuke Recovery Mission. In fact, many of the most popular, and the highest-rated, episodes land in those two story arcs.
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The first chapter of the Naruto
franchise contained over 200 episodes. Those episodes average an 8.3 out of 10 in the Internet Movie Database rating system. IMDb
allows users to rate movies and television shows on a one to ten scale.