Naruto is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi
Kishimoto. It tells the story of a young ninja, Naruto Uzumaki, who
seeks to gain recognition from his peers and dreams of becoming the
leader of his village. The series is based on two one-shot manga by
Kishimoto: Karakuri (1995) and Naruto (1997). It was serialized in
Shueisha's magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1999 to 2014, and released
in book form in 72 volumes. An anime television series of 220 episodes
was produced by Pierrot and Aniplex; it ran in Japan from 2002 to 2007,
and its English adaptation aired on Cartoon Network from 2005 to 2009.
Naruto: Shippuden, a sequel to the original series, premiered in Japan
in 2007 and ended in 2017 after 500 episodes. The English adaptation was
broadcast on Disney XD from 2009 to 2011, and on Adult Swim's Toonami
programming block beginning in 2014. Pierrot has also developed eleven
movies and eleven original video animations. Naruto is the fourth best-
selling manga series ever.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naruto>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad founded the Ahmadiyya Islamic religious
movement in British India.
About 1,500 Cretans, led by Eleftherios Venizelos, met at the
village of Theriso to call for the island's unification with Greece,
beginning the Theriso revolt.
British journalist David Frost began a series of interviews
with former U.S. president Richard Nixon about the Watergate scandal.
The Sierra Leone Civil War began with the invasion of the
Revolutionary United Front, with support from the special forces of
Charles Taylor's National Patriotic Front of Liberia, in an attempt to
overthrow President Joseph Saidu Momoh.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. A binder clip with rigid handles.
2. (surgery) A surgical instrument with serrated jaws and a spring-
loaded handle used to grip blood vessels or similar organs.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die
without having lived is unbearable.
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