For the month of September 2007
Naruto is ©Masashi Kishimoto 1999
Q. What's going on here? All of this Naruto Manga and whatnot comin' outta the wazoo!
A. In an attempt to combat illegal fansubbing and also to catch up with Kishimoto's current storylines over in Japan, Viz Media is releasing three volumes per month, for the next four months (September 2007 through December 2007).
Q. Do I have to buy 'em all in one month?
A. No, buy 'em at your own pace.
Q. What happens to Shônen JUMP, the monthly North American one?
A. Shônen JUMP will finish publishing the first four chapters of Naruto volume seventeen in the October 2007 issue, issue 58. This issue hits stands September Fourth! In November, SJ will have coverage of the volumes of Naruto that will not be in the magazine. In December 2007, the original Naruto pilot chapter will be published.
Q. What happens to JUMP in January 2008?
A. JUMP begins publication of Naruto volume 28.
Q. What's so special about Naruto volume 28?
A. In the story, volume twenty-eight picks up two and a half year after the events of volume 27. Naruto and the gang are older and wiser, but the Akatsuki are still at large!!!
Volume 16: Eulogy
Death in the village! When the dust settles from Orochimaru's attack, the shinobi find that not everyone has survived. While the ninja mourn, an unlikely candidate is chosen for greatness, a long-lost ninja returns with a dangerous entourage, and Naruto finds his life in more turmoil than ever before.
Volume 17: Itachi's Power
September 4, 2007
What does Sasuke's older brother want with Naruto? As Jiraiya trains Naruto to push beyond his limits, secrets of the past are revealed, and a mysterious shinobi who could change everything begins to take center stage.
Volume 18: Tsunade's Choice
September 4, 2007
Naruto's training with Jiraiya intensifies, while Orochimaru uses threats to coerce a legendary kunoichi into helping him. But will her tragic past play a part in destroying Naruto's future?
Naruto Anime Profiles: Hiden Shippu Emaki
September 20, 2007
Now you can learn even more secrets of the Village Hidden in the Leaves! Find out all the essentials to understanding episodes 38-80 of the Naruto anime series, plus get exclusive insider information about the production of the show, including character designs, a must-have fold-out chart showing the connections between all 55 major characters, and an original poster! Packed with special color illustrations, this guide is indispensable for any Naruto fan... Believe it!