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VIZ Media Redesigns & Expands Interactive Naruto Website

VIZ Media has redesigned the look and expanded the content of its popular NARUTO website at

The site features 109 comprehensive episode summaries, illustrated character bios, new e-cards, new art, and a map of the world of NARUTO. An extras page features downloadable NARUTO wallpapers and an interactive Ninja Academy online game. The VIZ Media NARUTO online store ( also offers a vast collection of manga, DVDs, apparel, collectible figurines and other items. News and new episode and product information will be added regularly, along with other web games and online-only content.

The story of NARUTO takes place in another world where ninja are the ultimate power. In the Hidden Leaf Village live some of the stealthiest and most respected ninja in the land. But 12 years prior, they faced a fearsome threat -- a nine-tailed fox spirit that terrorized the village and caused massive destruction before it was finally defeated. The Fourth Hokage, the village leader and most powerful ninja, was able to subdue the fox by sealing its soul inside the body of a baby boy. Now that boy, Naruto Uzumaki, has grown up to become a ninja-in-training, learning ninjutsu with his classmates Sakura and Sasuke. The trio of student ninja study under teacher Kakashi. The group faces a series of dangerous and daunting tests and challenges, but, through their adventures, the young ninja learn the importance of friendship, teamwork, loyalty, hard work, creativity, ingenuity, and right vs. wrong.

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