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Directory for Naruto Novels

Platypus

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Hi there. This thread is a directory for all things Naruto—as well as Boruto in the future maybe?—light novels. All the novels ever released, or slated for release in the near future, are listed in here. I put them in several categories—some official, some not—and tried my best to include all available translations, summaries, illustrations, you name it. I hope it'll prove to be useful.

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I can't see links nor images!
That's because you're not logged in. Guests only see X's instead of hyperlinks/images on this forum. Courtesy of our super admin due to security shenanigans. *shrugs*

Where can I buy the novels?
If there's an official English translation, I'll include a link to the official VIZmedia webpage under Official English release. If you want to buy the raw, it's probably best to use http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/ for the paperback version. Want it digitally? www.ebookjapan.jp is the least tedious way to get it I think.

Most of these weren't translated!
Well yeah, that's just the way it is. The Hiden and subsequent novel series were quite popular even in the West—the ones before that…not so much, with the exception of Jinraiden perhaps. But a big chunk of those light novels are novelizations of movies, so you're not missing that much in terms of new content.

I found a translation you haven't listed yet!
Cool. Let us mods know in the , or send it to me , pretty please.

I'm itching to talk about these novels on the forum!
Very gut. I put in a link to the general discussion thread if the novel happens to have one. If there's no thread yet, or you want to discuss something of a less 'general' nature, feel free to create a new topic in Konoha Library. Don't forget to apply the [Novel] prefix when you do.

Which novels got adapted by the anime?
  • Itachi Shinden (Naruto Shippuden 451-458) although the anime didn't actually adapt the novels for the most part
  • Sasuke Shinden (Naruto Shippuden 484-488)
  • Shikamaru Hiden (Naruto Shippuden 489-493)
  • Konoha Hiden (Naruto Shippuden 494- )

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See the post right below for a table of contents.

 
Naruto Movie Novelizations

Platypus

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Naruto Movie Novelizations



Naruto: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
Naruto: Daikatsugeki! Yukihime Ninpōchō dattebayo!!
NARUTO―ナルト― 大活劇! 雪姫忍法帖だってばよ!!

Author:
Masatoshi Kusakabe

Release date:
2004/08/23 (JP)

Page count:
228 (JP)

Discussion thread:
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Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel
Gekijōban Naruto: Daigekitotsu! Maboroshi no Chiteiiseki Dattebayo
劇場版NARUTO―ナルト― 大激突!幻の地底遺跡だってばよ

Author:
Masatoshi Kusakabe

Release date:
2005/08/22 (JP)

Page count:
228 (JP)

Discussion thread:
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Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom
Gekijōban Naruto: Dai Kōfun! Mikazuki-jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo
劇場版NARUTO―ナルト― 大興奮!みかづき島のアニマル騒動だってばよ

Author:
Masatoshi Kusakabe

Release date:
2006/08/07 (JP)

Page count:
224 (JP)

Discussion thread:
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Naruto Shippuden the Movie
Gekijōban Naruto Shippūden
劇場版NARUTO―ナルト― 疾風伝

Author:
Masatoshi Kusakabe

Release date:
2007/08/06 (JP)

Page count:
224 (JP)

Discussion thread:
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Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds
Gekijōban Naruto Shippūden: Kizuna
劇場版NARUTO―ナルト― 疾風伝 絆

Author:
Masatoshi Kusakabe

Release date:
2008/08/04 (JP)

Page count:
208 (JP)

Discussion thread:
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Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire
Gekijōban Naruto Shippūden: Hi no Ishi wo Tsugumono
劇場版NARUTO―ナルト― 疾風伝 火の意志を継ぐ者

Author:
Masatoshi Kusakabe

Release date:
2009/08/03 (JP)

Page count:
208 (JP)

Discussion thread:
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Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower
Gekijōban Naruto Shippūden: Za Rosuto Tawā
劇場版NARUTO―ナルト― 疾風伝 ザ・ロストタワー

Author:
Masatoshi Kusakabe

Release date:
2010/08/02 (JP)

Page count:
224 (JP)

Discussion thread:
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Naruto: Blood Prison
Naruto: Buraddo Purizun
NARUTO―ナルト― 鬼燈の城

Author:
Akira Higashiyama

Release date:
2011/07/04 (JP)

Page count:
258 (JP)

Discussion thread:
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Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie
ROAD TO NINJA NARUTO THE MOVIE

Author:
Yuka Miyata

Release date:
2012/07/27 (JP)

Page count:
208 (JP)

Discussion thread:
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The Last: Naruto the Movie
THE LAST ―NARUTO THE MOVIE―

Author:
Maruo Kyōzuka

Release date:
2014/12/08 (JP)

Page count:
228 (JP)

Discussion thread:
Here
LINKS
Extensive summary:


Partial translation:
Eriko | OrganicDinosaur

Complete translation:


Official English release:




Boruto: Naruto the Movie
BORUTO ―NARUTO THE MOVIE―

Author:
Ukyō Kodachi

Release date:
2015/08/10 (JP)

Page count:
244 (JP)

Discussion thread:
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Naruto Hiden

Platypus

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Naruto Hiden
NARUTO -ナルト- 秘伝




Kakashi's Story — Lightning in the Frozen Sky
Kakashi Hiden — Hyōten no Ikazuchi
カカシ秘伝 氷天の雷

Author:
Akira Higashiyama

Release date:
2015/02/04 (JP) | 2015/11/03 (US)

Page count:
226 (JP) | 186 (EN)

Discussion thread:
Here
SYNOPSIS
A year has passed since the Fourth Great Ninja War, and Kakashi’s appointment as Hokage looms. But first he heads to the Land of Waves for a dangerous mission rescuing hostages from a top-secret airship. There he confronts a ninja whose heart is frozen by tragedy.

Having lost both his friend’s eye and his greatest abilities, can Kakashi protect anyone from his coldhearted foe? What is the true meaning of the Will of Fire gained in the distant heavens? Kakashi finds these answers and more as he enters a new ninja era.​
LINKS
Extensive summary:
OrganicDinosaur

Partial translation:
OrganicDinosaur |

Complete translation:


Official English release:


Spoiler: ILLUSTRATIONS





Shikamaru's Story — A Cloud Drifting in the Silent Dark
Shikamaru Hiden — Yami no Shijima ni Ukabu Kumo
シカマル秘伝 闇の黙に浮ぶ雲

Author:
Takashi Yano

Release date:
2015/03/04 (JP) | 2016/02/02 (US)

Page count:
226 (JP) | 160 (EN)

Discussion thread:
Here
SYNOPSIS
Two years after the Great Ninja War, Shikamaru spends his days racing around, hands full as one of Konoha’s key protectors. Then, large numbers of ninja from every region are reported missing. Even Sai disappears. And the place where the missing shinobi end up is the mysterious empire, the Land of Silence.

As a ninja, as an adult, to protect all that he is responsible for, Shikamaru must do battle with the shadow of a new generation.​
LINKS
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Partial translation:


Complete translation:
cacatua (archived)

Official English release:


Spoiler: ILLUSTRATIONS



Sakura's Story — Love Riding the Spring Breeze
Sakura Hiden — Shiren, Harukaze ni Nosete
サクラ秘伝 思恋、春風にのせて

Author:
Tomohito Ōsaki

Release date:
2015/04/03 (JP) | 2016/05/03 (US)

Page count:
250 (JP) | 160 (EN)

Discussion thread:
Here
SYNOPSIS
The Great Ninja War did not only harm adults, but left many damaged children behind. Medical ninja Sakura travels the land, opening clinics dedicated to healing children of the mental trauma they experienced. She learns of a series of attacks against Konoha, and her investigation leads to an impossible conclusion: Sasuke is the terrorist mastermind behind them all! Using her skills and her heart, Sakura strives to clear Sasuke’s name and bring the real perpetrator to justice.​
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Complete translation:
| [Part 2] hisokasasss

Official English release:


Spoiler: ILLUSTRATIONS





Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding
Konoha Hiden: Shūgenbiyori
木ノ葉秘伝 祝言日和

Author:
Shō Hinata

Release date:
2015/05/01 (JP)

Page count:
242 (JP)

Discussion thread:
Here
LINKS
Extensive summary:


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Complete translation:


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Gaara Hiden: A Sandstorm Mirage
Gaara Hiden: Sajingensō
我愛羅秘伝 砂塵幻想

Author:
Ukyō Kodachi

Release date:
2015/06/04 (JP)

Page count:
210 (JP)

Discussion thread:
Here
LINKS
Extensive summary:


Partial translation:


Complete translation:
|

Official English release:




Akatsuki Hiden: Evil Flowers in Full Bloom
Akatsuki Hiden: Sakimidareru Aku no Hana
暁秘伝 咲き乱れる悪の華

Author:
Shin Towada

Release date:
2015/07/03 (JP)

Page count:
242 (JP)

Discussion thread:
Here
LINKS
Extensive summary:
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Partial translation:


Complete translation:


Official English release:




 
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Naruto Shinden

Platypus

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Naruto Shinden
NARUTO -ナルト- 真伝




Itachi's Story, Vol. 1: Daylight
Itachi Shinden Kōmyō-hen
イタチ真伝 光明篇

Author:
Takashi Tano

Release date:
2015/09/04 (JP) | 2016/11/01 (US)

Page count:
242 (JP) | 180 (EN)

Discussion thread:
Here
SYNOPSIS
Uchiha Itachi, four years of age. With the hell of war burned into his eyes, the boy makes a resolution: he will rid this world of all violence. The birth of Sasuke, meeting his friend Shisui, the academy, genin, chunin, and then the Anbu—Itachi races down the path of glory toward his dream of becoming the first Uchiha Hokage, unaware of the darkness that lies ahead…​
LINKS
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| dota2funny/uchihasavior |

Complete translation:


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Spoiler: ILLUSTRATIONS



Itachi's Story, Vol. 2: Midnight
Itachi Shinden An'ya-hen
イタチ真伝 暗夜篇

Author:
Takashi Tano

Release date:
2015/10/02 (JP) | 2016/12/06 (US)

Page count:
290 (JP) | 208 (EN)

Discussion thread:
Here
SYNOPSIS
Together with his sworn friend Shisui, Itachi takes on a mission to assassinate a spy in the village in order to join the Anbu. The rivalry between the Uchiha clan and the village grows ever more fierce, until finally death comes for his friend. Despairing at both his clan and the village, Itachi heads into the tragic night with his new eye and a fatal resolve. The hope and the dreams he spoke of to his brother... The gentle yet cruel truth awaits.​
LINKS
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Partial translation:
dota2funny/uchihasavior | |

Complete translation:


Official English release:


Spoiler: ILLUSTRATIONS



Sasuke's Story, Sunrise
Sasuke Shinden Raikō-hen
サスケ真伝 来光篇

Author:
Shin Towada

Release date:
2015/11/04 (JP) | 2017/03/07 (US)

Page count:
226 (JP) | 176 (EN)

Discussion thread:
Here
SYNOPSIS
The Great Ninja War has ended, but to untangle the mystery that remains, Sasuke sets out on a journey—a journey that he hopes will allow him to atone for his sins. During his travels, those ninja faithful to the avenger Sasuke bring about tragedy. Meanwhile danger closes in on the villages of Konoha, Kiri, and Kumo, where red eyes burn with hatred. What is the future Sasuke stares down?​
LINKS
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Partial translation:
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Complete translation:


Official English release:


Spoiler: ILLUSTRATIONS




 
Naruto Light Novel Project

Platypus

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Naruto Light Novel Project
NARUTO‐ナルト‐小説プロジェクト




Konoha Shinden: Steam Ninja Scrolls
Konoha Shinden Yukemuri Ninpōchō
木ノ葉新伝 湯煙忍法帖

Author:
Shō Hinata

Release date:
2016/08/04 (JP)

Page count:
256 (JP)

Discussion thread:
Here
LINKS
Extensive summary:


Partial translation:
|

Complete translation:


Official English release:


Spoiler: ILLUSTRATIONS



 
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Other Light Novels

Platypus

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Other Light Novels



Naruto: Innocent Heart, Demonic Blood
Naruto: Shiro no Dōji, Ketsupū no Kijin
NARUTO―ナルト― 白の童子、血風の鬼人

Author:
Masatoshi Kusakabe

Release date:
2002/12/16 (JP) | 2006/11/21 (US)

Page count:
276 (JP) | 208 (EN)

Discussion thread:
—​
SYNOPSIS
Naruto, a born troublemaker, has the worst grades of anyone at Ninja Academy. But he has big dreams and swears that someday he'll be a respected warrior and the leader of his village! After barely graduating from the academy, Naruto officially becomes a full-fledged ninja and starts accepting assignments. He's thrilled about embarking on his first big job, a bodyguard mission, but his enthusiasm soon turns to panic when his group is ambushed by the powerful, vicious Demon Brothers. Can Naruto triumph over these fearsome foes?​
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Complete translation:


Official English release:
VIZ



Naruto: Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village!
Naruto: Takigakure no Shitō Ore ga Hīrō dattebayo!
NARUTO―ナルト― 滝隠れの死闘 オレが英雄だってばよ!

Author:
Masatoshi Kusakabe

Release date:
2003/12/15 (JP) | 2007/10/16 (US)

Page count:
228 (JP) | 200 (EN)

Discussion thread:
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SYNOPSIS
It was supposed to be just an ordinary, C-rank assigment--but nothing about ninjutsu is as simple as it seems...

Squad Seven's latest job is a real snore--escorting a young, cowardly leader named Shibuki back to the remote Hidden Waterfall Village. They arrive without a problem, but get stuck cleaning the village pond! While Naruto and his pals pick up the trash, Kakashi is called back to his home village on urgent business.

Then, without warning, a brilliant rogue ninja shows up in tow with his evil henchmen. Suien desperately desires the Hidden Waterfall's most precious possession, a secret potion called the Hero's Water. And as Squad Seven quickly discovers, the guy will do absolutely anything to get it! With their fearless sensei gone, Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura find themselves in the most deadly situation of their young lives.​
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Complete translation:


Official English release:
VIZ



Naruto Jinraiden: The Day the Wolf Howled
Naruto Jinraiden: Ōkami no Naku Hi
NARUTO―ナルト― 迅雷伝 狼の哭く日

Author:
Akira Higashiyama

Release date:
2012/11/02 (JP)

Page count:
242 (JP)

Discussion thread:
Here
LINKS
Extensive summary:


Partial translation:

Complete translation:
kiyoitsukikage

Official English release:



Naruto: Tales of a Gutsy Ninja
Naruto: Dokonjō Ninden
NARUTO―ナルト― ド根性忍伝

Author:
Akira Higashiyama

Release date:
2010/08/04 (JP)

Page count:
258 (JP)

Discussion thread:
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LINKS
Extensive summary:


Partial translation:
MuseAreGods (from German)
Complete translation:


Official English release:



Naruto: Tales of a Chaste Ninja
Naruto: Dojunjō Ninden
NARUTO―ナルト― ド純情忍伝

Author:
Akira Higashiyama

Release date:
2015/08/04 (JP)

Page count:
226 (JP)

Discussion thread:
Here
LINKS
Extensive summary:
kiyoitsukikage

Partial translation:

Complete translation:


Official English release:



 
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Boruto Novel Series

Platypus

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Boruto Anime Novelizations




Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Novel 1
(The New Leaves Soaring Through the Blue Sky!)

BORUTO-ボルト- -NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS- NOVEL  1
(青天を翔る新たな木の葉たち!, Seiten o Kakeru Aratana Konoha-tachi!)

Author:
Shigenobu Kou

Release date:
2017/05/02 (JP)

Page count:
256 (JP)

Discussion thread:
Here
LINKS
Extensive summary:


Partial translation:


Complete translation:


Official English release:


Spoiler: ILLUSTRATIONS



Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Novel 2
(A Call From the Shadows!)

BORUTO-ボルト- -NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS- NOVEL  2
(影からの呼び声!, Kage Kara no Yobigoe!)

Author:
Shigenobu Kou

Release date:
2017/07/04 (JP)

Page count:
256 (JP)

Discussion thread:
Here
LINKS
Extensive summary:


Partial translation:

Complete translation:


Official English release:



Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Novel 3
(Those Who Illuminate the Night of Shinobi!)

BORUTO-ボルト- -NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS- NOVEL  3
(忍の夜を照らす者!, Shinobi no Yoru o Terasu Mono!)

Author:
Shigenobu Kou

Release date:
2017/09/04 (JP)

Page count:
256 (JP)

Discussion thread:
Here
LINKS
Extensive summary:


Partial translation:

Complete translation:


Official English release:



Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Novel 4
(School Trip Bloodwind Records)

BORUTO-ボルト- -NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS- NOVEL  4
(修学旅行血風録, Shūgakuryokō Keppūroku)

Author:
Kiyomune Miwa

Release date:
2017/11/02 (JP)

Page count:
272 (JP)

Discussion thread:
Here
LINKS
Extensive summary:


Partial translation:

Complete translation:


Official English release:



Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Novel 5
(The Last Day at the Ninja Academy!)

BORUTO-ボルト- -NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS- NOVEL  5
(忍者学校最後の日!, Akademī Saigo no Hi!)

Author:
Shigenobu Kou

Release date:
2018/01/04 (JP)

Page count:
208 (JP)

Discussion thread:
Here
LINKS
Extensive summary:


Partial translation:

Complete translation:


Official English release:



 
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Naruto Shinden (2018)

Platypus

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Naruto Shinden (2018) Series
NARUTO -ナルト- 真伝




Naruto Shinden: Parent and Child Day
Naruto Shinden: Oyako no Hi
ナルト新伝 親子の日

Author:
Mirei Miyamoto

Release date:
2018/05/02 (JP)

Page count:
256 (JP)

Discussion thread:
Here
SYNOPSIS
LINKS
Extensive summary:


Partial translation:


Complete translation:


Official English release:




Sasuke Shinden
サスケ新伝

Author:


Release date:


Page count:


Discussion thread:
Here
SYNOPSIS
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Partial translation:


Complete translation:


Official English release:




Shikamaru Shinden
シカマル新伝

Author:


Release date:


Page count:


Discussion thread:
Here
SYNOPSIS
LINKS
Extensive summary:


Partial translation:


Complete translation:


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