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Naruto (ナルト, romanized as NARUTO in Japan) is a manga by Masashi Kishimoto with an anime adaptation of the series on television. Its main character, Naruto Uzumaki, is a ninja -- strong, hyperactive, and adolescent that constantly searches for the approval and the recognition, as well as to aspire to be Hokage, that is recognized as the leader and strongest of every ninja in the village.
The manga was published first by Shueisha in 1999 in issue 43 of magazine of Japan's Shonen Jump. VIZ Media publishes a version translated in the American Shonen Jump, and they have translated approximately a third of the series.