The films and most OVAs from the series were also released by Viz, with the first film premiering in movie theaters.
Viz Media began streaming the two anime series on their streaming service Neon Alley in December 2012.
Besides the anime series, Studio Pierrot has developed eleven movies and eleven original video animations (OVAs).
Other Naruto-related merchandise includes light novels, video games, and trading cards developed by several companies.
In response, the leader of Konoha, the Fourth Hokage, seals the fox inside the body of his newborn son, Naruto Uzumaki, making Naruto a host of the beast; this costs Naruto's father his life, and the Third Hokage returns from retirement to become leader of Konoha again.
Naruto is often ridiculed by the Konoha villagers for being the host of the Nine-Tails.
The manga was adapted into an anime television series produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex, which broadcast 220 episodes in Japan from 2002 to 2007; the English adaptation of the series aired on Cartoon Network from 2005 to 2009.
Jiraiya, one of the three legendary ninjas, declines the title of Fifth Hokage and searches with Naruto for Tsunade whom he chooses to become Fifth Hokage instead.
During the search, it is revealed that Orochimaru wishes to train Sasuke because of his powerful genetic heritage, the Sharingan.
The Akatsuki starts kidnapping the hosts of the powerful Tailed Beasts.
Team 7 (and other ninja) fight against them and search for their teammate Sasuke.