Published: Thursday 06 April, 2017
Naruto premiered in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine on September 21, 1999, and ended on November 10, 2014.   The first 238 chapters are known as Part I, and constitute the first part of the Naruto storyline. Manga chapters 239 to 244 comprise a gaiden series focusing on the background of the character Kakashi Hatake. The rest of the manga chapters 245 to 700 belong to Part II, which continuing the story line after a two-and-a-half year time gap. 72 tankōbon in Japan, with the first twenty-seven tankōbon Naruto Costumes containing Part I, and the same books belonging to Part II. The first tankōbon was released on March 3, 2000.   In addition, several tankōbon, each containing Ao-manga based one of the Naruto movies, have been released by Shueisha.  Shueisha has also released the series in Japanese for cell-phone download on their website Shueisha Manga Capsule.  On the release of the final chapter of The Naruto Gaiden: Nanadaime Hokage to Akairo no Hanatsuzuki (Naruto Gaiden: Naruto Gaiden: Naruto Gaiden: Nanadaime Hokage to Akairo no Hanatsuzuki ), The series begins serialization in both the Japanese and English editions of Weekly Shōnen Jump on April 27, 2015, and ended after tenomb on July 6, 2015.  
Naruto is serialized in North America by Viz Media in their manga anthology magazine Shonen Jump. The first chapter of the English adaptation was published in Naruto Costumes the January 2003 issue. To compensate for the gap between the Japanese and English adaptations of the manga, Viz implemented its "Naruto Nation" campaign, releasing three volumes a month in the last four months of 2007 to close the gap. Cammie Allen, Viz's product manager, commented that, the main reason for the change was to catch up to the Japanese release schedule and give their readers the same experience as that of Japanese readers. A similar campaign was planned for 2009, with eleven volumes from Part II of the series released between February and April in order to catch up to the Japanese serialization. Starting with the release of volume forty-five in July, Viz began releasing Naruto quarterly. Viz has released 72 volumes of the manga in English as of October 6, 2015. In addition, Viz Media released all twenty-seven volumes of Part Naruto Costumes I in a boxed set, which constituted the entire Naruto storyline before Part II was released on November 13, 2007. On May 3, 2011, Viz started collecting the series in an omnibus format with each book containing three volumes from the original format. Naruto was scanlated by English-speaking groups prior to its licensing by Viz.