Morality in Naruto

Naruto

Naruto

The story of Naruto emphasizes morality. All of its themes:  love, self-sacrifice, selflessness, being grateful, shouldering others’ burdens, faithfulness, and friendship are central ideas. The author stated that he cared more for the moral clash between characters than the actual fights, thus showing his concern for morality in Naruto.

First, Naruto’s story focuses on love. Kushini, the main character’s mother, was given the huge burden of containing the nine tails within her body. She said she filled her life with love to offset this suffering. Because of this, she was able to stay happy despite all her suffering. This brings us to the next moral. Continue reading

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Christianity in Naruto

Naruto

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The popular manga Naruto contains imagery that strikingly resembles Christian themes. Here are some parallels.

The ancient Princess Koyuki Kazahana resembles Eve. The princess ate from the tree of chakra, making her the first of all ninja. Likewise, Eve ate fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil and was the first woman of all mankind. The knowledge and chakra are also alike in their double-sided use. Chakra on one hand empowered humans to be stronger, but carried the potential to destroy mankind if abused. The knowledge of good and evil had both good and bad effects. It could be used to understand what was right in order to please God. But it also created sin among mankind, who could use the knowledge to rebel against God. Continue reading

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