This genre, as the name suggests, contains involvement of superpowers. Usually mixed with Action or Adventure, the main character has a trait or profession that their powers are linked to. For example, if the character is really agile they would normally have a power relating to speed.


An example of this genre is the “Naruto”. Published in 1997, this story is told years after when a powerful monster named the Nine-Tail fox attacks Konoha, a hidden leaf village located in the land of fire, resulting in hundreds of people killed. That is until The Fourth Hokage, the leader of the village, seals the fox away into his newborn son Naruto Uzumaki, in exchange for his life. Due to this, Naruto’s childhood becomes isolated by the villagers treating him as if they would the fox itself.

Having lost the Fourth Hokage, the previous Hokage, Hiruzen Sarutobi, is forced to reinstate his position as Third Hokage, which he then enforces an order that the attack would not be mentioned by anyone.

Years later, this story now follows Naruto, who is constantly causing all types of mischief to get the attention of others, Naruto’s dream is to become the Hokage to be recognized amongst his peers. As the series progresses, he earns the respect of Iruka Umino (Naruto’s teacher at the time) when he protected Iruka from Mizuki’s assault, who tried to use Naruto in order to steal a scroll from the village, that ended in a failure. However, this saga ended up with Naruto finding out that he is the host of the Nine-Tails.

He later passes his exam to become a ninja, where he encounters many battles on missions with Team 7 that consists of Sakura Haruno whom he has a crush on, Sasuke Uchiha who he sees as his rival and Kakashi Hatake who is an elite ninja who manages and teaches the team. This results in a lot of action scenes that involves Naruto and Team 7 to fighting against the odds whilst learning new and powerful techniques in the process.


Team 7 (from left) Sasuke Uchiha, Kakashi Hatake, Naruto Uzumaki and Sakura Haruno

In this series, we get to see how Naruto develops and matures as well as seeing his   struggles and hardships in become Hokage.

If you are interested in this series, you can get the manga here or you can buy the anime here

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