✴️ NARUTO ナルト ✴️ Arc 3: "Konoha Crush" 🐍

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The “Konoha Crush” Arc covers Volume 13 through Volume 16.

Natively Rating: Level 25 (JLPT N3) Furigana: Yes

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:fish_cake: Konoha Crush Arc

No. Volume Name
13 The Chūnin Exams, Concluded…!! (中忍試験、終了…!!) Ch. 116 start
14 Hokage vs. Hokage!! (火影vs火影!!)
15 The Naruto Shinobi Handbook!! (ナルト忍法帖!!)
16 Konoha Crush, Ended!! (木ノ葉崩し、終結!!)

This arc ends after Chapter 138, early into Volume 16. For comments or questions regarding Chapter 139 onward, please move on to the discussion for Arc 4.

:fish_cake: General Discussion Rules

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Despite NARUTO’s widely recognizable orange main character, there are many of us who have neither read nor watched any part of this series. Avoid giving accidental spoilers by using Blur [spoiler] [/spoiler] or Hide Details [details="Summary"] [/details] for predictions, comments containing specific plot points, or any story-revealing panel images.

If you ARE familiar with this series, it is also a good practice to hide decades-old memes or jokes that come to mind, as they too can contain accidental spoilers. :sweat_smile:

When asking language-related questions, please include the chapter number, page number if available, and/or general context surrounding the sentence. This will make it much easier to answer questions without confusion.

:fish_cake: What Should I Post in a Manga Discussion?

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Great book club discussions include more than just grammar questions! If you want to join the discussion but aren’t sure how, try adding these:

  • Interesting panels you saw
  • Moments that made you laugh
  • Moments that made you cringe :grimacing:
  • Predictions about where the story could go
  • Clues or foreshadowing that stood out to you
  • Questions about characters or settings
  • Comparisons to the anime (though this can tiptoe a spoiler-y line, please be careful!)

I hope that you will join in on the discussion, or poke it when it needs some new energy. Fostering an enjoyable reading atmosphere is my ninja way, believe it!

:fish_cake: Casual Speech

Some of the characters speak with casual contracted grammar. I suspect this is to emphasize 1) that there is a distinct hierarchy in the world of ninja, and 2) that Naruto doesn’t abide by it!

Check out this guide on contracted forms, just in case any stump you during reading: What are the chau, cha verb endings?

:fish_cake: Vocabulary Sheet

Vocab sheets are a community project, meaning that we can all work together to add new/unknown vocabulary for fellow readers to reference. Please read the guidelines on the first tab to ensure the sheet remains clean and easy to read.

:fish_cake: Polls

Polls are anonymous and your answers can be changed at any time

:open_book: Readers: How far are you in the story?
  • I’m not yet at Arc 3, but I hope to be soon!
  • I’m fighting the snake! :snake:
  • I’m trying to summon a beast! :boom:
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