Naruto, an easy-going slacker student of the prestigious Ninja Academy, starts his internship with one goal: to become the chief of the clan. He unwillingly teams up with Sasuke, heir to an elite ninja family, and Sakura, a witty girl with an independent spirit. Naruto is unaware of a vital secret about himself. Years ago, a demonic fox-shaped monster with nine tails devastated the country. The head of the ninja clan sacrificed his own life to defeat the creature and sealed its spirit inside the belly of a newborn. The infant grew up to be Naruto. The villagers, believing him to be cursed, treat Naruto as a pariah. Through perilous missions, can Naruto overcome his misfortunes and become a real ninja?