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20 Things You Didn't Know About Naruto Uzumaki

Naruto Uzumaki may be the protagonist of Naruto, but that doesn't mean that fans know everything there is to know about him. In fact, there are plenty of fun facts and bits of trivia about this shinobi that even the most passionate fans of the series aren't aware of. 

So, what are some of the most interesting things you didn't know about Naruto Uzumaki? Depends on what you're interested in, but here are a few that seem pretty cool. One is that the original version of Naruto was actually the Nine Tailed Fox's son, and could transform into him at will. Another is the fact that Eiichiro Oda originally intended to name Sanji Naruto, but swapped out the name once he heard about Naruto's impending publication.

Vote up the facts about Naruto that you think are the most interesting.

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    He Has An Unexpected Hobby

    According to the data books, Naruto has two hobbies: pulling pranks and watering flowers. While everybody knows that he's fond of mischief, the gardening hobby isn't well-known. 

    His wife Hinata's hobby is pressing flowers - maybe he's the one growing them for her? 

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    His Nickname Is Inspired By His Parents

    After becoming the Hokage, Naruto took on the nickname Konoha's Orange Hokage. But this wasn't just because of his childhood orange jumpsuit - it was because of his parents.

    His mother Kushina was known as the "Red Hot-Blooded Habanero" while his father Minato was called the "Yellow Flash." Orange is a mixture of both of those colors, just like Naruto is a mixture of both of those people. 

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    Naruto's Problems With His Son Mirror Kishimoto's Own Family

    In Boruto, most of Naruto's time is taken up by his hokage duties, and he has little time to spend with his kids. His older son Boruto resents him for never being able to make time for him.

    This didn't come out of nowhere - Kishimoto based it on his own children's reaction to him spending so much time creating manga. In an interview with NYCC, he said:

    "Naruto took up so much of my time that I didn't really get to spend quality time with my kids. It's only recently that they really accepted my presence."

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    He Inherited His Father's Fighting Techniques

    Minato never had the chance to teach Naruto how to fight, but he seems to have inherited some of his style anyway. Part of this is likely due to the fact that they were both taught by the same ninja, Jiraiya. Another similarity is that both of them rarely use hand seals to complete jutsu - the exception being when he uses the Shadow Clone technique.

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