Mike Fahey: ''After nearly a decade of playing Naruto video games, that annoying little jerk of a ninja unleashes his most powerful move yet — making me cry. God I hate him.
The creation of manga artist Masashi Kishimoto, Naruto began as a one-shot comic strip and grew into one of the best-selling manga series of all-time. Studio Pierrot's animated adaptation of the work brought Naruto's dull-witted smile and endless optimism to the non-backwards-reading masses, cementing the young ninja's position as a Japanese cultural icon. He's kind of a big deal.''