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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Naruto general fanfic, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

You can also add to the current recommendations if you want. Refrain from posting Conversation in the Main Page though; that goes in the discussion page.


Accidental Companions by Windschild8178

  • Recommended by LadyVenamisa
  • Synopsis: Basically, Kakashi goes away on a five week mission, and Team 7 looks after three of his dogs. Guruko happens to be the dog Naruto looks after. As the two form a friendship, Guruko learns that there is another side to Naruto. This is a very dark fic at times, so go in expecting the worst! Saying anything else will ruin it!


And So, I Wait by Gaming Ikari

  • Recommended by User:lanky
  • Pairing: Naruto/Tayuya (implied)
  • Synopsis: Tayuya crawls away from her battle with Shikamaru and Temari and winds up crippled and bitter in the strangely compassionate care of a woman in Konoha. There, the only thing stopping her from sending a letter which could doom the town is a chance encounter with Naruto.


Another Meeting by Kushin eX

  • Recommended by Comprende
  • Synopsis: Naruto and Jiraiya trained together for years, a bond of sensei and student. This is a collection of moments displaying that bond.


Basemates by firefly

  • Recommended by User:Gemmifer
  • Synopsis: Hinata and Neji Locked in a Room, without Hyuugacest. It's lighthearted comedy in which they both actually act their age.


Between Deception and Truth by Lord Achive

  • Recommended by Valdimarian
  • Pairings: NaruHina
  • Synopsis: The Akatsuki has begun their hunt and Naruto has only started his training under Jiraiya. The means to protect Naruto goes beyond what any person has ever been asked to undertake before.
  • Status: last updated 12/24/2010


Breaking Up Isn't that Hard to Do by Narf-for-the-Garthoc

  • Recommended by Kurtulmak
  • Pairings: NaruSaku
  • Synopsis: Naruto publicly breaks up with Sakura, leaving her dumbfounded because she was never dating him in the first place. What kind of game is Naruto playing at, and why won't anyone believe Sakura's?


The Broken Tool by Jonohex

  • Recommended by Amitra Day
  • Pairings: Haku/OC
  • Synopsis: Haku is alive, barely, after the battle at the bridge. With his master, Zabuza, dead and a team of vengeful hunter ninja close on his trail can he hope to last long?
  • Status: Completed
  • Sequel: Kirigakures Shore


Burning Deadfall by Samurai101

  • Recommended by Fire Lizard In A Bottle
  • Synopsis: The Kyuubi has control of Naruto's body, and Konoha is suffering. Iruka has two choices, and he's about to crash and burn.


Butterfly in Reverse by Bite the hand that feeds

  • Recommended by Athenaswings
  • Pairings: KakashixIruka
  • Synopsis: Konoha is going to war, undermanned or not.


Death of a Kage Bunshin by Foxie-Sama

  • Recommended by James the Fox
  • Synopsis: Kage Bunshin no Jutsu was perfect in every way and form. It is only the human element of it that is inherently flawed.


Denouement by Ofphenwa

  • Recommended by Awika
  • Synopsis: "As he held the still and small body in his hands, he shattered." Saying anything further would spoil this provocative and emotional one-shot story. I would also suggest that you have tissues handy.


The Desert Listens for her Name by RaineJoybringer

  • Recommended by DJ Lucy, User:Arcane Azmadi
  • Synopsis: There are many truths to this world - these ones belong to the wind, to Temari.


The Dichotomy of Namikaze Naruto by Thundereaper

  • Recommended by LordGale119
  • Pairings: Naruto/Multi
  • Synopsis: The night after Naruto defeats Mizuki, he is pulled into the seal by the Kyuubi to discuss their predicament now that he knows about her- it's fem.Kyuu, as are most fics I read. He learns a good deal about the seals (yes, plural.) placed on him, and finds out he isn't quite who he thought he was. Things only begin to get more awesome from there. He inherits the Yondaime's estate, begins training under the Kyuubi directly, and becomes generally made of win.


Does anyone see me?, by evil_genus

  • Recommended by Blue Magicite
  • Synopsis: In the loss of Jiraiya, Naruto takes a moment to reflect, and wonder at his own darkness. Introspective, sorta Angsty, one-shot set between ch 403-407 in the Manga…


Drought by Elizabeth Culmer

  • Recommended by User:Akatsuki Daybreak
  • Synopsis: A look at Gaara's family through Temari's eyes, both before and immediately after Gaara's birth.


The End of a Dream by Enwa

  • Recommended by Awika
  • Pairings: "Minato"/Naruto
  • Synopsis: Naruto had an imaginary friend, a man who was like the sun. That's how it all began. And this is how it ends.


Five Kingdoms for the Dead by Evil Is A Relative Term

  • Recommended by crimsonreveries
  • Pairings: Slight Neji and Sakura.
  • Synopsis: After the Forest of Death, Sakura comes to realize that being weak is no longer an option. However, she finds that change is sometimes painful and that truth doesn't always come easy. REVISED.


Full Bloom by Random1377

  • Recommended by User:Nitramy
  • Pairings: Naruto/Sakura
  • Synopsis: Sakura notices something odd in the mirror, and since her mother seems hesitant to explain what's going on, she decides to find her own answers... but is she ready for the truth?


The Girl from Whirlpool by SilverShine

  • Recommended by User:Electroninja, boonerunner, User:Hiraku Joutei
  • Pairings: Minato/Kushina
  • Synopsis: The story of Minato meeting Kushina and the development of their relationship from childhood to adulthood.
  • Now has its own Tropes Page.


He Died Smiling by Animeperson798

  • Recommended by Animeartist999
  • Synopsis: Beneath all the lies, fears, hatred and deception, Uchiha Itachi is still a human being. Not just a human being, but a teenage boy, and is still subject to all the wants and desires thereof.


The Heart Of A Ninja by Checkerbloom

  • Recommended by Fire Lizard In A Bottle
  • Pairings: Kakashi/Iruka
  • Synopsis: Someone wants to hurt Kakashi, where better to aim for than his heart?


The Hidden Life of Morino Ibiki by Illegitimi

  • Recommended by Friendsheyho
  • Pairings: Ibiki x OC
  • Synopsis: "How Life, Art, and Morino Ibiki all came together in one single tapestry of fate." A touching, deep look into one of the series' most undervalued characters. The author manages to include many OCs in a believable way, and although the story is over 100 chapters, I'm still hooked.


The Hokage's Will by Airheaded dude

  • Recommended by Xenxa Girl
  • Synopsis: It starts just after Naruto defeated Pein. Tsunade is still in a coma, so the Leader of the Land of Fire appoints a new Hokage, who is none other than Naruto (after some arguments from Danzo). Now Naruto must pull himself together, make tough decisions mostly regarding Sasuke who is now being treated as a criminal, fight furious battles, and protect his village (and the world) from Madara's (and possibly Sasuke's) wrath.
  • Status: last updated 06/27/10


Konoha no Senkou Arashi

  • Recommended by Ad Eb
  • Pairings: FemNaruto/Sasuke
  • Synopsis: She's finally become a shinobi, after years of acting the fool. Well, mostly acting anyway...
  • Comments: With all the hundreds upon hundreds of Female Naruto fics out there, there are bound to be a few good ones among them.
  • Tropes Page

Livewire by Case13

  • Recommended by boomslangvenom
  • Pairings: One-sided FemHaku/Naruto, future Naruto and unknown woman
  • Synopsis: The difference between Love and True Love isn't much... except for that 'Even Unto Death' part. Naruto, caught between love, death and his team, can't decide which is the most vexing. Not yaoi.


A Marriage Inconvenienced by lulu42

  • Recommended by Pavlovas
  • Pairings: Kakashi/Sakura
  • Synopsis: Kakashi, realizing that Konoha will need a family to protect it once he dies and knowing that his own children would be the best for the job, has already picked out a wife for such an occasion as this: Sakura. Unfortunately, he returns to the village after an ongoing three-year mission to find that Sakura (who had no knowledge of his plans) has been won over by a lord of Lightning Country and is engaged to him to be married. It's an inconvenience all right, but if we know our favorite sensei, it isn't going to stop him. And Sakura meanwhile is keeping some secrets of her own....


The Middle Ground by Skitzofreak

  • Recommended by Abby
  • Pairings: Shino/Tenten
  • Synopsis: If she lets him get too far away, she'll lose him. If he lets her in too close, he'll be skewered. Their best bet is somewhere in the middle ground. Shino. Tenten. Rated for violence and some language..
  • Status: Complete


The Mind is a Delicate Thing by Gallyrat

  • Recommended by trialanderror
  • Synopsis: The Hokage, Ibiki, and Kakashi decide to send Koyaiba, a new chunin, to observe the konoha 12 and see if any of them are mentally unstable. And with this action, a ball that might end up changing everything is sent rolling.
  • Status: Complete. Sequel is currently being posted.


Mother by SaturnOolaa

  • Recommended by User:Akatsuki Daybreak
  • Synopsis: Yashamaru visits his sister as the end of her preganacy grows closer. What he sees definitely isn't pretty.


The Mouse of Konoha by Obsidian Dreamer

  • Recommended by Lusthern
  • Synopsis: Never underestimate the power of good advice. A few wise words into a pair of young ears leads a young would-be ninja to a decision; the Leaf will recognise him, but not as the fox.


Movie Script by Mistress of Sarcasm

  • Recommended by loracarol
  • Pairings: Sakura as a Shipper on Deck for NaruHina, SasuSaku and other Fanon pairings.
  • Synopsis: In her spare time, Sakura's been writing the script to the movie of their lives.


Naruto Arashiodori by Lucifer Allheart

  • Recommended by Comprende
  • Synopsis: Orochimaru didn't stop the fight at the Chuunin exams, wanting to see the potential of the young shinobi present. But he had no idea just what kind of effects his decision would have.


Naruto Ink Reign Supreme, by kadaverific

  • Recommended by Ironypus
  • Synopsis: In a world rife with ninja one boy seeks to become the greatest ninja there ever was. Naruto Uzumaki is that boy. Armed only with enthusiasm, determination and an insatiable drive to fulfill his dream, oh, and a book. A book of untold power.
  • Comments Filled to the brim with memes, references and other assorted fun stuff from the internet this story is worth a read just for the comedic value. The writing does get quite a lot better as the story goes on so don't let the first few chapters throw you off.


Naruto: Myoushuu no Fuuin by May Wren

  • Recommended by: Lustheron, boonerunner, Terrie, User:Unclouded TJ
  • Synopsis: A seal had managed to defeat and imprison the Kyuubi no Kitsune, the strongest demon to ever exist. It was just ink on paper-or a stomach, as the case may be-and it held so much power… 'Yeah,' Naruto decided 'I gotta get me some of that.'
  • Pairing(s): None yet.


New Perspective by Shadow2341

  • Recommended by Chaosjunction, Jomlos, kjjejones42, ZeroXSEED, Catt, Duder Skanks
  • Pairings: Naruto/Aiko
  • Synopsis: A story on how different life would be if Uchiha Sasuke had a twin sister.
  • Status: last updated 09/03/11


Nom De Guerre by Fiachra Ochiern

  • Recommended by kjjejones42
  • Synopsis: Akatsuki has been banished, and Konoha finally has peace. But it comes at a terrible price. When an old enemy rises again, Konoha turns to a strange ally for help, one who brings back memories that might be best left buried. Note: Slightly divergent.


Nothing Gold Can Stay, by Ayien

  • Recommended by User:Akatsuki Daybreak
  • Synopsis: A heartrending collection of scenes from the life of Yugito Nii, who, along with the other jinchuriki, got severely shafted by Kishimoto IMHO.


Oasis by Nugar

  • Recommended by Operation Shoestring, boonerunner, User:Tina Banina 96
  • Synopsis: Yuki is the happiest person in Oasis. They couldn't break her spirit, so they broke her mind.


The Place Beyond by coincident

  • Recommended by Ciabella
  • Pairings: Hashirama/Mito.
  • Synopsis: Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees. Hashirama/Mito, one-shot.


Ripples by Yellow Mask

  • Recommended by Kurtulmak
  • Pairings: Sasuke x Sakura.
  • Synopsis: Not long before Sasuke's final confrontation with Orochimaru, Sakura is taken prisoner by Sound slavers and must disguise herself to survive. An AU that covers the Itachi Pursuit arc, changed by Sakura's presence.


She Loves by Fantastical Queen Ebony Black (Implied Noncon)

  • Recommended by User:Akatsuki Daybreak
  • Synopsis: A poem from the perspective of Gaara's mother as she slowly spirals into insanity as Gaara's birth nears.


Somewhere I Have Never Travelled, Gladly Beyond by Wyntermute

  • Recommended by Kurtulmak
  • Pairings: Deidara/Sakura
  • Synopsis: Naruto tries out a new technique in a battle between Team 7 and Deidara & Tobi which ends up sending Deidara and Sakura halfway across the world. Lost together in a land where no one speaks their language, the two forge an understanding as they try to make their way home.


Soul of the Seal: The Ninja Adventures by MrDust

  • Recommended by User:Tuddrussell
  • Synopsis: Naruto gets attacked, and then meets the Kyuubi, who is a woman. She helps him, and they forge a bond.


The Talk: Shinobi Version by Sakiku

  • Reccomended by capeclare
  • Synopsis: Team 7 has reached an age where it is time for The Talk. The 'how's have already been covered at the academy – now it is time to get into the 'why's.


Three Months by kaotic312

  • Recommended by Kurtulmak, User:Ack Sed
  • Pairings: SakuKiba, HinaChou, TemaShino, InoGaa, TenKanku and nine other equally creative pairings as the story progresses.
  • Synopsis: Sakura, Ino, Temari, Hinata, and Tenten are fed up with Naruto, Sasuke, Neji, and Shikamaru and declare them "undateable." They decide to give the other guys their age a chance for three months.


Twenty Times Uzumaki Naruto Didn't Die by Kraken's Ghost

  • Recommended by: Kosjurake, Frodo Lives
  • Synopsis: Over time, Naruto is learning what it means to be Jinchuuriki. 20 Truths format. Dark-fic. Gore. Taken from the summary of the story.
  • Pairings: Naruto x OC and Sasuke x Sakura but both are fairly minor parts of the story.


Wayne, what happened to those fountains? by Meinos Kaen

  • Recommended by Mirage
  • Synopsis: Naruto returns to Konoha and finally works up the courage to confess his true feelings to the love of his life. Oneshot.
  • Pairing: Naruto/Sakura's mother. Yes, really.

The Window by SilverShine

  • Recommended by: Mipp
  • Synopsis: Sakura's always wanted to see her sensei Kakashi unmasked — just not quite like this.


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