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Geniuses of Hard Work
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They don't become stronger overnight by discovering the lost bloodline or a scroll full of forbidden jutsus. Everything they achieved was through blood, sweat and tears. They are Geniuses of Hard Work.
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The Tale of Uzumaki Naruto by Jimmy Coin reviews
AU. Naruto makes a bet with Iruka that in one year's time, he can become a Hand Seal master. After successful completion of his test, Naruto must learn to cope with his emerging power, training alone, and training his own team. No romance.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 31,508 - Reviews: 299 - Favs: 615 - Follows: 598 - Updated: 1/27/2009 - Published: 6/21/2007 - Naruto U. - Complete
The Guardian in Spite of Herself by Elizabeth Culmer reviews
The reward for a job well done is a bigger job. In this case, Ayakawa Yukiko's new job is a lot more complicated than anyone expected. The Uchiha massacre and its aftermath, in the world of 'The Way of the Apartment Manager.' WIP
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 77,886 - Reviews: 626 - Favs: 1,078 - Follows: 1,297 - Updated: 1/3 - Published: 12/1/2005 - Naruto U., Sasuke U., Kakashi H., OC
The Way of the Apartment Manager by Elizabeth Culmer reviews
Ayakawa Yukiko retired from being a ninja, and she's come to terms with that. Then the Third Hokage summons her for an assignment that will change her life. AU story, set six years premanga. COMPLETE
Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 18 - Words: 82,166 - Reviews: 702 - Favs: 2,100 - Follows: 525 - Updated: 10/27/2005 - Published: 6/4/2005 - Naruto U., Kakashi H., Iruka U., OC - Complete
Nidaime War Hawk by NoTailjinchuuriki reviews
AU. What would have happened if our favorite Ramen slurping Jinchuriki was trained by the leader of ROOT? If so then for what reason would the old War Hawk take an interest in him? Does he want a weapon or could he want something more? Would Danzo convert the boy to his way of thinking or...
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 25 - Words: 71,655 - Reviews: 259 - Favs: 452 - Follows: 563 - Updated: 12/30/2015 - Published: 3/8/2013 - Naruto U., Tenten, Shikamaru N.
Leaf Style Maelstrom by Soulblazer87 reviews
'Leaf Style Shinobi, Uzumaki Naruto' So he had introduced himself. What about if that became a little bit more... literal? No decided pairings if ever, new jutsu and general insanity.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 150,569 - Reviews: 472 - Favs: 1,593 - Follows: 1,251 - Updated: 9/12/2012 - Published: 11/3/2011 - Naruto U.
Precious People by peanutbutter126 reviews
Naruto's life the way it would have been if he was placed in a team with a sensei who truly cared for him and teammates that would slowly learn to accept and treasure his existence.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 209,501 - Reviews: 798 - Favs: 1,904 - Follows: 1,976 - Updated: 11/20/2011 - Published: 7/6/2008 - Naruto U., Sakura H.
It's all in the Cards by ss250 reviews
Some shinobi use kunai, others use their fists. For Naruto, his claim to fame will be something the shinobi world has never seen before. For Naruto, it's all in the cards! Fuuinjutsu!Naruto
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 21,729 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 318 - Follows: 506 - Updated: 2/7 - Published: 3/23/2015 - Naruto U., Team Seven
Naruto: Iron Soul by PlaceholderName reviews
An accident results in Naruto acquiring a unique advantage and a new instructor. Can Ebisu guide Naruto down the path of a successful ninja?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 32 - Words: 101,540 - Reviews: 1641 - Favs: 2,908 - Follows: 3,085 - Updated: 7/13/2012 - Published: 5/28/2012 - Naruto U.
Naruto: Cloak and Dagger by The Howling Behemoth reviews
Naruto, unable to use chakra forges a new way towards his dream. With weapons! Along with Yakumo and her Genjutsu, they will prove that they can be great ninja's even with their limitations. Need a better summary.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,738 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 194 - Follows: 255 - Updated: 12/15/2015 - Published: 11/22/2014 - Naruto U., Yakumo
Geniuses of Hard Work by aduck1 reviews
Mizuki decides to have Naruto steal the scroll a year early. As a result, Naruto becomes a member of Team Nine. Now he prepares to prove to the world that with enough hard work, and good teammates, you can overcome anything.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 12 - Words: 37,807 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 203 - Follows: 232 - Updated: 12/10/2012 - Published: 11/25/2012 - Naruto U., Team Gai
Tale of the Setting Sun by PK Samurai reviews
Naruto was born with hair as red as his mother's – but with a face and intellect that paralleled his father, the Fourth Hokage. Will the revolution he brings be the world's salvation or destruction? / On Hiatus/
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 89,542 - Reviews: 1553 - Favs: 4,719 - Follows: 5,324 - Updated: 10/18/2014 - Published: 1/30/2013 - Naruto U.
Another Solution by DryBonesKing reviews
The Uchiha clan had been planning a coup against Konoha. In an effort to create peace and prevent a civil war, Sarutobi Hiruzen appointed Uchiha Itachi as his successor. Instead of becoming an S-Ranked missing ninja, Itachi was now being trained to become the Godaime Hokage. This decision would change the lives of many, especially the life of Uzumaki Naruto. NaruFū
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 49,930 - Reviews: 244 - Favs: 948 - Follows: 1,148 - Updated: 2/16/2015 - Published: 5/6/2014 - Naruto U., Itachi U., Shisui U., Fū
The Librarian Chronicles by OnixMoon reviews
"Life is a chaotic system, change one variable the results become unpredictable" And one fateful encounter with a powerful Librarian has changed all the variables in Naruto's life. Witness the rise, and trip, and rise again, and sit back down because getting up too quickly does weird things to the head, and eventual ascendancy of UZU-flippin'-MAKI NARUTO!
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 138,245 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 244 - Follows: 317 - Updated: 7/6/2015 - Published: 2/26/2012 - Naruto U.
Naruto: The Next God of Shinobi by Dragon6 reviews
At five years old, Naruto unleashes the Kyuubi's chakra and slaughters the mob that attempted to kill him. Having little choice, Hiruzen Sarutobi, the Sandaime Hokage, takes in Naruto and trains him. Will the Yondaime legacy become the next 'God?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 54 - Words: 132,190 - Reviews: 1425 - Favs: 2,724 - Follows: 2,555 - Updated: 4/26/2015 - Published: 7/31/2009 - Naruto U. - Complete
True Legacy: Rewind by Dragon6 reviews
A re-write of my original story. After the events of the Wave, Naruto realizes that he must improve as a shinobi. With Kakashi's help, he sets out to accomplish just that. With a scroll from the founder of Ninjutsu, a fox who mildly respects him and surprising encouragement from Ino, Naruto might just becaome the strongest shinobi of the Leaf, worthy of the Fourth's legacy.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 33 - Words: 77,567 - Reviews: 1044 - Favs: 2,688 - Follows: 2,288 - Updated: 2/17/2014 - Published: 3/9/2012 - Naruto U., Ino Y. - Complete
Something to Die For by Macavity the Mystery Cat reviews
Morino Ibiki was thought to be the last choice for a jonin sensei, but thanks to the efforts of Umino Iruka, he finds himself saddled with a familiar team of new genin...
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 56,939 - Reviews: 1092 - Favs: 2,835 - Follows: 3,315 - Updated: 7/28/2010 - Published: 6/23/2006 - Ibiki M.
Fang and Fox by ShadowBlade911 reviews
What would have happened if Naruto had wound up on a team with Kiba and Hinata. Gets into the friends he makes, the bonds, and trouble that all come with being around Kohona's number one knuckle headed ninja.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 157,163 - Reviews: 566 - Favs: 1,170 - Follows: 1,432 - Updated: 6/25/2015 - Published: 8/5/2012 - Naruto U., Hinata H.
The Three Keys by DetectiveFox reviews
Taijutsu, Ninjutsu, and Genjutsu, the three key Jutsu to any shinobi. But for this team, a team that has been branded as a failure from the begining, each of its three members train and support one another to become specialist in one of those three keys. The question: Will they make it? Or be forever branded as failures?
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 13,700 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 156 - Updated: 4/17/2015 - Published: 2/27/2015 - Naruto U., Lee R., Gai M., Yakumo
Team Rin by Dreyden reviews
We all know the story of Naruto on Team 7, but what if he was trained under a different Sensei? With different teammates? How would Naruto have developed under Rin, Kakashi's forgotten teammate? For better or for worse, different experiences will lead to a different Naruto.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 80,158 - Reviews: 246 - Favs: 539 - Follows: 630 - Updated: 10h - Published: 7/30/2012 - Naruto U., Rin, OC, Fū
How Destiny Turns by TheElderOne reviews
Through a fantastic set of circumstances, Naruto stumbles upon the Shadow Clone Jutsu a year early and uses it to graduate when he's eleven. A fresh Genin, he's placed on a team with Neji Hyuuga and TenTen Jinta, Might Guy being their sensei. This event ripples across the pages of history books in the Leaf, and Team 9 is intent to show how to turn the tide of destiny.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 29 - Words: 215,140 - Reviews: 234 - Favs: 591 - Follows: 745 - Updated: 3/8/2015 - Published: 7/12/2013 - [Naruto U., Hinata H.] [Neji H., Tenten]
Failings and Misunderstandings by Team Dragon Star reviews
When Team 7 is expelled during the first phase of the Chunin exams, the Sharingan falls out of Orochimaru's reach. In his attempt to salvage something of worth from his plan, the Sannin searches for another bloodline. However, when he chooses Konoha's other Dojutsu, the consequences exceed even his wildest expectations.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 210,509 - Reviews: 983 - Favs: 1,911 - Follows: 1,805 - Updated: 2/28/2015 - Published: 4/27/2013 - [Naruto U., Hinata H.] [Sasuke U., Sakura H.] - Complete
Chōshinsei no Naruto by starja reviews
An academy revamp and a change of attitude can go a long way to changing the future.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 49,393 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 280 - Follows: 408 - Updated: 10/15/2015 - Published: 4/26/2014 - Naruto U.
Devil's Advocate by livezinshadowz reviews
Character study. An accidental meeting brings Zetsu into Naruto's life as his tutor. With Zetsu trying to sway Naruto to his own philosophy of "the only one you can rely on is yourself", Naruto discovers that the world isn't as black and white as his tutor is, that there are at least two sides to every story, and that he has a lot to learn. Hinted NaruIno and NaruTen; grey!Naruto
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 146,615 - Reviews: 990 - Favs: 1,889 - Follows: 2,074 - Updated: 11/15/2015 - Published: 1/2/2013 - Naruto U., Ino Y., Tenten, Zetsu
Patriot's Dawn by The Pro reviews
Uzumaki Naruto was born to be a shinobi. He was supposed to be a killer; a protector of unparalleled skill. His lineage and the demon in his gut ensured that. In canon, his growth was stunted. In here, he had a reason to be strong. He has to survive. AU.
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 160,392 - Reviews: 2306 - Favs: 5,402 - Follows: 5,533 - Updated: 12/31/2014 - Published: 10/31/2010 - Naruto U.
Naruto: Path of Ambition by Mr. Dusk reviews
After a chance meeting between Naruto and Kakashi (far earlier than they would have) Kakashi becomes Naruto's legal guardian and prepares him for life as a ninja. As he grows older, Naruto develops an ambition to change the world, and meets those who will either help him on his path or stand in his way. ON HIATUS
Naruto - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 33,267 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 140 - Follows: 239 - Updated: 1/2/2015 - Published: 12/13/2013 - Naruto U., Hinata H., Kakashi H.
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