Naruto Uzumaki Hepburn: Uzumaki Naruto) is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto created by Masashi Kishimoto. The main protagonist and titular character of the series, he is a ninja affiliated with the fictional village of Konohagakure. The villagers ostracize Naruto because the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox, a malevolent creature that attacked Konohagakure, is sealed within his body. As a result, Naruto has ambitions of becoming the village's leader, the Hokage, in order to gain recognition among his peers. He maintains a cheerful and boisterous personality, allowing him to befriend several other Konohagakure ninja throughout the series, as well as ninja from other villages. Naruto appears in all of the series' films, as well as other media related to the franchise, including video games and original video animations.