At chapter 245 (volume 28), the story skips forward three years to focus on the now older characters facing even tougher challenges. Most of the characters are redesigned to reflect the time difference, not only looking older but often having new costumes and skills. Although the series is continuous in Japan, many fans refer to the first 238 chapters as 'pre time skip' Naruto or simply Part 1, and the chapters
after this 'time skip' Naruto or Part 2. The second part of the story forms the basis for the anime series Naruto Shippuden.
Sandwiched between 'pre time skip' Naruto and
'time skip' Naruto (volumes 27 & 28) is an six chapter short story called
Kakashi Gaiden. This story goes into the past to tell the
story of how Naruto's teacher Kakashi Hakate obtained the power of the
Good places to pick it
up all of the manga without generally having to order volumes in
include Travelling Man and Forbidden Planet, and online
Anime On Line.