Naruto has been well received in both Japan and the United States. As of volume 36, the manga has sold over 71 million copies in Japan. During 2008, volume 43 sold 1,188,881 copies becoming the 9th best-seller comic from Japan. Volumes 42, 44, 41 also ranked within the top 20, but they had smaller sold copies.Part of Naruto Comics here:
The Naruto manga series has become one of Viz's top properties, accounting for nearly 10% of all manga sales in 2006. The seventh volume of Viz's release became the first manga to ever win a Quill Award when it claimed the award for "Best Graphic Novel" in 2006.
Naruto ComicThe manga also appeared in the USA Today Booklist with volume 11 holding the title of the highest ranked manga series on the list, until it was surpassed by volume 28, which claimed the 17th rank in its first week of release in March 2008. Volume 28 also had one of the biggest debut weeks of any manga in years and is currently the top selling manga volume of 2008. During its release, volume 29 ranked #57, while the volume 28 had dropped to #139. In April 2007, volume 14 earned Viz the "Manga Trade Paperback of the Year" Gem Award from Diamond Comic Distributors. The manga series also became the top manga property from 2008 in the United States with 31 volumes having been published during the chart. Searches for the word "Naruto" were #7 on the Yahoo! web search engine's list of the top 10 most popular search terms of 2008, and #4 from 2007.