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In the village on Mount Oinari lives Naruto Uzumaki, a mischievous boy and son of infamous nine-tailed demon fox. With a reputation for pulling pranks, Naruto has no friends; that is until one day the chief sends him on a mission to the city – and he’s not to return until he finds a friend and brings him back to the village. When he arrives in the city, the young boy meets an artist named Kuroda and his assistant, Takashi, but just as he seems set to make his first friend, Takashi is murdered and Naruto is the prime suspect! Will Naruto be able to discover the true killer, finally earn the trust of another and make his first friend?
The year is 2050, and the place is Sky City, Tokyo. Whizzing cars fly through the bustling streets, and window washers dodge traffic, signs and electric lines in order to earn some cash. One such window washer is Park, a young man who lives in the trash disposal area called Dream Island below Sky City. With the goal of acquiring cash to afford medicine for the ailing Jii-chan, Park flies through the sky in search of adventure and riches!
Both of these one-shots feature snarky, outgoing protagonists who inwardly carry heavy burdens that drives them forward. If you like outgoing characters and are in the mood for a quick read, give these two a try.