This article is about the novels. For the secret techniques, see Hiden.
Naruto Hiden

Naruto Hiden promotional materiel.

Naruto Hiden (NARUTO -ナルト- 秘伝, literally meaning: Naruto Secret Chronicles) is a light novel series which was released from February to July 2015. The series explores the stories of various characters after the conclusion of the original manga. Though each book is illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, they are written by different authors.[1] It's also a part of the Naruto Project. VIZ Media began releasing English translations of the novels in November of 2015.[2]

Two of these novels (Shikamaru Hiden and Konoha Hiden) were adapted for the Naruto: Shippūden anime in the winter of 2016.


  1. Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky
  2. Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness‎
  3. Sakura Hiden: Thoughts of Love, Riding Upon a Spring Breeze
  4. Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding
  5. Gaara Hiden: A Sandstorm Mirage
  6. Akatsuki Hiden: Evil Flowers in Full Bloom


Novels timeline

Official novel timeline.

Weekly Shōnen Jump sets the following order of events:

11th October, 17 years after Naruto's birth[3]
Several months later
Two years later
Several months later
  • Sakura Hiden
  • Konoha Hiden
Several days later
Several months later
  • Gaara becomes 20 years old.
  • Gaara Hiden
  • Akatsuki Hiden
Over ten years later

Notes and References[]

  1. 秘伝シリーズ Naruto Hiden book list
  2. VIZ Media announced licensing the 3 Naruto Hiden novels
  3. Jin no Sho, page 14
  4. Naruto has yet to receive a prosthetic arm at the time Sasuke leaves Konoha. He receives one sometime between the prologue and chapter 1 of Kakashi Hiden.