Even with the world’s most powerful daemon in your stomach, saving the world is not that easy. Any young ninja who wishes to survive to fulfil his ambitions must first learn that some problems can’t be solved with any amount of chakra, and that battles are decided by the time swords are drawn, not when they are sheathed. And just as the most important skill is the ability to remain hidden, the most frightening foe is one with the wisdom to hide in Darkness…

Welcome! This is the website for The Need to Become Stronger, an ambitious rationalist Naruto fanfic which aims to create a more rational version of the Naruto universe in the same way that HPMoR did for Harry Potter. The story is written to be accessible even for those with very little knowledge of the Naruto lore, so please feel free to dive right in!

The first chapter can be found here.

There is also a prologue available, but it’s fairly similar to canon and not needed to follow the main story. It’s generally agreed that the story and writing gets substantially better after chapter 4, and it continues to improve after that. If you don’t like the first few chapters, I encourage you to give it a chance until chapter 5 at least.

The story updates once a week, usually in the weekend. All rights and credit for creating the beautiful world and characters of Naruto go to Masashi Kishimoto.