Broadcast for the first time in France on January 2, 2006, Naruto has quickly become an iconic work of Manga culture as well as a muse of Japanese culture throughout the world. The work tells the adventures of Naruto, a ninja apprentice in his quest to become Hokage, the powerful and respected leader of Konoha village. An ode to determination and fighting spirit, Naruto has quickly established itself as an incarnation of the shonen genre. 20 years after the first episode of the series was broadcast in Japan, Monnaie de Paris is paying tribute to Masashi Kishimoto's iconic work by minting the first collector's coins on the most famous ninjas.
This 50€ gold coin features Team 7, one of the 4 genin (new recruits) ninja formations of Hidden Leaf Village. Led by Kakashi Hatake, the group is composed of Sasuke, Sakura, and of course Naruto !
On the reverse side, we find a view of the hidden village of Konoha with the Hokages rocks, where are carved in the stone the faces of the different chiefs of the village. These portraits dominate the tower of the Hokage, visible below and present the kanji of the country of fire.