Hello, fanfic readers!
These are exciting days for the Naruto fandom: Naruto Shippuden ended yesterday after 10 years on air, and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations will be airing on April 5th. Still, not everyone’s going to be watching the new generation, and would rather take this as the true ending of the story. So, to celebrate the franchise, we bring you 10 Naruto Action and Adventure fic recs!
Summary: Konoha’s citizens are being controlled by a virus, and it falls on Sakura’s shoulders to save them. A double agent among the most hostile, unrepentant criminals in the world, she finds herself navigating between competing loyalties in a sea of moral uncertainty. But that’s impossible for a faithful Leaf nin like Sakura. Loyalties aren’t contagious…right?
Rating: Explicit – Graphic Depictions of Violence, Major Character Death – Gen, F/M – Action/Adventure, Romance, Moral Ambiguity, Lemon, Double Agents, Female Protagonist, Genre-bendy, Angst, Badass!Sakura
Summary: Trapped in darkness, Kakashi refuses to leave ANBU. Years later, as the commander, he is ordered to train three utterly useless genin into competent shinobi.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – Gen – ANBU Kakashi, Strong Team Seven, Action/Adventure, Drama, AU-Canon Divergence
Summary: Ancient legends tell of the Five Guardian Spirits, daughters of the Great One, who held the world’s balance in their hands. And a prophecy speaks of the day when that balance will be restored in the form of a human child who unifies the Guardian Elements inside one soul. But greed and the lust for power have consumed the human world, and a plot to subvert the prophecy seems to have been successful. As the balance shifts two warriors born under the sign of the Fire Guardian will fight to restore what should have been and protect what is to come. In a world without Naruto will Iruka discover the man he was truly meant to be? And can Kakashi decipher what’s gone wrong and fix it in time to save everything, and everyone, he cares for?
Rating: Mature – Gen, M/M – AU-Canon Divergence, Magic, Action/Adventure, Developing Relationship, Established Relationship, Alternate Reality, Language, Mild Sexual Content
Summary: A simple joint mission goes awry in a way that neither Kakashi nor Iruka could have predicted.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – Graphic Depictions of Violence – Gen, M/M – Action/Adventure, Humor, Mission Fic
Summary: Six years after the war with Orochimaru, Team 7 is an elite jounin/chunnin team that’s famous for both ingenuity and getting things done. But a new mission hits close to home, and even teamed with their old sensei, Sakura, Naruto, and Sasuke may not be enough.
Rating: Mature – Major Character Death – F/M, Gen, M/M – Angst, Action/Adventure
Summary: Agent of the Department of Paranormal Affairs Sasuke Uchiha is going through partners like other people goes through socks. No one can stand being around the moody bastard for long, and that’s just how Sasuke likes it. He has a goal in mind, and he does not need anyone getting in the way of that, least of all his newest partner: rookie agent Naruto Uzumaki.
Rating: Explicit – M/M – Yaoi, Vampires, AU-Modern Setting, Action, Romance, Smut, Blood, Supernatural Elements, Fights, Clubbing, Diryt Dancing, Violence, Angst, Minor Character Death
Summary: Five years after the end of the war Sakura embarks on what may be the toughest, as well as the most enlightening and important, mission of her young life.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – F/M – Action/Adventure, Romance, Developing Relationship, AU-Canon Divergence, Political Intrigue
Summary: Itachi never betrayed the leaf. Danzo had blood on his hands. The mangekyou came with a price. But Naruto didn’t know that, and he couldn’t have known the events he set into motion the day he brought his best friend home. Konoha’s rookie 9 is back together again, and the question on everyone’s mind: What is the truth around Sasuke Uchiha?
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – M/M – Action/Adventure, Action & Romance, Canon-Typical Violence, Canon Compliant, Post-Naruto Time Skip, Blindness, Romance, Shounen Ai
Summary: The first thing Naruto noticed was that he couldn’t see. He blinked once or twice but the room grew no lighter. He attempted to raise his hands to touch his face but was brought up short by a clink of metal and a sharp jab in the wrist. His legs were bound too. A chain ran between the shackles on his wrists to the shackles on his ankles. He struggled off his stomach and onto his knees.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – Graphic Depictions of Violence – M/M – Drama, Action, Pre-Relationship, Torture, Homecoming, Original Characters-freeform
Summary: Sasuke, a professional hitman, is revenging his clan. In attempt to deceive his followers, he accidentally involves a random blond civilian with his mission. However unexpectedly, there’s more than it meets the eye.
Rating: Mature – M/M – AU!Mafia, Spies, Action/Adventure