Naruto Fanfiction Recommendations
You ask me for fanfic recs? Then Beware, for I read
fanfiction when I cannot sleep at night.
Note 10-Aug-2006: I've decided to revamp this page.
If you are looking for obscure, little-known gems from the
far corners of fandom, look elsewhere! The fics listed here
have all been recced to hell and back already. If I've read it and it's
popular -- and I liked it, otherwise there would be no point calling
this a "recommendation" page -- it will be here. Note that
I'm not actively involved in Naruto fandom and my knowledge is limited.
series made up of interconnected oneshots.
Frost by Moonsheen
My favorite Naruto fanfic ever. Futurefic in a snowed-in
Konoha, understated humor, very calm.
on an Incomplete Relationship by suzukiblu
Team 10 needs more love. Threeway, sexual experimentation involving
Out by Sunfreak
Naruto/Ino. Fun, funny and very, very teenaged.
Sunfreak built this pairing single-handedly.
at the Sky by Sadie Dragonfire
Quiet, contemplative Team 7 fic. Sasuke gets no dialogue.
Sasuke and Naruto friendship
fic. It's hot, they argue, an agreement is
reached. Great dialogue.
Displacement by Cathy
Naruto/Gaara, in a way. Abstract,
metaphor-rich, very pretty.
by Luc Court
Preseries Kabuto fic, dark (of course), disturbing (of course), and
and Kindness by Ceresi
Neiji+birds [insert joke about overused metaphor here] but seriously,
this is the fic that did it first and best.
Those Little Things by lynnxlady
Tsunade/Jiraiya. Nostalgic and HOT, grown-up in a way that
most Naruto fanfic just isn't.
Mary Sue by Mucktron
Exactly what the title says. Parody for everyone who's read
one too many of these.
Place to Stand by darkeyedwolf
Kakashi/Sasuke. Dark themes, dark humor, great writing,
Sasuke sulks a lot.
Mine by biztheinsane
NaruSasu Valentine's Day fic. Very funny and adorable, but
not overly sentimental.
Includes ridiculously long epics and WIPs.
Primer by Link and Luigi
Self-referencing shorts in the tradition of Sideways Stories from Wayside
of the Appartment Manager by Elizabeth Culmer
follows middle-aged Yuiko though the
exams. Gets ninja economics right.
by Vanyel Ashkevron
Missionfic, good Sasuke voice, Sasuke/Naruto hints
but nothing blatant. The author writes good action.
NaruSasu, SasuNaru, lots of demonic sex. The author's style is unique
the End of All Things by silvaren
SasuNaru. The way the retrieve-Sasuke manga arc might
have ended, dark characterizations.
Naruto/Sasuke/Naruto. Demon Fox as a third character.
Good pacing, hot, guilty
by Goddess Kes
Progeny fic, but a good one. SasuNaru: limely, angsty, and
From You by doskoipanda
Another SasuNaru with a plot.
Not Well Known
Okay, so I couldn't resist after all.
by V Voltaire
Kabuto character study, very medical and
with believable psychology.
AU, Itachi never left the village but something is still not
quite right...great psychological realism.
Shikamaru is so the glue that holds team
ten together. Really cute, nice parallelism. Drabble.
Beach fics, by many people
The ultimate in Moody AU. Purposefully overdone
atmosphere, Kinomaru as a main character.
Iruka and Naruto pre-series fic, sadly incomplete. Cute,
great sense of detail, great characterization.
as Hanabi's Instructor by mattador
Broken people, less broken together! This just works. The
author's written other stuff set in this universe too.
"Just clap your hands, clap your hands."
Naruto and Sasuke from the manga "Naruto", fanart by me.