I have watched quite the amount of Naruto anime in my time and when a coworker of mine offered a trade of mangas, I gladly accepted. This led to me having the opportunity to read the first volume of this manga serie. A truly nostalgic experience. The reading from right to left was confusing at times, but made for an interesting experience to start of my 2017. The translation is often peculiar and threw me off, yet fit the overall storyline well.
Kudos to Masashi Kishimoto and belated (18 years later) congratulations on publishing your first manga.