Long Live The Hokage


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After Reincarnating into Naruto World at the Warring State Era as an Uzumaki, Masahiko thought that he got a useless System. He lived for 48 years as a normal, below average Uzumaki Shinobi.

That changed when he finally knew how the system works the day of his 49th Birthday!

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Greycat rated it
November 15, 2019
Status: c27
I'll give it 4 stars for now. It's already different in the fact that the MC is near 50 at the start, and his reward system pays out just for being involved in events more than killing important figures. That gives it a bonus from me.


I've upped my rating to 5 starts. It's pretty good at this point. He's gotten involved in fights and not just to slaughter everyone, but because of the plot and his family. His reward system is actually very flexible in how it can be used,... more>> and he's already stopped focusing directly on battle stuff. Not to mention, he's still a loveable goof and it fun to read about his story :) <<less
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mdescoa rated it
June 26, 2020
Status: --
Honestly, looking at all these reviews you would think that the novel would be better but in reality this novel really just disapointed me. [Keep in mind that I didn't read that much.] Just with first impressions, the MC is not really likable (he was literally a bully in his childhood years, you would think that because he has his past memories he would be more matural but nope!) He's also pretty flat (though maybe this will change later on) and constantly makes a lot of Naruto references which gets... more>> pretty annoying, as if the author is trying to convince the reader that they truly know Naruto. It also feels pretty unrealistic (seriously, the first thing you do when you get chakra is to master the infamous 'Harem Jutsu?' Why?? - Not to mention it's the WARRING STATES PERIOD! I honestly can't believe he isn't dead by the beginning of the story...) An added bonus is that the translation quality isn't that nice either, I mean sure you can read it but it's the small grammatical mistakes that can really trip you up. <<less
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Flying Jade
June 23, 2020
Status: --
Boring.... this idea was exciting at first but it falls short. The MC is basically a passerby in all the events. He hardly changes or brings out new outcomes. The narrative is bland and the characters are all one dimensional.

For a character that has actually lived in the world for nearly 50 years (way longer than he lived in the modern) world, he treats the world as a game. He hardly has deep affections, if he does, we are simply TOLD so but he doesn't really SHOW it.

The dialogue is... more>> bland. The action scenes are worse. Without being a Naruto fan, this is unreadable. The fight scenes are basically short paragraph summaries.

There is no build up or tension or new elements in the story. No, I'm not asking him to change the history as we know it in Naruto-verse, but creating oppositig concept in the MCs mind would have been great. E.g. building relationships with ancestors of certain clans or people then being put in a conflicting position to save them or let them die to maintain the history. Id even appreciate it if he used his power like Madara or black zetsu to watch things from the shadows and protect those he cared about.

Overall, the MC is just a standby character and the exposition is not that good. <<less
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Rleinu rated it
November 15, 2019
Status: c20
First time reviewing, I only read fanfictions to pass time, a lot of them which are pretty repetitious. As for this, I only like it because MC is a bumbling idiot.
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NoobaLoob rated it
June 24, 2020
Status: c500
This novel touches on something that I have immense appreciation of, that is, what it would actually be like to grow older than everyone around you. What it would be like to see the last person of your generation die from old age, while you still have hundreds of years to go.

You see so often MC's who live thousands of years and it doesn't even sweat then. In this story though, the MC actually feels his age. This is especially poignant when his granddaughter dies in her mid 80s and... more>> he looks around and realizes that it's not just everyone from his youth, but all the children he's seen grow up are also gone. At 120+ (remember, the average person in the Naruto warring states period died in their 40's) he's literally the age of an ancestor.

On to the story itself, this is the best 'Big 3' fan fiction I've read. The story isn't perfect, but it's really really good. The MC is an Uzumaki and is a generation older than Madara/1st Hokage. The system in the novel is strong but the MC trains to get stronger without it (only uses it for techniques that he couldn't learn.. Or for slice of life things that don't cost many points).

The characters feel like their manga counterparts. Obviously it's a lot different because there's an hokage-level Uzumaki throughout the story.

So Nagato doesn't go bad, Land of Whirlpools doesn't get destroyed, Naruto doesn't lose his mom, etc.


This MC does not become an arrogant jackass when he gets power. He doesn't become a hypocrite. He doesn't get a harem. He doesn't abandon companions. He doesn't use his power to arbitrarily force people to do what he wants.

Definitely give it a try. <<less
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1234gary rated it
April 25, 2020
Status: c86
Very good Naruto fanfiction. There's not much to say about it other than that it feels unique and does alot of things right. You have:

  1. A MC that starts off very old (49 years old) and quickly assumes an elder-type position as everyone perceives him to be quite old.
  2. A very unique system that encourages the MC to stay as a semi-involved spectator (and not a blatant self-insert to replace Naruto like some of the other stories).
  3. Lore that is consistent (as far as I can tell) with the actual Naruto work.
  4. Proper power level benchmark that makes sense in the Naruto world. The original work had very vague power tiering, but this work sets a very reasonable standard.
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TwinFreya rated it
February 23, 2020
Status: c58
Its OK as of now, but if I had to pick on something it would be the MC's personality. He reincarnates in a Naruto world and he treats it as a game and he keeps making dumb references to his original world. YOU ARE LITERALLY IN A NARUTO WORLD! Act like it. I feel like he is not taking this world serious enough and everything is a joke to him and it's honestly annoying. This novel feels like a bad naruto fanic comedy.
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sufod01 rated it
December 18, 2019
Status: c161
Honestly I don't like reading fanfictions usually because they put me off but this one looks fine so far. Albeit sometimes it seems as if author forgot what he wrote previously but overall we can enjoy the reading.
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Otaku Jelly rated it
December 11, 2019
Status: c39
Like other reviewers point out, the MC is a lovable idiot which makes for an enjoyable, casual read.

The bumbling MC may make the unfortunate impression that the story is badly written, frustrating or 's*upid'. However, it's not the case here.

The setting is very interesting for a Naruto fanfic; the warring states era before Konoha, where you can see the beginnings of the legendary alliance.

I hope that my review will convince you to give the story a go, instead of missing out on a fun, casual read because of stigmas around... more>> fanfics and s*upid MC's. <<less
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Dg2 rated it
January 25, 2020
Status: --
I read all the current raw chapters. One thing I notice is this translator is amazing as he is able to correctly tell the jokes in english. Pretty much in this story you have a MC who had a system forever that is really unique. Due to finding out how it works at 50yrs old, starts the comedy of this fic. You'll see the MC giving hilarious excuses for the things he does and realize the MC can be pretty s*upid at times. However, it does get a bit sad... more>> further on. Makes you think about the cost of semi-immortality. Over all this is a solid 4.8/5. One of the best fanfics for this fandom. <<less
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NoobyWonders rated it
December 8, 2019
Status: c25

Good on this author to make such relatively unusual choices for a Naruto fanfic. A 50 year old buffoon in the warring states era. Warring states era is not a big part of Naruto, so there's plenty of creative freedom.

Him being a buffoon is really the best part. It truly reads like a parody fanfic, and the carefree attitude I feel from both the MC and the author is really a breath of fresh air from the staleness of this site, and Naruto fanfiction.
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Mr.Yama rated it
January 19, 2020
Status: v2c41
This story is different from your typical Naruto fanfiction cause here it doesn't promote the protagonist to kill to increase his strength. Its a light read almost like a comic within the Naruto universe and a must read for everyone who loves a good comedy and yeah you can read this if you love adventure too.... but don't expect romance or any of that sort anywhere in this novel. giving this novel a 4.5/5 just cause the translator isn't doing his job daily cause last I checked there was nearly... more>> 650 chapters on [email protected] Come on man it's a good novel so be regular with the updates. <<less
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vaizard12 rated it
April 2, 2020
Status: c506
I never expected this fanfic to be so good. Bettet than other original novel that I've read and enjoyed. So here's my 5 stars.

The MC, called Red-haired Shanks *cough* I mean Uzumaki Masahiko is so funny. I think he's one of my favorite MC.

I really like how the system works. I think it is unique. And the fights never are not long but still enjoyable.

I am reading the MTL version and despite of that I'm still enjoying it immensely.
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Ghalad rated it
January 19, 2020
Status: c42
Its a great novel a funny one that doesnt follow the usual cliche naruto reincarnation novels the MC is pretty good and above all the translating quality is 11/10 worth reading it

If you are tired of reading bad translations come and rest your eyes upon the holy translations ?



He is a good boy

You can easily blackmail him for more chapters if you put in effort ???

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orpheus_rm rated it
April 7, 2021
Status: c114
I never have much hope when it comes to fanfics, but this was a surprisingly fun read. I'm absolutely loving how playful the MC is at all times and I think my favourite light-hearted part of the novel is how the MC is constantly playing matchmaker with different characters in his head.
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phantomslayer000 rated it
February 13, 2021
Status: c120
the story is awesome the comedy character development and this fanfic doesn't go off track on naruto world MC changes alot he is not one of those f*cking MC who make excuses of not wanting to change the plot in the story MC starts of as an 49 years old man he is in the warring states era but many of you stop reading cuz you think MC will not get to the main storyline.

make sure to read this story.
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kristall77 rated it
June 4, 2020
Status: c103
Well, I have binge read all the chapters in 2 days, and I i must say I quite enjoyed it.

Its been a rather long time since I got a good fanfiction like this one. The main character is strong, but not overpowered. There is also a nice mix of comedy and some action filled chapters. The world setting and the character development is also mostly reasonable and fun to read.

For the translation: Its actually pretty good. Of course there are some minor mistakes, but only a few.

Overall, I quite enjoyed... more>> the novel and I look forward to reading more of it in the future. <<less
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Draakon rated it
April 20, 2020
Status: c84
Ha, when you think you will never able to see something unique in Naruto fanfic...

This is, probably, the only indisputable succesful attempt in making someone obsessed with Naruto-verse a MC of Naruto fic.

The MC is formerly chinese, who loves Naruto to the point of remembering bunch of opennings word to word AND also remembers some Chinese classic. Sadly, love of Water Margin will not turn you into genius by itself. He is utter dork. Althought he is lovable utter dork.

The story uses another chinese variation of Gamer system. By... more>> witnessing major historical events MC becomes stronger. Or more skilled. It's even better, although risky, if he changes the events. But because he is an utter dork, he isn't bothered much by the system and doesn't allow it to control his life, well, at least when he isn't utterly bored. There is also no quests generation and that's a plus. He still OP. But not like common Chinese protagonist, more like senile old master of unimaginable power, despite how he looks without henge.

He is also a bit shameless (playfully shameless) but probably less shameless than translator, who asks for review of this fic in comments for every chapter.

Anyway, while a first it seems like way too much stuff is skipped between the chapters with how many timeskips early on (5 years went a gone in the blink of the eye... Is just one of such timeskips), considering that by chapter 84 (several years after Tsunade birth), I must say it's pleasantly paced for Chinese novel... fic... whatever.

And sometimes it's so funny, that I almost dying from laughter. <<less
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sodofo8564 rated it
March 29, 2020
Status: c74
Well, I think this one is one of the best naruto fan-fictions out there.

Nothing much to review. It is just that the MC reborns into the Naruto World around 15 years before the 1st hokage was born; he is equipped with a late discovered system. How late? It's just 48 years after the MC was born. Will he become old? Well, it is yes and no. Will he change the canons?Also, I have to say yes and no. Why? Because....... Thus, the story begins. ?
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dndeath rated it
March 21, 2020
Status: c69
This story is an interesting take on the genre, where we follow the old man instead of a young MC. Combine the quick progression (that you expect from a "system" novel) with a truly intriguing story (mainly because it actually touches on some uncommon themes that at least I have never explored before) and then sprinkle some comic relief on top of that, all set in the Naruto universe, and you get Long Live The Hokage.

Story aside, the translation is great and new chapters are being translated at a solid... more>> pace. Don't let the fact that it is a fanfic scare you away. <<less
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