The Brief: Naruto Running is a method of running with one's arms outstretched behind them as the anime and manga character Naruto does.


In the manga and anime series Naruto, the main character, Naruto Uzumaki tends to run with both arms outstretched behind him, especially when he is sprinting or running into battle. Thus, the term “Naruto running” refers to this style of charging.

This has been the subject of memes since at least the early 2000s with people mimicking Naruto’s signature running style for amusement, for love of the series, and to see if it actually is a more effective method of sending it.

There’s even a WikiHow page with step-by-step instructions and illustrations on “How To Run Like Naruto.”

Area 51

The original Facebook page that made the “Storm Area 51” meme go viral suggested that those raiding the government facility on September 20, 2019, told potential attendees: “If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets see them aliens.”

It appears that at least one Area 51 visitor has risen to this challenge as a young man was filmed running around a reporter near the site with his arms outstretched behind him.