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The Senju clan is responsible for coming up with some truly impressive jutsu.

An anime character being in the right place at the right time is a common trope that helps to push the narrative forward.

In Naruto, the Uchiha Clan has a multitude of self-created jutsu.

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About the Author

Joseph Messink (J.M. Menkiss) is an author and freelance writer based in the Chicago area. He works as an Anime Lists Writer at CBR, a content contributor to Tales, and a CEC at TJX Retailers. An English/Writing graduate from Carroll University, Joseph is currently pursuing a Masters of Education at DePaul University.


  • Deirdre Keenan Award for Excellence In Writing: 1st prize
  • Milwaukee Award for Best of Undergraduate Writers: 1 of 3
  • Features Editor/Writer for Portage Literary Magazine: 2019 Issue
  • Launched Global Student Society: Aberystwyth University, Wales

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