In 2002, the manga was published in North America in English by Tokyopop as Kodocha: Sana's Stage.
In 2006, Tokyopop lost the license to the manga, leaving it out of print.
During the early part of the series, Naruto is assigned to Team 7, in which he meets his rival Sasuke Uchiha, a taciturn and highly skilled "genius" of the Uchiha clan; Sakura Haruno, who is infatuated with Sasuke and has Naruto's attention; and Kakashi Hatake, the quiet and mysterious leader of the team.
The series takes place in a fictional universe where countries vie for power by employing ninja who can use superhuman abilities in combat.With an approach to his instrument described as "Japanese old stone age style" (or the somewhat misleading term 'noise shakuhachi') Orimo might be said to be working on the fringes (of the fringes) of Japan's broadly defined 'psychedelic' scene.That said one could ask if Siwa's motives here might not just be a case of trying to peddle 'the hated music' behind a veil of blatant exoticism., also known as Kodocha for short, is a manga series by Miho Obana. An anime television series was created by Studio Gallop and NAS and broadcast on TV Tokyo every Friday from April 5, 1996 to March 27, 1998. Staff and released on December 16, 1995 by Shueisha under their Ribon Video label.