Chise Sakamoto is a traveler. She doesn't belong to any village or any clan. She is simply a regular traveler searching for the meaning of life. She's been since she was 5. Right about when her family, who all lived in secret up in a mountain, never came home one night and disappeared. Believing that they had abandoned her, she decided she really had no reason to live. Of course, someone will change that along the way.... Being a traveler, Chise is at a clear disadvantage since she's directionally challeneged. One day, as she travels through a forest she has no idea about, playing her ukulele she comes across a village, Konoha. Village Hidden in the Leaves. Of course, she's dragged there and forced into becoming a villager as well as attend the local ninja academy, although Chise doesn't really need that. Which you will find out later. There, she meets a lot of different people, one in which she comes to love. As she begins to discover the meaning of life, she grows into a ninja that nobody will mess with, she might even find out the real reason her family left her and where they went.