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Naruto

Naruto

Alternative Titles

English: Naruto
Japanese: ナルト

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 220
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2002 to Feb 8, 2007
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Statistics

Score: 7.781 (scored by 317662 users)
Ranked: #8862
Popularity: #6
Members: 464,961
Favorites: 19,691
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Popular Tags

action adventure comedy ninja shounen

Synopsis

Naruto Uzumaki, a hyperactive and knuckle-headed ninja, lives in Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf village. Moments prior to his birth, a huge demon known as the Kyuubi, the Nine-tailed Fox, attacked Konohagakure and wreaked havoc. In order to put an end to the Kyuubi's rampage, the leader of the village, the 4th Hokage, sacrificed his life and sealed the monstrous beast inside the newborn Naruto.

Shunned because of the presence of the Kyuubi inside him, Naruto struggles to find his place in the village. He strives to become the Hokage of Konohagakure, and he meets many friends and foes along the way.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Naruto
Side story: Naruto: Movie 1 - Dai Katsugeki!! Yuki Hime Shinobu Houjou Dattebayo!, Naruto: Takigakure no Shitou - Ore ga Eiyuu Dattebayo!, Naruto: Find the Crimson Four-leaf Clover!, Naruto: Movie 2 - Daigekitotsu! Maboroshi no Chiteiiseki Dattebayo!, Naruto: Finally a Clash!! Jounin vs. Genin!, Naruto: Movie 3 - Dai Koufun! Mikazuki Jima no Animaru Panikku Dattebayo!, Naruto: The Cross Roads
Sequel: Naruto: Shippuuden

Characters & Voice Actors

Uzumaki, Naruto
Uzumaki, Naruto
Main
Takeuchi, Junko
Japanese
Takeuchi, Junko
Kogure, Ema
Japanese
Kogure, Ema
...
Hatake, Kakashi
Hatake, Kakashi
Main
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Japanese
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Uchiha, Sasuke
Uchiha, Sasuke
Main
Sugiyama, Noriaki
Japanese
Sugiyama, Noriaki
Haruno, Sakura
Haruno, Sakura
Main
Nakamura, Chie
Japanese
Nakamura, Chie

Staff

Kobayashi, Noriko
Kobayashi, Noriko
Producer
Date, Hayato
Date, Hayato
Director, Storyboard
Ebina, Yasunori
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Tsuru, Toshiyuki
Tsuru, Toshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation

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Episodes  220 / 220
Aired  Oct 3, 2002 to Feb 8, 2007
Status  Finished Airing


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Jun 28, 4:56 PM
CommunistNiglet
Naruto was one of the first anime I watched. Along with Dragon Ball Z, I basically grew up watching Naruto every Saturday night on Toonami. The English dub itself isn't terrible but it's not the best I've seen.

Now that I've rewatched Naruto, I can honestly say that Naruto is a very fitting 7.

Story: 8

Naruto's story is similar to a lot of shonen anime, and people give it a lot of hate for being "stereotypical." While the background for Naruto is a bit bland, the story of Team 7 is well written.

The beginning arcs of Naruto were very well done. The villains themselves read more
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Apr 30, 2011 3:49 PM
insan3Inquisitor
I'm sure most, if not all, the people who end up reading this review have seen Naruto before and those who haven't are probably put off by the pure unadulterated hatred this and the more recent Shippuuden garner. Okay, I guess "unadulterated" is a strong word but I digress..

In any case, before starting this review I want to point out that I haven't read the manga so I'm unsure as to what was or wasn't changed during the process of animating this story and I guess it's time to get the show on the road.

*Also, let it be known that the infamous "Filler Arc" read more
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Jan 11, 2009 5:54 PM
TheAoiDoragon
Naruto, a lot of the new generations first favorite anime. It was not my first, I am with the last gen with Sailor Moon, DBZ and others. Naruto I started watching around... when it first came out. It was the first of it's kind, it lost spunk near the end, but it really kept you going for the first 135 episodes.

Story:

It was different then most animes, people don't admit it, but it was. It wasn't always about Naruto though, which sometimes made me wonder why Kishimoto called it Naruto. The story follows mainly Team 7 (Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura) and the journeys they have until read more
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Nov 30, 2014 7:29 PM
Agnedea
Naruto is a polarizing series thats been popular since its initial release in many countries and has been capturing fans since the beginning. Being part of the famous Shounen genre, it's one for receiving hate and praise, while i think it's in the middle. While the second season is getting more attention than the first, this isn't something to leave out since this started it all.

Deriving off the theme of ninjas, this anime introduces the concept of using chakra to enable jutsus, or a technique, to help them fight in battle. There's a diverse list of techniques out there from illusions to just martial arts read more
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Opening Theme

#01: "R★O★C★K★S", by Hound Dog (eps 1-25)
#02: "Haruka Kanata (遥か彼方)" by Asian Kung-fu Generation (eps 26-53)
#03: "Kanashimi wo Yasashisa ni (悲しみをやさしさに)" by little by little (eps 54-77)
#04: "GO!!!" by FLOW (eps 78-103)
#05: "Seishun Kyosokyoku (青春狂騒曲)" by Sambomaster (eps 104-128)
#06: "No Boy, No Cry (ノーボーイ・ノークライ)" by Stance Punks (eps 129-153)
#07: "Namikaze Satellite (波風サテライト)" by Snowkel (eps 154-178)
#08: "Re:member" by FLOW (eps 179-202)
#09: "YURA YURA (ユラユラ)" by Hearts Grow (eps 203-220)
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Ending Theme

#01: "Wind" by Akeboshi (eps 1-25)
#02: "Harmonia" by Rythem (eps 26-51)
#03: "Viva Rock ~Japanese Side~" by Orange Range (eps 52-64)
#04: "ALIVE" by Raiko (eps 65-77)
#05: "Ima made Nando mo" by the Mass Missile (eps 78-89)
#06: "Ryusei" by Tia (eps 90-103)
#07: "Mountain A Go Go Too" by Captain Stridum (eps 104-115)
#08: "Hajimete Kimi to Shabetta" by GagagaSP (eps 116-128)
#09: "Nakushita Kotoba" by No Regret Life (eps 129-141)
#10: "Speed" by Analog Fish (eps 142-153)
#11: "Soba ni Iru Kara" by Amadori (eps 154-165)
#12: "Parade" by CHABA (eps 166-178)
#13: "Yellow Moon" by Akeboshi (eps 179-191)
#14: "Pinocchio" by Ore Ska Band (eps 192-202)
#15: "Scenario" by SABOTEN (eps 203-220)
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