Ranked #859


Alternative Titles

English: Naruto
Japanese: ナルト


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
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.791 (scored by 333001 users)
Ranked: #8592
Popularity: #7
Members: 488,185
Favorites: 20,437
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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


Kobayashi, Noriko
Kobayashi, Noriko
Date, Hayato
Date, Hayato
Director, Storyboard
Ebina, Yasunori
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Wakabayashi, Atsushi
Wakabayashi, Atsushi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director

More episodes Episodes(220/220)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Enter: Naruto Uzumaki!
Sanjou! Uzumaki Naruto (参上! うずまきナルト)
Oct 3, 2002
2 My Name is Konohamaru!
Konohamaru da Kore! (木ノ葉丸だ コレ!)
Oct 10, 2002
3 Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?
Shukuteki!? Sasuke to Sakura (宿敵!?サスケとサクラ)
Oct 17, 2002
4 Pass or Fail: Survival Test
Shiren! Survival Enshuu (試練!サバイバル演習)
Oct 24, 2002
5 You Failed! Kakashi's Final Decision
Shikkaku? Kakashi no Ketsuron (失格?カカシの結論)
Oct 31, 2002

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)

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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Apr 27, 2008 4:51 AM
To be honest, Naruto is the most overhyped show in existence. Everyone goes on and on and on about how great it is; and my expectations for this show was equally high. However, I was really, really let down. Really. This wasn't the best show ever, as I had thought it would be. Don't get me wrong, the show is enjoyable, but it's definitely not among the best shows out there. I hope Shippuden will better than this... much better.

The concept of this show isn't that hard to follow. It's an alternate world in which ninjas live. The ninjas fight by using various skills, and read more
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Jun 25, 2008 9:10 PM
I began to browse through the reviews of Naruto, and realized something was horribly wrong. All the experienced anime watchers were giving it crappy reviews, and all the first-timers were giving it rave reviews, with reasons that every anime has to back them up. How could this be? Gee, I wonder. For some strange reason, Naruto has become the most popular and well-known anime series ever, and as such, it is usually the first anime seen by anime watchers alike. Why this is, I don't know. Maybe it appeals to a wide variety of young teenagers...

When I was 13 years old, I remember watching and read more
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Apr 30, 2011 3:49 PM
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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Jun 8, 2009 2:24 PM
Proof that I will watch just about anything, or rather that I once had nothing better to do than watch this crap while waiting for Squidbillies to come on (Unknown Hinson fangirl).

In either case, there are few anime out there that evoke a visceral reaction like Naruto. Sure there is Inuyasha and you can get your eyes clawed out by yaoi fangirls for calling them closet lesbians, but no other anime has started a craze of shut ins wearing orange sweatsuits and headbands to school like Naruto.

See, a uniform code is not just for keeping Crips and Bloods from wearing gang colors to school.

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