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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
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.781 (scored by 308434 users)
Ranked: #8852
Popularity: #6
Members: 451,029
Favorites: 19,208
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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]

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

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

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

Staff

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



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Apr 30, 2011
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
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
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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Jun 25, 2008
theeggman85
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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Recommendations

Both are great shounen series with "fight for nakamas" plot, and goals characters have made their mind to accomplish. Also it looks like naruto somewhat resembles Luffy. If you enjoyed Naruto, I'm sure you will find One Piece amazing. 
reportRecommended by dacon - Add to favorites
Fighting and great character development. Because of the expanse of different characters, there is bound to be one (or a couple) that instantaneously become your favorite. 
As well as Naruto, Fairy Tail is going to be the next big thing in anime. Somehow it gives me the same feeling as I'm watching Naruto. There are a lot of characters, a lot of funny moments, and I'm looking forward to the next episode! So I think that if you like Naruto, you may like Fairy Tail too! 
Both of these series follow adolescents. The main characters both follow a set goal where each is trying to prove something to someone. The character development is superb and goes into exquisite detail for everyone. Both series have specific powers or abilities that each character maintains. Action scenes are also extremely intense and well animated. 
reportRecommended by Xinil - Add to favorites
This new anime, Nabari no Ou is very similar to Naruto, even some animes don't go that far to have techniques that uses nature so this really have some similarities. The main character seems to have something hidden inside that that is very powerful... 
•The main characters are about the same age (both Gon and Naruto are 12 years old), they have a similar goal, Naruto is striving to become a ninja and Gon is aspiring to become a hunter.
• They both grew up without their parents by their side, but they still retain an optimistic personality.
• In order to achieve their dreams, they go through a very difficult exam that tests them if they trully have the ability and talent to became a hunter/ninja.
• The trials in both animes consist of crossing a dangerous forest, where there are traps everywhere, the next  read more 

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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