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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: 7.771 (scored by 294176 users)
Ranked: #8832
Popularity: #6
Members: 429,300
Favorites: 18,569
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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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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
Nakamura, Chie
Nakamura, Chie
Higgins, Kate
Higgins, Kate
Hatake, Kakashi
Hatake, Kakashi
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Wittenberg, Dave
Wittenberg, Dave
Uchiha, Sasuke
Uchiha, Sasuke
Sugiyama, Noriaki
Sugiyama, Noriaki
Lowenthal, Yuri
Lowenthal, Yuri
Uzumaki, Naruto
Uzumaki, Naruto
Takeuchi, Junko
Takeuchi, Junko
Flanagan, Maile
Flanagan, Maile


Kobayashi, Noriko
Date, Hayato
Director, Storyboard
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Kawaguchi, Keiichirou
Episode Director

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Jan 11, 2009
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.


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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Apr 30, 2011
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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May 19, 2014
Naruto (not Naruto Shippuden) is awesome. It had a nice setting, character development, plot, and fighting scenes. The thing I enjoyed most about Naruto was its character development. The diverse array of characters in Naruto all (with the exception of Ten-ten and a few other people) had their spotlight and unique identities. I especially liked Naruto because he was the hard-working underdog.

You also get these bad-ass fighting scenes. These fighting scenes, I felt, actually made sense. There weren't many nakama-power ups, and the good people didn't always win. Everyone was limited by chakra. You also get some cool strategies!

I really enjoyed this series. And even read more
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Nov 30, 2014
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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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 stage being a tournament, where the combatants battle each other in order to become a hunter/ninja.
• The other main characters Sasuke and Kurapika have similar goals as well, both wanting to avenge their respective clans that got totally annihilated, them being the only survivors.
•They both have an eye power that is transmitted genetically only to the members of the clans, which is very rare and is seeked by power-hungry villains.
• In order to seek revenge no matter the cost, both Kurapika and Sasuke leave their friends's side and choose to follow a path of darkness.
•In both animes,the powers of the characters reside in their ability to control "chakra" (in Naruto) or "nen" (in Hunter x Hunter ) which is a humans's inner energy.
If you enjoyed Naruto, be sure to also check out Hunter x Hunter, you won't be disappointed ^^

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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