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Synonyms: NARUTO
Japanese: ナルト
English: Naruto
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Type: TV
Episodes: 220
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2002 to Feb 8, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2002
Broadcast: Thursdays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Aniplex, Shueisha
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: Martial ArtsMartial Arts
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.001 (scored by 19770151,977,015 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6572
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #8
Members: 2,858,133
Favorites: 80,148

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Moments before Naruto Uzumaki's birth, a huge demon known as the Nine-Tailed Fox attacked Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf Village, and wreaked havoc. In order to put an end to the demon's rampage, the leader of the village, the Fourth Hokage, sacrificed his life and sealed the monstrous beast inside the newborn Naruto.

In the present, Naruto is a hyperactive and knuckle-headed ninja growing up within Konohagakure. Shunned because of the demon inside him, Naruto struggles to find his place in the village. His one burning desire to become the Hokage and be acknowledged by the villagers who despite him. However, while his goal leads him to unbreakable bonds with lifelong friends, it also lands him in the crosshairs of many deadly foes.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Naruto adapts the first 27 volumes of the original manga.

It received numerous awards during its airing, including the "Best Full-Length Animation Program Award" in the Third UStv Awards and the 38th "Best Animated Show" in IGN's Top 100 Animated Series.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kobayashi, Noriko
Simone, Jamie
Producer, ADR Director
Date, Hayato
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

1: "Wind" by Akeboshi (eps 1-25)
2: "Harmonia" by Rythem (eps 26-51)
3: "Viva Rock ~Japanese Side~" by Orange Range (eps 52-64)
4: "ALIVE" by Raiko (eps 65-77)
5: "Ima made Nando mo" by the Mass Missile (eps 78-89)
6: "Ryusei" by Tia (eps 90-103)
7: "Mountain A Go Go Too" by Captain Straydum (eps 104-115)
8: "Hajimete Kimi to Shabetta" by GagagaSP (eps 116-128)
9: "Nakushita Kotoba" by No Regret Life (eps 129-141)
10: "Speed" by Analogfish (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)


Apr 27, 2008
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 ...
Apr 8, 2008
Mixed Feelings
Story: Naruto is a fairly decent anime that made quite a bit of mistakes, such as turning over half of the show into fillers, and taking the show into "god" level Dragon Ball Z style of fighting. Naruto starts out as a extremly good Ninja anime during its first season where everything you see is unexpected and the story is rather fresh and interesting, the first season including Zabuza had a perfect pace and the fight scenes felt truly of what ninjas should be.

After the first season however we are left with a quickly declining anime, soon the fights becomes my "special ...
Dec 19, 2008
ok so I've seen like 200+ series and i have to say that this is one pathetic series. i watched up to shippuden 50. im telling you nothing interesting happens, and like 90% of the series is filler anyway.

the plot is seriously lacking and its a pathetic excuse for a slice of life/action-drama type of show. im writing this for people who legitimately haven't seen the show but the series is just NOT worth the acclaim or watching at all.

the characters are even worse. you have your over-zealous,untalented guy who thinks he can do anything if he tries hard enough. . .and he ...

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