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Anilist - 7.2
Kitsu - 7.6
Moments prior to Naruto Uzumaki's birth, a huge demon known as the Kyuubi, the Nine-Tailed Fox, attacked Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf Village, and wreaked havoc. In order to put an end to the Kyuubi's rampage, the leader of the village, the Fourth Hokage, sacrificed his life and sealed the monstrous beast inside the newborn Naruto. Now, Naruto is a hyperactive and knuckle-headed ninja still living in Konohagakure. Shunned because of the Kyuubi inside him, Naruto struggles to find his place in the village, while his burning desire to become the Hokage of Konohagakure leads him not only to some great new friends, but also some deadly foes.
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: Studio Pierrot
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Super Power, Martial Arts, Shounen
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Type: BD, Dual Audio
Characters & Voice Actors
Hayato Date – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yasunori Ebina – Sound Director
Yasuyuki Honda – Episode Director
OP2: “Haruka Kanata (遥か彼方)” by Asian Kung-fu Generation (eps 26-53)
OP3: “Kanashimi wo Yasashisa ni (悲しみをやさしさに)” by little by little (eps 54-77)
OP4: “GO!!!” by FLOW (eps 78-103)
OP5: “Seishun Kyosokyoku (青春狂騒曲)” by Sambomaster (eps 104-128)
OP6: “No Boy, No Cry (ノーボーイ・ノークライ)” by Stance Punks (eps 129-153)
OP7: “Namikaze Satellite (波風サテライト)” by Snowkel (eps 154-178)
OP8: “Re:member” by FLOW (eps 179-202)
OP9: “YURA YURA (ユラユラ)” by Hearts Grow (eps 203-220)
ED1: “Wind” by Akeboshi (eps 1-25)
ED2: “Harmonia” by Rythem (eps 26-51)
ED3: “Viva Rock ~Japanese Side~” by Orange Range (eps 52-64)
ED4: “ALIVE” by Raiko (eps 65-77)
ED5: “Ima made Nando mo” by the Mass Missile (eps 78-89)
ED6: “Ryusei” by Tia (eps 90-103)
ED7: “Mountain A Go Go Too” by Captain Straydum (eps 104-115)
ED8: “Hajimete Kimi to Shabetta” by GagagaSP (eps 116-128)
ED9: “Nakushita Kotoba” by No Regret Life (eps 129-141)
ED10: “Speed” by Analogfish (eps 142-153)
ED11: “Soba ni Iru Kara” by Amadori (eps 154-165)
ED12: “Parade” by CHABA (eps 166-178)
ED13: “Yellow Moon” by Akeboshi (eps 179-191)
ED14: “Pinocchio” by Ore Ska Band (eps 192-202)
ED15: “Scenario” by SABOTEN (eps 203-220)
02: My Name is Konohamaru!
03: Sasuke and Sakura: Friends or Foes?
04: Pass or Fail: Survival Test
05: You Failed! Kakashi’s Final Decision
06: A Dangerous Mission! Journey to the Land of Waves!
07: The Assassin of the Mist!
08: The Oath of Pain
09: Kakashi: Sharingan Warrior
10: The Forest of Chakra
11: The Land Where a Hero Once Lived
12: Battle on the Bridge! Zabuza Returns!!
13: Haku’s Secret Jutsu: Crystal Ice Mirrors
14: The Number One Hyperactive, Knucklehead Ninja Joins the Fight!!
15: Zero Visibility: The Sharingan Shatters
16: The Broken Seal
17: White Past: Hidden Ambition
18: The Weapons Known as Shinobi
19: The Demon in the Snow
20: A New Chapter Begins: The Chunin Exam!
21: Identify Yourself: Powerful New Rivals
22: Chunin Challenge: Rock Lee vs. Sasuke!
23: Genin Takedown! All Nine Rookies Face Off!
24: Start Your Engines: The Chunin Exam Begins!
25: The Tenth Question: All or Nothing!
26: Special Report: Live from the Forest of Death!
27: The Chunin Exam Stage 2: The Forest of Death
28: Eat or be Eaten: Panic in the Forest
29: Naruto’s Counterattack: Never Give In!
30: The Sharingan Revived: Dragon-Flame Jutsu!
31: Bushy Brow’s Pledge: Undying Love and Protection!
32: Sakura Blossoms!
33: Battle Formation: Ino-Shika-Cho!
34: Akamaru Trembles: Gaara’s Cruel Strength!
35: The Scroll’s Secret: No Peeking Allowed
36: Clone vs. Clone: Mine are Better than Yours!
37: Surviving the Cut! The Rookie Nine Together Again!
38: Narrowing the Field: Sudden Death Elimination!
39: Bushy Brow’s Jealousy: Lions Barrage Unleashed!
40: Kakashi and Orochimaru: Face-to-Face!
41: Kunoichi Rumble: The Rivals Get Serious!
42: The Ultimate Battle: Cha!
43: Killer Kunoichi and a Shaky Shikamaru
44: Akamaru Unleashed! Who’s Top Dog Now?
45: Surprise Attack! Naruto’s Secret Weapon!
46: Byakugan Battle: Hinata Grows Bold!
47: A Failure Stands Tall!
48: Gaara vs. Rock Lee: The Power of Youth Explodes!
49: Lee’s Hidden Strength: Forbidden Secret Jutsu!
50: The Fifth Gate: A Splendid Ninja is Born
51: A Shadow in Darkness: Danger Approaches Sasuke
52: Ebisu Returns: Naruto’s Toughest Training Yet!
53: Long Time No See: Jiraiya Returns!
54: The Summoning Jutsu: Wisdom of the Toad Sage!
55: A Feeling of Yearning, A Flower Full of Hope
56: Live or Die: Risk it All to Win it All!
57: He Flies! He Jumps! He Lurks! Chief Toad Appears!
58: Hospital Besieged: The Evil Hand Revealed!
59: The Final Rounds: Rush to the Battle Arena!
60: Byakugan vs. Shadow Clone
61: Ultimate Defense: Zero Blind Spot!
62: A Failure’s True Power
63: Hit it or Quit it: The Final Rounds Get Complicated!
64: Zero Motivation: The Guy with Cloud Envy!
65: Dancing Leaf, Squirming Sand
66: Bushy Brow’s Jutsu: Sasuke Style!
67: Late for the Show, But Ready to Go! The Ultimate Secret Technique is Born!
68: Zero Hour! The Destruction of the Hidden Leaf Village Begins!
69: Village in Distress: A New A-Ranked Mission!
70: A Shirker’s Call to Action: A Layabout No More!
71: An Unrivaled Match: Hokage Battle Royale!
72: A Mistake from the Past: A Face Revealed!
73: Forbidden Secret Technique: Reaper Death Seal!
74: Astonishing Truth! Gaara’s Identity Emerges!
75: Sasuke’s Decision: Pushed to the Edge!
76: Assassin of the Moonlit Night
77: Light vs. Dark: The Two Faces of Gaara
78: Naruto’s Ninja Handbook
79: Beyond the Limit of Darkness and Light
80: The Third Hokage, Forever…
81: Return of the Morning Mist
82: Eye to Eye: Sharingan vs. Sharingan!
83: Jiraiya: Naruto’s Potential Disaster!
84: Roar, Chidori! Brother vs. Brother!
85: Hate Among the Uchihas: The Last of the Clan!
86: A New Training Begins: I Will Be Strong!
87: Keep on Training: Pop Goes the Water Balloon!
88: Focal Point: The Mark of the Leaf
89: An Impossible Choice: The Pain Within Tsunade’s Heart
90: Unforgivable! A Total Lack of Respect!
91: Inheritence! The Necklace of Death!
92: A Dubious Offer! Tsunade’s Choice!
93: Breakdown! The Deal is Off!
94: Attack! Fury of the Rasengan!
95: The Fifth Hokage! A Life on the Line!
96: Deadlock! Sannin Showdown!
97: Kidnapped! Naruto’s Hot Spring Adventure!
98: Tsunade’s Warning: Ninja No More!
99: The Will of Fire Still Burns!
100: Sensei and Student: The Bond of the Shinobi
Skipping naruto fillers is my ninja way
Follows the standard shounen formula. Overall, it’s a fun, and surprisingly emotional watch. Be warned, it’s plagued by filler episodes.
This was my first anime that I watched and got me into the anime. Objectively, this isn’t 10/10, but it holds a special place in my heart
A fox boy gets ninja powers and somehow survives past ten episodes
Promising start, ruined by the writer’s ineptitude.
Amazing. Likeable characters, a story with heart and great animation. The music is also fantastic.