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Naruto: Season 1: Episode 208 -- Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura officially register for the Chunin Exam. In this examination, three ninja form a team, and in order to pass, not a single member is allowed to fail. Teamwork becomes absolutely vital for success in this test.

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
10 September 2005 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Follows the struggles of three young ninjas - Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno - as they go through their training. Full summary »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 329)
Tony Beck ... Gaara (220 episodes, 2002-2007)
Laurent Vernin ... Itachi Uchiha (220 episodes, 2002-2007)
Junko Takeuchi ... Naruto Uzumaki (217 episodes, 2002-2007)

Maile Flanagan ... Naruto Uzumaki (217 episodes, 2002-2007)
Kate Higgins ... Sakura Haruno / ... (135 episodes, 2002-2007)
Chie Nakamura ... Sakura Haruno (132 episodes, 2002-2007)
Noriaki Sugiyama ... Sasuke Uchiha (90 episodes, 2002-2006)

Yuri Lowenthal ... Sasuke Uchiha / ... (90 episodes, 2002-2006)
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Series Directed by
Hayato Date (220 episodes, 2002-2007)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (18 episodes, 2004-2006)
 
Series Writing credits
Masashi Kishimoto (58 episodes, 2002-2007)
Steve Blum (46 episodes, 2002-2007)
Liam O'Brien (42 episodes, 2004-2007)
Marc Handler (18 episodes, 2002-2003)
Akatsuki Yamatoya (2 episodes, 2002-2004)

Series Produced by
Jamie Simone .... producer (213 episodes, 2002-2007)
 
Series Original Music by
Toshio Masuda (220 episodes, 2002-2007)
 
Series Cinematography by
Atsuho Matsumoto (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Seiji Morita (220 episodes, 2002-2007)
 
Series Art Direction by
Shigenori Takada (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Takuya Kawami .... color coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
David W. Barr .... dialogue recording engineer / adr recordist (220 episodes, 2002-2007)
Julien Campuzano .... sound supervisor (220 episodes, 2002-2007)
Eric Lewis .... adr engineer: Studiopolis, Inc. (63 episodes, 2002-2007)

Yasunori Ebina .... sound producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Tetsuya Takeuchi .... key animator (7 episodes, 2003-2005)
Norio Matsumoto .... key animator (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
Atsushi Wakabayashi .... key animator (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
Kenichi Shimizu .... key animator (2 episodes, 2002)

Atsuho Matsumoto .... animation director (unknown episodes)
Tetsuya Nishio .... character designer (unknown episodes)
Hirofumi Suzuki .... character designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Yukie Oikawa .... off-line editor (219 episodes, 2002-2007)
 
Series Music Department
Jeremy Sweet .... composer: theme and cues (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Yuko Iwaoka .... original picture (220 episodes, 2002-2007)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn .... voice director (193 episodes, 2003-2007)
Jessica Renslow .... production coordinator / office translator (81 episodes, 2002-2007)
Jeff Nimoy .... voice director (26 episodes, 2002-2003)
Marc Handler .... story editor (17 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jamie Simone .... voice director (6 episodes, 2003)
Liam O'Brien .... voice director (5 episodes, 2004)
Kirk Thornton .... voice director (5 episodes, 2004)

Sean Kelley .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Lindsey Myers .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Katsuyuki Sumisawa .... series story editor (unknown episodes)
 

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Japan:24 min (220 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Argentina:ATP | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Canada:PG (TV rating) | Denmark:7 | Germany:12 | Japan:U | New Zealand:M | New Zealand:PG | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | UK:12 (most episodes) (uncut) | USA:TV-PG
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Trivia:
When Masashi Kishimoto originally was going to write a manga that was longer than a one-shot, he decided to focus on an original one-shot he had written, where Naruto was a demon. Ninjas were brought into the story in his remake.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In some episodes of the series, some symbols on the clothes that the characters wear have some mistakes on them. Like sometimes, the Leaf symbol on the Leaf headbands would not have the pointy part of the symbol on it, and sometimes, the Sound symbol would have either a wavy flag or a non-wavy flag on it. And the Mist symbols would sometimes be lines instead of squiggly lines. On one of the early episodes, Sasuke Uchiha had a blue shirt with the Uchiha Clan symbol on the back, but on one shot where he talks to Sakura Haruno, the Clan symbol is not on his back. And some of the characters' faces were drawn badly in the original Japanese film, but were edited in the English version. As well as the symbol on Neji Hyuga's forehead (in the Japanese version, it looked like a Swastika, but was edited in the English version so that it wouldn't represent fascism).See more »
Quotes:
Itachi Uchiha:[to Sasuke] Foolish little brother... If you wish to kill me, curse me! Hate me! And survive your miserable life... Run away, run away... Cling to life.See more »
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76 out of 116 people found the following review useful.
NOT A DBZ RIPOFF, 1 October 2004

OK, so I've watched 103 episodes so far of this series, and I have to say it, Naruto is original. Yes Mishimoto was a big follower of Toriyama, and in many ways Naruto is a sort of homage to him. But Naruto has a lot of things that DBZ was missing. First off, when characters die, THEY STAY DEAD!!!!! There is no special way to wish them back. Once they're gone they're gone. Second, music: the music in Naruto is 100X better then anything heard in DBZ. Dbz did have some cool themes, but Naruto is the only series where I have actually imported the soundtrack. There's almost nothing wrong with the soundtrack other then the usual soft theme. Granted it isn't a Yoko Kanno piece, but in essence not everything should be compared to the work she does because it invariably falls short. Thirdly, character development:

The characters develop feelings for each other, and you will find yourself developing feelings for the characters. There are animes that do that, but not to the extent Naruto does. I have cried multiple times while watching Naruto because of the pain that Naruto and Company have to go through. Mostly Naruto in his quest to become Hokage. In DBZ, I couldn't care less about what happened. Fourth, fights: There is nothing wrong with the length of the fights in Naruto. They're not too fast and they're not too unbearably long. The average fight lasts about 4 episodes. There is an exception to this in the 70s, but only because there are two fights going on at the exact same time. In short, download the first 20 episodes, which takes you through the first saga. Yes, 103 episodes is a lot of time, but the story will keep you engrossed. Also of note, Happy Birthday to the anime which turns 2 years old on Sunday Oct. 3rd. I give this a 9/10

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