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Naruto: :  -- The stories of the struggles of three young ninjas - Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno - as they go through their training.

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
10 September 2005 (USA) See more »
Plot:
The stories of 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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User Reviews:
Who says adults can't watch cartoons? See more (100 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 328)
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
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (19 episodes, 2002-2006)

Jeff Nimoy (unknown episodes)
 
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 (unknown episodes)
 
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)
Eric Lewis .... adr engineer: Studiopolis, Inc. (63 episodes, 2002-2007)

Yasunori Ebina .... sound producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
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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Runtime:
Japan:30 min (220 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Certification:
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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The reason the ninjas all wear protective headbands is because Naruto originally wore goggles (first episode), but the artist of the manga thought it took too long to draw the goggles, so he replaced them with the forehead protector.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:
Kakashi:[about Sasuke's new technique] You'll wet your pants.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spin off Naruto: Rise of a Ninja (2007) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Kanashimi wo Yasashisa niSee more »

FAQ

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91 out of 107 people found the following review useful.
Who says adults can't watch cartoons?, 8 September 2004
Author: ToniPane from Maryland, USA

A friend of mine introduced me to the Naruto series, and I have liked it from the first moment I saw Gaara of the Sand walk across the screen! I am now engaged with trying to watch all of the episodes starting with the very first one, and I am impressed beyond measure by it's storyline, which manages to combine action, adventure, humor, science fiction/fantasy, and coming-of-age elements all in one. I wouldn't recommend it for young children due to some very dark elements which surface and, of course, violence. However, the very dark elements succeed in intensifying the storyline, and in character building. All the characters are very unique, no cookie-cutter fill-ins here!, and the bad guys are especially well developed. This is a far cry from Skeletor and Cobra which were the villains of my youth (and oops, I've just dated myself). The only drawback I can think of are the excessively long battle scenes, which can take up several episodes. The number of episodes in proportion to the importance of the battle.

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