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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:
Warning: Highly Addictive Show! See more (96 total) »

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
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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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

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Trivia:
In the anime, Gaara's sash is white. In the manga, Gaara's sash is red.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:
Naruto Uzumaki:Believe it!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Movie (2007) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Seishun KyosokyokuSee more »

FAQ

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44 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
Warning: Highly Addictive Show!, 19 June 2005
Author: YGG1000 from USA

I'm sure by now that you're read plenty of reviews that have exclaimed on its pros and cons, so I will only go into them very lightly.

Cons first. The animation isn't bad, but could be better. Meh...I'm fine with the animation, yet others seem to make a big deal over it. Whatever. Also, it has been mentioned often that Naruto is very like DBZ. That it is. Its main similarity/flaw is how long the fights take. Although its not as bad as DBZ, some fights take up to 3 or 4 episodes which is a bit drawn out. >.< Other than the intros and outros (which are wonderful!) the music is pretty bland. Meh. So those are all of the bad things I could think of. Seriously though, I like the series enough that I don't mind or even notice any of these 'flaws'. People just seem to like to complain about them.

Yay! Pro time! Again, lets touch on Naruto's similarities to DBZ. Naruto is head and shoulders above DBZ on almost every level. Naruto actually has GASP character depth and development! This is one of Naruto's strong points. The reason the series is so addictive is how likable all of the characters are. So even if you don't like the main characters (Naruto-loud, clumsy, strong willed. Sasuke-cold, angsty, strong. Sakura-love struck and smart) there are PLENTY of minor characters to satisfy any of your favorite character cravings. All of my favorite characters are side characters! Also, the villains have depth unlike DBZ. All of the villains actually have a reason (no matter how psychotic) to do what they do. Tragedy seems to be a big part of Naruto and almost every character has suffered including the villains.

OK, I'm done. I say Definitely check this series out, you'll become hooked, I promise! Keep a lookout for my favorite characters: Neji, Itachi and Gaara!! 9/10

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