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Naruto: Shippûden -- Motoi warns Naruto that he is not yet ready to enter training to control the Tailed Beast. Undaunted, Naruto asks Motoi to tell him more about Killer Bee.
Naruto: Shippûden -- After a long voyage at sea, Naruto’s ship finally arrives at the island of its destination. Before everyone can rejoice, a giant squid attacks the ship. Fortunately, the crew is saved by Killer Bee, the Eight Tails’ jinchuriki host.
Naruto: Shippûden -- During his final stop for supplies on an island in the Land of Water, Naruto runs into Akatsuchi and Kurotsuchi of the Hidden Stone, who are on an assignment to deliver a letter from the Tsuchikage addressed to the Mizukage.
Naruto: Shippûden -- As the Leaf ninja’s ship heads toward their final stop for supplies before entering the Land of Lightning, Yamato warns the crew to stay alert for enemies who could mimic both the appearance and chakra of their closest allies.
Naruto: Shippûden -- Kiba trains hard to catch up to Naruto, who is now hailed as the hero of the Leaf Village, but with little success. Feeling desperate, Kiba asks Kakashi if he could train him.


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The destruction of the Hidden Leaf Village begins.
Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 315)
Junko Takeuchi ... Naruto Uzumaki / ... (262 episodes, 2007-2013)
Chie Nakamura ... Sakura Haruno / ... (191 episodes, 2007-2013)
Kazuhiko Inoue ... Kakashi Hatake / ... (155 episodes, 2007-2013)

Maile Flanagan ... Naruto Uzumaki (138 episodes, 2007-2010)
Kate Higgins ... Sakura Haruno / ... (127 episodes, 2007-2010)
Rikiya Koyama ... Yamato (123 episodes, 2007-2013)
Masako Katsuki ... Tsunade, The Fifth Hokage / ... (108 episodes, 2007-2013)

Series Directed by
Hayato Date (2 episodes, 2012)
Series Writing credits
Masashi Kishimoto (54 episodes, 2007-2008)
Liam O'Brien (18 episodes, 2007-2008)

Series Original Music by
Yasuharu Takanashi (32 episodes, 2007)
Series Film Editing by
Seiji Morita (68 episodes, 2007-2009)
Yukie Oikawa (68 episodes, 2007-2009)
Series Casting by
Jamie Simone (96 episodes, 2007-2009)
Series Sound Department
James Lafferty .... post-production coordinator (98 episodes, 2007-2009)
Series Visual Effects by
Loren White .... digital effects artist (99 episodes, 2007-2009)
Series Other crew
Jessica Renslow .... production coordinator (242 episodes, 2007-2011)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn .... voice director (96 episodes, 2007-2009)

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Japan:30 min
Australia:M | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (vol 7) | Germany:12 | New Zealand:M | South Korea:15 | UK:12 | USA:TV-14

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[to himself]
Zetsu:So this was Kisame's? His corpse definitely needs to be 'disposed' of.
Zetsu:Then hurry up and 'dispose' him.
[starts eating the body]
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Could have been excellent, 16 September 2013
Author: turdzeladze from Georgia

Let me start with saying that the manga "Naruto" is phenomenal. Especially the last few chapters - they just keep getting better.

Now, about the anime. I shall be focusing mostly on the few, but very important faults of "Naruto" and "Naruto Shippuuden", so first I'll quickly point out what I like: 1)Story and characters. Like I said, the manga is really great and the anime successfully retells the story. 2)Music. Some of the best anime soundtracks I've ever heard. 3)animation. Not much to say here, other than that the animation is top notch.

So, with so many pros, what can be so wrong with the show that I gave it 8/10? 1)Fillers.Both the original "Naruto" and "Naruto shippuuden" are full of those. While I admit, some of them are pretty good, most are worthless waste of time, only produced to keep the show from catching up with the manga and to hold broadcasting time in Japan at the same time. How much fillers are there? A LOT.I believe, episodes ~150-220 (of the original series) are ALL fillers. Personally, I skipped those and that's what I recommend to anyone. "Naruto shippuuden" also suffers from tons of fillers, not as much as the original, but still a lot. 2)Overstretching the non-filler episodes. Recently, I watched 5 last episodes back to back. Several phrases were repeated multiple times. I'm sure one was repeated at least once in every single one of those episodes. The thing is, out of 20 minutes of running time, opening takes 3, flashbacks of the previous episode - at least 5 and the ending credits take some 2. Thus, only half the episode is used to move the story ahead, again not to catch up with manga. This makes virtually all the dialogue sound unnecessarily dragged and stretched.In fact, it makes the whole story feel dragged and stretched.

That is why I'm mad. Really great content is butchered, only because they have to keep their time on Tokyo TV. That's why you have seasons, you morons! You take a story arc from manga, make some 30 episodes about it and polish it for several months, let's say, from January to May, then broadcast it, say, from July to December and repeat it next year. That way you don't have to use fillers or overstretch your content.

Sadly, that's not how the Japanese system works.

Overall though, Naruto is and will always be my favorite anime, especially with most parts done properly (very first arc of the original anime, that was awesome, as well as episode 322 of the shippuuden, now that episode proves that the studio CAN do justice to manga).

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