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Naruto 

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Naruto Uzumaki, a mischievous adolescent ninja, struggles as he searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the village's leader and strongest ninja.
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Series cast summary:
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 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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Many years ago, in the hidden village of Konoha, lived a great demon fox. When it swung one of it's nine tails, a tsunami occurred. The fourth hokage sealed this demon fox inside a boy in exchange for his own life. Naruto was that boy, and he grew up with no family, and the villagers hated him thinking that he himself was the demon fox. Naruto's dream is to become Hokage, and have the villagers acknowledge him. Written by Katelyn Karaway

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Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

10 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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Naruto See more »

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(220 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The character Sasuke Uchiha is named after The Third Hokage's father, Sasuke Sarutobi who was named after the famous Japanese literary character. See more »

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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. See more »

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Kakashi: Uh, Naruto, your speech was cool and all, but if you lose any more blood, you're going to die.
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Haruka kanata
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Lyrics - Music: Masafumi Gotô
Performer: Asian Kung-Fu Generation
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(Ki/oon Records Inc.)
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Warning: Highly Addictive Show!
19 June 2005 | by YGG1000See all my reviews

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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