Japanese name: Naruto
Japanese name: ナルト
English name: Naruto
Dates: October 3, 2002-February 8, 2007
September 10, 2005- (United States)
Broadcast time: Thursday, 18:30-19:00 (6:30-7:00 pm) (original broadcast time)
Number of episodes: 220
Animation Studio: Studio Pierrot
Production Company:
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)
Cartoon Network (United States)
Creator(s): Masashi Kishimoto (manga)
Series Director: Hayato Date
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Tomoko Gushima, Noriko Kobayashi (TV Tokyo), Hiroshi Hagino (Studio Pierrot)
Planning: Katsuyuki Sumizawa (series composition), Junki Takegami (series composition)
Art Director: Shigenori Takada
Art Design: Takuya Kawami (color)
Character Designer(s): Hirofumi Suzuki, Tetsuya Nishio
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Junko Takeuchi (Naruto Uzumaki), Noriaka Sugiyama (Sasuke Uchiha), Chie Nakamura (Sakura Haruno), Kazuhiko Inoue (Hatake Kakashi), Toshihiko Seki (Iruka)
Genre(s): adventure, ninjas, martial arts, school
Home Video

Note(s): In addition to the tv series there have also been two Naruto feature movies: Naruto: Dai Katsugeki!! Yuki Hime Shinobu Houjou Datte Bayo! (2004) and Gekijyouban Naruto Daigekitotsu! Maboroshi no Chiteiiseki Dattebayo! (2005).

This series is continued by Naruto Shippuuden (2007).

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Naruto go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: November 8, 2008
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