Enter: Naruto Uzumaki!

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 9/10/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Konoha (The Village Hidden in the Leaves) 12 years ago: The village is attacked by a vicious Nine-Tailed Demon Fox. In a final act to defeat the demon, the Fourth Hokage sealed its essence within the body of a baby boy. In the present, the child Naruto Uzumaki attends a Ninja Academy; however because of the incident 12 years prior many in the village see him as the demon itself. Not understanding why the people hate him so, he resorts to pranks and other acts to gain attention. He has a dream is to become the greatest Hokage so he can gain acknowledgment and respect. One day, after failing his graduation exam for the third time, an instructor named Mizuki convinces him to steal a sacred scroll so he can become more powerful. The instructor has other plans however, as he follows Naruto and tells him a terrible secret.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Hayato Date

  • Colleen O'Shaughnessey

    Ino Yamanaka

  • Kate Higgins

    Sakura Haruno

  • Maile Flanagan

    Naruto Uzumaki

  • Quinton Flynn


  • Fan Reviews (131)
  • episode 1

    By WillyRamosCheco, Oct 21, 2014

  • The 1st Naruto Episode ever, very impressive indeed...

    By vegetaman91, Sep 01, 2011

  • Great episode. a very good way to start the show; drew me in immediatly.

    By bobobo96, Aug 19, 2007

  • alright what can i say, this episode is the 1st in the 250 episode series, and this episode caught my attention right from the start, it starts w/ the story of the nine-tail fox and the Fourth Hokage, who seals this Nine-Tail Fox into a boy named Naruto.

    By Angeal000, Sep 05, 2008

  • the first episode of naruto

    By fredfredfred22, Sep 05, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Hokage: A long time ago, a demon fox with nine tails existed. When one tail was swung, it would destroy a mountain and cause a tsunami. To counter it, the people gathered shinobi. First Ninja: Hold it here until the Fourth arrives! Second Ninja: Don't let it get any closer to the village. Hokage: One shinobi sealed the monster in a life or death battle and died. That shinobi was known as the Fourth Hokage. ~Japanese version

    • Iruka: Naruto? Naruto: What do you want now, sensei? Iruka: Well, I was just thinking. Maybe after you've cleaned this all up, I could take you out for some ramen. You know (Pause) the good stuff. What do you think? Naruto: Huh! Now that's some serious motivation. I'll have this cleaned up in no time.

    • (Naruto is running away from 2 ninja and laughing) Ninja on the right chasing Naruto: Naruto come back here! When I get my hands on you! Ninja on the left chasing Naruto: You've crossed the line this time Naruto! Naruto: Give it up. You're just bent because you don't have the guts to do what I did. Do yeh, losers, wanna-bes? You'll never catch me! (At the Hokage's place) Ninja 1: Lord Hokage! It's an emergency. Hokage: I hope you're not bothering me with some trivia. And don't tell me it's Naruto again. Ninja 2: It is Naruto again. He climbed onto the great stone faces. Ninja 1: He put graffiti all over the Hokage.

    • Hinata: (Thinking to herself) Naruto, do your best!

    • Mizuki: You know what really happened during the incident with the demon fox 12 years ago, don't you? Since then, the villagers have been bound by a strict rule. Naruto: I don't remember any rule? Mizuki: You wouldn't, as everyone in the village was meant to know it except you. Naruto: Why only me? What was the rule? Iruka: Don't say it!!! Mizuki: The rule is nobody is allowed to tell you that what you really the demon fox! ~Japanese version

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    Notes (19)

    • Poland Airdate: February 12, 2007

    • Original Episode Title: He Appears! Naruto Uzumaki Romaji Episode Title: Sanjou! Uzumaki Naruto Kanji Episode Title: 参上!うずまきナルト

    • First episode in the English dub to use the opening "Rise" by Jeremy Sweet and Ian Nickus.

    • First episode to use the opening theme "Rocks" by Hound Dog, and the ending "Wind" by Akeboshi.

    • The voice narrating the story in the beginning of this episode is the Third Hokage.

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    Trivia (7)

    • When Naruto uses his Orioke no Jutsu (Sexy Jutsu), in the Japanese version, Iruka is shown having a nosebleed and then yelling at Naruto with tissues up his nose to stop the bleeding. However, in the edited version of the English dub, when the blood was edited out, the tissues were still there when he yelled, "CUT THE STUPID TRICKS!"

    • During the confrontation scene with Naruto, Iruka and Mizuki, watch the shoulder of Iruka's vest. First, it's pinned to the wall behind him after Mizuki first attacks. When Iruka first yells at Mizuki not to tell Naruto the truth about his past, his vest is free from being pinned, yet when he yells at Mizuki the third time to stop, his vest is again pinned to the wall and Iruka rips the shoulder of his vest out from the kunai that pinned it there.

    • When Mizuki and Iruka were talking in the forest Iruka's vest had a cut on the shoulder, but when Iruka said "How's that?" the cut was gone.

    • When Naruto does the Kagebunshin no Jutsu (Shadow Clone Jutsu) and all the clones are shown, the scroll that Naruto stole is missing. But, it reappears once more after Naruto has beaten up Mizuki.

    • Iruka set a log down next to him (The one disguised as the Book of Seals), but when Mizuki was about to throw the giant shuriken, it's not there anymore. It reapears in every other shot though.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Naruto is also a type of Japanese steamed fishcake, which features swirls on them in the same shape as the swirl on the back of his outfit. These fishcakes are often used in ramen dishes, also Naruto's favorite food.

    • Did you know that the name of Uzumaki Naruto comes from a city in the Tokushima Prefecture of Japan named Naruto? The city of Naruto was founded on March 15th, 1947 and has a population of 64,257 and a density of 474.40 per kmĀ². Naruto is most famous for the Naruto Whirlpools (Uzumaki, hence Uzumaki Naruto), a famous tourist attraction. Naruto also is home to the Ryozenji and Gokurakuji temples, the first two temples of the 88 temples on the Shikoku Pilgrimage that are believed to have been visited by the famous Buddhist monk Kukai, who was born in Zentsuji of the Shikoku Prefecture in 774. The pilgrimage is 745 miles long (1200 kilometers) and traditionally walked, which can take up to 60 days to do completely. Those who do complete the entire pilgrimage are known as o-henro-san and are often recognizable by their white clothing, sedge hats, and walking sticks. Also in Naruto is the Ohnaruto Bridge, a suspension bridge on the route that connects Kobe with Naruto. Completed in 1985 the bridge crosses the Naruto Strait (location of the Naruto Whirlpools) and has a span of 876 meters (2,874 feet), good for being named the 25th largest bridge in the world.

    • Monument: The Hokage faces These rock faces Naruto paints and cleans have a similarity to Mount Rushmore because the Hokage's were the leaders of the village, and on Mount Rushmore the faces of U.S.A. presidents are seen.

    • The Nine-Tailed Demon Fox is based on a demon fox in Japanese mythology called Kyubi.

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