Naruto

Season 1 Episode 1

Enter: Naruto Uzumaki!

38
Aired Thursday 7:30 PM Sep 10, 2005 on TV Tokyo
9.3
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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

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

    9.5
    I watched this episode first about 8 months ago. No offence, but I was expecting Naruto to be retarded, boy was I wrong. It starts and it is explaining about the Nine Tailed Fox and the Fourth Hokage had to seal it inside Naruto (he had just been born.

    It skips 12 years later and Naruto is a mischiveous young boy who likes to get all the attention. He was never good at the academy and was always getting in to trouble. His teacher, Iruka, had his parents killed by the Nine Tailed Fox.

    They had there Graduation Exams and Naruto of course... EPIC FAIL! A Chuunin by the name of Mizuki, told Naruto to steal the Sroll of Sealing which has hundreds of Ninjutsu written down by the 1st Hokage.

    Iruka was able to find Naruto but Mizuki was there too. Mizuki tells Naruto about himself and Naruto shows Mizuki his Shadow Clone Jutsu and defeats him.

    Iruka begins to grow as a father figure to Naruto because he is the only one who ever was nice to Naruto.

    Not very good in terms of fightingg, but it was packed with emotion and had a really good story.

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

    10
    This was a great way to start an anime; in the beginning they show a brave man even now in the show and manga known only as "the 4th hokage" or "yondaime" standing on a gigantic frog who there is not named, and the 4th sealed the malicous demon fox called "kyubi" inside a new born baby who is Naruto. The 4th hokage is not shown close up though; he is shown from far enough away that you can barely see him. We then cut to naruto making mischief, and running from ninja who are trying to stop him from causing trouble. Then later on naruto and iruka, naruto's sensei, face off against a rogue ninja named mizuki who trys to manipulate naruto into releasing the fox out of him. Instead naruto reads from the scroll how to use the shadow clone jutsu, and stops mizuki from killing iruka. Iruka then promotes naruto from a student at the academy to a genin. This was a great episode and it did a great job of combining comedy, action, annd explaining what the show is about.moreless
  • 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.moreless

    8.0
    Alright to me this episode from the start wasn't as great as it should have been. After watching this show for a while though I began to like what was going on. Altogether this show is a really good start to a really great series. Anybody that watched this show will automatically fall in love w/ ths show from my opinion. The story of the Nine-Tail Fox goes really great w/ this story that the people of Naruto created. I really think that they should have included from the start that Fourth Hokage was the......... sorry, can't tell you that, guess you'll just have to find out.moreless
  • the first episode of naruto

    10
    the episode starts with the hokage telling the story of narut then tou see some ninja chashing naruto because naruto did graffiti soon naruto's teacher catches him and makes naruto clean up. at the end of the day the teacher said he would treat naruto to ramen. then naruto goes back to school and fails so one of the teachers tells naruto to steal a sacred scroll so he does thinking it will make him pass with the scroll he learns some new tecnices and then the bad teacher wants to steal the scroll but the good teacher trys to stop him naruto helps ands ends up passing his school

    the bad teacher is named mizuki and the good teacher is named irukamoreless
  • The one who started it all

    9.6
    The episode tells the story of Naruto and the nine tails demon. I didnt know what to think at first about an anime with ninjas in it, but after i saw this first episode my opinion changed. The demon, Kyuubi, was the character that caught my attention the most, basically all the scene with him on it. The story was fascinating, yet sad. But even if Naruto had a sad and painful past, he enjoyed his present on the ninja academy,making pranks and jokes. That is why this episode is one of my favorites, because it is not only informative, but also emotional and interesting, and it's the beggining of one of the most amazing stories.moreless
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Guest Star

Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Colleen O'Shaughnessey

Ino Yamanaka

Recurring Role

Quinton Flynn

Quinton Flynn

Iruka

Recurring Role

Stephanie Sheh

Stephanie Sheh

Hinata Hyuuga

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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.

    • While Iruka is thinking about what the Hokage said about Naruto, he's in bed without his green vest. When Mizuki pounds on the door, Iruka sits up and he's wearing the vest. But, when he opens his front door, he's not wearing it again.

    • When Sasuke goes up to perfrom his transformation jutsu, there is only one student next to Naruto. In the next shot Naruto is in between two students.

  • 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 are...is the demon fox!

      ~Japanese version

    • (The episode begins and shows a Nine-Tailed Fox terrorizing the land)
      Hokage: Twelve years ago, a Nine-Tailed Fox suddenly appeared. It's tails lashed out, smashing mountains and sending tidal waves crashing to the shores. The ninja rose up to defend their villages.
      Attacking Ninja: Hold the attack and wait for the Fourth Hokage.
      Wounded Ninja: It is getting closer, don't let it get near the village.
      (The Fourth Hokage's giant toad joins the fight with the Fourth on its head)
      Hokage: One shinobi faced the Nine-Tailed Fox in mortal combat. He sacrificed his life to capture the beast and seal it in a human body. This ninja was known as the Fourth Hokage.

    • Mizuki: Don't you get it? Naruto is just like me.
      Iruka: How's that?
      Mizuki: He wants the scroll for his own power and his own vengeance. That's how beasts are. He'll pour all his rage into the scroll and destroy everything!
      Iruka: You're right...
      Naruto: So it's true. Iruka-sensei never believed in me. He think's I'm some beast...some kind of... freak!
      Iruka: That is how beast are, but that's not who Naruto is. He's nothing like that. Naruto's one of a kind, works hard, puts his whole heart into it. Sure, he messes up sometimes and everyone jumps on him, but his suffering only makes him stronger. That's what separates him from a beast. So you're wrong, he's nothing like the Nine-Tailed Fox. He's Naruto Uzumaki of the Village Hidden in the Leaves!

    • Shikamaru: This is a complete waste of time, Naruto.
      Ino: We always end up paying for your screw ups.
      Naruto: Like I care.

    • (Naruto evades the two Ninja chasing him)
      Naruto: Ha ha ha ha! That was too easy!
      Iruka: OH YEAH, NARUTO?!

    • (Naruto transforms into a naked woman)
      Naruto: Gotcha! That's my Sexy Jutsu!
      Iruka: CUT THE STUPID TRICKS! THIS IS YOUR LAST WARNING!

    • Mizuki: Such big words. I can completely destroy you in a single move!
      Naruto: Take your best shot, fool! I'll send it back to you a thousandfold!

    • Iruka: Congratulations! You graduate!

    • Mizuki: Talk all you want! I'll finish a kid like you in a flash!
      Naruto: Try it, trash. I'll return the pain a thousand times over.

      ~Japanese version

    • Iruka: You're right...
      Naruto: So it's true, Iruka-sensei never cared about me...
      Iruka: ...The fox would do that. But not Naruto, not him. For him I have the highest respect, he's a great student! So he screws up, and everyone shuns him for it. But it's only made him stronger, he knows what human pain is. So you're wrong, he's not the demon fox. He's Uzumaki Naruto, of Konoha village.

      ~Japanese Version

    • Hokage: Mizuki has a big mouth.

    • Iruka: Naruto wants to be the Hokage, and I'm beginning to believe he just might do it...

    • Mizuki: Not bad for a little punk.

    • Mizuki: The decree is that no one can tell you that the nine-tailed fox is inside you!

    • Naruto: If you ever lay a hand on my sensei...I'LL KILL YOU!!!

  • NOTES (19)

  • 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 km². 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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