Total Episodes: 220
Networks: TV Tokyo
First Air Date: Oct 3, 2002
Recent Air Date: Feb 8, 2007
Run Time: m
In Production: No
Original Language: Japanese
Age Rating: TV-PG
Production Companies: Pierrot , Sound Box
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In the Village Hidden in the Leaves, there are few things Naruto and Choji love more than a steaming bowl of Ichiraku ramen, and when the daughter of the owner is kidnapped, they're on the case. Then, missions for the Leaf ninja lead them to the Land of Bears after a fallen meteorite and the Land of Greens to protect a princess. When an evil ninja who's after the princess gets in their way, it's Naruto's life on the line!
09 November 2005 - Bounty Hunter from the Wilderness
Naruto, Hinata and Kiba are sent off on a mission to capture a thief named Gosunkugi. However, on the way they meet another bounty hunter, who is after the same target as them....
16 November 2005 - Hunt or Be Hunted?! Showdown at the O.K. Temple!
Turns out Sazanami is really a wanted criminal named Toukichi who is wanted for the murder of a family of three. Truth is however, he's innocent, and wants to capture the man responsible to prove it! Sazanami teams up with the Konoha group to stop Gosunki once and for all....
23 November 2005 - The Appearance of Strange Visitors
As Gai and Lee leave Konoha on a mission, two strangers disguise themselves as them and sneak into the village to learn its secrets. Tsunade, Sakura and Tenten have big plans in store for these imposters, plans that'll make their lives miserable.
30 November 2005 - The Cursed Warrior
Naruto, Tenten, and Neji travel to the Bird Country to exterminate a ghost named Noroimusha.
07 December 2005 - The Tactician's Intent
Naruto and the others attempt to prove that Kouhmei is the one responsible for the ghost. However, what Naruto and the gang discover leaves even more mysteries unsolved.
14 December 2005 - Too Late for Help
Naruto decides to do some investigating on his own over the matter of the ghost, while Neji and Tenten try a different approach. WIth the help of two frogs, Naruto begins to learn more and more about the truth of the matter....but will what he discovers, cost him his life?
21 December 2005 - The Death of Naruto
Kakashi orders Neji and Tenten to return to the village with him, much to their protest. Meanwhile Koumei is about to be executed, at least until the Noroimusha shows up! Is the ghost an ally or an enemy and whatever became of Naruto? Questions are answered as Sagi reveals the truth!
04 January 2006 - When Time Stands Still
Sagi prepares his plans for revenge and he won't let anyone stand in his way! Disguised as the Noroimusha, he confronts Musou, but shocking news is revealed when they both reveal their true identities!
04 January 2006 - When Egrets Flap Their Wings
Shima saves Naruto from Ooki's genjutsu trap and proceeds to try and protect him. When all seems lost for our hero, a mysterious white figure appears and asks him to grant one last wish. Will Naruto find the strength to grant this request and save the day?
18 January 2006 - Mix It, Stretch It, Boil It Up! Burn, Copper Pot, Burn!
Mr. Ichiraku, the owner of the Ichiraku Ramen shop is in trouble. His daughter has been kidnapped and he only has two days to win her back! Can Nauruto, Chouji and Sakura help Mr. Ichiraku win the contest, or will he have to hand over his Legendary Ramen recipe?
25 January 2006 - Remembrance: The Lost Page
Being some of the few Genins available, Naruto, Ino, and Shino are forced to accompany Anko on her mission to the Sea Country to destroy a sea monster and protect a boat carrying gold. However, Anko is acting strange as she begins to remember more and more events from her past, and the connection she once had with Orochimaru.
01 February 2006 - The Closed Door
Naruto is recovering thanks to the mysterious girl, Isaribi. While Naruto is recovering, Anko, Shino, and Ino search for him and also meet the man in charge of the payroll shipment. The group eventually meets back up, but not before finding the sea monster's lair.
08 February 2006 - Infiltration: The Set-Up!
After Isaribi escapes, Naruto and his team decide to go to the forbidden island and confront Orochimaru and his subordinates. They soon discover that Orochimaru is not the man behind the curtain, but a man known as Amachi. Amachi is the one responsible for turning Isaribi into a monster, so why is she helping him?
15 February 2006 - Despair: A Fractured Heart
After narrowly escaping the collapsing lab, Naruto and the others must catch up to the money convoy. However, Amachi has already set his trap, and the convoy crew has taken the bait. Naruto and the others arrive to save the day, as all of them prepare for battle. But can the group defeat Amachi when he reveals his true self? And what will happen when Isaribi realizes how far Naruto will go to save her?
22 February 2006 - The Battle at Sea: The Power Unleashed!
Naruto and Amachi's battle comes to a rather quick end, or does it? Also, Anko recovers more of her past including a significant event.
01 March 2006 - Impossible! Celebrity Ninja Art - Money Style Jutsu!
In addition to Naruto's normal missions, he gets a special mission involving a VIP. Naruto is forced to hang out with a young boy, who likes ninja. However, the boy thinks money can buy him everything, and Naruto won't stand for that. Teaching the boy will prove to be difficult, especially when he is the target of kidnappers.
08 March 2006 - The Treasure Hunt is On!
Naruto, Kiba, and Hinata are ordered on a special mission: A treasure hunt! There is a downside though; if they fail the mission, they have to go back to the Academy. They set off confident that the mission will be easy, but still worried about having to go back to the academy. Everything is going as well as expected until some mysterious characters show up. Can Naruto and crew find the gold, or will they have to go back to the Academy with the other little kids?
15 March 2006 - Run, Dodge, Zigzag! Chase or Be Chased!
Naruto, Kiba, and Hinata must make it back to Konoha and stop their evil look-alikes from ruining their village. The imposters think it'll be an easy task, but when the real Naruto and Kiba expose their weakness, they discover that it may not be so easy.
22 March 2006 - Please, Mr. Postman!!
Naruto accidently meets up with Jiraiya and demands that he trains him. Jiraiya refuses however, as he has to finish the next volume of his series. Anxiously wanting to train, Naruto tries to help and as usual, it all goes wrong. Naruto and Jiraiya vs the Courier Ninja, who will come out on top?
29 March 2006 - Encounter! The Boy with a Star's Name
About 200 years, a star fell to the Hidden Star Village. This star supposedly as mystic powers. However, the village has few ninja, so they require the help of other villages. Naruto accompanies Lee, Neji, and Tenten on a mission to protect it.
05 April 2006 - The Remembered Lullaby
When the mysterious attacker flies away with the star, using only their Chakra, the Konoha group are left in the dust. They swear to reclaim the star but it isn't as simple as they might hope. Meanwhile, Naruto learns some of Subaru's history and Natsuhiboshi...
12 April 2006 - Hidden Jutsu! The Price of the Ninja Art: Kujaku
The Konoha team continue to investigate the star's theft and start to realise everything is not quite as it seems. Everything seems to be leading to a final battle, but who is the real enemy behind all this?
19 April 2006 - Hoshikage: The Buried Truth
Naruto has been rescued by the mysterious woman and soon learns who she really is. Can the two of them continue the mission the was started so very long ago and what will Subaru think when he discovers the truth?
26 April 2006 - Reunion, The Remaining Time
Subaru finally meets his mother, but is it too late for them? Can Naruto defeat Akahoshi and stop the star from falling back into his hands, and what side will the village choose to take?
03 May 2006 - The Star's Radiance
After Akahoshi tries to execute Sumaru, Hakato and the rest of the children stand up to protect their village. Akahoshi, finding the village turning against him, takes drastic steps to ensure his success. Naruto is the only one left who can take down this menace, can he do it alone? or will he find help from someone more powerful....
10 May 2006 - Kiba's Long Day!
When Akamaru is taken ill and starts to undergo a mysterious transformation, can Kiba do anything to save his friend? When the whole village appears to be against him what lengths will he go through, to protect his friend?
17 May 2006 - A Legend from the Hidden Leaf: The Onbaa!
While Naruto trains in the forest, a mysterious creature latches onto his back. This legendary creature can't be removed until it becomes an adult, but that's only the beginning of Naruto's problems.
24 May 2006 - Laughing Shino
Naruto and Shino go on a mission together to Motoyoshi Village, where a man named Fuuta has a strange request. To receive his inheritance money, he must not laugh at his fathers funeral. There is however one clause that may be enough to save him from losing everything when his relatives try every trick in the book, to cause laughter...
31 May 2006 - Open for Business! The Leaf Moving Service
Naruto, Hinata, and Chouji are chosen on a mission to protect some peddlers running away from a war at the Greenery Country. However, Tsunade gave them more than just a simple guard duty mission, making them movers as well. The peddlers are just simple folk, who were never even registered citizens in the country. But, when Naruto discovers the group is being pursued, the three ninja realize that there is more going on than meets the eyes.
07 June 2006 - Mystery of the Targeted Merchants
The group splits off into two, in an attempt to deter their mysterious attackers. However, when Naruto and Chouji discover the plan hasn't worked as intended, they soon realise that somebody is hiding something important....
14 June 2006 - A Limitless Supply of Ninja Tools
Naruto, Chouji, and Yurinojou take on Ruiga, who uses water as a weapon. Ruiga has the power to draw out water from the Earth, giving him an unlimited supply of ninja weapons. How can they defeat an opponent who has a limitless supply of water? Even if they can win, can they defeat the second ninja, Jiga? Also, what is the Princess' true motive for running away?
21 June 2006 - The Byakugan Sees the Blind Spot!
With Naruto defeated, Hinata decides to join the fight. Will she be able to defeat the second evil ninja? And what of the princess?
28 June 2006 - Forecast: Death! Cloudy with Chance of Sun!
The battle with the third and final evil ninja is on. He has only one desire and that is to kill Princess Haruna. Will Naruto be able to defeat this new menace and save Haruna?
05 July 2006 - Ino Screams! Chubby Paradise!
When the daughter of a Feudal Lord calls for a double, Ino is brought in to take her place. The only problem is they look nothing alike, the princess has become big boned because she had a lot of stress and ate a lot. Now Ino must stand in for her and arrange a marriage with a man from Udon Country. Can Ino arrage the marriage without problem?
12 July 2006 - Viva Dojo Challenge! Youth is All About Passion!
When Naruto returns from a mission, he discovers that Lee has set up a Dojo and is desperate for a challenger. When Gai discovers nobody has challenged him he steps up to the plate! However, a last minute change in plans throws changes everything, and when an imposter joins the fray, chaos ensues....
19 July 2006 - The Mysterious Curse of the Haunted Castle
Naruto, Hinata, and Kiba are sent to the Land of Honey to search for the Daimyō's wife. There, they find an eerie castle, and journey inside to search for clues.
26 July 2006 - The Third Super-Beast!
When Lee misses his check-up with Tsunade, Naruto is sent to find him. Meanwhile Gai is training someone called Yagura and has decided that Lee and Yagura should have a training match. Can Lee beat the new trainee after hearing some uncomfortable news at his examination?
09 August 2006 - Hot-Blooded Confrontation: Student vs. Sensei
Gai is trapped inside a fortress made of practice posts. Yagura appears but is he there to help or to hinder? Naruto, Neji and Tenten show up to try and rescue Gai, but will it be too much for them to handle on their own?
16 August 2006 - Crisis: The Hidden Leaf 11 Gather!
Naruto meets an old man, a construction worker named Gennou. However, when Gennou steals plans for some of the buildings in Konoha, Naruto suddenly finds himself under investigation by the ANBU. What is the truth behind Gennou and why does nobody seem to know what is going on?
23 August 2006 - The ANBU Gives Up? Naruto's Recollection
In order to get the information they need about Gennou, the ANBU put Naruto in a trance, hoping to prong the information they need from Naruto's memory. However, even by doing all of this, will they get the information they need?
30 August 2006 - The Missed Target
Naruto and the others continue their search for any clues leading to Gennou or his plan. During an investigation of the Ninja Academy, they discover a suspicious training post which leads to an even scarier discovery.
13 September 2006 - The Powerful Helper
With the city of Konoha mapped in explosive tags, a decision must be made weather to try and remove them, or to evacuate the entire city! However, something is strange about these tags, can they discover what it is? And can they remove all of them in time?
20 September 2006 - Multiple Traps! Countdown to Destruction
While Shikamaru tries to figure out what Gennou is planning next, Naruto is fighting Gennou in the Great Stone faces. Can Shikamaru stop Gennou's next step in the plan before it is to late? And will Naruto be able to defeat the Trap Master?
27 September 2006 - The Top 5 Ninja Battles!
Naruto and Sakura host a special recap episode featuring the top five battles so far! There are also interviews with some of the team, and perhaps even some of the enemy....
05 October 2006 - Kurenai's Decision: Squad 8 Left Behind
Naruto encounters a girl named Yakumo who has a surprising talent for destruction. Shortly after, Kurenai Yuhi, leader of Team 8 makes a startling decision and Naruto is determined to find out why.
05 October 2006 - Yakumo's Sealed Ability
Naruto sneaks into Yakumo's mansion in the night, and has a dream that Kurenai threatened to seal Yakumo's abilities. He then discovers that this is the reason why she left the team, but Kurenai refuses to disclose any more. As Kurenai goes to see Yakumo, several Kurama Clan members attack.
05 October 2006 - Kurenai's Top Secret Mission: The Promise with the Third Hokage
As Kurenai attempts to escape with Yakumo, Naruto and Sakura, Team 8 and Might Gai arrive to lend their assistance. We learn some of the history between Kurenai and Yakumo and discover why things have turned out the way they have...
19 October 2006 - Genjutsu or Reality?
Naruto, Kurenai, Yakumo and Team 8 return to Konoha to a shocking discovery. Can this really be reality or is it all some kind of sick illusion?
26 October 2006 - The Supposed Sealed Ability
Naruto and the members of Team 8 head into Yakumo's house to find her with Kurenai. It is revealed that a mysterious entity might be behind all this. Can the group discover the truth in time?
02 November 2006 - The Weight of the Prized Artifact!
Naruto and Kiba are ordered to escort a man named Shinemon who is transporting a rare and valuable artifact. However, when Bandits steal the artifact, can the pair retrieve it and keep Shinemon alive?
09 November 2006 - The Enemy: Ninja Dropouts
Naruto, Sakura and Lee are sent to escort a prisoner named Gantetsu to the Forest Country Capital. Their job is only to back up the escort group incase something goes wrong, which inevitably, it does....
16 November 2006 - The Bewildering Forest
With the ship split in half, Naruto, Todoroki and Gantetsu are seperated from the others. Now Naruto must face the other three Shinobazu that Gantetsu was with. Can Naruto lead them out or will they have to trust Gantetsu to lead the way?
30 November 2006 - Memory of Flames
Todoroki wants to avenge his family and kill Gantetsu. The only problem is that Naruto has other ideas. Elsewhere, Lee and Sakura are surrounded by children who are demanding they give them Gantetsu. Can Naruto and Todoroki get Gantetsu back? And what are the childrens reasons for wanting him?
07 December 2006 - To Each His Own Path
Naruto arrives to save Gantetsu and the kids but has trouble when Akio is kidnapped and Todoroki realizes his brother is alive. Will Naruto and Todoroki be able to save Akio?
14 December 2006 - Vanished Memories
Naruto rescues a kid who was injured but he is an outsider to Konoha. Tsunade assigns Naruto to take care of the kid until he gets his memory back. What was this kid doing outside of Konoha and why can't he remember anything?
21 December 2006 - Bringing Back Reality
Naruto and Menma manage to get Tsunade to let them go find Menma's memories. However, they are forced to go with Neji and Tenten guarding them. On the way, they come across a burned-down village. There, they greet the villagers and ask them what happened. Unfortunately, the villagers aren't too happy to see them.
21 December 2006 - A Past to Be Erased
Ran wants to kill Menma, upon seeing the mark on his arm, but Neji stands in the way, saying it would be unfair to kill a criminal without any memories of his crimes. Ran finally agrees and performs surgery on Menma, saving his life, but the villagers aren’t as happy. Are they prepared for when foreign shinobi group comes for a second attack?
11 January 2007 - The Targeted Shukaku
A Sand shinobi, Matsuri, has been abducted by a mysterious ninja. In order to bring them bring back, Gaara must accept the mystery ninja's challenge. Can Naruto prevent this challenge ending in catastrophe?
18 January 2007 - Sand Alliance With The Leaf Shinobi
The rogue ninjas continue running as Gaara, Temari and Kankuro give chase. At the same time, Shino, Hinata and Neji are using their abilities to try and find the Shitenshounnin. Who will end up fighting first and, who will ultimately win?
25 January 2007 - The Counterattack!
Shikamaru and Ino arrive to help out Temari against Kyaku, while Kiba and Chouji go to help Konkuro. All seems to be going well until Neji notices something odd...
01 February 2007 - The Ultimate Weapon Reborn
Even with his chakra so low, Gaara fights the Shitenshounin leader. When he fails and is trapped, Naruto arrives to try and rescue him. But when the leader of Takumi Village, Seimei, is revived, can Naruto save Gaara before Shukaku takes complete control of him?
08 February 2007 - Departure
The exciting conclusion to Naruto. What will become of Gaara, and now that Jiraiya has returned, will Naruto finally leave Konoha to begin his training?