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1.01 Enter: Naruto Uzumaki!

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  • US Version
  • Japanese TV Version
Release: Jun 14, 2008 - Author: Jim - Translator: Jim - external link: IMDB - more from this series
There was no time difference in this episode, differences due to another opening and ending are not counted.

On September 10th in 2005 the smash hit anime "Naruto" started airing in the "Toonami" program of Cartoon Network. However, for a lower rating some edits were necessary.
Yet, the level of editing is really moderate (especially compared to the German one, which contains almost not a single drop of blood and is also otherwise HEAVILY censored). Usually it's just that some blood has been removed or reduced, the fights itself are usually completely intact.
Besides that the US version had some scenes redrawn. Usually faces of characters or other minor "mistakes" were corrected, to look more like the manga.


Of course the US version had its own opening and ending, which was resented by many fans because it wasn't really a song, sounding as good as the original songs used for opening and ending credits. Besides that, all the original names were kept, but some are spelled or pronounced not correctly.
Yet, the US version is very good - for a censored version.

For comparisons goes:
Left: Japanese version
Right: US version

This report is about:
Episode 01
US title: Enter: Uzumaki Naruto!
Japanese title: Sanjō! Uzumaki Naruto! (参上!うずまきナルト)

About this episode: For the first episodes only some blood was censored, most of the changes are overhauled scenes.
0:00:22
The ninja in the front has been redrawn and the blood in his face was removed.

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0:03:23
The blood coming out of Iruka's nose has been removed.

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0:08:47
As Iruka remembers the fight against the Kyuui, the scene from the beginning of the episode is shown again. But this time the ninja in the front hasn't been redrawn. The beginning (until he jumps out of the picture) has just been cut off, the last part of this scene has been slightly slowed down.

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0:10:37
Iruka has been drawn again.

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0:11:27
As Iruka pulls the Kunai out of his leg, the blood spouting out of the wound has been removed. The, almost invisible, blood in the corner of his mouth was removed too.

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0:11:30
The close shot on Iruka has been removed. Instead a shot on Mizuki, which follows after this scene, has been placed here and extended.

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0:11:48
The blood in the corner of Iruka's mouth has been removed again.

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0:12:49
The background for the shot on Mizuki was redrawn. When you see Iruka again, the blood in the corner of his mouth has been removed.

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0:13:35
The blood in the corner of Iruka's mouth has been removed, just like the blood that falls on Naruto's cheek.

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0:14:10
The close shot on Naruto has been removed with the, already retouched, scene from before. In the following close shot on Iruka, the blood in hsi face has been removed again. This shot has also been extended since it starts the moment where Naruto starts talking.

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0:14:16
Blood removal.

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0:14:26
Blood removal.

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0:14:47
This shot on Naruto starts later in the US version and has been extended at the end. The blood in Naruto's face was been removed.

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0:15:13
As Iruka pulls the giant Shuriken out of his back, the blood splattering out of the wound was removed.

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0:16:43
While in the japanese version Mizuki is carrying two Shuriken on his back, the number was reduced to one (this is a correction since he had two from the start and already used one). In the following scene a log was drawn next to Iruka which is also a correction. Then you see Mizuki again. In the japanese version, he now has no Shuriken on his back. This has also been corrected.

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0:17:04
In the US version Naruto lowers his head, while he stays in the same position all the time in the japanese version.

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0:17:07
Naruto makes an angrier face in the US version.

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0:17:48
The blood in the corner of Iruka's mouth has been remvoed and when you see the swing, the for reviews typical filter has been used, while it was normal colored in the original version. On the following shot on Iruka, the original scene has been replaced with the scene before. The blood was removed here again.
When you see Iruka closer the blood has been removed and the background been drawn anew. The really close shot of Irukas has been removed, instead the shot from before has been extended. You can see it very clearly because at the end of this scene Irukas face gets angrier. But in the US version his face is not so angry anymore all of sudden.
Then crying Naruto's strand of hair close to his ear has been overhauled a bit (though it looked more detailed in the japanese version).

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0:18:46
Blood removal.

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0:18:55
Blood removal.

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0:19:37
While Mizuki is lying in a puddle of blood and is twitching all the time, both the twitching and the blood have been removed.

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