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Naruto Episode 004 - Pass or Fail: Survival Test


original title: Naruto


  • US Version
  • Japanese TV Version
Release: Jul 06, 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 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 completly intact.
Besides that the US version had some scenes redrawn. Ususally faces of characters or other minor "mistakes" were corrected, to look more like the manga.

Of course the US version had it's own opener 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 04
US title: Pass or Fail: Survival Test
Japanese title: Shiren! Sabaibaru enshū (試練!サバイバル演習)

About this episode: Just three very small edits, nothing special in this episode.
The first part of this scene was replaced by extending the shot on Naruto before. This way you don't see where Kakashi has his finger.

No time difference

Blood removal.

No time difference

Blood removal.

No time difference