Naruto is an anime series based on Masashi Kishimoto's manga series of the same name. The series centers on the adventures of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja of the Hidden Leaf Village, searching for recognitions and wishing to become the ninja by the rest of the village to be the leader and the strongest of all. The series was directed by Hayato Date, and produced by Pierrot and TV Tokyo. The episodes are based on the first twenty-seven volumes in Part I of the manga, while some episodes feature original, self-contained storylines.
The 220 episodes that constitute the series were aired between October 3, 2002, and February 8, 2007, on TV Tokyo in Japan. The English version of the series was released in North America by Viz Media, and began airing on September 10, 2005, on Cartoon Network's Toonami programming block in the United States. On September 20, 2008, Cartoon Network ended its Toonami block, but the channel continued sporadically airing episodes of Naruto in the time slots originally occupied by Toonami's programming until January 31, 2009 when episode 209, the last episode to air in the US was shown, due to the closure of Toonami Jetstream.
On March 23, 2009, Viz stated that they were still dubbing new episodes and intended to see them aired on television. Ultimately, the final eleven episodes of the series never aired in the United States, but they were collected on DVD by Viz, which was released on September 22, 2009. The remaining eleven episodes of the English version aired on YTV's Bionix programming block in Canada from October 25 to December 6, 2009. Adult Swim's relaunched Toonami block reran the first 52 episodes in a completely uncut format from December 1, 2012, to November 30, 2013. After the 52nd episode, the series was removed from the schedule rotation to make room for its successor series, Naruto: Shippuden.
In 2383, a cluster of teenage inmates seeking escape from a Delta Quadrant penal colony stumbles upon the abandoned Federation starship USS Protostar. With tutelage from a holographic likeness of Capt. Kathryn Janeway (voiced by Kate Mulgrew), the fugitives must learn to function as a crew if they're to return home. Animated teen-targeted "Star Trek" spinoff for Paramount + and Nickelodeon also features the voices of Brett Gray, Ella Purnell, Jason Mantzoukas, Angus Imrie, Rylee Alazraqui, Dee Bradley Baker.10 episodes on 2 discs. 4 hrs. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
Now, through the magic of as-yet-undiscovered "copy and paste" technology, I can actually step back into the past, and retrieve and re-present my synopsis for Basilisk episode 10, post last September when the series aired in Canada! BEHOLD!
Confound those Canuckians for getting new Bleach episodes before us! I eagerly and maliciously anticipate a situation similar to what happened with Naruto; wherein YTV had a slight lead on US viewers, until a ridiculous amount of marathons on Cartoon Network's part put them a half-dozen episodes ahead. You might think, given the other nutty claims made on The Click over the past year, that I'm kidding, but I'm not. I actually anticipate this. I am a sad, sad man. Anyway, episode 26 of Bleach is about them using the aforementioned cannonballs and breaking into the Soul Society, and the chaos such an event causes.
If you think I'm joking when I say things like "every third word of every line spoken in the One Piece dub is a terrible, terrible pun," then I dare you to actually watch an episode of dubbed One Piece. Especially in these later episodes, when the writers must've noticed the show's days were numbered, and simply threw every pun and the kitchen sink wherever inappropriate. This episode also involves lots and lots of puns, as well as Chopper and Usopp's fight against the dimwitted Mr. 4 and his burrowing companion, Ms. Groundhogday.
This is the new episode of Pokémon. As a given, this episode will include at least one Pokémon battle, and may include an extended bit of tomfoolery as the nefarious Team Rocket attempts to nab innocent Pokémon, only to be hoisted by their own petard and launched, screaming, into the sky until they become but a mere glint of cartoon villainy. Also, Ash, the protagonist, returns to his home in Pallet to meet old friends and rivals.
Ryoma is like any sullen Junior High student; quiet, soft spoken, and a preternatural tennis genius. But is he genius enough to live up to his father's legacy, one which earned him the nickname "Samurai"? Such questions can be answered by viewing the episode in question.
A particularly maudlin Samurai Champloo episode this week, but also one of the best. Jin meets a troubled woman, forced into a brothel to recoup her deadbeat husband's gambling debt, and then deals with that crazy little thing called love. 2b1af7f3a8