Episode 1: Enter! Uzumaki Naruto
Air Date: Oct 3, 2002
The day of the all-important final examination is at hand. If Naruto manages to pass this final test, he will become an official ninja.
Meanwhile, a Chuunin called Mizuka is planning to use Naruto in his scheme to steal the important Scroll of Sealing.
Episode 2: I Am Konohamaru
Air Date: Oct 10, 2002
Naruto meets Konohamaru, a little boy, who wants to be known for something other than just for being the Hokage's grandson. This little boy reminds Naruto of himself. Naruto decides to take Konohamaru under his wing and pass down his knowledge of ninjutsu to him.
Episode 3: A Rival!? Sasuke And Sakura
Air Date: Oct 17, 2002
The day has come for Naruto to become an official ninja. New ninjas are assigned into groups of three. Naruto wishes to get into the same group as Sakura, the love of his life. Will his dream come true?
Episode 4: The Trial! Survival Training
Air Date: Oct 24, 2002
The sensei of Naruto's group is Kakashi Hatake, a Jounin, who for some reason has most of his face covered. Kakashi tells the group that they are to do survival training.
But if only it were that easy. If they fail this test, they will be sent back to the academy.. and to make matters worse, only 9 out of 27 graduates who take the test will become Gennins, official lower class ninjas!
Episode 5: Failure? Kakashi's Conclusion
Air Date: Oct 31, 2002
The survival training is in full swing. In order to pass the test, they must each steal a bell from Kakashi. However, Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura are going to find out that doing that isn't as easy as it sounds
Episode 6: Important Mission! Heading To The Wave Country
Air Date: Nov 7, 2002
After many, many seemingly pointless missions Naruto's group is finally given a more interesting mission. They are to escort man named Tazuna safely to a village in Country of Waves.
They have barely started their journey when they are attacked by two ninjas. It's time for their first real fight!
Episode 7: The Assassin Of Mist
Air Date: Nov 14, 2002
The group finds out that the man who wants Tazuki dead is no other than the tyrannical leader of Wave Country. In order to do that, he must prevent the bridge from being completed.
They have almost reached their destination when suddenly, they're attacked by a ninja wielding a giant blade. He seems to be an enemy of such calibre, that Kakashi finally has to reveal what is so special about his left eye.
Episode 8: Decision Sworn On Pain
Air Date: Nov 21, 2002
The new enemy, Zabuza Momochi, seems to be much more powerful than the enemies our ninja group has previously fought.
Zabuza uses his abilities to trap Kakashi in a watery cage. The only ones that can stop the enemy now are Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura.
Episode 9: Kakashi The Sharingan User
Air Date: Nov 28, 2002
Because of the clever plan thought out by Naruto, Kakashi is freed from his watery cage. He is going to reveal why he is called the Copy Ninja.
Episode 10: The Forest Of Chakra
Air Date: Nov 5, 2005
Zabuza is defeated. A mysterious person throws a kunai at unconscious Zabuza, grabs his body and quickly vanishes away.
After all the confusion, it’s time for training. Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura train how to control their chakra. They try to run up a tree by solely focusing chakra energy on their feet.
Episode 11: The Country That Had A Hero
Air Date: Dec 12, 2002
After showing off her excellent chakra control by climbing up a tree in one try, Sakura escorts Tazuna to his home.
Meanwhile, because of their competitive nature, Naruto and Sasuke refuse to stop training.
Episode 12: Battle At The Bridge! Zabuza Once Again!
Air Date: Dec 19, 2002
Kakashi, Sasuke and Sakura arrive at the bridge only to find several dead workers. What is going on?
Naruto meets Inari, a boy who lost the man who was like a father to him. In order to lift his spirits, Naruto is determined to prove him that heroes still do exist.
Episode 13: Haku's Secret Jutsu: Demonic Ice Mirrors
Air Date: Dec 26, 2002
It seems that Zabuza didn't die after all! The person, who threw a kunai at Zabuza's unconscious body, was his subordinate.
A battle commences. Sasuke seems to have the upper hand in the battle against Haku. But the tables turn when Haku performs his Secret Jutsu, Demonic Ice Mirrors.
Sasuke is in trouble, Kakashi is busy fighting Zabuza and Sakura is protecting Tazuna. Will Naruto be able to help Sasuke?
Episode 15: The Fight In Zero Visibility: The Sharingan Crumbles
Air Date: Jan 16, 2003
Kakashi is going at it with Zabuza. With his Sharingan he seems unbeatable. However, after Zabuza figures out secret of the Sharingan, he is able to counter it with a technique of his own.
The battle just got a lot tougher for Kakashi
Episode 16: The Released Seal
Air Date: Jan 23, 2003
Under huge pressure, both Naruto and Sasuke gain new powers. Will they be enough to defeat Haku?
Episode 17: White Past: Hidden Ambition
Air Date: Jan 30, 2003
The demon sealed inside Naruto has given him extraordinary powers. Haku's ice prison is shattered into pieces, leaving him defenseless.
Naruto realizes that the person he had been fighting against all this time, was in fact the same person he met earlier in the forest.
Episode 19: The Demon In The Snow
Air Date: Feb 13, 2003
With his last ounce of energy, Zabuza kills the leader of Gatou’s mercenaries. Zabuza’s last wish is to see Haku one last time. Kakashi carries Zabuza next to Haku’s lifeless body.
The mission has ended. Tazuna can finish building the bridge in peace. It’s time for the group to travel back to Konoha.
Episode 20: A New Chapter Begins: The Chunin Exam
Air Date: Feb 20, 2003
Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura are back in Konoha. Again, their missions consist of various odd jobs. They meet several ninjas that they haven’t seen before. Apparently they’ve come to Konoha in order to participate in the upcoming Chuunin selection exams.
Episode 22: Chunin Challenge: Rock Lee Vs. Sasuke
Air Date: Mar 6, 2003
Our group meets Rock Lee, a rather peculiar boy, who is going to take part in the upcoming exams as well. The situation escalates and Lee challenges Sasuke into a duel. Sasuke can’t keep up with Lee’s supernatural speed. If the participants in the Chuunin exam are going to be of this calibre, will our group of ninjas have any chance to survive?
Episode 23: Genin Takedown! All Nine Rookies Face Off
Air Date: Mar 13, 2003
Our group arrives to the exam site. They see both familiar and strange faces. They meet a helpful ninja, Kabuto Yakushi, who is participating in the exam for the seventh time. Kabuto shares the data he has collected with Naruto.
Episode 24: I Fail Already? The Extremely Difficult First Exam
Air Date: Mar 20, 2003
Naruto is shocked to learn that the first part of the selection exam is a written test. And the worst part is that if even one member of the groups of three fails to pass the test, all three members will be disqualified!
The spotlight is in Naruto as he is the least likely person to pass this excruciating test.
Episode 25: An Off-the-cuff Match! The 10th Question That We Must Hold Out On
Air Date: Mar 27, 2003
Naruto is in deep trouble. Time is running out and he hasn't managed to answer a single question yet. Fortunately, the test examiner gives Naruto some hope when he announces the rules for the special, last question. Answer correctly and you will get through to the next part, but answer incorrectly and you will be a Gennin for the rest of your life.