Naruto Returns to Toonami on December 1st

Posted by Natalie Robinson
Tags: Information, Naruto

The number one hyperactive knucklehead ninja returns to American TV! VP of Strategic Marketing & Promotions for Cartoon Network, Jason DeMarco, has announced Naruto will make a come back to Toonami on Saturday, December 1st! This time it’s at 12:30 AM EST (after midnight, so technically December 2nd) and uncut! The show will start from episode one of Naruto part 1. Check out the video promo below!

Naruto originally aired on Toonami from 2005 until 2008, when Toonami was cancelled. No plans for Naruto Shippuden at this time, as DeMarco mentions Disney still owns the rights.

Here is the Toonami schedule beginning next Saturday, December 1st. All times Eastern and Pacific.

12 – Bleach
12:30 – Naruto
1 – Tenchi Muyo GXP
1:30 – Thundercats
2 – Samurai 7
2:30 – Symbionic Titan
3 – Eureka 7
3:30 – Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
4 – Cowboy Bebop
4:30 – Cowboy Bebop
5 – Inuyasha
5:30 – Inuyasha

Thanks Charles Blowe for this great news!

  • stephane3012

    why not start by shippuden?

  • Ray Giardinello


  • konanNmadara

    This is good it kinda promoting naruto in a way, and it will gain even more fans

  • Zeke Ferguson

    Omg…. T^T *sobs in joy*

  • Tahrea

    I’m so glad Toonami is bringing Naruto back. I’m crying tears of nostalgia. Now if they would only get rid of Symbionic Titan…

  • RedDragon10

    I don’t know how I should feel about this.  On one hand, I’m all for a dose of nostalgia.  On the other hand, I’d rather see shippuden. This makes me doubt that toonami can even air shippuden due to the rights being licensed to disney XD.  Hmmmm…

  • ZSlasherX547

    Toonami got me into Naruto and all but lets be honest here…. We can watch any naruto episode we want UNCUT COMMERCIAL FREE on the internet instead of watching a specific naruto episode with commercial at freaking 12:30 midnight. I don’t really see the big deal about this anymore… But it might get a few people into it again I guess..

  • Chrystelle Ashmore

     Shippuden is owned by Disney.

  • Travis B

    Disney XD doesn’t even show Shippuden anymore

  • Tae Norman

    Toonami views will sky rocket.You guys that are “new” to Toonami just got some serious luck.

  • Tobi

    I’d rather support ratings sometimes instead of going online 24/7 gets me off the laptop more time either way i’m hyped about this i finally have another thing to see @ Saturdays ^.^

  • ZSlasherX547

    Hulu Plus, Crunchyroll, IOS devices, Naruto DVD’s, and many more, you can use all of these through TV streaming and I’m not gonna turn on my TV at 12:30 midnight to support toonami ratings for episodes with commercials that I’ve already seen. I just feel like Toonami died for me back in 2008 cause that’s when I moved to the internet to watch anime. I understand where you’re coming from but seriously? Well on the bright side hopefully it will get new people into anime.

  • RedDragon10

    Yeah, I konw.  It doesn’t mean that it lost its licensing.

  • Rusty

    Hopefully noothing ruins toomani this time!! Woohoo Naruto is back and after idk 3 years shippuden might start

  • Hagareno

    Hopefully this will bring back the views on toonami that it so desperately needs, however, I’m also unsure how it’ll work out considering the naruto fanbase that still cares about the dub has dropped exponentially in the past few years. Only time will tell if this strategy will work. I have the dvds and i’m curious to see how the upscaled tv version looks. 

  • Tobi

    Well that’s too bad dude Western time is 9:30 pm :3

  • Shuran

    toonami is the only thing that can make me like naruto even when i hate it now well i mostly at the shippuden before it came naruto was better

  • *Super~Sayian*

    The only issues I have with this is the last 100 filler episodes, it’ll only force people to watch part 2 online

  • Guest

    hell yea, part 1 will always be the best

  • deav0084

    This is great now all they need is one piece to get ready of symbionic titan (which shouldn’t be on toonami in the first place)…. and I think toonami was tired of air short animes and having to find new ones with naruto there they won’t have another time slot to be worrying about for a while

  • *Super~Sayian*

    uncut? I’m guessing they meant ‘U.S uncut’ version, cause I saw few scenes in this clip that censored, not that it’s a big deal, at least now when sasuke’s parent’s die, it’ll show red blood instead of green.. that was plain stupid.

  • kUSHSmoKer21

    Good = Naruto is back on toonami
    Bad = Those fillers after the canon episodes

  • NarutoUchiha1

    This is so awesome! Finally an uncensored naruto for tv! Lol it says “TV-14″, might be a better version with better dialouge like from the uncut dubbed version most likely.

  • Cloud S

    Oh hell to the no.
    Bite me guys, I dare you.

  • Irving Reyes

    This is super kewl i think Naruto is the best showww. :)

  • narutorinnegan

    finally its back woohoo!

  • LiL JJ

    I’ve been saying they need to bring it back since Toonami started back and now I guess since they realize that they do have the support it’s back! Man this is an early Christmas present for me,now they need One Piece. To be honest there are a couple of shows from this list that could be replaced. Seriously,Naruto + One Piece, I gurantee there would be a dramatic increase of views every night. Oh and when they say “Uncut” I hope they mean it because it makes no since for it to be edited when it’s on Toonami let alone adult swim hours.

  • robert hill

    Thank God Naruto is back, now if only they brought back DBZ and Samurai X / well i dont know how to spell its name but you people know Kenshin

  • Hagareno

    Wait…I have the uncut dvds and it shows him killing his clan…his parents dead, and the blood is red…Idk what you got, but I think you should return it.

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

     Cause the classic Naruto is better XD

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    Funny thing is, Bangkok and Karachi never took out Cartoon Network Toonami XD

  • Hamlet

    now they need to put dragonball from the beginning 

  • jermar

    Someone please tell me why this DeMarco guy still has the rights to shippuden. If he’s just waiting for the right moment to air it again he is sadly mistaken. 3 of the main reasons why it failed the first time was, 1. it was on Disney, 2. it wasn’t uncut, and 3. it was severely edited for younger viewers. He just needs to accept the fact the shippuden will never make profit on Disney and should just sell the rights to a company who can at least air the show properly.

  • jermar

    dont forget that there are actually man time naruto and friends curse in the uncut version. when i first started watching naruto uncut i was shocked. it sounds so much more dramatic with profanity. i dont know about the censorship this you are talking about though. as from what ive seen the uncut dub version i have is the same as the jap sub version. unless they made two different kinds of uncut in which case i have the original japanese production dubbed.

  • EA575

    Why not read the post?

  • 0492318624

    nope naruto suck onepiece would be fucking awesome


    Naruto Part 1 will forever stay in my heart , I will always love part 1

  • Naruto fan

    Another Retarded SHIT PIECE fan HUH. Now get MAD!!

  • narutobleachop

    The DeMarco guy is from Cartoon Network. He said Disney owns the rights which is why Cartoon Network and Toonami can’t air it. i dunno why Disney is holding on to the rights, probably just to be spiteful to Toonami.

  • narutobleachop

    Cool, do they Naruto on it!?!

  • gracien jean

    i don’t really care if i want to watch naruto i can just search it up on the internet before it was great but now people can use all types of electronics to watch naruto shippuden and naruto same goes for one piece 

  • Hason Peart

    I like disney an all but why they gotta ruin naruto. I just wanna burn down they studio xD

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

     Yep XD

  • Sandrie Manzano

    Then how about shippuuden? LOL

  • Aldridge517

    *Sigh* I’d rather watch Naruto Shippuden or an older Cartoon Network throwback (Outlaw Star, Rurouni Kenshin, Gundam 0079). I kind of played out the original Naruto but I guess I could watch it one more time.

  • Alex Marrero

    Shippuden please!! 

    Aww who am I kidding, these things are so readily available online both legally and… not so legally that it really doesn’t make a difference.

  • Feliciano PlayboyPasta Vargas

    Alright so much nostalgia now if they can bring back DBZ I don’t care about fillers 

  • Karina :)

    nice  the video promo !! :D  

  • NarutoUchiha1

    I wish they would add shippuden, because its slightly more mature.. so what if disney owns it, it got cancelled didn’t it? It stupid to even put shippuden on a lame kids channel anyways… It needs to be on toonami where it belongs. A re-dub would be good because of the censorship of curse words disney removed from most of the shippuden episodes >_>

  • thesagebeast

    it get boring watching naruto on the computer so illl watch it on toonami

  • thesagebeast

    disney didnt touch the uncut episodes

  • MasterAfroNinja

    Toonami’s back?

  • thesagebeast


  • NarutoUchiha1

    They did have to change some things to keep it childish. About 50% of the dialouge was uncut… If you see the japanese subtitled version you’ll see what I mean.

  • Frank Cerullo

    why part 1 xd we already got it, alwell maybe adult swim will add teh swearing and blood we want back into it

  • Frank Cerullo

    i have the dvd and i saw their dead faces and i saw itachi killing most of them >_> atleast in the genjutsu

  • thesagebeast

    well dat calledfan subs the shows only tv 14

  • Frank Cerullo

    that was me at a very young age xd

  • protofox

    for the simple fact its TOTALLY ok with this. been so long snice ive seen part 1, and reading and watching shippuden every week. this is a good chance to see things i might have forgotten. and not have to sit in front of a freakin computer to do so. and haha for them making fun of that horrid catch f raise .maybe by some miracle that could of been edited out 

  • RedDragon10

    Definitely.  Although all good shows, I don’t believe thundercats or symbionic titan should be on Toonami.  That being said, I also believe cowboy bepop has run its course.  The reairing of fma brotherhood at like 3 isn’t necessary either after the original run has already been seen two times throughout.  There are a lot of spots where shows like OP or something else could take its place.

  • NarutoUchiha1

    No. I mean the officail subtitles from the dvd.

  • Eoenki


  • thesagebeast

    i like naruto dub bruh

  • ALMIGHTY Juicemon E. Genesis

    Nobody is forcing you to watch it, ya know. . .

  • Its Ma Ec

    No, it really isn’t.
    Naruto’s voice may be a little annoying but everything else is pretty good.

  • Jonathan Gruber

    the naruto dub is pretty damn good. 

  • ZSlasherX547

    @your second comment. Alright i’ll go switch my cable provider or move over to the western time zone to watch Naruto :D

  • Skyler Allen

    It says uncut so probably.

  • Skyler Allen

    Has been for a while.

  • SaiyanislandFan

    Ahh finaly i like both Sub AND Dub.Watching Dub isint THAT bad.Im telling you in drama parts looks epic.What im trying to say is MAYBE dub and sub, sub is better, BUT dub isint that bad trust me.Just dont get that felling like ohh like comparing wich better,i say you watch and enjoy.

  • Jevonte Marquis Gore

    well can you do it better?

  • MasterAfroNinja

    Well I don’t have cable so I wouldn’t haven known

  • kevin garcia acevedo

    go watch one piece 4kids dub and come back 

  • Tobi

    I also have your time zone too :D

  • Rayson

    suck a dick

  • danzo uchia

    @least do two episodes a week..

  • LiL JJ

    Yea Thundercats was already being showed during regular CN hours. Cowboy Bebop as much as I love it has definitely ran it’s course. Fma Brotherhood, another one I love but really how many times they plan to play these shows lol

  • Taijutsu-Joshua

    Hopefully the Bleach/Naruto hour can rake in enough viewers to make enough money, to then buy the rights to Shippuden.

  • Kyler Fender

    i would love to see one piece on Toonami

  • Hollow Ichigo

    Naruto and Bleach will keep toonami alive.
    If they can remove the fillers in episodes 142-219 naruto would be the most viewed show on toonami :D

  • Anthony Mendez

    it didnt even come on… >:( THE HELL?!

  • TsunaSawada- (Vongola Clan)

    yes it did wtf were you watching

  • kakashisal

    i love naruto and  DBZ and  one piece an thundercats an Eureka 7 an  i wished they  would  put the prince of  tennis an kenshin an samurai x  an OP and leave bleach on the air.?

  • Rezwanur Rashid

     Dont reffer to the japanese version as a “sub”.