Naruto Shippuden is making it’s uncut debut on American television this Sunday (tomorrow) morning at 12:30 AM Eastern/Pacfic! The series will start from the very beginning with episode 1, Homecoming, on Adult Swim’s Toonami Block on Cartoon Network and it will be English dubbed.
Below is the trailer that was aired last week to promote this weeks schedule. Adult Swim beings tonight at 11:30 PM Eastern/Pacfic and continues into Sunday morning with Bleach, Naruto Shippuden, and One Piece.
11:30 PM – Space Dandy
12:00 AM – Bleach
12:30 AM – Naruto Shippuden
01:00 AM – One Piece
01:30 AM – Soul Eater
02:00 AM – Sword Art Online
02:30 AM – FLCL
03:00 AM – Naruto
03:30 AM – Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
04:00 AM – Ghost in the shell
04:30 AM – IGPX
05:00 AM – Star Wars: The Clone Wars
05:30 AM – InuYasha
The original Naruto series previously occupied the 12:30 AM time slot and has been moved to 3:00 AM. It will also start with it’s very first episode, Enter: Naruto Uzumaki.
Disney XD ran an edited version of Naruto Shippuden from October 2009 to October 2011. Viz Media’s online service, Neon Alley, streams the latest uncut English dub episode every Saturday. Today, Neon Alley will stream episode 223, “The Young Man and the Sea”.
Below is the official press release by Viz Media promoting Naruto Shippuden’s debut on Adult Swim’s Toonami.
Viz Media has announced the debut of the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN anime series on Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block beginning in January 2014. North American fans can catch dubbed and uncut adventures featuring the world’s most popular ninja from the beginning with a new episode airing each week. Check local listings for specific airtimes and channel availability.
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 99 million U.S. homes.
Created by Masashi Kishimoto, NARUTO was first introduced in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan in 1999 and quickly became that country’s most popular ninja manga properties. The manga series (rated ‘T’ for Teens, in print and digital editions) and animated counterpart (NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN rated ‘TV-14’) are some of Viz Media’s most successful titles and have captivated millions of fans across North America, Europe and South America.
In the Naruto manga and animated series, Naruto Uzumaki wants to be the best ninja in the land. He’s done well so far, but Naruto knows he must train harder than ever and leaves his village for intense exercises that will push him to his limits. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN begins two and a half years later, when Naruto returns to find that everyone has been promoted up the ninja ranks – except him. Sakura’s a medic ninja, Gaara’s advanced to Kazekage, and Kakashi…well he remains the same. But pride isn’t necessarily becoming of a ninja, especially when Naruto realizes that Sasuke never returned from his search for Orochimaru. Plus, the mysterious Akatsuki organization is still an ever-present danger. As Naruto finds out more about the Akatsuki’s goals, he realizes that nothing in his universe is as it seems. Naruto is finding that he’s older, but will he also prove wiser and stronger?