Naruto is a manga by Masashi Kishimoto with an anime TV series adaptation. Its main character, Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval
and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.
The manga was first published by Shueisha in 1999 in the 43rd issue of Japan's Shōnen Jump magazine. VIZ Media publishes a translated version in the American Shonen Jump, and is currently within
a few volumes of the Japanese publication. Naruto has become VIZ Media's best-selling manga series.
The anime series, produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex, premiered across Japan on the terrestrial TV Tokyo network and the anime satellite television network Animax on October 3, 2002, and is
still being aired. Viz also licensed the anime for North American production. Naruto debuted in the United States on Cartoon Network's Toonami programming block on September 10, 2005, and in
Canada on YTV's Bionix on September 16, 2005. Naruto began showing in the UK on Jetix on July 22, 2006. It began showing on Toasted TV on January 12, 2007 in Australia, although it could be
watched on Cartoon Network in 2006. The first series lasted nine seasons, while the second began its first on February 15, 2007.
In November 22, 2012, VP of Strategic Marketing & Promotions for Cartoon Network, Jason DeMarco, has announced Naruto will make a come back to Toonami on Saturday, December 1, 2012.
Also, they mentioned that it will be uncut and the time will be 12:30 a.m. est. The show will start all the way back to episode 1 and move on.