Episode 1.20 : A New Chapter Begins: The Chunin Exam

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

January 21, 2006


Cartoon Network, Viz Media


Animation, Action, Adventure

Show Period

2002 - 2008

Production Company

Studio Pierrot Co. Ltd.

Cast and Crew


Hayato Date


Marc Handler

Main Cast

  • Steve Blum
  • Maile Flanagan
  • Steve Staley
  • Nana Mizuki
  • Kentaro Ito
  • Yasuyuki Kase
  • Koichi Tochika
  • Akiko Koike
  • Rumi Ochiai
  • Naoki Sakata
  • Nozomu Sasaki
  • Richard Cansino
  • Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
  • Liam O'Brien
  • Robbie Rist
  • Stephanie Sheh

Additional Cast

  • John DeMita
  • Grant George


Naruto and his team return to the Village Hidden in the Leaves after their battle in Land of Waves. Even though they complete new missions that are assigned to them, Naruto is not satisfied with the daily routine. Traveling beyond the village for the first time and engaging in a fierce battle against Zabuza and Haku, his view of the world expanded and he gained the understanding that there are countless powerful enemies waiting in their path. Naruto becomes restless, as he complains that "these types of missions are not gonna make me stronger.." But soon after, he learns that outsiders are gradually arriving in Leaf Village. They are individuals, chosen as representatives of each village to participate in the "Chunin Exam."

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