CARTOON NETWORK – Monday-Thursday from 5 April, 7.30pm

Naruto, an easy-going slacker student of the prestigious Ninja Academy, starts his internship with only one goal in mind: to be the chief of the clan. He unwillingly teams up with Sasuke, the cool heir to an elite ninja family, and Sakura, a witty girl with an independent spirit. Naruto is unaware of a vital secret about himself. Years ago, a demonic monster with nine tails devastated the country. The head of the ninja clan sacrificed his own life to defeat the creature and sealed the monster’s spirit inside the belly of a newborn baby, thus assuring the peaceful existence of the village. The baby grew up to be Naruto. The villagers, believing him to be cursed, treat Naruto as a pariah. Through breathtakingly perilous missions, can Naruto overcome his misfortunes and become the best of the best?

Cartoon Network – Friday 6 June, 6.00pm

Naruto and the others arrive at the Village Hidden in the Waterfall on an escort mission for Shibuki, the young leader of the village. Things seem peaceful until Kakashi leaves on urgent business and the village is attacked by Suien, a former Hidden Waterfall jonin, and his band of rogue ninja, who are after the village treasure, Hero’s Water. Now Naruto must join forces with cowardly Shibuki and show him what it means to be a hero

Cartoon Network – Friday 23 May, 6.00pm

Naruto and his team are sent on a mission to guard Yukie, a popular actres starring in the hit movie The Adventures of Princess Gale. The crew is heading toward the Land of Snow, a land forever covered in snow, to shoot the final scenes of the film. When Yukie refuses to go and escapes from the set, she is brought back by force by Naruto and his teammates. But little do they know there are three rogue Snow Ninja lying in wait with a sinister purpose that forces Yukie to make a crucial decision and face her hidden past.

New Episodes: Naruto

Cartoon Network – Weekdays from 28 August, 8.30pm

Follow the continuing adventures of Naruto Uzumaki, a young boy with the spirit of the malevolent Nine Tail Fox unwillingly trapped inside him. Naruto’s only goal in life is be a Hokage, a Village Leader. But how can he do this when the villagers, believing him to be cursed, treat Naruto as a pariah? Fortunately for Naruto, his friends Sasuke and Sakura, and his mentor Kakashi, are there with him for every battle he must fight and every hurdle life throws at him.

Trivia: The word “naruto” in Japanese can be loosely translated into English to “maelstrom”. A maelstrom is a whirlpool – that describes Naruto’s life to a tee!