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Naruto Storyline


Here are brief summaries of the storylines from all the different arcs/chapters in Naruto Part 1, which lasted 135 anime episodes and 238 manga chapters. The images are from Naruto the anime.

1. Exposition Arc: Episodes 1-5; Chapters 1-8
Covers the introduction of Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura and Kakashi, followed by the formation of Team 7.

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2. Wave Country Arc: Episodes 6-19; Chapters 9-33
Covers Team 7's first major mission of protecting an expert bridge builder from a shipping magnate whose oppressing financial stranglehold over the country would be broken if the bridge were to be completed. Team 7 must defeat the magnate and his crew including two powerful ninjas by the name of Zabuza and Haku. This arc introduces the recurring theme that fighting for those you care about makes you stronger. Naruto defines and adopts his own "way of the ninja".

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3. Chunnin Exam Arc: Episodes 20-67; Chapters 34-114
Covers Team 7's entrance to the Chunnin exam and the exposition of several key characters, such as Orochimaru, Kabuto, Jiraiya, Team Gai, the "Rookie Nine" (Naruto's old classmates), and three Sand ninja.

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4. Invasion of Konoha Arc: Episodes 68-80; Chapters 115-138
Covers the climax of Orochimaru's conspiracy to destroy Konoha, with a strong emphasis on the difference between fighting for one's own selfish ambitions as opposed to fighting for the sake of your important people. 

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5. Return of Itachi Arc: Episodes 81-85; Chapters 139-148
Covers a short visit of Sasuke's older brother, Itachi (and his partner, Kisame) to Konoha, in search of Naruto. This arc serves as exposition for Akatsuki and their interest in the Bijū, and sheds some light on the relationship between Itachi and Sasuke.

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6. Tsunade's Decision Arc: Episodes 86-100; Chapters 149-175
Covers Naruto and Jiraiya's search for Tsunade, so they can offer her the role of Fifth Hokage. In the meantime, Orochimaru and Kabuto also look for her, so they can try and get her to heal Orochimaru's arms.

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Unmask Kakashi: Episode 101 Special based on the first Naruto Data Book
Team Kakashi try to see the face hidden behind Kakashi's mask. Naruto makes several predictions on how Kakashi might look and it catches Sasuke's interest so even he becomes interested in finding out how Kakashi looks along with Sakura (the picture on the left is one of Naruto's predictions).

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7. Tea Country Race Arc: Episodes 102-106; (anime only)
The first of the filler arcs, which covers a small stand-alone adventure where Team 7 help Morino Ibiki's younger brother, Morino Idate, win a race with very high stakes, and learn that he is more than the coward he thought he was.

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8. Sasuke Retrieval Arc: Episodes 107-135; Chapters 176-238
Covers Sasuke's decision to seek Orochimaru for more power so he can avenge his clan, and his flight from the Leaf Village. Most of the focus is on the team chasing Sasuke, consisting of Shikamaru, Naruto, Neji, Chōji, and Kiba and those helping them (Rock Lee, Gaara, Temari and Kankurō). This arc concludes Part 1 of the Naruto manga series.

There are actually more than 135 episodes of the Naruto anime. From episode 136 to 220 the episodes of Naruto are all fillers. This means that they are not from the real Naruto story made by the author of Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto, and are just episodes that contain Naruto going on random missions to give Kishimoto-san time to work on the manga, the actual story of Naruto. If the anime does catch up to the manga, than there will be no episodes for the anime because the non-filler episodes of Naruto are based on the story from the manga.