Directed by Hayat Date and produced by Studio Pierrot, next to TV Tokyo, the Naruto anime adaptation premiered in Japan on October 3, 2002. With a total of 220 episodes, the first part ended its transmissions on 8 February 2007.   The first 135 episodes were adapted from the first 27 volumes of the manga, while the rest (85 episodes) stories are filling using new elements that do not appear in the manga.  In turn, this part of the anime tells the adventures of Naruto Uzumaki next to Sakura Haruno, Sasuke Uchiha and in their sensei Kakashi Hatake (together forming equipment 7), while throwing fulfill certain missions and serve Village Hidden in the leaves , until the time that Sasuke is with Orochimaru convinced by the thirst for revenge for his brother, who ended his whole clan leaves Konoha to become even stronger was a renegade ninja. In Japan, Aniplex is who distributes the series on DVD in Region 2.  In addition, Viz Media has licensed for distribution in Region 1. 
The English adaptation of the anime was released on 10 September 2005,   broadcast American Toonami block on Cartoon Network. In Canada, this version is transmitted as part of YTV channel in the Bionix, while the UK is through Naruto Costumes
Jetix.  On 28 March 2006, the series was released on DVD by Viz Media for the countries mentioned.  Significantly, the first 26 volumes contain four episodes, while the number 27 contains five episodes. Incomplete editions were compiled in box sets, each containing between 12 and 15 episodes, with some variation depending on the strands of the plot. In America broadcast, references to alcohol, Japanese culture, sexual innuendo, and even blood and death, sometimes edited for broadcast, but this is ignored in editions to DVD.  Another chain has also published additional content is Jetix, from the publication of some bloody scenes, as well as the original language, tobacco, and other similar topics. The series has also been licensed for websites Hulu and Joost, to transmit online episodes in Japanese with English subtitles.