On Sept. 23th 2006, A special US-Only OVA of Naruto aired called "The Adventures of Naruto!...Oh, And Everyone Else Too! / One on One: Every Genin For Themselves!". I've never seen this anywhere and I can't find any online streams of the episode. Did anyone record this special?
Post by Radiant Lloyd Firefly on Jul 24, 2018 18:53:52 GMT
"The Adventures of Naruto!…Oh, and Everyone Else Too! / One on One: Every Genin For Themselves! is a one-hour recap special shown only in North America. This special is made up of footage from the episodes of the Chūnin Exams arc."
From the Naruto Wiki, but I can confirm this is 100% accurate.
I know Naruto was super popular in the US pretty much until Toonami was canceled in 2008, and I know they made a lot of "US-only" kind of specials and promotions as part of that huge popularity. Stuff like the Naruto Hundo (100 episode marathon) bumpers and promotions were also lost for a time.
Not sure how or where you'd go about finding it other than VHS tapes though, since I don't think it was released anywhere except on TV (and was probably never rerun).
Post by gavinthehyena on Jul 25, 2018 17:22:47 GMT
I’ve been into Naruto for over two years and I never once heard of this until a few days ago when I saw this thread. Even the Naruto wiki has little information on it, and there’s no record of this special ever rerunning. It also seems it was US only. I’m not sure who would have a copy of it (as in, what company).
Since it's been almost 12 years since it aired and the chances of getting in touch with anybody currently working at Toonami that also were around during this special OVA is unlikely I'd say this is probably lost for good. Your best bet would be to try and get in contact with somebody at Adult Swim/Toonami and make it clear what you're looking for by linking them to the Youtube video and any other helpful identifying information. I'd really like to see this resurface because I'm interested in what it actually includes since there's so little info on it.