NARUTO #19

If you can believe it, this episode is twenty years old as of writing. As the climax of the first arc, it leaves the viewer with a taste of what the ninja world is really about. For that reason, I would consider it crucial to the average fan’s journey with the series – the first logical stopping point on a path containing hundreds of episodes. Chances are if this episode is able to grab you, you’ll have a hard time letting go.

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