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Naruto Endings

Post Author: Bob

I recently added a Naruto anime endings section to the site. It has all 15 ending videos from the first Naruto anime series plus the four so far from Naruto Shippuuden. Here’s a break down on all the endings and my opinions on them:

Naruto Ending 01 – “Wind” by Akeboshi

This actually one of the more memorable endings for me. It’s really different from all the other EDs because it’s folk music and not J-pop, go figure. The song is sung in English too, which was a big surprise when I first heard it because it didn’t really have an accent! The artist is Yoshio Akeboshi, he studied music in Liverpool, (that explains why no accent) and his time there has heavily influenced his music. Really cool video direction too, the butterfly was a good metaphor for showing Naruto chasing his dreams.

Naruto Ending 02 – “Harmonia” by Rythem

When this first came out, a lot of fans didn’t like it, and to this day they still don’t. This one’s by Japanese pop singer duo Rythem. It definitely has a slower pace than usual Naruto music and I guess the swaying Sakura and Ino didn’t hit it off with Naruto fans. Rythem has also done music for the anime Yakitate Japan!

Naruto Ending 03 – “Viva Rock ~Japanese Side~” by Orange Range

I liked this ending, it had a nice beat to it and having all the characters walking across the screen was pretty neat too. If you’ve watched Bleach, you should know that the 1st OP to the anime,
*~Asterisk~, was done by Orange Range too.

Naruto Ending 04 – “ALIVE” by Raiko

I never liked this one, the guy doing the vocals sounds like he’s got a frog down his throat. And all that’s shown is a zooming in of a pic of Naruto looking at the Hokage monument. Boring 😦

Naruto Ending 05 – “Ima made Nando mo” by the Mass Missile

This one was okay, the music was upbeat and the line-up of Team Kakashi, Guy, Kurenai and Asuma is pretty cool. Don’t stare at the sun too long though, or you’ll go blind 😀

Naruto Ending 06 – “Ryusei” by Tia

Alright, it’s obvious that this one was made to please the fanboys. Who says Naruto doesn’t have fanservice? Four pics were shown of Ino, Sakura, Hinata and Tenten in swimsuits at the Beach, plus there was also one of Pakkun 😛 . Oh, and the music was nice too, kukuku…

Naruto Ending 07 – “Mountain A Go Go Too” by Captain Stridum

Man, talk about Psychedelic, dude. All the animators must have been high when they made this, LOL. Still a very unique ending piece that has earned its place as one of my favorites.

Naruto Ending 08 – “Hajimete Kimi to Shabetta” by GagagaSP

Bah, hated this one. What’s with Naruto jogging throughout the whole thing? The song was also terrible, why did they pick this one?

Naruto Ending 09 – “Nakushita Kotoba” by No Regret Life

This ending is pretty cool. It came out during the Sasuke Retrieval arc, that’s why you have Naruto and Sakura sitting in the boat thinking about Sasuke. The song’s pretty good too, here’s No Regret Life’s website.

Naruto Ending 10 – “Speed” by Analog Fish

A bit weird, but also very entertaining. I don’t really know why Naruto is running through the rain, but who cares, Go Naruto! The line art animation kinda reminded me of the anime FLCL

Naruto Ending 11 – “Soba ni Iru Kara” by Amadori

This one’s a bit slow and the art is heartwarming, so in all it was a pretty good ending theme. The pics that are flashed by are also nice, I really liked the one with the close up of Hinata.

Naruto Ending 12 – “Parade” by CHABA

The music in this one is not bad and it also had nice animation. The premise seems to be that Sakura receives a leaf from a departing Naruto. The leaf later turns into a cluster of light and forms into a person, when Sakura tries to touch it she wakes up and realize that it was a dream. Weird but interesting.

Naruto Ending 13 – “Yellow Moon” by Akeboshi
I didn’t get this one. Since when did cell phones exist in the Naruto world? The song kinda annoyed me too.

Naruto Ending 14 – “Pinocchio” by Ore Ska Band

I found this one cute and funny. Pakkun, Akamaru, Tonton and the two toads Naruto summoned are in this one. Ore Ska Band is obviously a ska band, they also did an ED for Bleach.

Naruto Ending 15 – “Scenario” by SABOTEN

This is the last ending theme for the first Naruto anime. I liked the flashing of all the teams in this one, it kind of sums up the series. Also, near the end you get a peak of Naruto’s part 2 appearance.

Naruto Shippuuden Ending 01 – “Nagare Boshi ~Shooting Star~” by HOME MADE Kazoku

I liked this one quite a bit. The cartoon of Naruto and Sasuke training in their younger days was pretty funny. I also like the band HOME MADE Kazoku they also did the 2nd ED for Bleach and the opening for Eureka Seven.

Naruto Shippuuden Ending 02 – “Michi ~ to you all” by aluto

What can you say? It’s Naruto in high school! That’s awesome! One of my faves for sure.

Naruto Shippuuden Ending 03 – “KIMI MONOGATARI” by little by little

Oh God, why did they make this? I have no complaints about little by little, but I don’t want to see Sai in those stupid poses. Garrrrr!!!

Naruto Shippuuden Ending 04 – “Mezamero! Yasei” by MATCHY with QUESTION?

Sweet! They’re actually showing fanart in a Naruto ending theme 🙂 My guess is that Shounen Jump asked fans to send in their best Naruto art and picked the best ones to be featured. The song is pretty decent as well.

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