The beloved Naruto franchise, which began as a manga by Masashi Kishimoto in 1999, is set to return with a new anime series. This follows the end of the original Naruto and its continuation Naruto Shippuden, as well as the ongoing Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

Exciting New Anime Announcement

In a recent financial report and Q&A session, Ichiro Ishikawa, president of TV Tokyo Holdings, revealed plans for a new Naruto anime. This series aims to celebrate the franchise's 20th anniversary and is expected to air within the current fiscal year, ending March 31, 2025.

Background: Anniversary Episodes Delay

Initially, four new episodes were announced to commemorate the 20th anniversary, set to begin airing on September 3, 2023. However, due to production quality issues, their release was indefinitely delayed. Fans have eagerly awaited further news, making this announcement a much-anticipated update.

Details on the Upcoming Series

The new Naruto anime is planned for global distribution, including regions such as Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Ishikawa emphasized the expansion of the franchise, stating, "We are in the final phase of talks to find a good partner to take care of the related businesses."

Current Status: Boruto Series and Manga

The Boruto anime is currently on hiatus, with its last episode airing in March 2023. Meanwhile, the manga series, Boruto: Two Blue Vortex, continues to receive positive reception and strong sales, keeping the franchise vibrant.

The Rich Legacy of Naruto

Since its debut, Naruto has become a cultural phenomenon, with two main anime series, numerous feature films, and video games. The franchise's influence continues with ongoing developments, including a live-action film by Lionsgate, supported by Kishimoto.

A New Chapter for Fans

The upcoming Naruto anime marks a significant milestone for the franchise, promising fresh content and expanding its global reach. Fans eagerly anticipate the new series, which will bridge the gap left by the delayed anniversary episodes and the hiatus of Boruto.

Don't miss out on this exciting development in the Naruto universe! Share this update with friends and fellow fans to spread the anticipation for the new anime series.

Source: WSJ Manga


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