Naruto anime has revealed a special summer illustration featuring Sakura and Hinata, along with other characters, enjoying twilight in Konohagakure. The anime is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a number of activities that include a new four-episode anime project. The new project was supposed to premiere on September 3 and run for four consecutive weeks, but was postponed yesterday due to production issues.
Narutothe franchise is based on a manga written by Masashi Kishi. It began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in September 1999 and ran for 15 years, until November 2014. A total of 72 volumes have been published. Studio Pierrot animated the adaptation, which premiered in October 2002. The anime was followed by a sequel titledNaruto Shippuden,whichhad a total of 500 episodes. The franchise spawned numerous games, merchandise, and 11 films.
Piero also animated the adaptation ofBorutomanga sequel originally written by Ukiyo Kodachi. Naruto’s author, Masashi Kishimoto, later took over the story, which features Ikemoto’s illustrations. The manga started in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2016, but moved to V Jump in 2019.Boruto: The Next Generations of Narutothe anime adaptation began airing in April 2017. The story follows Naruto’s son, Boruto.
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