To celebrate 20 years of Masashi Kishimoto’s popular manga series Naruto, Viz Media revealed they are hosting a year-long celebration for the orange-clad ninja.
BELIEVE IT! We're excited to announce The Year of Naruto – a celebration of 20 years of the world's most-loved ninja! 🍥 pic.twitter.com/TqYDbqHOn2
— VIZ (@VIZMedia) September 5, 2019
Announced on their official blog, Viz Media will begin the Year of Naruto with events at New York Comic Con (October 3rd-6th, 2019 in New York City) with limited merchandise, such as a skateboard deck, posters, and other artwork. The celebration will continue into 2020 that will feature video games, events, discussions, and collaborations with other brands and companies. Viz Media will release details regarding these events as they become available.
Naruto first appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump back in September 1999.
Source: Viz Media