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Crunchyroll to stream NARUTO to BORUTO THE LIVE 2019 on October 9, 2019

To celebrate the 20 years of Masashi Kishimoto’s manga Naruto, Crunchyroll is set to stream the 24-hour event NARUTO to BORUTO THE LIVE 2019 which begins at 6:00 pm PDT (9:00 pm EDT), on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 and ends at 6:00 pm PDT (9:00 pm EDT) on Thursday, October 10th, 2019.

Promotional artwork for NARUTO to BORUTO THE LIVE 2019.

NARUTO to BORUTO THE LIVE 2019 will include performances from the bands FLOW, KANA-BOON, Game-Jikkyosha Wakuwaku Band, Little Glee Monster, SNOWKEL, DISH//, and FUJIFABRIC. The Japanese voice cast from the anime series Naruto and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations will live-read special episodes in character. The cast includes Junko Takeuchi as Naruto Uzumaki, Noriaki Sugiyama as Sasuke Uchiha, Chie Nakamura as Sakura Uchiha, Nana Mizuki as Hinata Uzumaki, Yuko Sanpei as Boruto Uzumaki, Cocoro Kikuchi as Sarada Uchiha, Ryuichi Kijima as Mitsuki and Kensho Ono as Shikadai Nara.

There’s also additional treats to appear during this 24-hour event, so tune in to Crunchyroll to catch it.

Naruto first appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump in September 1999.

The character, Naruto Uzumaki, has his birthday on Thursday, October 10th.

Editor’s Note:
To watch on Crunchyroll, visit this link.

Source: Crunchyroll

Viz Media to celebrate 20 years of Naruto

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.

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 1999.

Source: Viz Media

New promotional images and video for Live Spectacle Naruto stage show

New promotional images and videos for the upcoming Live Spectacle Naruto ~Song of the Akatsuki~ were released on Monday, July 22nd, 2019.

This live-action display performed on stage is based on the popular Naruto manga by Masashi Kishimoto, which started in 2015 and have held subsequent productions in 2016 and 2017. Japanese band FLOW, which had many of their songs used in the opening sequences of the animated series, recorded a new song for the show titled “Chasing Light”.

The first visual shows the heroes of the Hidden Leaf Village; Tsunade (Cecile Daigo), Sakura Haruno (Yui Ito), Naruto Uzumaki (Koudai Matsuoka), Kakashi Hatake (Yuuki Kimisawa), Yamato (Rei Fujita) and Sai (Fuuma Sadamoto). The second image is of the Akatsuki with Pain (Teruma), Tobi (Hironori Katayama), Itachi Uchiha (Shinji Rachi), Kisame Hoshigaki (Takeshi Hayashino) and Deidara (Ryo Tsuji).

The videos include comments from cast members of Naruto, Sasuke Uchiha (Ryuji Sato) and Itachi Uchiha.

Performances of Live Spectacle Naruto ~Song of the Akatsuki~ will be held from October 25th to November 4th, 2019 at the Osaka Mielparque Hall in Osaka, November 8th to November 10th, 2019 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo and November 15th to December 1st, 2019 at the Tennozu Galaxy Theater in Tokyo.

Sources: Natalie, Live Spectacle “NARUTO”

Naruto anime returns to manga with story and new opening song

Promotional image for the new episodes of Naruto Shippuden. Courtesy TV Tokyo
Promotional image for the new episodes of Naruto Shippuden. Courtesy TV Tokyo

The final episode focusing on Uchiha Itachi concludes on Thursday, April 28th, thus closing the tormenting saga of the elder Uchiha sibling. This lets the Naruto Shippuden series return to the manga story where Naruto and Sasuke square off against Uchiha Madara in the Fourth Great Ninja War in episode 459, titled “The Incipient” which airs Thursday, May 5th.

Coinciding with this announcement, TV Tokyo uploaded to their web site new promotional artwork featuring Naruto, Sakura, Sasuke and Kakashi.

Additionally, Japanese band Asian Kung-Fu Generation returns to perform the song “Blood Circulator” during the opening credits.

Sources: Crunchyroll, TV Tokyo

New Boruto manga to appear in Weekly Shonen Jump May 9

The Naruto saga continues with his Boruto starring in his own manga series. Monthly chapters of artist Mikie Ikemoto’s new project leap into action with Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine May 9th, 2016. Ukyo Kodachi serves as author with Masashi Kishimoto supervising the duo.

Kishimoto isn’t completely done with ninjas with another Naruto short story appearing in the April 25th edition of Weekly Shonen Jump.

Source: Anime News Network

Boruto gets own manga series with new artist and writer

The Naruto story continues in print with Boruto becoming serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. Two new names will be added to the monthly instalments of this new story with writer Ukyo Kodachi and artist Mikio Ikemoto under guidance by series creator Masashi Kishimoto.

In addition to the monthly series, a single issue of Boruto from Kishimoto will also appear in Weekly Shonen Jump.

Both the monthly and single issue of Boruto will appear concurrently in the English version of Weekly Shonen Jump in the spring of 2016.

Source: Weekly Shonen Jump

The Last: Naruto the Movie on Blu-ray and DVD

The Last: Naruto the Movie
The Last: Naruto the Movie Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

For those that missed the theatrical release of The Last: Naruto the Movie can finally take the action home on DVD or Blu-ray. The seventh film in the Naruto animated series goes on sale Tuesday, October 6th, 2015.

The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack shows the film in 1080p high-definition format with the original Japanese audio and English subtitles and English-dubbed audio. Extras include trailers, commercials, promotional videos, art gallery and separate colour booklet. In the DVD edition, the feature-length film is displayed in 16:9 widescreen format with the original Japanese audio and English subtitles and English-dubbed audio. Extras include teaser trailers, commercials and promotional videos. The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack has a suggested retail price of $37.48 CAD ($29.99 USD) while the DVD-only version goes for $24.98 CAD ($19.98 USD).

In the years following climactic battle between Naruto and Sasuke, things have begun to return to normal. As a winter festival comes closer, the village is excited to begin the celebrations. A harbinger arrives and announces that the ninja world is under threat once again, but this time by a celestial menace: the moon. With time running out, a grown-up Naruto will need to team up with his friends to stop the evil and prevent the moon from wreaking chaos on an already fragile planet.

The only North American showing of The Last: Naruto the Movie was in US theatres February 2015; theatres in Canada were not included in this screening.

Source: Viz Media

Naruto volume 72

Naruto volume 72
Naruto volume 72

This is it, the final chapters of the Naruto manga. Peace has returned at last to the shinobi world… or has it? Kaguya is defeated, but Sasuke isn’t satisfied. He wants to bring the world under his influence and impose his ideals. However, Naruto won’t let his old team mate have his way, especially after all they’ve been through. Will Naruto persuade Sasuke from following through with his scheme?

The last volume of Naruto, number 72, will be available for purchase on October 6th, 2015.

Boruto: Naruto the Movie coming to US theatres October 2015

Poster for Boruto: Naruto the Movie
Boruto: Naruto the Movie

ELEVEN ARTS and Viz Media are bringing Boruto: Naruto the Movie to select theatres across the United States this October. Naruto has achieved his dream of becoming Hokage and has started a family; but his own son, Boruto, wants to make a name for himself.

With the Hidden Leaf Village preparing for the annual Chunin Exams, ninja from five allied villages are lined up to prove themselves capable of passing the grueling tests. Boruto, along with Sasuke’s daughter Sarada and the enigmatic Mitsuki, are lined up for the shinobi’s assessment. Boruto, looking to surpass his father, begs for Sasuke to train him.

In the midst of the Chunin Exams, Naruto is attacked by two shadowy figures from another dimension, the same people Sasuke was fighting years befoe. Before disappearing, Naruto entrusts Boruto to Sasuke. What evil power awaits Boruto, Sasuke and the Five Kage? Will Naruto survive?

For available theatres, showtimes and to purchase tickets for Boruto: Naruto the Movie, visit the ELEVEN ARTS web site.

No Canadian theatre locations or dates were provided.


New trailer for Boruto: Naruto the Movie with English subtitles

Naruto passes the torch to his son Boruto as he gets his own full-length animated movie, Boruto: Naruto the Movie which is to be released in Japan August 7th, 2015. A new teaser for the upcoming film includes English subtitles to shed more light on the story.

Yes, Naruto is father to a child that is just as energetic and troublesome as he was at the beginning of the shinobi’s own titular anime series. Upon learning that his own dad achieved a lot to become hokage, Boruto seeks out Sasuke Uchiha in hopes that he will train him and thus eclipse Naruto’s own feats.

Editor’s Note
The original video was removed from YouTube, but Madman Entertainment, Australia’s largest anime distributor has uploaded a copy as they will be be bringing the Boruto: Naruto the Movie to Australian theatres in 2015.

Sources: Kotaku, Madman