“Part 2” of Boruto Anime, New Naruto Episodes Announced

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The Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime will come to a temporary halt with the release of its 293rd episode on March 26, with the episode to serve as the end of “Part 1” of the show. It was also announced that production on Part 2 has been decided.

Meanwhile, the original Naruto anime, which aired from October 2002 to February 2007 before being followed by the Naruto: Shippuden direct sequel series, will receive brand-new episodes (a total of four are planned) as part of its 20th anniversary celebration. These episodes will begin airing in September, after the start of the “Naruto ‘Selection'” broadcast in July.

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations has been airing since April 2017. It is based on the Shueisha-published ninja action manga that serves as a sequel to Naruto, with Naruto’s titular son being the new main character.

As of Part 1’s final arc, the staff credits of the Pierrot-produced show include Masayuki Kouda (Naruto Shippuden storyboarder and episode director et al.) as director, Noriyuki Abe (Episodes 1-104 chief director) as animation supervisor, Ukyou Kodachi (writer of Boruto volumes 1-13) as story supervisor, Masaya Honda (Naruto Shippuden Episodes 709~714) as series composer, and Tetsuya Nishio (Naruto) and Hirofumi Suzuki (Naruto) as character designers. 

The cast includes Yuuko Sanpei as Boruto, Kokoro Kikuchi as Sarada Uchiha, Ryuuichi Kijima as Mitsuki, and Yuuma Uchida as Kawaki. 

The Boruto manga, which is illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto, began in May 2016 in Weekly Shonen Jump before moving to V Jump monthly magazine in July 2019. Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto took over as writer from volume 14. 19 tankoubon volumes have been published as of February 2023.

Viz Media describes Boruto as:

Years have passed since Naruto and Sasuke teamed up to defeat Kaguya, the progenitor of chakra and the greatest threat the ninja world has ever faced. Times are now peaceful and the new generation of shinobi has not experienced the same hardships as its parents. Perhaps that is why Boruto would rather play video games than train. However, one passion does burn deep in this ninja boy’s heart, and that is the desire to defeat his father!

The Naruto manga, which was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump for its entire run, ran from 1999 to 2014 with 72 tankoubon volumes.

Source: Naruto Official Site

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