A special announcement has just been made during the Naruto Super Stage event at Jump Festa in Japan.
A new Naruto TV animation series named ‘Boruto: Naruto Next Generations’ has been confirmed for broadcast April 2017!
On the announcement stage, the creator Masashi Kishimoto, Yuko Sanpei (Boruto Uzumaki), Kokoro Kikuchi (Sarada Uchiha), Ryuichi Kijima (Mitsuki), and Junko Takeuchi (Naruto Uzumaki) discussed how they were all were excited about the new project.
After many years of war, a new era has begun. As the 7th Hokage, Naruto continues living in the Hidden Leave Village, where the next generation of young ninja create their own new epic legend!
It was also the world exclusive premiere of the completed key visual design and logo of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
The key visual for the new series features Boruto, Sarada and Mitsuki!
Boruto UZUMAKI (CV: Yuko Sanpei)
The main character. Son of Naruto, Hokage VII and Hinata Hyuga. Reminiscent of Naruto when he was of his age, mischievous and childish Boruto is a near dropout at Ninja Academy. Boruto cannot contain his inferiority complex to his father and often acts rebellious.
Sarada UCHIHA (CV: Kokoro Kikuchi)
Sasuke and Sakura’s daughter who has already awakened her Sharingan’s powers. She adores Naruto. Straightforward and strong-willed, Sarada’s dream is to become a Hokage. Her attitude toward Sasuke is confrontational as he tends to be away from home on extraordinary missions.
Mitsuki (CV: Ryuichi Kijima)
A transfer student who forms a three-man cell with Boruto and Sarada. Mitsuki always keeps his calm and rarely shows his feelings. Due to his poker face, nobody can really tell what is on his mind.
Naruto UZUMAKI (CV: Junko Takeuchi)
Father of Boruto and The Seventh Hokage of the Village Hidden in the Leaves. Though he was an underdog ninja in his childhood, Naruto climbed the ladder to the top with enormous efforts and passion.
Comments from the creator and cast
Executive Producer Masashi Kishimoto
To be confirmed.
Boruto Uzumaki, voice actor Yuko Sanpei
It’s like a dream that Boruto has now become an Anime TV series! Since the world of Dad’s (Naruto), friends, what will happen, what is going to occur… The Three-man missions, the family of the teams, the sceneries, all of it was overflowing. So together with Boruto, Sarada, Mitsuki and all their friends I also want to enjoy the super exciting times ahead together with them. Please look forward to the continuation of Naruto, and I hope you will enjoy and support Boruto! Just wait ‘till I show you all my coolness – Believe me!
Sarada Uchiha, voice actor Kokoro Kikuchi
Last year I thought that after I was finally able to become the voice of Sarada, I wanted to be together with her longer. When I heard that Boruto would become a TV anime, at the same time as being happy, I was also a bit scared. After all, I know how huge the world of “Naruto” is. How important it is to be inheriting the legacy of the Hidden Leaf Village and its continuation, with all my honesty and sincerity, I want to be a part of creating this new history!
Mitsuki, voice actor Ryuichi
Guts, Friendship and Love, and wanting to convey that people are not alone. The story of Naruto brought together these things and not just the connections between the characters, but created bonds between everyone. As Mitsuki, I also want to not only care and cultivate these existing precious bonds, but also create new bonds between everyone and Boruto. I am really looking forward to the journey and encounters that Mitsuki will have.
Naruto Uzumaki, voice actor Junko Takeuchi
It’s been 15 years together with Naruto and his friends, and together with everyone we watched over, supported and cheered on, and now finally have made it to adulthood. I have feelings of both loneliness and gratitude, but the will of Fire in the Hidden Leaf Village will continue! The baton has passed on from Naruto and will be inherited by a new generation who will continue to deliver us new growth. Yes. This time, it’s the story of the next generation, the story of Boruto and his friends will unfold! The times have changed, and with this, the world of ninja has also changed. This time, we will follow our hero Boruto and together with his friend’s experience troubles, conflicts, friendships and the growth of the next generation! Please continue to support us!
The new series will premiere April 2017 on TV Tokyo in Japan!
Are you excited for the next generation of Naruto?