When you think of iconic anime rivalries, a few people should pop into your mind. Of course, Goku and Vegeta would stand as one of the medium’s most popular couples, but other anime titles would be featured as well. There’s little doubt that Naruto and Sasuke from Masashi Kishimoto’s beloved series would land a high-ranking spot. After all, the ninja pair are the leads of Naruto. However, fans have recently began wondering if the duo’s time was about to run out.
Next month, Naruto Shippuden will find itself replaced after more than a decade on air. The long-running anime will wrap up and make way for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. The new anime will act as a sequel and follow Naruto’s eldest child as the precocious boy enters Konoha’s ninja academy. With a slew of new leads, fans have been worried original characters like Naruto and Sasuke will be pushed aside.
However, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Recently, the director of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations sat down for an interview with Animedia. It was there that Noriyuki Abe opened up about how the show will add in original Naruto leads. And, according to Abe, the new show will strike a balance between its new and returning characters.
“We don’t want it [Boruto] to become Naruto 2.0. We want to create a new work that our fans, who have followed us these 15 years and now grown into adults and their children can enjoy,” he said.
“Of course, this is on top of also including the characters that are already a part of the series. We as the staff of Naruto refer to Naruto and Sasuke as “legendary characters,” and it’s awesome when they appear in the story, but we are careful to portray Boruto and the next generation as the main characters as we are creating the series.”
You can check out the synopsis for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations below:
“The village of Konoha has managed to change, modernized next to an era of peace. Raising high constructions, large computer monitors of transmission of images (televisions last generation), divisions and divisions (streets) connected to run (to mobilize) electric cars, The way to live in the ninja era has changed ...
The leader of the village is, the seventh Hokage. Boruto is the son of Naruto Uzumaki, to become a ninja must enroll in the school "ninja academy". But the students in the surroundings see Boruto with prejudiced eyes for the thing of being "the son of the seventh Hokage". However Boruto has unprecedented capabilities.
Boruto will meet new friends, and there will be an incident mystery how he will face this challenge, inside the heart of the whole team, now the story of "Boruto Uzumaki,” begins.”
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