Naruto fans, get ready to hear some wedding bells! The franchise has been busy adapting a series of epilogue stories, and the next Naruto: Shippuden arc will see Naruto tie the knot with his long-time admirer, Hinata Hyuga. The nuptials will be a first for fans as the hero’s wedding has only been glossed over on TV. So, naturally, the folks behind the series are wanting Konoha’s hero to get hitched amongst plenty of fanfare.
To celebrate the upcoming story arc, fans have been teased with the epilogue’s first preview images. A user over on Twitter managed to compile the pictures, and fans can see familiar faces like Shizune, Konohamaru, Orochimaru, Rock Lee, and Sakura. A few images of Kakashi can also be seen, and the gray-haired ninja looks only a bit out of place in his Hokage robes.
Outside of the anime, Japan is taking a moment to celebrate Naruto’s wedding in real-life as well. In fact, Namco’s J-World Tokyo theme park will be honoring the occasion with a full-on event. The Naruto: Shippuden - A Good Day For A Wedding event will kick off on February 25 and run until April 2.
At the festival, fans will be able to celebrate the nuptials as if they attended Naruto and Hinata’s ceremony themselves. A shop inside the park will be selling a white chocolate wedding cake for the couple that features character images, a scroll, and an assortment of ninja weapons. Various other foods and gifts will be sold at the limited-time event. And, of course, the event will also feature a few live-action attractions.
Attendees will be able to go on a ‘ninja battle tour’ with performers dressed as Shikamaru, Kiba, Rock Lee, or Sakura. Prior to this event, the park also held an epilogue event based on the novel, Naruto: Sasuke’s Story - Sunrise.
Algunas capturas del especial de Konoha Hiden que veremos el 16/02. pic.twitter.com/JNbMYB9HTt— Sép火imo? (@ElSeptimoHokage) February 6, 2017
The upcoming Naruto epilogue story is not the only one the series has adapted for anime. In the past months, Naruto: Shippuden adapted stories based on Shikamaru’s Story and Sasuke’s Story. When the canon-compliant stories come to an end, Naruto: Shippuden will return to its main storyline. As the show comes to an end, fans will finally see the resolution between Naruto and Sasuke’s on-going rivalry as they final battle ends.