As February comes to an end, spring is set to turn its head for many, and the thought has got folks feeling feverish for the season. However, for anime fans, their excitement over spring’s arrival has nothing to do with flowers and may showers. No, the hype stems from the slew of shows set to debut in the spring. And, now, fans know just when the new Naruto anime series is set to debut.
So, get your calendars out. You're about have an important date to mark.
In the most recent issue of Weekly Shone Jump, the team behind Boruto: Next Generations told fans the exact date the anime would premiere. The spin-off series will debut on April 5th over on TV Tokyo for Japanese fans. So far, there is no official announcement regarding the anime’s simulcast status, but international fans hope Crunchyroll or Viz nabs the title. A few days before the new Naruto show debuts, Attack on Titan will also make its comeback when season two lands on April 1st.
The announcement also let fans know who would be in-charge of the anime. Noriyuki Abe will act as the Chief Direction while Hiroyuki Yamashita works as the series’ director.
If the latter name sounds familiar to you, then don’t be surprised. The director also worked on Boruto: Next Generations, and fans are excited Yamashita is returning to the franchise. The anime film was well-received amongst fans, so the director’s return is a very welcome one.
You can check out the full crew announcements below:
- Chief Director: Noriyuki Abe (Bleach)
- Director: Hiroyuki Yamashita (Boruto movie)
- Series Composition: Makoto Uezu (KonoSuba, Kuzu no Honkai, The Heroic Legend of Arslan)
- Character Design: Hirofumi Suzuki (Naruto) and Tetsuya Nishio (Naruto)
Animation Director: Tetsuya Nishio (Naruto)
Music: -yaiba- (Naruto Shippuden) and Yasuharu Takanashi (Naruto Shippuden, Fairy Tail)
- Studio: Pierrot
If you don’t know anything about Boruto, then you have some time to catch up. The best way to meet the new generation of Konoha ninjas is to watch their recent movie. You can read the summary for Boruto: Naruto The Movie below:
“With Naruto as the Seventh Hokage, Hidden Leaf Village is planning to host the Chunin Exams to train new shinobi from the village and from their allied villages. Among the entrants are Sasuke's daughter, Sarada, Mitsuki, an exceptionally talented yet mysterious shinobi… And Boruto, Naruto's talented but impetuous son.
Meanwhile, Sasuke who’s been on a mission in another dimension appears before Naruto to warn of a strange impending danger. Shrouded with an evil aura, Momoshiki and Kinshiki appear and attempt to assassinate Naruto. Petrified, Boruto is shielded by Naruto, only to disappear in front of Boruto's own eyes.”