The world of Naruto hasn't just seen the Hidden Leaf Village taking on rogue ninjas, but the likes of extraterrestrial threats via the villainous organization known as the Otsutsuki. With Boruto: Naruto Next Generations currently showing the next generation fighting a new threat in the Kara Organization, the Shonen franchise is returning to the characters of Shippuden for an eye-popping new collaboration that imagines some of the biggest ninjas of Konoha as creatures of the night.
Don Quijote is a discount store in Japan, offering a number of goods, but this new crossover merchandise presents the ninjas as we've never seen them before. Throughout the story of Naruto, Naruto: Shippuden, and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, the world of the supernatural has not been ventured into that often, with there not ever being a vampiric threat to the Hidden Leaf Village. While the manga stuck to the fights against the Akatsuki and the Kara Organization, the anime-only episodes of the series took the opportunity to throw some wild elements into the television show, including a Naruto robot and a talking ostrich to name a few. Perhaps one day, the next generation of ninjas will have to take on vampires in some anime-only material.
Naruto: Shippuden and Don Quijote revealed the new depictions of the likes of Itachi Uchiha, Sasuke, Sakura, Naruto, Kakashi, and Gaara as supernatural vampires, with merchandise set to arrive later this year that will blend the world of ninjas with the supernatural:
In the current chapters of the manga, Boruto and Kawaki are taking on a new iteration of the Kara Organization, following the death of Jigen and the nine-tailed fox. With the young failed vessel known as Code attempting to get revenge for the death of his mentor and achieve the goals of the Otsutsuki. Code might have added new dangerous members to the collection of rogue ninjas, but it seems as though Kara is still rough around the edges.
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