If you haven’t heard about the most recent Naruto news, then it is time you listened up. After teasing some major announcements were on the way, creator Masashi Kishimoto made good on the promise. The beloved mangaka confirmed that the future of Naruto is a bright one thanks to an upcoming spin-off series. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations will premiere next spring on TV Tokyo, and the network has released a slew of information about the series in celebration.
Earlier today, TV Tokyo unveiled a website that contains a video teaser for the series. The short footage announces the show’s premiere date and features characters like Boruto, Sarada, and and Mitsuki. The three ninjas are members of Konoha’s second generation of warriors following Kishimoto’s original Naruto anime. Fans can watch as Boruto flies towards the screen wielding the powerful Rasengan jutsu, leaving fans with no questions about how alike the boy is to his famous father.
The site also posted a key visual from Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. The image shows the trio in hi-res, and fans can even spot the newly rebuilt Konoha village in the background along with the Hokage Mountain. If you look closely, fans can see the faces of Kakashi and Naruto have been added to the massive monument.
And, what’s more, the site also confirmed that several voice actors would reprise their roles for the spin-off. Yuko Sanpei will play Boruto while Kokoro Kikuchi plays Sarada. Mitsuki will be voiced by Ryūichi Kijima, and Naruto Uzumaki will be brought to life by Junko Takeuchi.
Of course, fans have seen Boruto in the world of anime. The character was introduced in a spin-off manga by Ukyō Kodachi and Mikie Ikemoto. Kishimoto oversaw the project and even helped bring Boruto to the big screen a few years back with Boruto: Naruto the Movie. Since then, the legacy character has been seen in a one-off anime special and will be featured in a DLC pack for Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4.
BORUTO – NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS was just announced at Jump Festa, starting broadcast in Japan this April 🎉 pic.twitter.com/EviIWAyLpz— Crunchyroll (@Crunchyroll) December 17, 2016
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is slated to premiere on TV Tokyo in April 2017.
[H/T] Anime News Network