Naruto Shippuden Starts in 2007, Movie Due in Summer
According to TV Tokyo
's official website
for the Naruto TV
series, a new chapter in the
Naruto Anime series, entitled "Naruto Shippuden" (literally translated, Naruto Gale Saga or Naruto Wind Saga) will begin airing in early Spring 2007.
Further more, a movie for the "Shippuden" series is scheduled to hit Japanese theatres in Summer 2007.
Most of the promotional materials include the phrase
"Naruto will change!" The "Naruto Shippuden" portion of the manga takes place 2.5 years later, and features several character design changes. You can see these on TV Tokyo
's promotional page for Shippuden here
Not many details have been released yet, but according to the TV Tokyo
website, some footage will be shown at the "Jump Festa
" on December 17th and "special news" for Shippuden will be shown in theatres along with the Bleach: Memories of Nobody movie
that enters theaters on December 16th.