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Viz Confirms Plans to Present New Dubbed Naruto

posted on 2009-03-23 20:25 EDT
Details are not set, but official announcement will be made on Naruto.com site

Viz Media staffer Ho Lin has confirmed in an official staff blog entry on Monday that Viz Media is planning to present new English-dubbed Naruto episodes. While acknowledging that America's Cartoon Network is not currently running new episodes of the Naruto ninja anime has it had in the past, Lin said that "fresh dubbed Naruto is most definitely in the works." Although the release venues and dates have not been finalized, the official announcement will be made on the Naruto.com website.

Voice actors in the Naruto cast have already reported that they have been dubbing episodes of the Naruto Shippūden sequel series since last year. English-subtitled episodes of Naruto Shippūden are available at the Naruto.com, Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Joost websites. Namco Bandai's Naruto Ultimate Ninja 4 game for the Sony PlayStation 2 game console will ship next week.

Image © 2002 Masashi Kishimoto / 2007 Shippuden

Update: Viz has removed the blog entry and replaced it with the following:

I've just gotten word that we'll be making an official announcement shortly about some fun updates to the Naruto.com site -- stay tuned to the VIZ news room for more to come ...

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