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Naruto Shippūden to Debut on Disney XD on October 28

posted on by Egan Loo

The Disney XD television channel lists the American television premiere of Naruto Shippūden on October 28. Four episodes — "Homecoming," "The Akatsuki Makes Its Move," "The Results of Training," and "The Jinchuriki of the Sand" — will run between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The sequel series takes place two and a half years after the first Naruto anime series as the older, somewhat more mature title character returns to his village of Konoha and faces the Akatsuki criminal ninja organization. The series has been streaming online on several websites, including ANN, since January.

The first Naruto anime series based on Masashi Kishimoto's ninja manga ran on the Cartoon Network until this year; the network had already ended its Toonami programming block earlier. Viz Media publishes the original manga and also releases the DVDs of the anime adaptations.

Thank you to mactigergirl for the news tip.

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