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Boruto -Naruto the Movie- Film's Boruto, Sarada, Mitsuki Anime Character Designs Revealed

posted on 2015-05-28 07:45 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sequel film opens in Japan on August 7

This year's 27th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing the full anime character designs on Monday for Boruto (pictured center in below image) Sarada (pictured right), and Mitsuki (pictured left) from the Boruto -Naruto the Movie- film.

Mitsuki is a new character not featured in the original manga, but he is in the Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring sequel manga mini-series.

Yuko Sanpei will play Boruto (pictured top left in image below) and Kokoro Kikuchi will play Sarada (pictured top right). Junko Takeuchi will return to play Naruto Uzumaki, and Noriaki Sugiyama will return to play Sasuke Uchiha.

Original Naruto manga creator Masashi Kishimoto is credited with the original story, script, and character designs, as well as the chief production supervisor, for the film. Hiroyuki Yamashita (Naruto Shippūden episode director, Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie animation director) is directing the film, and Ukyō Kodachi (Chaos Dragon, Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road) is collaborating with Kishimoto on the script.

Weekly Shonen Jump describes the story of the new film as follows (Note: the below summary contains spoilers for those who have not finished reading the manga):

Boruto is the son of the 7th Hokage Naruto who completely rejects his father. Behind this, he has feelings of wanting to surpass Naruto, who is respected as a hero. He ends up meeting his father's friend Sasuke, and requests to become... his apprentice!? The curtain rises on the story of the new generation written by Masashi Kishimoto!

The film will open in Japanese theaters on August 7, and tickets will go on sale on June 27. Theatergoers will be able to choose one of two fans designed by Masashi Kishimoto as a special gift. The "Uzumaki Version" will feature Naruto and Boruto and the "Uchiha Version" will feature Sasuke and Sarada. The fans are limited to 100 thousand units.


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