Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Anime Reveals Promo Video, Key Visual, Returning Cast (Updated)
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
TV Tokyo opened a website on Saturday to reveal the key visual, cast, and promotional video for the upcoming new Boruto anime series, titled Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. The television anime series will premiere in April.
Crunchyroll is streaming the promotional video on Twitter with English subtitles.
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
The anime stars the following returning cast members:
- Yuko Sanpei as Boruto Uzumaki
- Kokoro Kikuchi as Sarada Uchiha
- Ryūichi Kijima as Mitsuki
- Junko Takeuchi as Naruto Uzumaki
Naruto and Boruto manga creator Masashi Kishimoto said on Saturday during the Jump Festa event about the new anime, "I plan to make it even better than Naruto."
Ukyō Kodachi and Mikie Ikemoto launched the Boruto manga in Weekly Shonen Jump on May 9, based on and as a sequel to Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto manga. Boruto's titular main character is the protagonist of the Boruto -Naruto the Movie- anime film, and the manga has so far been an adaptation of that film.
The Boruto manga's second compiled volume shipped in Japan on December 2, and the manga volumes have more than 1 million copies in print.
This year's Jump Special Anime Festa screening event screened a Boruto-related anime in theaters across Japan on November 27 and December 4.
Update: Added print total information for Boruto. Source: Anime! Anime!
Update 2: Studio Pierrot will continue from Naruto Shippūden to animate the series. Source: Eiga.com
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