‘Boruto: Naruto Next Generations' Anime Debuts In April 2017; New Visual, More Details Announced

The final schedule of release for anime series adaptation, “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations” has just been announced. It has finally been revealed that the said next “Naruto” series will make its debut on April 5 this year. It will be aired on TV Tokyo and it has yet to be announced whether or not the said series will be simulcasted on streaming platforms for viewers outside of Japan.

Aside from announcing the official release date, a new visual for the upcoming anime series has been revealed. The new visuals included posters featuring the main characters, Boruto Uzumaki, Sarada Uchiha, and Mitsuki with their friends in supporting roles, Ino Yamanaka, Shikadai Nara, and Akimichi Choji. All these characters are children of the main characters in the original “Naruto” series. A glimpse of an older Gaara is also featured in the said visual.

Studio Pierrot will still be producing “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations”. The new anime series will have Noriyuki Abe, who worked on the “Bleach” series, as its chief director, and Hiroyuki Yamashita, who worked on the “Boruto” movie, as its director. Aside from series composition, most of the staff are ones who have already worked on the “Naruto” and “Naruto Shippuden” series, from character designing to music composition.

“Boruto: Naruto Next Generations” is a spinoff and somewhat a sequel to the “Naruto” series and it will mainly focus on the new characters, which are the children. The series is expected to be a full-length series just like the anime adaptation of “Naruto”, which has already reached a total of 716 episodes. Hiroyuki Yamashita has revealed that they are already preparing for the spring broadcast and they are keen on giving the new series its own identity.

Noriyuki Abe said that directing “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations” has awakened him to a new era and new story especially when he has inherited the story from the highly popular series, “Naruto”. He admitted that it was going to be difficult but he reassured himself that it was going to be worth all the effort. He further revealed that the entire production staff is working hard to make the new “Boruto” anime series interesting and fun and he would do everything so fans of the “Naruto” series will not be disappointed.

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