On December 17, the NARUTO x BORUTO Super Stage event announced that NARUTO‘s sequel BORUTO NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONSwill be adapted into an anime series that will broadcast from April 2017.
BORUTO NARUTO NEXT GENERATION is currently serialized on a monthly basis in Weekly Shonen Jump.
Comments from cast and staff of NARUTO’s new anime series, BORUTO
Comment from original author, Masashi Kishimoto
‘I’m so grateful that I can still continue this series. It’s all thanks to everyone’s strong support. I’d like to make BORUTO even more enjoyable than NARUTO. There will be a variety of content such as manga, anime, and games coming in the future, so please stay tuned!’
Comment from Boruto Uzumaki’s voice actor, Yuko Sanpei
‘I can’t believe that BORUTO will get anime adaptation. It’s like a dream. I’m really curious to find out what Boruto will do and what will happen in the world which his father, Naruto, weaved together with his comrades. There are so many things I want to see, like their missions in three-man cell style and their heart-warming family gatherings. I’d like to enjoy my voice-recording sessions together with Boruto, Sarada, Mitsuki and their other friends. Please continue to root for BORUTO as well. [in-character] Look forward to my awesome moments – Believe it!!’
Comment from Sarada Uchiha’s voice actor, Kokoro Kikuchi
‘I was a little sad that I didn’t have the opportunity to play Sarada for a long time last summer. When I first heard about BORUTO’s anime adaptation, I was both happy and daunted. Now I once again realize the great presence that NARUTO has. I will try my best to weave a new story while inheriting Konoha’s long-woven history with sincerity and care.’
Comment from Mitsuki’s voice cast, Ryuichi Kijima
‘Naruto and his friends have nurtured bonds bond not just between the characters but also between everyone. They have done this while conveying bravery, friendship, love and the fact that there is always somebody there for us. I will make every effort in my role as Mitsuki to nurture a new bond between BORUTO and everyone. I’m super excited to find out what kind of encounters are awaiting through Mitsuki.’
Comment from Naruto Uzumaki’s voice actor, Junko Takeuchi
‘Although I have seen and supported Naruto and the long journey of Naruto and his friends for over 15 years together with everyone, they have finally finished climbing the stairway to adulthood. I feel both sad and grateful. However! The will of Konoha’s fire continues! BORUTO and his comrades will receive the baton from the NARUTO generation and surely show their new and wonderful journey to all of us. Yes, this time, it will be a story about NARUTO’s son BORUTO and his friends.
With the passage of time, the Shinobi world will suffer new problems. Please stay tuned for the new protagonist, Boruto and his friends’ and see their problems, struggles, friendship and personal development!’