Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has opened a new website for Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto that is currently counting down to the Next Generation. The visual itself features the silhouettes of the main characters of the new generation of shinobi, featured in Boruto -Naruto the Movie-.
The website is counting down to 3:30pm on December 19, using your computer’s local time. The significance of the date and time is that it will be the end of Naruto stage show during the first day of the 2016 Jump Festa event; the show itself will be on the 19th running from 3:00pm JST till 3:30pm JST. Details about the Next Generation will be revealed during that show.
Naruto is an action ninja manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga began in 1999 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, where to date a total of 69 volumes have released. Since its debut the manga has sold over 130 million copies in Japan alone. The series has also received two TV anime series adaptation, covering the manga’s two parts: Naruto and Naruto Shippuden in 2002 and 2007 respectively. Both series were produced by Studio Pierrot. Additionally, a total of 9 anime films have released to date and numerous OVAs and specials. A light novel spin-off was produced by Masatoshi Kusakabe and released in 2002, and a manga spinoff, titled Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden, began publishing in 2010 from Kenji Taira and was adapted into an anime in 2012. Today, the franchise is one of Japan’s most renowned and one of the most popular anime/manga series outside of Japan. A new project in the franchise is currently being worked on, titled the Naruto Shin Jidai Kaimaku Project (Naruto’s New Era Opening Project).
Here is a synopsis of the original series from MAL:
Naruto Uzumaki, a hyperactive and knuckle-headed ninja, lives in Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf village. Moments prior to his birth, a huge demon known as the Kyuubi, the Nine-tailed Fox, attacked Konohagakure and wreaked havoc. In order to put an end to the Kyuubi’s rampage, the leader of the village, the 4th Hokage, sacrificed his life and sealed the monstrous beast inside the newborn Naruto.
Shunned because of the presence of the Kyuubi inside him, Naruto struggles to find his place in the village. He strives to become the Hokage of Konohagakure, and he meets many friends and foes along the way.
The Next Generation of Naruto will be revealed at Jump Festa 2016 on December 19 at 3:30pm JST. Is it a new manga? New anime movie or TV anime? All will be revealed at the Naruto stage show.
You can visit the Next Generation website here: http://www.shonenjump.com/next_generation/
Source Article – Anime News Network
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