The Naruto anime isn’t over yet as the latest volume of Sho Hinata’s Naruto Konoha Shinden Yukemuri Ninpou-cho novel has a wraparound band that reveals that a TV anime adaptation of three epilogue novels to Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto manga will be produced for the Winter 2016/2017 anime season.
The following three novels will be adapted this Winter:
- Shikamaru Hiden – Yami no Shijima ni Ukabu Kumo (Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting in Silent Darkness) written by Takashi Yano
- Konoha Hiden: Shuugenbiyori (Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding) written by Sho Hinata
- Sasuke Shinden Raiko-hen (Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise) written by Shin Towada
Further details about the adaptations will be revealed in future issues of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump.
One of the post manga novels, Itachi Shinden, was earlier adapted into the Naruto Shippuden anime. There are currently two novels in the Shinden series (Sasuke and Itachi), and a total of 10 Hiden novels, which each focus on one character.
Naruto is an original manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga ran for a total of 72 volumes, beginning in 1999 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and ending after 700 chapters in 2014. 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 (Tokyo Ghoul, Bleach). Additionally, a total of 11 anime films have released to date and numerous OVAs and specials. A series of epilogue manga and light novels were also produced, as well as a sequel anime movie titled Boruto -Naruto the Movie-.
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.
Three Naruto epilogue novels will be adapted into a TV anime starting this Winter. Further details will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.
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