The official website of the anime adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto manga has revealed a brand new visual for the series’ next arc, which debuted on Thursday. The arc itself is titled the Boyhood arc.
The first episode of the new arc began on Thursday with episode 480 (700 overall), Naruto and Hinata. The new arc explores the childhood and past of the main characters.The titles of the next three episodes were also revealed:
- Episode 481: Sasuke and Sakura, October 27
- Episode 482: Gaara and Shikamaru, November 3
- Episode 483: Jiraiya and Kakashi, November 10
The new arc also features a new Opening and Ending song: Anly’s Kara no Kokoro and Ayumikurikamaki’s Tabidachi no Uta, respectively
The new arc follows the conclusion of the adaptation of chapter 699, taking place before the final chapter and the two latest anime films: The Last: Naruto the Movie and Boruto: Naruto the Movie.
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.
Episodes 476/477 of the Naruto Shippuden anime will air as an hour special on TV Tokyo on Thursday, September 29th at 6:55pm JST. It will feature the ultimate fight between Naruto and Sasuke.
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