BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS to be released in April 2017

We’re very happy to be able to share some breaking news about the Naruto franchise – an all-new Boruto anime, ‘BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS’ is being produced and is coming to Japan in 2017! No news yet on when it’ll be coming to the West, but we’re excited to see what’s in store.

See below for the full press release from the creators of Boruto, and some extra info on Naruto broadcasts!


BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS to be released in April 2017

New Look & Logo – first ever release


On Saturday 17 Dec, it was announced that “BORUTO – NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS”’ will launch in April 2017 as a new anime series, at the beginning of JUMP FESTA 2017 “NARUTO” x “BORUTO” Super Stage. BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS is currently run on Shonen Jump once a month.

On stage were the author Masashi Kishimoto, and voice actors Yuko Sanpei (CV for Boruto Uzumaki), Cocoro Kikuchi (CV for Sarada Uchiha), Ryuichi Kijima (CV for Mitsuki), and Junko Takeuchi (CV for Naruto Uzumaki). They had an animated conversation about “BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS” which starts in April.

A new legend begins – the tale of the next generation in the Hidden Leaf Village governed by the Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki. Don’t miss it!

Also, we’d like to show you a teaser visual and a logo prior to the broadcast. Have a preview of the world of BORUTO!


Video translation:

The legacy of NARUTO!!
Now a new legend begins!
He who inherits the Will of Fire in the next generation…
Anime series confrimed for April 2017!!
A new anime coming April 2017!!

When you publish images, please add copyright info. (c) 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO / 2007 SHIPPUDEN  All Rights Reserved.In April 2017, “NARUTO” is set to unleash a new legend! Don’t miss the new anime series “BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS”!


BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS anime series confirmed! Messages from the author and voice actors:


Message from the author Masashi Kishimoto

It is thanks to you that we can keep going for such a long time. I aim to make “BORUTO” even more interesting than “NARUTO”. Please look forward to various new releases as mangas, animes and games!

Yuko Sanpei: Voice actors for Boruto Uzumaki

BORUTO’s TV anime series is starting. It’s like a dream. What will he do, and what will happen, in the world his father NARUTO and his friends created? Three-man cell missions, happy time with family… I have many scenes I’d like to see. I am looking forward to recording and sharing excitement with many friends including BORUTO, Sarada and Mitsuki. Please give BORUTO your continued support!

Expect my “cool!” actions!

Cocoro Kikuchi  Voice actors for Sarada Uchiha

Last summer I was thinking, “I wish I could be with Sarada a bit longer”. I was happy but a little scared at the same time when I got to know about BORUTO’s anime launch; it made me pause to realise the greatness of “NARUTO”. I’d like to carefully inherit the treasured tradition of Konoha, and to carefully and sincerely weave a new history.

Ryuichi Kijima, voice actor for Mitsuki

NARUTO and friends have built great relationships not only between characters but also with all of you, by constantly teaching us the importance of determination, friendship and love, and that nobody is alone. While cherishing these bonds, I will play Mitsuki in such a way that I can build and nurture new ties between you and BORUTO. I am very much looking forward to new encounters through Mitsuki!

Junko Takeuch, voice actor for Naruto Uzumaki

I’ve been supporting, participating and watching over the coming-of-age tale of NARUTO and other characters with you for the past 15 years. And they’ve finally reached their adulthood. I’m filled with sadness and gratefulness. But! The Will of Fire is to be inherited! They will carry on the torch from NARUTO’s generation and bring us their own coming-of-age tale. That’s right; this is the story of NARUTO’s children, BORUTO and his friends. Various problems would change their forms with the times in the ninja world. Please support the new hero BORUTO and his friends while they experience distress, conflict, friendship, and growth!


About “BORUTO”

The Comics’ Domestic Cumulative Circulation Exceeded One Million Copies!!

The comics’ total circulation in Japan has exceeded one million copies with only two volumes released so far! “BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS” runs on Weekly Shonen Jump once a month. It’s a sequel to “NARUTO”, where the next generation makes the world their stage, setting Naruto Uzumaki’s son Boruto Uzumaki as the centre of the story.

The next generation begins a new legend! Anime series confirmed for April 2017 on TV TOKYO!

The new “NARUTO×BORUTO” will take the world by storm!

Broadcast Overview


Broadcast Overview: April 2017 launch on TV TOKYO and affiliated stations


Original Story & Supervising Editor: Masashi Kishimoto

Manga: Mikio Ikemoto

Script Writer: Ukyo Kodachi

Serialised on Weekly Shonen Jump by Shueisha, Inc.

Animation: Studio Pierrot

Anime Series Official Website:


Boruto Uzumaki(CV:Yuko Sanpei)

Main character. Son of the Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata from the honourable Hyuga Clan of Konoha. Being a rambunctious boy just like his father in his childhood, his grades at the Academy is not very good. He shows a defiant attitude to Naruto due to his aspiration and a complex towards his overgreat father.

Sarada Uchiha(CV: Cocoro Kikuchi

She is a daughter of Sasuke Uchiha, the best friend and the eternal rival of the seventh Hokage NARUTO, and Sasuke’s wife Sakura. Sober and strong-minded.

She acts repulsively to her father Sasuke, who is often away on Special Missions.

Mitsuki(CV: Ryuichi Kijima)

Transfer student who forms the three-man-cell with Boruto and Sarada. Because he is always cool and calm, it’s often difficult to tell his feelings and what’s on his mind from reading his expressions.

Naruto Uzumaki(CV:Junko Takeuchi)

Boruto’s father, and the Seventh Hokage.

He used to be a failing ninja, but later became the “Hokage”, the leader of the Hidden Leaf Village with his tireless effort and enthusiasm.
© 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO / 2007 SHIPPUDEN  All Rights Reserved.


About “NARUTO”

“NARUTO” was serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from the 43rd issue on 21 Sept 1999. The spectacular ninjutsu battles, friendship and the bonds between characters that the author Masashi Kishimoto portrays have quickly made it the magazine’s main feature. It ran for 15 years until its finale in the 50th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump on 10 Nov, 2014. 72 volumes of the comics have been released and distributed in more than 35 countries and regions across the globe. It’s a world-class manga whose total circulation has exceeded 200 million copies worldwide.

“NARUTO: Shippuden”, the TV anime series that originally launched in October 2002 is currently aired on TV TOKYO and its affiliated stations every Thursday at 19:25 JST. The film ”BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE” debut in theatres throughout Japan on 7 Aug 2015, and it became the highest-grossing film earning 26.2 billion yen, and the total audience numbers exceeded two million.


Stay tuned for the various new expansions of the worlds of “NARUTO” and “BORUTO”!


Celebrating the TV anime launch!

BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE” to Premiere on Terrestrial TV Broadcasting!

The masterpiece of the series is to be broadcast on terrestrial television for the first time. The original author Masashi Kishimoto is involved as the executive producer ion the 11th NARUTO film.

On 1st Jan, the biggest hit from NARUTO film franchise “BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE” will be aired on TV TOKYO! It debuted in cinemas on 7 Aug 2015 with the record highest revenue of 26.2 billion yen drawing an audience of more than two million people.


1:30 am on Sunday the 1st of January, 2017, on TV TOKYO!!

© 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO / 2007 SHIPPUDEN  All Rights Reserved.



New Theatre Show Announced for May 2017!

LIVE SPECTACLE “NARUTO: Akatsuki’s Melody”

Today, all the cast and key visuals were announced along with the confirmation of the new live show!

LIVE SPECTACLE “NARUTO” caused a stir in four cities in Japan and three cities overseas, with delicate and innovative production as well as close-to-original visual appearances. The show has evolved with improved special effects and entirely new music to come back to the stage.

The new story, set after the final episode of the previous production “The Final Valley” starts to unfold. Various gimmicks in the production as well as the new element “songs” make LIVE SPECTACLE “NARUTO” visually and aurally exciting. Stay tuned for the new “Akatsuki’s Melody”!

Cast: Koudai Matsuoka, Ryuji Sato, Shinji Rachi, etc.

Official Website

Official Twitter @naruto_stage

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NARUTO: Shippuden” Broadcast Information!

NARUTO: Shippuden  Sasuke’s Story: Sunrise


Every Thursday 7:25pm – on TV TOKYO and affiliated stations!


Naruto and Sasuke’s last battle at the Final Valley. The Fourth Great Ninja War ended and peace prevailed, however, Sasuke went on his lone journey to expiate his past sin.

In the supposedly peaceful Hidden Leaf Village, ninjas start to mysteriously go missing. Sasuke begins his exploration to find out the truth of the incidents.

What future awaits Sasuke at the end of his journey of redemption?

Programme Website:

© 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO / 2007 SHIPPUDEN  All Rights Reserved.

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