A bunch of announcements have been coming out of this weekend’s Jump Festa, especially in terms of Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto. As revealed at the start of the Naruto X Boruto super stage event, the Boruto – Naruto Next Generations manga is getting a TV anime adaptation from Studio Pierrot, with a premiere set for April 2017.
Kishimoto was on hand for the event along with Boruto voice actress Yuuko Sanpei, Uchiha Sarada voice actress Kokoro Kikuchi, Mitsuki voice actor Ryuichi Kijima, and Naruto voice actress Junko Takeuchi.
(Press play to view subtitled promo.)
BORUTO – NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS was just announced at Jump Festa, starting broadcast in Japan this April pic.twitter.com/EviIWAyLpz
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Here are comments from the voice talent:
・Voice of Boruto Uzumaki, Yuuko Sanpei
BORUTO TV anime. It’s a dream come true. What will happen in the world Boruto’s father, Naruto, made in the previous generation? What will they do? The mission at Three Man Cell, the happy family… There’s so much I want to see. I hope to go on exciting adventures with Boruto, Sarada, Mitsuki and the rest of the gang in my work. I hope you enjoy BORUTO as much as you did NARUTO! Watch me be awesome!
・Voice of Sarada Uchiha, Kokoro Kikuchi
Last year, I had wished I could spend a little more time with Sarada, now that I was given the part. When I learned that BORUTO would be given an anime adaptation, I was ecstatic, but also a little terrified. I’m once again reminded of how much of a masterpiece NARUTO is. I hope to contribute to Konoha’s amazing history in an honest and careful way.
・Voice of Mitsuki, Ryuichi Kijima
Naruto and his buddies shared stories of grit, friendship, love and camaraderie, and created a bond not just among themselves, but also with the audience. I hope to play Mitsuki in a way that cherishes that bond, and creates new bonds with everyone in BORUTO. I can’t wait to see who I’ll meet through Mitsuki!
・Voice of Naruto Uzumaki, Junko Takeuchi
After fifteen years spent watching over, cheering for and working with Naruto and his friends, they’ve finally grown into adults. I’m filled with sadness and gratitude. However! Konoha’s Will of Fire burns on! Boruto has been passed the torch, and they will surely give us more to see as they grow up. It’s Naruto’s children’s turn to tell their stories. It’s a new age in the world of ninjas, where trouble is sure to brew. I hope you join me in rooting for Boruto and his friends in their struggles, fights, friendship and growth!