The Naruto 20th Anniversary Special, scheduled for release on September 3, 2023, has been delayed. Special episodes are announced to celebrate the birth of the popular and beloved anime series. However, for some unavoidable reasons, the show was canceled. On August 29, 2023, the anime series’ production team released a statement and delivered sad news to their fans.
Four new episodes of the anime series were originally scheduled to be released in four consecutive weeks starting on September 3, 2023. However, in a lengthy statement, the production team made an announcement that the Anniversary special episode will be delayed. The reason for this sudden decision was to improve the quality of the anime. Naruto is known for its impeccable quality and animations; Therefore, in order to bring fans good quality content, a difficult decision had to be made.
However, there are still many things that anime fans and the community need to pay attention to. Instead of special episodes, BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENESISS will air on September 3, 2023. Season one of the anime series ended in March 2023. As a result, some staff moved locations to different rival studio, has caused some controversy. However, the studio is back in business and ready to continue one of the most beloved anime series. In addition to the upcoming series, new chapters of Boruto: Two Blue Vortex, which serves as a sequel, will also be released in the coming weeks.
Even though the anniversary special is delayed, fans still have a lot to look forward to and more content will be made available soon. The story about the upcoming new episodes has not been revealed yet. However, the plot is set at a time when Naruto Uzumaki and his friends were still training to become ninjas. Furthermore, Japanese rock band FLOW will perform the opening and ending theme songs of the short film.
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FLOW!!!’s 20th anniversary performance of GO!!!, considered the fourth opening act of the original Naruto television series, served as the show’s opening theme. The third season ending theme song of the Naruto anime, ORANGE RANGE’s Viva Rock, was intended as the inspiration for the finale.
Special release date and special Naruto 20th anniversary trailer
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As of now, there is no set date for the release of the anniversary special episodes. The show has been postponed indefinitely with no further announcement. However, the production team assured that they will reveal the date soon and fans should definitely expect an announcement about it in the coming weeks.
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