The Naruto anime has revealed a special summer illustration featuring Sakura and Hinata, along with other characters, enjoying the twilight scene in Konohagakure. This anime will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year with a series of activities including a new 4-episode anime project. The new project was scheduled to launch on September 3 and run for four consecutive weeks but was delayed yesterday due to production issues.
Naruto – Summer Twilight in Konohagakure
The Naruto franchise is based on the manga by Masashi Kishi. It began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in September 1999 and ran for 15 years, until November 2014. A total of 72 volumes have been published. Studio Pierrot produced the film adaptation, which premiered in October 2002. The anime was followed by a sequel titled Naruto Shippuden, which had a total of 500 episodes. The franchise has spawned multiple games, merchandise, and 11 movies.
Pierrot also animated the Boruto sequel manga originally written by Ukyo Kodachi. Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto then took over the story with illustrations by Ikemoto. The manga began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2016 but moved to V Jump in 2019. The anime adaptation Boruto: Naruto Next Generations began airing in April 2017. The story follows the son of Naruto, Boruto.
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