It was recently announced that , the Naruto spin off manga series “, Boruto- Naruto Next Generations,” will be receiving an anime adaptation. The news debuted during the Naruto X Boruto super stage event at this year’s Jump Festa. The series will produced by Studio Pierrot and is announced to premiere next April.
Several of the Naruto voice actors and actresses from the series including Yuuko Sanpei (Boruto), Kokoro Kikuchi (Sarada Uchiha), Ryuichi Kijima (Mitsuki), and Junko Takeuchi (Naruto) attended the event. Masashi Kishimoto, the creator of the franchise, also made an appearance at the event.
Also provided were some comments from the voice talents of the new series.
・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!