New 'Naruto' series to air next month


Naruto is no stranger to adaptations, and another one is on the way.

According to the latest issue of the Weekly Shonen Jump, the iconic manga magazine, the Naruto Shinden (The New Legend of Naruto) novels are set to be adapted for the small screen. 

This particular storyline, which was written by Mirei Miyamoto, Jun Esaka and Takashi Yano, was set fifteen years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, focusing on adult versions of Naruto, Sasuke and Shikamaru. The project was a collaboration with Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto, who contributed to the illustrations of the novel. 

The series is set to premiere on February 10, airing alongside Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, a show which also explores older versions of established characters, for three weeks. 

The original Naruto manga ran for 15 years from 1999, becoming the third best-selling manga of all time, selling 235 million copies across 35 countries. There have been numerous adaptations and spin-offs, whilst the material has been translated into other languages. 

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