As Naruto anime commemorates its 20th anniversary, it delighted fans with news of four new episodes set to be released as part of the celebration. The official website of the anime later disclosed that these new episodes would start premiering on Sunday, September 3, 2023.
Although the announcement about the anime was initially made in March 2023, it is only now that the release date has been officially confirmed. Alongside the announcement, the anime also unveiled a fresh key visual, featuring the beloved original Team 7 from the Naruto series.
New Naruto Anime Confirms Release Date For Special Episodes
As previously revealed, the Naruto anime is making a comeback with four special episodes in celebration of its 20th anniversary. The official website of the anime has now confirmed the premiere date, set for September 3, 2023. Fans can catch these episodes on Sundays at 5:30 PM JST on TV Tokyo-affiliated Japanese television networks.
Accompanying the announcement, the website unveiled a key visual featuring the original Team 7 from the Naruto series, showcasing Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, and Kakashi.
Furthermore, the website shared details about the opening and ending theme songs and their respective artists. The opening theme song, “GO!!!” from the original anime, will be performed by FLOW in a new rendition. As for the ending theme song, it will be a cover of ORANGE RANGE’s “Viva☆Rock”!
How fans reacted to the announcement
The news of FLOW’s return to the Naruto anime delighted fans, as it had been a while since they heard the iconic track “GO!!!.” Learning that the band would be remaking the song left fans ecstatic, and they couldn’t contain their excitement, expressing it enthusiastically online.
Previously, fans had noticed FLOW creating cover versions of music by various artists, and this announcement finally provided clarity and excitement as they realized the band’s involvement with the Naruto anime.
Despite the anticipation surrounding the four special episodes of the anime, the specific content and storyline remain undisclosed. As a result, fans are uncertain about what to expect from the upcoming anime. Some have even voiced concerns, with one fan expressing disappointment if the anime merely reanimates old episodes without providing new and fresh content.
On the other hand, several Naruto enthusiasts were filled with immense excitement about the anime’s comeback, eagerly awaiting the opportunity to relive its captivating story. For many fans who weren’t entirely satisfied with the Boruto anime, the news of Naruto’s return with fresh special episodes brought immense joy. Some even expressed the optimistic belief that these four new episodes could potentially surpass the entirety of Boruto’s run in terms of quality and appeal.
The much-awaited news is finally here – Naruto Anime is confirmed to return in September! Fans of the iconic ninja series can rejoice as they prepare to journey once again with Naruto, Sasuke, and their friends in new adventures. With the anime’s return, viewers can expect thrilling battles, heartwarming moments, and nostalgic memories as the story continues to captivate audiences worldwide.
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