NARUTO celebrates its 20th anniversary today! A series of visuals and congratulatory illustrations from Masashi Kishimoto have arrived.


The anime ‘NARUTO’, written by Masashi Kishimoto, celebrates its 20th anniversary today, 3 Oct. To commemorate this, a series of newly-drawn visuals and congratulatory illustrations, and comments from Kishimoto have arrived.

The series visuals are ‘I. Ninja Road Opening! II. Faraway Encounter” and “III. And to the Decisive Battle”.
I. The Ninja Way Begins! shows Naruto as a boy growing up with Sasuke and his friends at the Ninja Academy, while “II.
II. Faraway Encounter” shows the appearance of the rival organization ” Akatsuki” and the confrontation between Sasuke and his brother Itachi, and “III.
III. And to the Decisive Battle” reminds us of Naruto and Sasuke confronting their greatest enemy, Kaguya, at the climax of the story. Moving on to the next generation, it depicts the bright, warm smiles of Bolt and the other children.
IV. Inheritance to the Future” will also be released at a later date.

The congratulatory illustration from Kishimoto depicts a large number of Naruto and his friends using the Multiple Shadow Division technique.
In addition, today at 19:00, a ‘Completely new PV “ROAD OF NARUTO”, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the anime “NARUTO”, will be released on studio Piero’s official YouTube channel.
The PV features impressive scenes from the work, set to the opening theme of the anime ‘Naruto’, with newly drawn footage. The channel also plans to release full-length anime and a collection of openings and endings.

Furthermore, the official NARUTO OFFICIAL SITE, where all the latest information related to NARUTO is gathered, opened today. The latest news will be distributed in six languages, including Japanese, English, French, Italian, German and Spanish, and the official site’s original projects will be developed one after another.

From 10 December to 31 January 2023, AKIBA_SQUARE in Akihabara UDX, Tokyo, will host the exhibition event “Anime ‘NARUTO’ 20th Anniversary NARUTO THE GALLERY” to celebrate the 20th anniversary of NARUTO. Focusing on the growth of the characters, their bonds with friends, and their passionate battles, the history of the anime ‘NARUTO’ will be introduced through animation footage.

Comment by Masashi Kishimoto

The anime ‘NARUTO’ is celebrating its 20th anniversary!

The NARUTO OFFICIAL SITE, which was opened today to commemorate this milestone, is that The NARUTO OFFICIAL SITE, which opened today to commemorate the anniversary, is designed to be enjoyed not only in Japan but also by people from overseas!

This year is the anniversary year, and it seems that various projects are in the works, so please be sure to check out the information on this site!
Please check out the information on this site!

NARUTO THE GALLERY – 20th anniversary of the anime NARUTO
Date: 10 Dec (Sat) 2022 – 31 Jan (Tue) 2023 10:00 – 20:00 (last admission 19:00)
Venue: AKIBA_SQUARE, Tokyo (in Akihabara UDX)


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