We’re less then a month away from the April 3rd, 2012 premiere of the new Rock Lee anime, Rock Lee’s Springtime of Youth Full Power Ninja Training! Last week, TV Tokyo gave us a short and silly baseball skit promoting the series. This week we are greeted with another 29 second promo – Rock Lee’s Silly Chronicles Part 2!
Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden (Rock Lee’s Springtime of Youth Full Power Ninja Training) follows Mr. Hardwork through various humorous scenarios. The anime is being adapted from a spin-off Naruto manga series which was released in Saikyo Jump back in December 2010. The Rock Lee anime will be directed by Masahiko Murata, who also worked on Naruto Shippuden Movie 4: The Lost Tower and Naruto Shippuden Movie 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire. Characters including Naruto, Sakura, Konohamaru, Guy, Tenten, and Neji are expected to make an appearance in the anime, just as they have in the manga version of the Rock Lee spin-off. The series is scheduled to debut April 3, 2012 in Japan on TV Tokyo. No word on a North American or European release.