NARUTO: Countdown to The Next Generation

Posted on November 30, 2015

On November 10, 2014, the story of a boy named Naruto came to a close – temporarily at least. Series creator Masashi Kishimoto returned just shortly after to deliver a three-part encore in the forms of The Last: Naruto the Movie, the 10-chapter Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring manga, and Boruto: Naruto the Movie. Kishimoto-sensei said he felt satisfied with his work and requested fans let him rest.

However, just a few short months from that statement this past Summer something new is brewing staring THE NEXT GENERATION! Shuiesha, the publishing company behind the Naruto manga, has recently uploaded a Countdown to the Next Generation on their official Weekly Shonen Jump website.

Is it a new manga? How about the sequel to the Naruto Shippuden anime? No information has been revealed at this point in time. The only thing we know is what we see – silhouettes of what look to be six characters from the Naruto universe. We aren’t exactly sure who these characters are, but if we at Anime Games Online had to guess, it seems like Mitsuki, Sarada Uchiha, Boruto Uzumaki, Shikadai Nara, Inojin Yamanaka, and Chocho Akimichi.

Details are to be announced on December 19, 2015. This date coincides with the first date annual anime/manga expo held by Shueisha in Japan – Jump Festa. The announcement looks like it’ll be big, but we’d like to caution you that it could very well be something that isn’t of real interest to us. Of course, we’ll be counting down the days until the announcement is made and hope to let you know what it is right here on Anime Games Online!