Shuiesha’s Saikyo Jump magazine has announced the date Naruto Shippuden: The True Legend of Itachi will debut – March 3, 2016! This chapter in the Naruto Shippuden story will be based on two official books released in Japan – The True Legend of Itachi: Glory and The True Legend of Itachi: Dark Night. These are paperback books, not manga, so they are Itachi’s story told through text only.
It’s unclear how many episodes the Naruto Shippuden: The True Legend of Itachi Volume – Light and Darkness anime series will be. As for the books, the first book (Glory) is 256 pages, while the second book (Dark Night) is 288 pages. Anime Games Online hopes to have more information about the series as it’s announced.
The description for The True Legend of Itachi: Glory is as follows:
Itachi Uchiha, age four. After seeing what occurs on the battlefield up close, he makes a certain decision. He decided that he would change the world. The dream that Itachi aimed for. His dream: A Hokage from the Uchiha clan, and a future where those he loved could live in peace. His time in the ninja academy, his meeting with Shisui, becoming a Genin, Chunin, and finally a member of the Anbu… Itachi ran straight down a path of glory, not knowing that a cruel darkness was spreading…This is the story of the glory, frustration, and determination of the ninja called a genius.
The description for The True Legend of Itachi: Dark Night is as follows:
Along with his sworn friend Shisui, Itachi undertakes an assassination mission to take out spies in order to join the Anbu. In addition, the rivalry between the Uchiha clan and the village becomes even more furious, and it finally causes the death of a friend. Having lost all hope in his clan and village, along with gaining a new eye and making a certain decision, Itachi walks into the night of tragedy. The kind yet cruel truth of the dream and hope he left to his brother… is revealed here.