There’s a new Naruto Shippuden opening and ending coming soon! First lets start with the ending because it will make its debut this week. Naruto Shippuden ending 37 will be titled “Ao no Lullaby” and is by Japanese band Kuroneko Chelsea. It will make its debut beginning with episode 455 (Moonlit Night) on April 7, 2016. This is the first time the band will have a single as part of the series.
As for the opening, a familiar band returns to grace us with their music brilliance – Asian Kung-Fu Generation! They are the ones behind the Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie theme song, “Sore Dewa, Mata Ashita” (Well Then, See You Tomorrow) and original Naruto opening 2, “Haruka Kanata” (Far Away). Naruto Shippuden opening 19 will be titled “Blood Circulator” and it will debut sometime in May.
It’s rumored, but not confirmed to our knowledge, Opening 19 will be the final Naruto Shippuden ending. Earlier this year, Studio Pierrot (the studio behind the anime) announced an “original” arc featuring Kaguya will begin later this. We at Anime Games Online weren’t sure and still aren’t sure if the word “original” means exclusive to the anime (filler) or based on the original work (Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto manga). The last episode with manga content aired back on September 3, 2015. If memory serves us correct, it and the episode before it covered content from chapter 677. That means there are 22 chapters worth of manga content left for the anime to cover (that doesn’t include the 10 chapters from Naruto Gaiden since they take place after Naruto chapter 700).
Anime Games Online will, of course, keep you up-to-date with the latest in the world of Naruto and Naruto Shippuden. For now, enjoy the Itachi arc in the anime and music from the two songs Asian Kung-Fu Generation has contributed to Naruto thus far.
Correction: Blood Circulator by Asian Kung-Fu Generation will be the nineteenth (19) opening for Naruto Shippuden. We had accidentally written 18 when this article was originally published.
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