The worldwide phenomenal known as NARUTO had its humble beginnings back in 2002. All 220 episodes of the original Naruto, also referred to as Naruto Part 1, were in standard definition. Japanese anime network, Animax, has announced the series starring the hyperactive, #1 knucklehead ninja is getting the HD (high definition) treatment starting on June 24 with episode 1.
Many may believe this to be the Dragon Ball Kai of Naruto, however, it will not be. Dragon Ball Kai not only Dragon Ball Z remastered in HD, but it also cuts out filler content. The HD version of Naruto Part 1 will only upgrade the look of the episodes. At least, that is the plan at the moment, according to Animax.
We at Anime Games Online loved the first 135 episodes of Naruto, so no cut is needed in our opinion. It’s after that where the real filler hell begins. It’s our hope once the HD version of Naruto gets to that point, they’ll remove the fillers then, but as it stands at the moment officially, no intention of cutting fillers has been announced.
Naruto in HD will run on Saturdays on the Animax network. It’s unknown if Naruto in HD will be officially streamed with English subtitles at this point in time, but if any news in regards to this is announced, we hope to let you know right here on Anime Games Online!
While Naruto will begin running in HD, new episodes of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations will continue airing at it’s normal Wednesday timeslot for Japanese television viewers and English-subtitled online streamers.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations debuted on April 5 with the ending theme song “Dreamy Journey” by Japanese rock group, The Peggies. Shuiesha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing that starting in July, the second ending theme will make its debut. The new ending will be titled “Sayonara Moon Town” and it will be by the three-membered Japanese rock band Scenario Art. Our belief is that it will begin on the first Wednesday of July with Boruto: Naruto Next Generations episode 14.