It looks like Viz is returning to Ninja World for a new spunky shinobi’s adventure.
Earlier today, Viz Media announced that they acquired the North and Latin American rights to the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime series. The publisher plans to stream the series as a simulcast starting April 5.
Viz will partner with Hulu as a streaming partner for the series. New episodes will be added to Hulu’s digital platform on Wednesdays, day-and-date with the Japanese broadcast.
The publisher plans to dub the series, using the same cast featured in Boruto: Naruto the Movie. Confirmed roles include:
- Boruto: Amanda Miller
- Sarada: Cherami Leigh
- Mitsuki: Robbie Daymond
Charlene Ingram, Viz Media’s Senior Manager of Animation Marketing, commented on the news:
We are very excited to announce the acquisition of BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS and know that fans everywhere will be looking forward to the debut of these new episodes […] The stage is set for intense adventures featuring a fresh cast of ninjas from the Hidden Leaf Village!
Viz Media started streaming an official trailer today, which you can check out below:
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations adapts Mikie Ikemoto and Ukyō Kodachi’s Boruto manga. Noriyuki Abe will direct the project at Studio Pierrot, with Hiroyuki Yamashita serving as series director. The team of Tetsuya Nishio and Hirofumi Suzuki will handle character design on the show, while Makoto Uezo takes charge of series composition.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Story Supervisor: Ukyo Kodachi
- Music: Yasuharu Takanashi
- Music: Yaiba
- Art Director: Hideyuki Ueno
- Sound Director: Yasushi Nagura
- Director of Photography: Mai Masuno
- Color setting: Tomoe Imamura
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Boruto Uzumaki: Yuko Sanpei
- Sarada Uchiha: Kokoro Kikuchi
- Inojin Yamanaka: Atsushi Abe
- Naruto Uzumaki: Junko Takeuchi
- Shikadai Nara: Kensho Ono
- Hinata Hyuga: Nana Mizuki
- Chōchō Akimichi: Ryoko Shiraishi
- Mitsuki: Ryūichi Kijima
- Shino Aburame: Shinji Kawada
- Shikamaru Nara: Showtaro Morikubo
- Himawari Uzumaki: Saori Hayami
Kana-Boon will perform opening theme song Baton Road, while The Peggies will provide ending theme song Dreamy Johnny.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is a sequel to Masashi Kishimoto’s popular series Naruto. Ukyo Kodachi and illustrator Mikie Ikemoto are producing the series under Kishimoto’s supervision. The title began publication in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in May 2016.
Viz Media currently publishes the title in their Weekly Shonen Jump digital publication.
A pair of teasers were released to promote Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. You can check these out below:
BORUTO – NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS was just announced at Jump Festa, starting broadcast in Japan this April ?? pic.twitter.com/EviIWAyLpz
— Crunchyroll (@Crunchyroll) December 17, 2016
Source: Viz Media (Press Release)