VIZ Media has confirmed that that the company has acquired the North American and Latin American rights for the upcoming anime series, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. The recently made deal includes digital, broadcast, home media and merchandising rights for the show in both territories. The upcoming series will soon start simulcasting for fans in the U.S. next month.
The upcoming series follows the adventures of Boruto, the rebellious son of Naruto Uzumaki from the hit Naruto anime and manga series. Naruto has become an adult and has fulfilled his dream of becoming Hokage of Konoha. However, now his son is a rambunctious and troublemaking ninja, just like his father used to be.
Additionally, VIZ Media will also record an English dub for the anime later on. It will feature most of the cast from Boruto: Naruto the Movie reprising their roles, including Amanda Miller as Boruto, Cherami Leigh as Sarada (Sasuke and Sakura’s daughter), and Robbie Daymond as the “synthetic human” shinobi Mitsuki, who is technically the son of a mellowed out Orochimaru.
The title is a bit of a mouthful. Wouldn’t it be easy to just call the show Boruto? The name does look and sound a little weird, but saying Boruto: Naruto Next Generations just sounds awkward.
Hulu will stream Boruto: Naruto: Next Generations starting on April 5. The show will be a simulcast premiere, the same day as the show premieres in Japan. New episodes will be released weekly on Wednesdays. You can also check out a new trailer for the Boruto series below.
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