The BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS anime is preparing to enter a new story arc in October, and this one is going to be a must-watch for longtime Naruto fans. The story will feature an encounter between Boruto Uzumaki and the childhood version of his father Naruto, all as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Masashi Kishimoto’s original manga.
Naruto launched in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump back in 1999, so this is a fitting tribute for 2019. While there isn’t much more info about the arc, it has been revealed that the original voice of Naruto, Junko Takeuchi, will return to play the childhood version of the iconic character.
Check out the visual:
Here’s a message from Junko Takeuchi:
“Wow! Child Boruto meets and talks with Child Naruto! Boruto is smart, while Naruto’s unpredictability is No.1. What kind of relationship will the two build? Don’t miss it. ^_^”
Boruto’s VA Yuko Sanpei:
“It is a so exciting new story development, like not just one, but many dreams come true. I can’t wait to see how you react when it is aired. We have become so passionate in voice recording sessions without thinking. Please be excited about it.”
And author Masashi Kishimoto:
“The anime staff have sincerely answered to my crazy idea, ‘It must be exciting if Boruto and Naruto in his childhood meet.’ In addition to Boruto, Naruto, and Sasuke, I have heard that other familiar characters will also return! Please enjoy watching this festival!”