On October 3, 2000, every weeb’s favourite TV anime was aired on Japanese television, aka Naruto. It was the beginning of a long-running franchise that is still going strong with BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS. To mark the occasion and a hint of nostalgia the anime production team has done its job again. The team has unveiled three 3 new illustrations as well as a 10-minute compilation (ROAD OF NARUTO: 20th Anniversary Special) of the most epic scenes, that depicts Naruto’s journey through his life and his battles to accept himself, his friends and his Master.
We all have spent hours watching Naruto and his team embark on various missions and fight the coolest villains of all time.
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The Road of Naruto : 20th Anniversary Special
The “ROAD OF NARUTO” PV is posted on the Studio Pierrot YouTube channel in honour of the 20th anniversary of Naruto. The 10-minute video is a collection of contemporary recreations of various notable scenes. They included the major scenes from both Naruto and Naruto Shippuden, including Jiraiya’s demise, Naruto’s battle with Neji, and Pain’s destruction of Konoha.
The Medley of the video includes all the fan-favourite openings. Fans can once more enjoy songs like FLOW’s “Go!!!,” ikimonogakari’s “Blue Bird,” and KANA-“Silhouette” BOON’s
A team of the most talented directors and storyboarders worked together to make this modern masterpiece. The main directors and storyboarders for the “ROAD OF NARUTO” PV are Yoshifumi Sasahara (Akudama Drive assistant director). Tetsuya Nishio, Naruto’s co-character designer. Hiromasa Ogura (The Irregular at Magic High School the Movie: The Girl Who Summons the Stars), Gorou Sessha (Re: Zero − Starting Life in Another World) director as storyboarder and Shinya Oda (Re-Kan!).
Masashi Kishimoto, the creator of the Naruto manga, published a special artwork. It displays all the different stages of the orange ninja’s life that have depicted in the series.
-Here are the 3 Special Visuals :
NARUTO : OVERVIEW
The Anime, Naruto revolves around a young ninja. Uzumaki Naruto who aspires to lead his village as the Hokage and desires recognition from his peers. Konoha, the secret leaf village in the Land of Fire, is one of the Five Great Shinobi Countries in the Ninja World, which was attacked by the mighty fox known as the Nine-Tails. As a result, Minato Namikaze, the Fourth Hokage and head of Konoha, seals the fox inside the body of his newborn son, Naruto Uzumaki, turning him into a host of the beast. As a result, Naruto’s father dies, and the Third Hokage comes out of retirement to take over as head of Konoha once more.
The villagers of Konoha mocked Naruto for having the Nine-Tails sealed inside of him. Naruto doesn’t learn about the Nine-Tails until 12 years have passed and Mizuki, a renegade ninja, tells Naruto the truth because the Third Hokage forbade everyone to mention this. Slowly Naruto starts making friends, and he eventually gains everyone’s trust. Overall you’ll learn a lot about friendship from the anime. It is really wholesome.
The manga was turned into an anime television series by Pierrot and Aniplex, which aired 220 episodes in Japan from 2002 to 2007; from 2005 to 2009, Cartoon Network and YTV showed the series’ English adaptation. A follow-up to the original series called Naruto: Shippuden debuted in Japan in 2007 and ran for 500 episodes. With that, it moved to Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block in January 2014 and resumed with the first episode. Even today, Adult Swim still broadcasts the English dub on a weekly basis.
Pierrot has created eleven films and twelve original video animations in addition to the anime series (OVAs). Various firms have created trading cards, video games, and light novels that are also related to Naruto.
In Weekly Shonen Jump, a magazine published by Shueisha. Naruto was serialized from 1999 to 2014 before it was published as tankbon (books) in 72 volumes. With 250 million copies in circulation globally in 47 countries and regions—153 million of which are in Japan alone—Naruto is one of the best-selling manga series in history. Although some believed the combat scenes dragged out the plot. For that reason, the reviewers commended the manga’s character development, compelling plots, and well-done fight scenes. Critics pointed out that the coming-of-age-themed manga incorporates cultural allusions from Confucianism and Japanese mythology.
In addition to the manga and anime series, there have also been stage productions, light novels, video games, and anime movies about Naruto. Naruto became so popular that it led to a Fortnite crossover.
You can watch Naruto on Crunchyroll.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Naruto becomes the Hokage at the end of “Naruto Shippuden”