April 15, 2024

Naruto, the mega-popular shonen anime sequence, was purported to obtain 4 “newly made” episodes on September 3 to commemorate the present’s twentieth anniversary, however a current announcement has pushed again their launch.

A Tuesday, August 29 weblog submit from the official Naruto web site introduced the anime’s delay, saying Studio Pierrot, who hasn’t animated a Naruto episode in roughly six years, determined to postpone broadcasting the brand new Naruto episodes to “enhance their high quality.”

“We sincerely apologize to all of the followers who’ve been wanting ahead to the published,” the Naruto weblog submit stated. “We are going to do our greatest to make it a piece that meets everybody’s expectations, so we recognize your understanding.”

No new launch date for the 4 Naruto episodes has been revealed however followers can hold monitor of bulletins about its launch date on the Naruto web site and social media accounts. In lieu of the Naruto episodes airing in Japan, the weblog submit stated followers can look ahead to reruns of choose episodes of its spin-off, Boruto: Naruto Subsequent Generations.

Not a lot was identified concerning the 4 new Naruto episodes exterior of the truth that Japanese rock band FLOW would return to carry out the fan-favorite opening theme music “GO!!!,” in accordance with Anime Information Community.

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The current, sudden delays of widespread anime sequence

Naruto’s episode delays are half of a bigger pattern of anime sequence experiencing sudden delays. Earlier this 12 months, the anime adaptation of Sq. Enix’s critically acclaimed motion recreation, Nier: Automata, skilled a sequence of delays on account of covid which resulted within the present releasing in batches to make up for misplaced time. Extra lately, the brand new zombie-centric anime, Zom 100: Bucket Checklist of the Lifeless, was delayed a number of instances on Netflix, Hulu, and Crunchyroll on account of “manufacturing circumstances,” in accordance with Anime Information Community.

Most famously, the anime adaptation of horror auteur Junji Ito’s Uzumaki spiraled into its third delay late final 12 months. On the time, anime studio Manufacturing I.G cited an identical cause for the delay of the hotly anticipated present, saying it required extra time to recreate “the standard of the intricate designs and detailed line work” of Ito’s work. Fortunately the sequence seems to be again on monitor and is slated to launch later this 12 months on Toonami.

Whereas anime delays suck, it’s lucky that Studio Pierrot pre-emptively delayed the brand-new Naruto episodes as a substitute of releasing them in a less-than-stellar state. The Naruto fandom, particularly the Boruto-heads, have already been entrenched with One Piece followers in a really irritating fandom struggle evaluating the animation high quality of their respective exhibits on TikTok and Twitter. I believe we will all agree that if the newly-made Naruto episode launched in a shoddy state, being on-line as a shonen can be much more annoying than it already is. Take your time, Pierrot.