As an anime fan, you may be aware that the popular anime series Bleach will be ending soon (March 27th to be exact). TV Tokyo have announced that the show to take Bleach's old time slot will be none other than a new Naruto spin-off series based on Rock Lee. Yes, you heard that right, a Rock Lee anime!
The anime will be called "Naruto SD: Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden" or "Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth Full Power Ninja" in English. The new anime will premiere on TV Tokyo in Japan on April 3rd, 2012.
It is based off the spin-off manga by Kenji Taira, who is one of Masashi Kishimoto's assistants for the Naruto manga. It was originally published in the Super Strong Jump magazine. As of this date, there have been a total of 10 chapters published.
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The Naruto Flash Movies page has been updated (some of them were down) and all movies have been added to YouTube instead of just embedded directly into the page. More movies will be added to it in the next few days.
Also NarutoHQ.com now has it's own channel on YouTube! It mostly has the flash movies and naruto trailers on it for now.
The latest film in the Naruto Shippuden franchise, Naruto Shippuden 5: Blood Prison, is set to be released in cinema's throughout Japan on July 30, 2011. It will be the eighth overall Naruto movie and fifth Naruto Shippuden movie.
The plot will feature Naruto being imprisoned in a criminal containment facility known as the Blood Prison, after being falsely accused of attempting to assassinate the leader of Kumogakure, the Raikage, and killing several Jonin from Iwagakure and Kirigakure. The warden of the prison, Mui, uses a powerful imprisonment jutsu to steal the power and abilities from it’s prisoners. Which is when Naruto realises he might be next on the list, Naruto must prove his innocence and uncover the truth of the Blood Prison.
There will also be a short special entitled "Naruto vs Konohamaru: The Burning Chunin Exam" that will air alongside the movie.
Namco Bandai have announced today that a playable demo of the new upcoming game Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 is now available for download on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. They also announced that they game is scheduled to be released in stores throughout North America on October 19, 2010.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 offers players a story that stays true to that of the original anime series. The game will feature new expansive environments, exciting plot twists, and explosive battle systems and for the first time ever, online versus play will be available. The game will also feature an evolved Support Character system where players can call upon allies to help unleash explosive special team techniques upon opponents.
The game's three-part story mode will be based on the Naruto Shippuden story arc and will have players experiencing ninja life through the eyes of Naruto, Sasuke, and Jiraiya. Over forty other characters from the series will be available to choose from as well, including a guest appearance by Tekken 6’s Lars.