Comments from chief director Noriyuki Abe and director Hiroyuki Yamashita have also arrived!
TV anime “Boruto -NARUTO NEXT GENERATION-” has been decided to be on air from April 5, 2017 and the main visual was unveiled at the same time.
The visual shows main protagonist Boruto, Sarada, Mitsuki, Boruto’s close friend Shikadai Nara, Inojin Yamanaka and Chōchō Akimichi with the village of Konoha which has become modern.
Furthermore, voice actors and staffs were also announced. Kenshō Ono will be playing Shikadai Nara, Atsushi Abe will be playing Inojin Yamanaka and Ryoko Shiraishi will be playing Chōchō Akimichi. The chief director will be Noriyuki Abe, the director will be Hiroyuki Yamashita, and the series organizer will be Makoto Uezu. Adding to that, the story supervisor has been decided to be Ukyo Kodachi, who is also a plot writer for the original comics. The stories of TV anime were announced to be newly written, so please be looking forward to the on air period.
Here are comments from chief director Noriyuki Abe and director Hiroyuki Yamashita.
Comment from chief director Noriyuki Abe
I’m aiming to make a story with new characters of new generation which follows the souls of stories and characters of “Naruto”. To be honest, it’s very difficult. However, I’m feeling fascinated and worth challenging. I’ll promise to make the anime interesting. Please expect it. Of course, I won’t disappoint fans of “Naruto”!
Comment from director Hiroyuki Yamashita
Now I’m preparing for the broadcast in spring. More and more I prepare and more and more I draw, I’m feeling the difficulty of showing the world of “Boruto”. So I hope those people who are excited or newly watching “Boruto” to go easy on it.
TV Tokyo: Starting from April 5, 2017, every Wednesday 5:55pm~
Repeating broadcast (at TV Tokyo and other related broadcasting stations): Starting from April 8, 2017, every Saturday 7:00am~
BS Japan: Starting from April 12, 2017, every Wednesday 0:58am~
Chief director = Noriyuki Abe
Director = Hiroyuki Yamashita
Story supervisor = Ukyo Kodachi
Series organizer = Makoto Uezu
Character designer = Tetsuya Nishio, Hirobumi Suzuki
Color designer = Tomoe Imamura
Art Director = Hideyuki Ueno
Director of photography = Mai Masuno
Sound director = Yasushi Nagura
Music = Yasuharu Takanashi, 刃-yaiba-
Sound work = Rakuonsha
Animation work = studio PIERROT
Boruto Uzumaki = Yūko Sanpei
Sarada Uchiha = Kokoro Kikuchi
Mitsuki = Ryūichi Kijima
Shikadai Nara = Kenshō Ono
Chōchō Akimichi = Ryoko Shiraishi
Inojin Yamanaka = Atsushi Abe
Naruto Uzumaki = Junko Takeuchi
Hinata Uzumaki = Nana Mizuki
Himawari Uzumaki = Saori Hayami
Shikamaru Nara = Showtaro Morikubo
Shino Aburame = Shinji Kawada