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'BORUTO: Naruto Next Generations' TV anime series new key visual, PV, and new cast members revealed

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: Dec. 19, 2020 at 3:21 PM PHT (GMT+8)

The official Twitter for the TV anime adaptation of Ukyō Kodachi and Masashi Kishimoto's "Boruto: Naruto Next Adventures" manga series has revealed on Saturday a new key visual and a promotional video (PV) for the anime series.

The latest PV features new joining characters as the series will finally entered the original story "Vessel" on the anime's Episode 181. The new character will be voiced by new cast members including Yūma Uchida as Kawaki, Yūichi Nakamura as Koji Kashin, Houko Kuwashima as Delta, Kenta Miyake as Boro, Junta Terashima as Code, and Akio Ohtsuka as Amado.

The new story arc broadcasting on January 2021 will also have a new opening theme song titled "Baku" to be performed by Japanese rock band Ikimono-gakari, and the four-member rock band Mol-74 will perform the new ending theme song "Answers."

The TV anime series started airing in Japan on April 5, 2017 via TV Tokyo. The series is animated by Studio Pierrot with the supervision of series creator Ukyō Kodachi, and is co-directed by Noriyuki Abe and Hiroyuki Yamashita. The series composition is handled by Makoto Uezu, and character designs by Tetsuya Nishio and Hirofumi Suzuki. Yasuharu Takanashi and YAIBA is in charge of the series composition. The anime series consists of 178 episodes as of writing with Episode 179 airing on December 20.

The series is based on the manga series of the same name and is a spin-off of and sequel to Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto. It is written by Ukyō Kodachi and Masashi Kishimoto, and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto. It began monthly serialization with Kodachi as writer and Kishimoto as editorial supervisor in Shueisha's shōnen manga magazine, Weekly Shōnen Jump, in May 2016 and was transferred to Shueisha's monthly magazine, V Jump, in July 2019.

Just recently, in November 2020, Kodachi stepped down, with Kishimoto taking over as writer.



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