Everybody's favorite ninja debuts on Adult Swim’s Toonami this Sunday, January 5th, 2014.
North American fans of the hit anime series, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, can catch dubbed and uncut adventures featuring the world’s most popular ninja from the beginning with a new episode airing each week.
In the original NARUTO manga and animated series, Naruto Uzumaki wants to be the best ninja in the land. He’s done well so far, but Naruto knows he must train harder than ever and leaves his village for intense exercises that will push him to his limits. The newest installment of the saga, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, begins two and a half years later, when Naruto returns to find that everyone has been promoted up the ninja ranks – except him. Sakura’s a medic ninja, Gaara’s advanced to Kazekage, and Kakashi… well he remains the same.
But pride isn’t necessarily becoming of a ninja, especially when Naruto realizes that Sasuke never returned from his search for Orochimaru. Plus, the mysterious Akatsuki organization is still an ever-present danger. As Naruto finds out more about the Akatsuki’s goals, he realizes that nothing in his universe is as it seems. Naruto is finding that he’s older, but will he also prove wiser and stronger?
The first episode of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, “Homecoming,” airs at 12:30 AM Eastern/Pacific this Sunday with a new episode each weekend thereafter! Check local listings for specific air times and channel availability.
Created by Masashi Kishimoto, NARUTO was first introduced in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan in 1999 and quickly became that country’s most popular ninja manga properties. The manga series (rated ‘T’ for Teens, in print and digital editions) and animated counterpart (NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN rated ‘TV-14’) are some of VIZ Media’s most successful titles and have captivated millions of fans across North America, Europe and South America.
For hardcore fans that need more NARUTO in their lives, check out fresh new manga chapters that are made available the same day as Japan through VIZ Media’s WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP digital anthology each Monday! NARUTO manga volumes are also available digitally through the VIZ Manga digital platform, and in print through favorite retailers including Amazon’s Naruto Shippuden Store.