Animators Join Fans In Expressing Excitement For Long Awaited "Naruto" Anime Final Battle

The fight 14 years in the making is here

The anime adaptation of Naruto debuted on October 3, 2002. Two weeks later, on the 17th, we got a good introduction to Sasuke (you might remember an accidental kiss from way back then). Fourteen years later, Naruto and Sasuke will settle their differences in today's Shippuden episode #476/#477 Final Battle.

 

On social media, animators joined with fans in the exciting build-out to long awaited resolution of the feud.  

 

 

Airi Tagushi (in-betweener on Naruto movies)

 

Naoki Kobayasho (animator, key animation and storyboards on ending 32)

 

Toshi Fujii (animator, concept on opening 16)

 

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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