It's a big weekend for anime events. While the US is gearing up for Anime Expo, Japan Expo takes place from July 2 - 6 at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center. Bandai Namco Europe will be showing off Tales of Xillia 2, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle and Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, a demo of which went online this week and which will be areleased on the 12th of September 2014.
Arriving in Japan on September 11, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution has a special download code for those who pre-order, dealing out five costumes that include an outfit swap for Naruto and Sasuke. Pics past the jump.
Since 2010, the Naruto anime series has collaborated with the Awa Odori Festival in Tokushima Prefecture, the largest summer dance festival in Japan. The executive committee of the festival today revealed this year's promotional poster featuring the anime characters. Check the Naruto posters for the festival after the jump.
Four-member Japanese dance rock band DISH// will release their 4th single "Saisho no Koi-motetakute-/FLAME" on June 25. The latter of the double A-side single is now featured as the 29th ED song for Naruto Shippuden, and the members cosplay as the anime characters on the CD jacket. Check it after the jump.
The ceremony for the JASRAC Award 2014 was held in Tokyo on May 21, and the background music for the popular TV anime Naruto Shippuden composed by Yasuharu Takanashi received the International Award for second straight year. Hit the jump for more details including the top 10 foreign income works.
Hands up if you thought the addition of Naruto's mom was the last we'd hear about the ever-increasing roster of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution. Nope. because the latest Jump announces Konohamaru Sarutobi and Iruka Umino as playable characters. Hit the jump for more.
Recently confirmed as an addition to Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution's playable roster, Naruto's mom Kushina Uzumaki is all over the latest batch of screens. Hit the jump to see shots of her in action and in her new animated story.
A few days ago the Japanese edition of Shonen Jump listed Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution for a fall release in Japan. With the fighter due out this year in the west, as well, you can see a bunch of it—including gameplay footage and anime scenes—in the third trailer after the jump.
One of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution's 100+ characters is Mū, the Second Tsuchikage. You can see him in action in the latest trailer after the jump.
Bandai Namco has a fresh batch of screens showing some of the new outfits Masashi Kishimoto designed for members of the Akatsuki group in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution. Hit the jump for the latest.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution doesn't just have a load of fighting to look forward to. Studio Pierrot created 50 minutes of original animation for the game, which includes a story detailing the background of the Akatsuki. See some screens after the jump.
While some folks might react to them like you just committed murder, spoilers aren't actually against the law. Running a spoiler-posting site like Naruto Channel can, however, land you on the receiving end of a shut-down request from a Japanese publisher. Hit the jump for more.
With the Naruto: Shinobi Masters social game set to end this spring, GREE is hard at work on a replacement. The franchise's next mobile game is on the way from ForGroove, the team that previously developed Hunter x Hunter: Battle Collection. More after the jump.
Nate Ming's recent Namco Bandai New Year's Kickoff event report included some hands-on impressions for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, but maybe you just want to see more Mecha Naruto. That's fine, too, and you can see him and more in the latest batch of screens after the jump.
The International festival of chocolate that was started in France in Salon Du Chocolat is currently going on in Shinjuku, Tokyo and a new high-end chocolate collaboration with NARUTO was brought to Japanese audiences for the first time since its debut in 2013. More after the jump!