The original voice cast Junko Takeuchi voices Naruto in his childhood again
TV Tokyo announced today that the ongoing TV anime BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS will enter a new story arc from this October, featuring an encounter between the current protagonist Boruto Uzumaki and his father Naruto in his childhood. This is part of the 20th anniversary project for Masashi Kishimoto's original Naruto manga that started serialization in 1999.
Currently no further details about the new arc's story are available, but the Naruto in the visual looks around 12 to 13 years old, close to his age when the original Naruto story began. And of course, his original voice cast Junko Takeuchi is confirmed to play her iconic character in his childhood again.
Message from Junko Takeuchi:
"Wow! Child Boruto meets and talks with Child Naruto! Boruto is smart, while Naruto's unpredictability is No.1. What kind of relationship will the two build? Don't miss it. ^_^"
Message from Boruto VA Yuko Sanpei:
"It is a so exciting new story development, like not jut one, but many dreams come true. I can't wait to see how you react when it is aired. We have become so passionate in voice recording sessions without thinking. Please be excited about it."
Message from Masashi Kishimoto:
"The anime staff have sincerely answered to my crazy idea, 'It must be exciting if Boruto and Naruo in his childhood meet.' In addition to Boruto, Naruto, and Sasuke, I have heard that other familiar characters will also return! Please enjoy watching this festival!"
Source: TV Tokyo press release
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