Hulu Adds 200+ Episodes of the English Dub of the Naruto Shippuden Anime to Its Service

The Fandom Post is announcing that Hulu has added 200+ episodes of the English dub of the Naruto Shippuden anime to its service.

Naruto Shippuden is described as:

Naruto Uzumaki is back. After two and a half years of training on the road with Jiraiya of the Sannin, Naruto is back in the Village Hidden in the Leaves and he’s ready to show off his new skills. He and Sakura team up to take on their old master Kakashi, who’s pretty impressed with their progress. They’ll have plenty of opportunity to put it into action when news arrives from the Sand Village that Gaara, Naruto’s former rival and now Kazekage of the Sand, has been kidnapped. And the culprits are the very same group who are after Naruto – the Akatsuki.

Source: The Fandom Post

Tubi TV Adds the English Dub of the Naruto Anime to Its Service

The Fandom Post is reporting that Tubi TV has added the English dub for all 220 episodes of the first Naruto anime to its service.

Naruto is described as:

Moments prior to Naruto Uzumaki’s birth, a huge demon known as the Nine-Tailed Fox attacked the Hidden Leaf Village and wreaked havoc. In order to put an end to the demon’s rampage, the Fourth Hokage sacrificed his life and sealed the monstrous beast inside the newborn Naruto.

Naruto is now a hyperactive and knuckle-headed ninja living in the Hidden Leaf Village. Shunned because of the fox demon inside of him, Naruto struggles to find his place in the village, while his desire to become the Hokage of the village leads him not only to some great new friends, but also some deadly foes.

Source: The Fandom Post

Naruto Shippuden Meets PlayMobil: 24 New Figures for All Anime Enthusiasts

Just in time for the 20th anniversary of the cult series, the sensational anime success will be released in PlayMobil format.

The popular anime series Naruto has been flickering across screens for two decades now, fascinating fans of all ages all over the globe. Based on the manga comic of the same name, the series shows the exciting journey of the ninja Naruto. In time for this special birthday, 24 characters from the hit series Naruto Shippuden will be available as lovingly designed figures from PlayMobil, starting in September 2022.

Of course, the namesake of the series is at the forefront: the congenial Naruto Uzumaki, whose greatest goal is to become Hokage – the leader of his village. His friends, the determined Sasuke Uchiha and the considerate Sakura Haruno, accompany Naruto on his adventures. In addition to the three main characters, there are 21 other exciting figures to discover, including the inscrutable Itachi Uchiha and Pain, the leader of the criminal organization Akatsuki. Minato, Naruto’s father, and the shy Hinata cannot be missing here either, of course.

Whether for recreating legendary moments from the cult series, for inventing entirely new, exciting scenes or for simply adding it to the collectables-showcase, the Naruto Shippuden PlayMobil edition is an absolute must have for all anime fans. Launching September 2022 from PlayMobil.

And if you still can’t get enough of Naruto meets PlayMobil with the 24 wonderful figures from Naruto Shipuuden, stay tuned. The exciting collaboration between PlayMobil and Naruto will continue.

The Naruto Shippuden PlayMobil edition at a glance:

24 individual figures from the hit series Naruto Shippuden, including the main characters Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno, and many other exciting figures from the hit series. Recommended Age: 5-99. Available in Fall 2022.

Release date: September 30, 2022

71096 Naruto
71097 Sasuke
71098 Sakura
71099 Kakashi
71101 Obito
71102 Kakuzu
71105 Yamato
71106 Hidan
71113 Iruka
71115 Shizune
71117 Kisame
71118 Rock Lee

Release date: November 18, 2022

71100 Itachi
71103 Gaara
71104 Madara
71107 Shikamaru
71108 Pain
71109 Minato
71110 Hinata
71111 Might Guy
71112 Suigetsu
71114 Tsunade
71116 Killer Bee
71119 Asuma

Tubi TV Adds the English Dubbed Version of the Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow Anime Film to Its Service

The Fandom Post has announced that Tubi TV has added the English dubbed version of the Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow anime film.

The story of Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow is described as:

A land forever covered in ice. A princess missing for 10 years. And one high-spirited ninja named Naruto.

Naruto and his team are sent on a mission to guard Yukie Fujikaze, a popular actress starring in the hit movie The Adventures of Princess Gale. The crew is heading toward the Land of Snow, a land forever covered in snow, to shoot the final scenes of the film.

When Yukie refuses to go and escapes from the set, she is brought back by force by Naruto and his teammates. But little do they know there are three rogue Snow Ninja lying in wait with a sinister purpose that forces Yukie to make a crucial decision and face her hidden past.

Source: The Fandom Post

My Favorite Anime Doctors

I know it’s been a while since I last posted a list, but the topic of this list is very appropriate for what’s happening in my life right now. On the day this list is posted, my youngest child is scheduled to have spinal surgery for scoliosis, and I’ll be spending a few days in the hospital with her as part of her care team. So, it felt appropriate to celebrate anime doctors.

This is not a ranked list, however. It’s just a listing of the doctors that have stood out to me from anime that I have watched.

Dr. Marcoh

Dr. Marcoh is from Fullmetal Alchemist, and he used to be known as the Crystal Alchemist. He was the leading researcher in the military’s Philosopher’s Stone creation project. He is a kind man but suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and extreme guilt for the actions he took during the Ishvalan war that resulted in the deaths of thousands of Ishvalans. Marcoh deeply cares for others and is patient and forgiving of others… even if he is unable to forgive himself. While Dr. Marcoh may not be able to use his alchemy for combat, he is able to use it for healing. He is also very skilled in medicine.

Dr. Sado (aka Dr. Sane)

In the original Space Battleship Yamato series, Dr. Sado (aka Dr. Sane in Star Blazers) was more of a comedic character that was known for his alcohol consumption, although he had his moments of seriousness, especially when it came to Captain Okita (aka Captain Avatar). In the Space Battleship Yamato reboot, he still drinks his sake, but Dr. Sado is portrayed as a respected surgeon. As the Yamato‘s medical officer, Dr. Sado does a great job of keeping the crew healthy and caring for Captain Okita as he fell ill during the voyage to Iscandar.

Hatori Soma

Hatori Soma is part of the cursed Soma clan in Fruits Basket, and he is one of the family members with the zodiac curse. While part of his job is to wipe the memories of people outside of the family who have seen or know anything related to the curse, he is also an actual doctor. We see Hatori taking care of both Somas and Tohru Honda. He has a good heart, as well as a good bedside manner. He may not be the most emotional of people, but I think this trait suits him well for his profession.

Dr. Tofu

Dr. Tofu is from Ranma 1/2, and he’s the doctor that the Tendo family and Ranma go to see if they get sick or receive an injury. Dr. Tofu is a good medical doctor, and he’s also got some impressive skills as a martial artist. However, he does have one weakness… Kasumi Tendo. Whenever she comes over the Dr. Tofu’s clinic, he becomes extremely nervous and klutzy. Dr. Tofu is a good doctor, but if you see Kasumi walk through the door of the clinic, it’s best to come back and see the good doctor another time.

Tony Tony Chopper

He’s the cute little blue-nosed reindeer from One Piece who serves as the doctor for the Straw Hats. After eating a Devil Fruit that allows him to transform into a human hybrid, Chopper first started learning about medicine from Doctor Hiriluk. After Hiriluk passed away, Dr. Kureha continued Chopper’s training. Chopper may be shy when he first meets people, but he’s a good doctor. Unlike Hatori Sohma, who doesn’t show a lot of emotion, Chopper gets very emotional after he becomes attached to someone. While he’s usually able to control his emotions while treating patients, he has a hard time during the Punk Hazard arc when Mocha eats all of the candy that has been used to poison the children. Chopper can’t contain his emotions even while treating her.

Tsunade

Tsunade is one of the three legendary Sannin in Naruto and is renowned for her skills in medical ninjutsu, as well as for her brute strength. Tsunade suffered the painful losses of her younger brother Nawaki and her lover Dan during the Second Shinobi World War. With these losses, she developed haemophobia and left the village with Dan’s niece, Shizune, as her apprentice. After some serious convincing from Jiraiya and Naruto, Tsunade returns to the Hidden Leaf Village to not only serve as the Fifth Hokage, she also returns to practicing medical ninjutsu. She later takes on both Sakura and Ino as apprentices. The audience first gets a glimpse of Tsunade’s abilities when she performs an extensive operation on Rock Lee that allows him to continue as a shinobi.

VIZ Media Announces Summer 2022 Releases at New York Comic Con 2021

VIZ Media announced its Summer 2022 lineup during New York Comic Con 2021 and on its social media. All of the following titles are scheduled to be released during that time period:

Title: The Liminal Zone
Author(s): Junji Ito
Summary: Three-time Eisner Award winner Junji Ito presents brand-new nightmares. A weeping woman, a forest of death, and more in four new stories in The Liminal Zone.

Title: Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon
Author(s): Story and art by Takashi Shiina with main character design by Rumiko Takahashi
Summary: The hit anime series returns in manga form. The daughters of Inuyasha and Sesshomaru set out on a journey transcending time in Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Volume 1.

Title: Crazy Food Truck
Author(s): Rokurou Ōgaki
Summary: Zero customers, a naked young lady, and an armed militia—it’s just another post-apocalyptic day for this food truck owner.

Title: The Elusive Samurai
Author(s): Yusei Matsui
Summary: In war-torn medieval Japan, a young samurai lord struggles to retake his throne, but not by fighting; Hojo Tokiyuki will reclaim his birthright by running away.

VIZ Media is already releasing this title digitally.

Title: Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible
Author(s): Nene Yukimori
Summary: In Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible a social butterfly makes friends with a wallflower—whether he’s ready or not.

VIZ Media is already releasing this title digitally.

Title: Rooster Fighter
Author(s): Syu Sakuratani
Summary: In Rooster Fighter, giant demonic monsters wreak havoc and level Japanese cities. While the citizens flee in terror, it’s up to one brave rooster to stand his ground.

Title: Ghost Reaper Girl
Author(s): Akissa Saiké
Summary: Chloé’s trading her dreams of taking over the acting world to taking down evil spirits.

VIZ Media is already releasing this title digitally.

Title: The Promised Neverland: Art Book World
Author(s): Posuka Demizu
Summary: Featuring Posuka Demizu’s incredible artwork, as well as creator commentary and interviews, The Promised Neverland: Art Book World is a beautiful and haunting gaze into one of today’s most popular Shonen Jump series.

Title: Marvel’s Secret Reverse
Author(s): Kazuki Takahashi
Summary: Spider-Man and Iron Man travel to Japan to battle an evil gaming magnate and his deadly new technology in Secret Reverse—a new addition to the Marvel Universe from Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi.

Title: To Strip the Flesh
Author(s): Oto Toda
Summary: In a moving collection of six short stories, To Strip the Flesh finds Chiaki setting out to remake himself in his own image and discovers more than just personal freedom with his transition—he finds understanding from the people who matter most.

Title: Death Note Short Stories
Author(s): Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata
Summary: Kira’s story is over, but the Death Note’s is not. This imaginative complete collection of short stories by the series’ creators explores the impact and influence of the legendary Death Note.

Title: Naruto Retsuden novels:

  1. Naruto: Kakashi’s Story–The Sixth Hokage and the Failed Prince
  2. Naruto: Sasuke’s Story–The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust
  3. Naruto: Naruto’s Story–Uzumaki Naruto and the Spiral Destiny

Author(s): Jun Esaka, original concept by Masashi Kishimoto
Summary: A new series of Naruto novels in which Naruto’s allies and enemies take center stage in fast-paced adventures, begins releasing Summer 2022 with Naruto: Kakashi’s Story–The Sixth Hokage and the Failed Prince.

VIZ Media will release the following works digitally only:

Title: Witch Watch
Author(s): Kenta Shinohara
Summary: A VIZ digital exclusive. A teen witch wants to get familiar with her familiar. From the mangaka of Astra Lost in Space comes Witch Watch.

VIZ Media is already releasing new chapters of the manga digitally as they are published in Japan.

Title: Our Blood Oath
Author(s): Kazu Kakazu
Summary: A VIZ digital exclusive. The Hizuki brothers may not be connected by blood, but they are bound by something stronger—a vampire oath.

VIZ Media already released new chapters of the manga digitally as they were published in Japan.

Title: High School Family
Author(s): Ryō Nakama
Summary: A VIZ digital exclusive. High school is rough, but imagine going to school with your whole family.

VIZ Media is already releasing new chapters of the manga digitally as they are published in Japan.

Source: ANN

Naruto Series Music to Stream and Be Available on Digital Platforms Outside of Japan

Milan Records has announced that the score music for the Naruto anime franchise will be available to stream and on digital platforms for the first time outside of Japan. The soundtracks will become available through these outlets on September 24, 2021.

The albums that will be available include:

  • Naruto Original Soundtrack
  • Naruto Original Soundtrack 2
  • Naruto Original Soundtrack 3
  • Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow Original Soundtrack
  • Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel Original Soundtrack
  • Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom Original Soundtrack
  • Naruto Shippuden Original Soundtrack
  • Naruto Shippuden Original Soundtrack 2
  • Naruto Shippuden Original Soundtrack 3
  • Naruto Shippuden: The Movie Original Soundtrack
  • Naruto Shippuden: The Movie – Bonds Original Soundtrack
  • Naruto Shippuden: The Movie – The Will of Fire Original Soundtrack
  • Naruto Shippuden: The Movie – The Lost Tower Original Soundtrack
  • Naruto Shippuden: The Movie – Blood Prison Original Soundtrack
  • Naruto Shippuden: The Movie – Road to Ninja Original Soundtrack
  • The Last: Naruto the Movie Original Soundtrack
  • Boruto: Naruto the Movie Original Soundtrack
  • Boruto: Naruto the Movie Original Soundtrack 1
  • Boruto: Naruto the Movie Original Soundtrack 2

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

Pawsonify Is Producing Officially Licensed Naruto Shippuden, Boruto, and Inuyasha Pet Accessories

Pawsonify, the leader in anime pet wear, has partnered with VIZ Media to develop lines of pet accessories based on the hit manga and anime series Naruto Shippuden, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, and Inuyasha.

Pawsonify’s deal grants them North American and South American rights to create dog and cat collars, leashes, pet ID tags, and waste bag dispensers from these top anime series. They are proud to become the first US pet product licensee for Boruto or Inuyasha, and the first cat product licensee for all three franchises in the Americas.

“Growing up I loved Naruto – the characters, the story, and the whole world that it takes place in,” said Vensy March, the founder and CEO of Pawsonify. “Naruto was some of my earliest cosplays and I always wanted to have something from that anime for my pets. We’re so happy to make pet stuff that animal-loving Naruto fans like us will enjoy!”

Inuyasha has some of the most beautiful, iconic outfits in anime,” said Kevin Cheung, president of Pawsonify.”We are thrilled to design pet accessories that capture the spirit of the main characters and the traditional Japanese style of the series.”

“We love our pets and they are very important members of our families,” said Laura Takaragawa, Vice President Consumer Products and Promotions at VIZ Media. “Fans of Naruto, Boruto, and Inuyasha will be excited to express and share their love for these anime with their furry friends.”

At launch, products will include forehead protector-style designs for shinobi and rogue animal ninjas, Akatsuki red cloud collars and leashes, and konoha accessories in Naruto and Boruto colors. The Inuyasha line will feature designs focused on Sesshomaru, Kagome, and Inuyasha. Fans can pre-order now on www.Pawsonify.com.

Chainsaw Man Is #1 on the NPD BookScan Adult Graphic Novels List for July 2021

Manga volumes occupied 17 spots on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for July 2021:

  • Chainsaw Man Volume 1 by Tatsuki Fujimoto (#1)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 28 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#3)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 1 by Gege Akutami (#4)
  • Uzumaki 3-in-1 Deluxe Edition by Junji Ito (#6)
  • Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama (#7)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 27 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#9)
  • Death Note Black Edition Volume 1 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata (#10)
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo (#11)
  • Hunter x Hunter Volume 1 by Yoshihiro Togashi (#12)
  • Tomie Complete Deluxe Edition by Junji Ito (#13)
  • My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 10 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Betten Court (#14)
  • Attack on Titan Volume 2 by Hajime Isayama (#15)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 22 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#16)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 6 by Gege Akutami (#17)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#18)
  • One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE and Yūsuke Murata (#19)
  • Naruto Volume 1 by Masashi Kishimoto (#20)

Source: ANN

Champion Teams Up With Naruto to Launch the Brand’s First Anime Collection Ever

Champion Athleticwear has partnered with Naruto, a Japanese manga, to bring a unique capsule to market celebrating the story’s most well-known characters. Fans can shop the limited edition collection on August 13, 2021 at Champion (in-store and online).

The collection includes Reverse Weave hoodies and Heritage short sleeve tees for men, cropped Reverse Weave and Boyfriend Reverse Weave hoodies and heritage short sleeve tees for women, and hoodies and tees for kids.

Plus, fans can go in any Champion store for an exclusive opportunity to customize their merchandise with hand-picked patches including characters Naruto Sage mode, Gaara, Shikamaru, Tsunade, Hashirama, Tobirama, Hiruzen and symbols Uzumaki Clan, Uchiha Clan, Akatsuki cloud, and Sharingan.

This collaboration celebrates Naruto’ss quest to be his own Champion, a nod to Champion Athleticwear’s “Be Your Own Champion” initiative. The initiative represents the pure joy of playing, the importance of character and the importance of staying true to oneself. It encourages consumers not to try to be another person’s idea of a champion and to win with dignity and lose with grace.

Naruto is the definitive force behind Japanese pop culture in America, its influence and style. With masterful art and epic storytelling, the young ninja who seeks recognition from his peers and dreams of becoming the Hokage, today inspires millions of people across generations on a daily basis. Setting sales records at over 250 million manga copies sold globally, Naruto’s cultural impact is vast; from musicians like Cardi B and Lil Uzi Vert referencing the ninja in their lyrics, to NFL players mimicking Naruto’s actions after making a touchdown, and to the viral sensation and meme that is the Naruto Run – the storming of Nevada’s Area 51, all make Naruto an icon of our time.