This Monday’s issue of Weekly Shonen Jump will be revealing more cast and staff for the new era of the Naruto anime, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. As well as unveiling a new visual, the magazine will announce that the series will premiere on April 5th. Ah, a spring premiere for the springtime of Boruto’s life in anime.
With that lovely image, let’s get to the added returning cast from Boruto -Naruto the Movie-. They are, as follows:
Kensho Ono as Shikadai Nara
Ryoko Shiraishi as Chocho Akimichi
Atsushi Abe as Inojin Yamanaka
Nana Mizuki as Hinata Uzumaki
Saori Hayami as Himawari Uzumaki
Showtaro Morikubo as Shikamaru Nara
Shinji Kawada as Shino Aburame
The previously revealed starring cast had the following actors also returning:
Yuko Sanpei as Boruto Uzumaki
Kokoro Kikuchi as Sarada Uchiha
Ryuichi Kijima as Mitsuki
Junko Takeuchi as Naruto Uzumaki
Naruto Shippuden episode director Noriyuki Abe will step up as chief director for this series, and Hiroyuki Abe of Boruto -Naruto the Movie- will direct at Studio Pierrot. Ukyo Kodachi, who writes the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations manga, will supervise the story while Makoto Uezu of Scum’s Wish handles series composition. Tetsuya Nishio and Hirofumi Suzuki each return to character design, with Hideyuki Ueno of Ace of Diamond and NANA as art director. Yasushi Nagura of Future Diary will be on sound direction, with Yasuharu Takanashi and -yaiba- returning to compose music.
This TV adaptation of Kodachi and Mikie Ikemoto’s manga, which launched in Jump on May 9th, will feature an anime-original story. Up to now, the manga has been following the story of Boruto –Naruto the Movie– , which was the world’s introduction to the character. Boruto‘s second manga volume was released in Japan on December 2nd, and the two volumes already have over 1 million copies in print. Just goes to show, Boruto’s a chip off the old block. He isn’t about to be overshadowed by his dad, Hokage or no.