Update: Naruto Shippuden anime ends with tonight’s 500th episode

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February is the month of love, when spring first starts stirring in the air. So what better time could there have been to celebrate Naruto and Hinata’s marriage with Naruto Shippuden? Starting from the 16th with episode 494, the anime began adapting Sho Hinata’s 2015 novel Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding. This arc is ending […]

Weekly round-up

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Welcome, one and all, to another weekly round-up! As usual, we’ll be bringing you up to date on all the need-to-know news from the anime world. But we’ll also be dishing all the new happenings on and around our blog, including the excellent work you’ve been posting like wildfire. For all this as the perfect, informative […]

Boruto anime adds more cast, staff and premiere date

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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 […]

Man arrested for death threats against Naruto seiyu Nana Mizuki

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A man was arrested on Monday on the charge of forcible obstruction of business, after allegedly posting death threats against singer and voice actor Nana Mizuki on Twitter. Akihiro Fukushima, a 32-year-old part-time worker from Nagahama City, reportedly admitted his offence to officers of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. According to their investigation, he said “I emailed […]

The look of love: anime’s wonderful couples

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Valentine’s Day may seem meant for two, but we think it should be a day of gratitude to everyone we love. So we thought we’d celebrate not only romance, but friendship, family and recovery from loss in our list of lovely anime couples. However you’re celebrating today, make it one for love, even if it’s just […]

Update: Shippuden reveals upcoming Boyhood Arc character retrospectives

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At last Naruto and Sasuke kicked the passive aggressive act, thrashing out all their frustrations in the double-sized episode ‘Final Battle’. As of Naruto Shippuden‘s October 6th episode ‘Unison Sign’, it had covered 698 chapters of Masashi Kishimoto’s 700-chapter manga. And then, finally, we reached the end of Naruto’s story with the anime’s episode 479 (or 699 if […]