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Naruto Shinden Anime Adaptation in Development

Fans of the Naruto series now have another spinoff to look forward to in the wake of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. This comes in the form of The Naruto Shinden (The New Legend of Naruto) manga, which will be adapted into an anime as well. Starting Feb. 10, it will air for three weeks alongside the Boruto anime.

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The novel, written by Jun Esaka, Mirei Miyamoto and Takashi Yano, was created in collaboration with original Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto. Just like the Boruto manga and anime, it will be set 15 years after the end of the Fourth Shinobi War.

This spinoff, though, will focus on the older generation -- Uzumaki Naruto, Uchiha Sasuke and Nara Shikamaru -- instead of their kids, who have been the focal point of the Boruto franchise. These older heads aren't given much screen time in that series, so fans will be eager to see the exploits of such legendary shinobi after they stopped threats like as Kaguya and Uchiha Madara.

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Naruto went on to become Konoha's leader (aka the Hokage), Sasuke became the village's roaming protector while Shikamaru graduated to become Naruto's trusted advisor. Their kids are currently training to become the next generation of shinobi, but this series will offer fans insight into what the childhood friends did as they transitioned into parenthood, eventually becoming the adults who'd usher in a new era for Konoha and its rival ninja villages.

(via International Business Times)

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