Now that the Naruto anime has officially come to an end, it’s time to turn our attention to the new kid on the block, BORUTO! Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is about to kick off along with the spring anime season, and both Crunchyroll and Viz Media revealed some of their plans for the series.
First off, Viz Media announced its acquisition of the North American and Latin American digital, broadcast, home media, and master merchandising rights for Boruto. Viz will be partnering up with Hulu to simulcast the series starting April 5.
Crunchyroll is also getting in on the action. Though the start date and times have yet to be announced, Crunchyroll confirmed that they will be streaming the show this spring.
While we wait for the fun to begin, Viz has a quick teaser for ya:
Here’s Crunchyroll’s synopsis:
The Hidden Leaf Village has entered an era of peace and modernity. Tall buildings line the streets, giant screens flash with images, and the Thunder Rail runs through the village, connecting each district together. Though it’s still a ninja village, the number of civilians has increased and the life of the shinobi is beginning to change.
Boruto Uzumaki, son of Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki, has enrolled in the Ninja Academy to learn the ways of the ninja. The other students are ready to dismiss him as “just the son of the Hokage,” but Boruto’s heart and character blow all their assumptions away.
As a series of mysterious events begins to unfold, it’s up to Boruto and his new friends to handle them. Like a gale-force wind, Boruto makes his own way into everyone’s hearts; his story is about to begin!