Release date and cast revealed for Boruto -Naruto Next Generation!!

Boruto_title

This is the latest information to come from the official website for the follow up to Masashi Kishimoto’s beloved ninja manga series, Naruto! The series animation will be handled by Pierrot Studios, the same company that has worked on Naruto as well as Bleach, Yu Yu Hakusho and Tokyo Ghoul. Noriyuki Abe, who also worked on Naruto, will be general director with Hiroyuki Yamashita as director and Ukyo Kodachi and Makoto Uezu will handle story supervision and series composition, respectively. Character designs will be split between Tetsuya Nishio and Hirofumi Suzuki, and music co-composed by Yasuharu Takanashi and -yaiba-. As for the cast, the voices will consist of the cast from Boruto: Naruto the Movie and the original Naruto anime series.

boruto_the_movie_lineup_by_verauko-d90t7wl

Yuuko Sanpei as Boruto Uzumaki
Kokoro Kikuchi as Sarada Uchiha
Ryuji Kijima as Mitsuki
Kenshou Ono as Shikadai Nara
Japanese actress and singer Ryoko Shiraishi
Atsushi Abe, best known for his roles in A Certain Magical Index/ A Certain Scientific Railgun
Saori Hayami as Himawari Uzumaki

naruto_cast

The orginal “Naruto” cast:
Junko Takeuchi returns as Naruto
Nana Mizuki is back as Hinata
Showtaro Morikubo takes up Shikamaru Nara once again
Shinji Kawada is back as Shino Aburame.

Boruto is scheduled to premiere on TV Tokyo April 5, 2017