As some of you may already know, I’m a MASSIVE Naruto fan and have been since itS UK DVD debute – back in 2006 if I remember right…. I saw a trailer and couldn’t wait to see the series. I was hooked as soon as I saw it and then sought out the manga. I never thought I would become such a fan I even have Sasuke Uchiha cursed mark tattooed on my right arm.
For those of you that don’t have a clue what I’m on about, Naruto was series in a Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine from 1999 to 2014. The first Naruto TV series adaptation debuted back in October 2002 and ran until 2007. It was then taken over by the current series: Naruto Shippuden.
Now a decade later, we come to the end.
This is the end of an era for Konoha, its lovable ninja and as daft as it may sound, for me too. It’s really happening, two of my favourite characters are getting married during its 500th episode. THIS IS NOT A DRILL! We’ve always hope and dreamed this day would come, ever since the moment when Hinata stood in front of Pain and declared her love for Naruto – Though lets be honest, we all knew she loved him… 😉
As much as it will bring joy to my heart, it will also bring sorrow as my beloved series will be over. The storylines have already been wrapped up, so we knew the end was near.
Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha had their ultimate showdown and Team 7 are finally together. What more was there left to explore apart from Naruto and Hinata’s nuptials?
The final episode of the Naruto Shippuden airs today, March 23rd 2017 but don’t start crying just yet as Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is on the way!
‘The son of Uzumaki Naruto the 7th Hokage, Uzumaki Boruto!’ will kick-off with an original story not featured in any manga yet and follows the village’s new ninja after the Fourth Great Ninja War.
I’m stoked to see Naruto become Hokage after everything he has done and to see his son pick up where he left off, brings a smile to my face – and hope for many more years of ninja action!
‘Boruto: Naruto Next Generations’ will be aired in the spring, April to be precise and not long after Shippuden finishes.
So channel your inner ninja and enjoy the ride!