Naruto Manga Finally Ending In Five Weeks

Posted by Bob Muir on Oct 7, 2014 in Anime, Comic Books


The Big Three shonen manga series has been slowly crumbling as the stories get longer and longer. The Bleach anime stopped in 2012 (though it seems they could finish it later a la InuYasha: The Final Act), and the manga has been working towards a conclusion for a while. And while the Naruto anime (Naruto Shippuden) is still going strong, Weekly Shonen Jump (which serializes all three manga) has announced that the manga will end on November 10, only five weeks away. Author Masashi Kishimoto had mentioned the manga was nearing its conclusion in 2012, so it’s not like this is unexpected or anything. But once Naruto anime winds down and the Bleach manga ends, the only surviving member of the Big Three will be One Piece. And while the manga hid its midpoint in 2010, it shows no sign of stopping any time soon. Read more…

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Naruto Gets Ready To Enter ‘Final Phase’

Posted by Bob Muir on Nov 27, 2013 in Anime, Comic Books


It looks like the Naruto manga is getting close to ending. Author Masashi Kishimoto recently gave a message to TV Tokyo’s Sakiyomi Jan Bang!, which often covers manga from Weekly Shonen Jump and its related magazines. In that message, Kishimoto implied things were getting close to the end, though he didn’t say exactly how much longer things would last. Fair warning, there are spoilers in his message, especially if you only watch Naruto Shippuden, which is further behind in the story than the manga. Read more…

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Latest Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Trailer Looks Pretty

Posted by Bob Muir on Feb 19, 2013 in Anime, Videogames

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

The Naruto videogames keep coming, and while not every game leaves Japan, we tend to get most of the better ones. The latest in CyberConnect2’s Ultimate Ninja series is Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, and the graphics still look as beautiful as ever. While the gameplay of previous Ultimate Ninja Storm games has never been that special, the cel-shading is always well done. And of course, there are over 80 characters, giving it the biggest roster yet.
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What Does Anime Look Like Next Year? Here’s a Preview!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Aug 10, 2010 in Animation

Eiichiro Oda "ONE PIECE" Calendar

Yes I know that the furthest thing from your mind is celebrating a happy new year — but for hardcore otaku in Japan it’s the season to start thinking about which anime calendar to select for 2011! Shown here are a preview of a few of the calendars which will be available for pre-orders in Japan on September 26th. Shown above is One Piece and below is Naruto: Read more…

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A Special Edition Shonen Jump Weekly Salutes Naruto

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 6, 2010 in Comic Books

Weekly Shonen Jump Naruto Special Edition

If you love Naruto you’re going to want to run to your local Japanese bookstore and try and get your hands on Weekly Shonen Jump #18 which just came out. It’s a special edition of the comics magazine aimed at introducing new fans to Naruto. This is part of a larger promotional build up for the new film which will be released in Japan at the end of July. Read more…

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