THE WAIT IS OVER: NARUTO & NARUTO SHIPPUDEN TO GET THE ANIME LTD. COLLECTOR’S TREATMENT
October 28, 2023 · 3 comments
Anime Ltd. to announce details for these groundbreaking UK acquisitions early 2024
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, 28 OCTOBER 2023 – Anime Ltd. took to the stage at MCM Comic Con in London this weekend to share the news that Studio Pierrot’s classic NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN will join Anime Ltd. beloved line-up of bespoke Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray releases for fans in the United Kingdom starting next year.
Based on the Weekly Shonen Jump manga of the same name by Masashi Kishimoto, NARUTO ran for 220 episodes on TV Tokyo in 2002 and was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on Jetix in 2006. The story of NARUTO follows the titular 12-year-old with an iconic orange outfit and a surplus of confidence through ninja training to become Hokage, the leader of the Hidden Leaf Village. Naruto must learn to work with the smart Sakura and standoffish Sasuke who make up his ninja team, all while avoiding pranks from his mysterious teacher Kakashi and keeping the fearsome Nine-tailed Fox trapped inside him at bay.
In addition to being one of the most beloved anime of the century – particularly in the United Kingdom – NARUTO has been a cultural force for the last 20 years . The NARUTO manga is one of the best-selling series of all time, with over 250 million copies in print. “NARUTO has been one of the most pivotal anime in cultivating fandom in the UK,” says Andrew Partridge, Anime Ltd.’s director and co-founder. “We’re incredibly proud to be able to bring our passion and decade of experience making memorable and high-quality releases.”
“NARUTO’s dedicated following has only grown in the UK over the last 20 years,” said Kerry Kasim, Anime Ltd.’s UK General Manager. “We’re committed to bringing releases that meet fans’ high expectations and that respects the rich history of these series.”
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The Hidden Leaf Village is home to the stealthiest ninja. But twelve years earlier, a fearsome Nine-tailed Fox terrorised the village before it was subdued and its spirit sealed within the body of a baby boy.
About NARUTO SHIPPUDEN:
Naruto returns to the Hidden Leaf Village a little bit older and a whole lot stronger! And just in the nick of time too, as the diabolical Akatsuki are on the move!
About Anime Ltd.:
Based out of Glasgow, Anime Ltd. is Europe’s premiere distributor for Japanese animation, renowned for bespoke collector’s editions of fan-favourite anime and soundtracks, connecting Western audiences with creators across languages and oceans, and helping to bring anime front and centre in cinemas. Anime Ltd. proudly produces releases from the biggest franchises in anime including Cowboy Bebop, Attack on Titan, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Naruto, Mobile Suit Gundam, Tokyo Ghoul, Your Name, Weathering With You, Mirai, BELLE and JUJUTSU KAISEN.