Studio Pierrot and manga artist Masashi Kishimoto have crafted a special recap video celebrating the 20th anniversary of the popular Naruto series. The 10-minute video titled “Road of Naruto” features new illustrations and re-animated scenes revisiting the most iconic scenes from the 722-episode series.
The trailer begins with the first fight between Naruto and Sasuke and ends with the final battle between the best friends. Sandwiched in between are nostalgic retouched moments spanning Rock Lee’s battle against Gaara in the Chunin exams, the death of Itachi, and Naruto’s battle vs. Pain. Playing in the background are the show’s past opening tracks including “Blue Bird” by Ikomonogakari and “Silhouette” by Kana-Boon. In addition to the short film, three images illustrating the different stages of the series and a special illustration from the show’s creator Masashi Kishimoto have been released in tribute to the legendary anime.
Take a look at Studio Pierrot’s “Road of Naruto” short film above.
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NARUTO ANIME 20TH ANNIVERSARY NEW VISUAL RELEASED pic.twitter.com/dOXuLTXcIZ
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