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NARUTO: Live-Action Adaptation of Anime in the Works

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Naruto Being Adapted into a Live-Action Feature Film

Naruto is about to make his leap from page to screen, as the popular manga and anime series will be made into a live-action film. Lionsgate recently acquired the rights to the franchise with the studio looking to adapt the film based off the long-running anime.

Creator Masashi Kishimoto has been brought on board to oversee Naruto’s transition into the big screen. Fans have been looking forward to seeing their favorite ninja make his way to film in live-action. Kishimoto confirmed the news at the Weekly Jump’s Jump Festa where he made the announcement on the future of his popular series. One of the biggests news was the live-action adaptation of Naruto as Kishimoto has also been asked to help with the film’s development. Director Michael Gracey will be working on the film with Kishimoto.

For those unfamiliar with the series, Naruto follows the adventures of Naruto Uzumaki, a young student ninja who aspires to become Hokage, or leader of his village. The manga series debuted in 1997, selling millions of copies in the past few years and soon developed into a popular anime series. The franchise consisted of spin-offs, video games, and novels.

We don’t have any word on when the film will come out, but it’s understandable when fans are worried for the film too. That’s because Hollywood hasn’t done well in successfully adapting anime like Dragon Ball Evolution. Hopefully this trend will be popular again if next year’s Ghost in the Shell does well.

Are you guys excited that Naruto is coming to the big screen?

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Mufsin Mahbub

Mufsin is a freelance writer from New York who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism at Long Island University. He has written for publications like HollywoodLife, Clubplanet, and Heavy. He is an avid lover for everything related to TV and film. He has gone to dozens of film screenings, press events, and loves to attend New York Comic Con every year. He gives an honest opinion on every TV show or film that people are going to be talking about.

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