Recreating Naruto's Fight Scenes Is Hard

There already are Naruto manga, an anime, and numerous video games. Be happy with those. Because from the looks of it, staging Naruto fights in real life is hard. » 3/24/15 8:00am 3/24/15 8:00am

First Look at the Naruto Stage Musical

Maybe it's good! There's a big difference between looking at stills and sitting in a theater and experiencing an actual Naruto musical. But for now, let's look at photos. » 3/20/15 7:00am 3/20/15 7:00am

Being an Animator in Japan Is Brutal 

Animator Henry Thurlow hails from New York. Now, he's in Tokyo, working as an animator for Studio Pierrot. Sounds like something you might want to do, no? Before you make the plunge for yourself, read this. » 3/09/15 6:00am 3/09/15 6:00am

An Epic Naruto Ninja Battle Comes To Life

Teased late last month, Epic Rivals' live-action battle between Naruto's Tenten and Neji is the sort of fight that forms a friendship that lasts as long at least one of them lives. » 2/18/15 9:40am 2/18/15 9:40am

Live-Action Naruto Play Saved The Best Cast Pictures For Last

No live-action stage spectacle covering the first story arc of the Naruto manga series would be complete without the brave boys and girls of Team Kurenai and Team Asuma. Now where's Akamaru? » 2/07/15 12:00pm 2/07/15 12:00pm

The Beginning Of A Beautiful Live-Action Naruto Battle

Fighting filmmakers Epic Rivals teases its upcoming live-action Naruto short film, with the most perfect Tenten and Neji ever prepare to test their might. » 1/26/15 9:40am 1/26/15 9:40am

Naruto Live-Action Actors Look Dirty

They're making an official Naruto musical. And now, we finally get a look at the whole cast all dressed up in their Naruto costumes—and covered in grime. » 1/13/15 4:00am 1/13/15 4:00am

The Naruto  Musical Cast Looks Darn Impressive in Costume

Earlier this month we learned that there was a Naruto musical on the horizon here in Japan. Today, to coincide with Jump Festa 2015, we got a first look at the main cast in costume. And I'll be darned if they don't look the part. » 12/20/14 6:30am 12/20/14 6:30am

Naruto's Next Ultimate Ninja Storm Targets PS4 And Xbox One

After five installments on the PlayStation 3 and four on the Xbox 360, the long-running Naruto Ultimate Ninja fighting series makes its PlayStation 4 and Xbox One debut in next year's Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4. » 12/15/14 9:50am 12/15/14 9:50am

The Last is the Naruto Love Story Fans Have Been Longing For

Not long ago, the Naruto manga ended its 15-year run. However, readers were quick to notice there was one story left to tell. Thus comes The Last: Naruto the Movie—not an out-of-continuity side story but a true missing tale that answers the most important question left by the ending of the manga. » 12/08/14 5:00am 12/08/14 5:00am

A Sneak Peek at Where Naruto Is Created

To mark the upcoming feature-length The Last: Naruto the Movie, Japanese television took at look at where Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto, well, creates Naruto. » 12/03/14 5:00am 12/03/14 5:00am

Naruto is Fun and Action-Filled But Also Repetitive and Painfully Long

A few weeks ago, the long-running manga series Naruto ended at chapter 700. And as it has been one of the most popular mainstream manga and anime of the past decade, I decided to read it—all 10,000+ pages of it. » 11/21/14 6:30am 11/21/14 6:30am

Manga and Anime Characters Made Beautiful

Canadian digital artist Sakimichan does stunning portraits of famous manga and anime characters—often bending their genders and making them very, very beautiful. » 11/20/14 6:30am 11/20/14 6:30am

Mysterious Naruto Balloon Appears in China

Earlier today, a strange sight appeared in the Pearl River Delta area of Guangzhou. A giant blow up toad smoking a pipe is seen tied down near Guangzhou's Canton tower. » 11/10/14 5:30am 11/10/14 5:30am

Rumored Naruto Leak Might Spoil the Upcoming Movie

The Naruto manga is ending. The upcoming feature film is called The Last: Naruto the Movie. And supposed leaked images might give away some of the film's biggest surprises. Or might be totally fake. » 11/05/14 6:00am 11/05/14 6:00am

Naruto Fans Recreate Ninja Exams

The long-running Japanese manga, Naruto, is coming to an end later this year. To celebrate its extensive run, a few college students in China's Guangdong province have recreated one of series' best story school-related story arcs! » 10/27/14 6:00am 10/27/14 6:00am

Where One Piece Smashes into Japanese Religion

During typical Shinto festivals, you expect to see gods like Ebisu. You don't expect to see One Piece characters smashing into each other. Then again, this isn't your typical Shinto festival. » 10/16/14 8:00am 10/16/14 8:00am