The Last Naruto Episode Is Tomorrow

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It’s the end of an era. The final episode of the Naruto-starring TV anime will be aired on March 23, bringing to a close a highly successful series.

The first Naruto TV series debuted back in October 2002 and ran to 2007. That same year, the current series Naruto Shippuden kicked off.

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Now, fourteen and a half years later, the finale will be shown. As IT Media and the show’s Twitter account point out, the Naruto TV anime is coming to a close with this last Shippuden broadcast.

The manga ended its 15 year run back in 2014, so unless Naruto gets revived, we’ll have to be content with the Boruto spin-off, which gets its TV anime debut this spring.


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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.