Archive for April, 2007

Site Content Update

Monday, April 30th, 2007

The following areas have new or updated content:

New

+ Shippuuden Guide: Ep. 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5
+ Ninjutsu: Doku Kiri Jigoku – Baribari Hyaku Renpatsu, Orioke no Jutsu – Onna/Otoki no Ko Doushi
+ Bio: Juugo, Karin, Suigetsu

Updated

+ Connections Guide (I’m working on getting the error resolved on this one, affects some readers)
+ DVD Guide
+ Game Guide
+ Cursed Seals
+ Groups
+ Full Bio: Zabuza
+ Custom Weapons
+ Ninjutsu: Rasen Shuriken, Kibaku Nendo, Sabaku Rou
+ Chakra Guide

Chapter 352 Released

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Chapter 352 has been released today.

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Naruto Manga Fast Tracked in North America

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Confirming earlier speculation here, Viz has announced that they will be greatly increasing the release schedule for the Naruto manga.

The new publishing schedule will carry the series up to Volume 27, after which there is a significant break in the story arc: Two and a half years pass, and we find Naruto taller, older, and wiser. To support NARUTO NATION, VIZ Media’s SHONEN JUMP magazine will continue to serialize the NARUTO series, will provide in-depth background information for fans about the developments in the accelerated manga, and will begin to feature the new adventures of the older Naruto beginning in the January 2008 issue (estimated in stores December 4, 2007).

The specific manga release schedule is as follows:

September 2007: NARUTO Vols. 16-18
October 2007: NARUTO Vols. 19-21
November 2007: NARUTO Vols. 22-24
December 2007: NARUTO Vols. 25-27

“We are excited to launch NARUTO NATION as a bold publishing campaign to give NARUTO fans what they want – more NARUTO and a similar experience to NARUTO readers in Japan!” says Cammie Allen, Product Manager, Publishing, VIZ Media. “The tremendous success of the NARUTO brand now includes manga, DVDs, novels and features in magazines like SHONEN JUMP. This campaign is not just an accelerated publishing program — NARUTO NATION is a highly-anticipated event, where for the first time, a publisher will offer three new volumes of a single ongoing graphic novel series every month. VIZ Media also plans a variety of captivating in-store displays, signage, and even a few special exclusive items that we will announce shortly”

All this makes me wonder about the anime release schedule. The filler started at episode 136. We’re currently at episode 85. 136-85 is 41. An episode a week would finish out the part one anime material early next year, right in time to coincide with the part two manga. Is this a hint Viz will be not be airing all that filler? Or are they simply wanting to get ahead of the anime again, to encourage people to buy the manga while the anime is in the two years of fillers?

Shippuuden Episode 11 Airs

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Team Kakashi has arrived to help. Can Sakura save Kankurou from Sasori’s poison? Episode 011 is titled Apprentice of the Medical Ninja.

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More on Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

Our friends at Siliconera have interviewed Andrew Davis the localization specialist at Namco Bandai Games. They learn new information on the game, what’s in, what’s out and what changes have been made. Hit here for more.

Chapter 351 Released

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Chapter 351 has been released today.

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