Naruto’s 20th Anniversary Promo Reveals What an Anime Reboot Could Look Like

Naruto celebrated the 20th Anniversary of its anime’s original premiere in Japan with a cool new promo highlighting some of the anime’s biggest moments, and it was a great example of why the series should get a major reboot production! Originally premiering in Japan on October 3, 2002, the franchise has grown to explosive new levels thanks to the worldwide success of the anime. But now that it’s been 20 years and even more fans are being introduced to the series for the first real time, it’s the perfect time to look back at everything in a new way.

It’s been 20 years since the anime first began, and while many new fans are currently enjoying the sequel series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, it’s been tough for fans to go back and check out the original’s two decade old production. But with the new promo showing off what some of the anime’s biggest moments can look like with a modern day level of attention, it’s also a great argument that a full reboot of the series (potentially more streamlined) would be just as big of a hit as it was back then. Maybe even bigger! Check out Pierrot’s 20th Anniversary Naruto animation below: 

Fans have seen many other classic action series coming back for a new anime production with high profile franchises like Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War and Rurouni Kenshin (despite the author’s very notable and controversial arrest a few years ago) being the recent examples. This is only a few of the wider reboots we have gotten in the years since, and Naruto would be a welcome addition to that slate. Imagine how the series could have a much stronger run if it just adapted the material from the manga without the original content that had slowed down the anime originally. 

It might be impossible for the series to actually make that happen considering Pierrot’s major productions on their slate right, and it would eat into Boruto’s anime schedule, but a full reboot would be an explosive release that fans would want to see more of in the future. At the very least, this anniversary promo showcases what could be if the anime went full into a huge new reboot in the future. 

Would you want to see a Naruto anime remake someday? What would you want to see from the new take on the series? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!

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