The popular "Naruto Shippuden" anime television series has finally come to an end. Producers of the show have officially announced that they will no longer be making any more content for the particular series and that its 500th episode will now be marking the end of an era.
Fans who have been following the anime television series for the past fourteen years are probably disheartened by the news. According to Comic Book, a lot of fans of the anime were hoping that the franchise would be extended to continue the story of Naruto and his friends.
However, that was unfortunately not the case was mentioned by the anime's official Twitter account, which bid farewell to fans and thanked them for their support over the years. The tweet's caption narrated the anime's journey from its beginnings as "Naruto" back in 2002 and its transition to "Naruto Shippuden" in 2007.
— アニメ BORUTO-ボルト-【公式】 (@NARUTOtoBORUTO) March 22, 2017
The anime is closely based on the manga of the same name created by Masashi Kishimoto. "Naruto" was first published in the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine back in 1999 and lasted until 2014. Despite efforts to extend the story of the anime by telling post-finale epilogs of the different characters, the anime's creators finally decided to end the series with its 500th episode.
Despite the end of "Naruto Shippuden," other studios who were interested in continuing the series have already started to release a brand new anime that will still be taking place in the hidden village of Konoha.
According to Hall of Fame Magazine, the new anime, titled "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" will be telling the story of Naruto's eldest son, Boruto, and his adventures in joining the ninja academy. The new anime will focus on the character's struggles in living under his father's legacy and his fight to carve his own path. After the war, the village of Konoha has lived in relative peace, which has caused it to rapidly advance. Naruto is now the seventh Hokage, which isn't really helping his son's popularity in school.