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VIZ Media Acquires Rights To ‘Boruto: Naruto Next Generations’ Anime Series

Company partners with Hulu to premiere series April 5 in North and Latin America.

VIZ Media announced the acquisition of North American and Latin American digital, broadcast, home media and master merchandising rights to the highly-anticipated anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

In partnership with VIZ Media, the first episode of the new series will make its U.S. simulcast premiere on Hulu, April 5, the same day as its premiere in Japan. New episodes will continue to premiere weekly on Wednesdays.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is the action-packed continuation of the famed Naruto anime series and focuses on the adventures of the son of the celebrated ninja. Ahead of the next installment of the famed Naruto Shippuden franchise, Hulu subscribers can catch up on the entire Naruto Shippuden collection by visiting the official show page, and future episodes of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations will become available to stream on Hulu.

“We are very excited to announce the acquisition of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations and know that fans everywhere will be looking forward to the debut of these new episodes,” says Charlene Ingram, VIZ Media’s senior manager of animation marketing.

VIZ Media plans to create an English dub for series episodes featuring the cast highlighted in Boruto: Naruto The Movie, including Amanda Miller in the lead role of Boruto, Cherami Leigh as Sarada, the daughter of Sasuke from the original series, and Robbie Daymond as the mysterious “synthetic human” shinobi, Mitsuki.

Source: VIZ Media