Over the decades of the ninja Shonen series known as Naruto, the two supporting characters in the life of the Seventh Hokage, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno, have not always seen eye-to-eye. Since the latter has been in love with the last member of the Uchiha clan since the start of the series, the events of Shippuden would set Sasuke on a path of revenge against his brother Itachi, and the two would eventually start a family after the battle against the Kara Organization. Now the pair’s spin-off manga series will get an anime adaptation.
Sasuke’s Story, the spin-off series that began as a novel and then became popular enough to receive a manga adaptation that is currently releasing new chapters to this day, documented an adventure that saw the last Uchiha and Sakura set out to to save Naruto’s life as a mysterious illness has struck the Seventh Hokage. With recent events in Boruto’s manga where Sasuke lost an eye in the fight against Kara, the Uchiha will clearly remain a big part of future battles, serving as both Boruto’s mentor and one of the most powerful ninja currently residing in the Hidden Leaf Village.
Sasuke and Sakura style
The new anime episodes will begin in January via an episode titled “Sasuke Retsuden – Secret Basement,” with the series hitting the small screen much like “Konoha Shinden: Steam Ninja Scrolls” had, which took the opportunity to focus on Kakashi and Mighty Guy as they attempted to discover a hot spring that would cure the latter’s injuries he sustained in his fight against Madara Uchiha:
SASUKE RETSUDEN ANIME ARC 2023 TENTATIVE EPISODE TITLES:
• Episode 284: Sasuke Retsuden・Secret Basement [1/22]
• Episode 285: Sasuke Retsuden・Sky Descending to Earth (サスケ烈伝・地に降りし空) [1/29] pic.twitter.com/Ht7dnMZ1xW
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The official description of Naruto: Sasuke’s Story – The Uchiha and The Heavenly Starst is read as such, for those who have not yet delved into this story that takes place between the end of Naruto Shippuden and the beginning of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations:
“Uchiha Sasuke heads for an astronomical observatory, far from the Land of Fire. There he syncs with Sakura, and together they dive into an undercover investigation looking for clues to the Sage of Six Paths! They discover a plan that goes beyond life and death , and a battle that will test this husband-and-wife team until death do them part.”
If you haven’t had a chance to read this new spin-off manga series, you can read the available chapters on Viz Media’s official website, which you can access at this link.