Sasuke Retsuden anime’s key image revealed at Naruto Super Stage in Jump Festa 2023

Sasuke Retsuden anime’s key image revealed at Naruto Super Stage in Jump Festa 2023

It was previously leaked Sasuke Retsuden will be animated and adapted to the current situation Boruto Manga. On the 17th of December Naruto The Super Stage at Jump Festa 2023 confirmed this announcement and also revealed an important image of the upcoming segment.

So far, two episodes of the spinoff are said to be in production, episode 282, Infiltrationand episode 283, Star lines. The panel at the event expressed interest in seeing a story focusing on Sasuke and Sakura.


Sasuke Retsuden anime adaptation confirmed when the main visual poster was revealed at Naruto Super Stage in Jump Festa 2023

The Naruto The Super Stage took place during Day 1 of Jump Festa 2023, on December 17, 2023. The panel consisted of Junko Takeuchi, Yuko Sanpei, and Noriaki Sugiyama, the voice actors of Naruto, Boruto, and Sasuke, respectively. Chie Nakamura, who plays Sakura, was unable to attend due to her health condition, but her loving letter to her fans was read by Sugiyama.

The panel confirmed that Jun Esaka’s Sasuke Retsuden: The Uchiha Descendant and the Heavenly Stardust, a spinoff of Naruto series, will be adapted as an arc in the ongoing Boruto anime. Episodes will begin airing on January 8, 2023, and ending by February, the anime will begin adapting Code arc from the manga.

The Naruto the panel also revealed key imagery for the upcoming arc. Sasuke is seen wielding his signature katana in this poster, his Sharingan at full power. This looks like a repurposed cover from the light novel or a panel from the ongoing bi-weekly manga adaptation by Shingo Kimura.

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Final thoughts

Sasuke and Sakura in Sasuke Retsuden (Image via Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha)
Sasuke and Sakura in Sasuke Retsuden (Image via Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha)

Noriaki Sugiyama expressed his gratitude for being able to portray Sasuke across so many different anime platforms. Sasuke is Sugiyama’s signature character, and Sasuke Retsuden is poised to become one of the most iconic segments of Boruto anime. Additionally, Sugiyama stated that he has grown with Sasuke while portraying him for more than a decade.

Takeuchi and Sanpei both expressed their joy to see Sasuke and Sakura fight together in the upcoming adaptation. Sugiyama also revealed how he looks forward to seeing the dynamic between the two characters grow and develop in a way that the main series failed to show. Unfortunately, Nakamura was not present and thus could not express his views on the role of Sakura in the upcoming adaptation.

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