For the 20th anniversary of the Naruto anime series, Studio Pierrot released a 10-minute re-animated video of the Naruto series, combining all the iconic moments, and it seems to have taken social media by storm.
After the Dragon Ball series, Naruto is the most popular anime series worldwide. For a lot of fans, Naruto was the first anime they had watched, so it has a special place in their heart.
Just a few moments after the video clip was released, it started going viral, getting thousands of likes and retweets on Twitter. Many people were overcome with nostalgia as they recalled the moments when they first began watching the show, which would become one of the most celebrated anime series in history.
Even the internet celebrity, MrBeast was impressed with the quality of animation. In one of the re-animated clips posted on Twitter, MrBeast commented “How much do I have to pay to get every episode like this?”. One person replied that it would roughly cost $9 million to animate season 1, to which MrBeast said “Deal”.
In another Tweet, MrBeast took a dig at Boruto saying to celebrate Naruto’s 20th anniversary, they should make Boruto watchable.
The popularity of an anime generally diminishes, once the anime series ends. However, Naruto is one of the few series whose popularity, just keeps getting bigger. If the production committee decided to re-animate even a few episodes, or a new OVA or a Naruto film gets announced as part of the 20th-anniversary celebration, it is surely going to be a treat for Naruto fans. Here are some of the other viral Tweets demanding a remake for the Naruto anime series.
Many fans began comparing the new scenes in the Naruto reanimation video to the classic series moments. The differences are stark, with the recently released video correcting every error fans discovered in the previous series. The excellent animation quality makes iconic moments like Neji’s death even sadder to see.
Of course, the Naruto remake will be next to impossible because Studio Pierrot is already working on Boruto: Naruto’s Next Generation, and it wouldn’t make sense to abandon Boruto to work to re-animating the Naruto anime series. However, it is still possible to animate the upcoming Sasuke’s manga adaptation or even a film with an original story.
Many new projects for Naruto’s 20th-anniversary celebration are yet to be announced. Who knows Studio Pierrot might surprise us with a big Naruto project.