Sasuke Is Getting His Own Anime Adaptation

The popular manga series, Sasuke Retsuden will be getting an anime adaptation. The first episode of Sasuke Retsuden will be released on January 8, 2023.

Sasuke Retsuden anime adaptation

A few months back, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Naruto franchise, it was announced that the light novel series, Sasuke Retusden which tells the story of Sasuke and Sakura after the Shinobi war ended, will be adapted into manga series. The manga series has been ongoing since October 2022 and got a positive response from the readers. Fans were hoping that the manga will soon get an anime adaptation.

As reported by Shonen Leaks, Sasuke Retsuden is getting an anime adaptation. However, it won’t be a standalone anime series. Rather, it will be a separate arc in the ongoing Boruto: Naruto Next Generation anime series. The title for the first two episodes has been revealed.

Episode 1 of Sasuke Retsuden (282nd episode of Boruto) is titled “Sasuke Retsuden: Infiltration”, and episode 2 (283rd episode of Boruto) is titled “Sasuke Retsuden: Star Lines”. No details about the animation studio have been announced yet. We also don’t know how the story will be incorporated into the ongoing Boruto anime, since Sasuke Retsuden takes place way before the events of Boruto.

When it comes to complicated anime characters, Sasuke Uchiha’s name is often mentioned. Sasuke left his village and went to Orochimaru to gain power in order to defeat his older brother, Itachi. Later he found that Itachi was a victim who did the bidding of Leaf Village’s elders. Sasuke shifted his focus to destroying leaf village after that, but at the end of the Naruto series, he realizes his mistake and leaves the village to atone for his wrongdoings. A lot of Naruto fans were craving more of Sasuke’s story and wanted to see how he made up for his past mistakes.

In case you are interested, you can read the Sasuke Retsuden manga on Manga Plus for free. Here is the synopsis of the series “The Shinobi world experienced a long time of peace after the 4th Great Shinobi War ended. However, the war’s hero, Naruto, became ill, preventing him from accessing his Chakra. To save his longtime friend, Sasuke set off on a mission with Kakashi and Sakura to discover a solution for Naruto’s sickness.”

The story has a lot of romantic and cute scenes between Sasuke and Sakura. Naruto’s manga author, Kishimoto is not drawing the manga series, but a new mangaka, Shingo Kimura is in charge of drawing. Are you excited about the Sasuke Retsuden anime adaptation? Let us know your opinion in the comment section down below.


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