THE RE: ANIME TEAM ANNOUNCED THAT THEY ARE WORKING ON A NEW SERIES OF SHORTS BASED ON NARUTO, AND PUBLISHED THE FIRST PREVIEW ON THEIR CHANNEL
With almost 22 years over, the Naruto series is not exempt from having adaptations with real actors or live-action. However, not in the form of a television series or movies, but as stagings.
These are very popular in Japan, and before the coronavirus they were done on a regular basis. That through professional theater actors. However, the same fans of the series from time to time make similar efforts.
RE: ANIME NOW WORKS ON THE NARUTO SERIES
That is the case that we share with you now. In this case, it is a work on the part of Re: Anime, a studio that has entertained us before with their interpretations of well-known manga and anime franchises, as well as Western productions.
Those are the cases of Hunter x Hunter, Avatar The Last Airbender, One-Punch Man and even Tokyo Ghoul. Some of them better than others, but they put all the desire in the world on them.
The video that accompanies this note is a preview of a new series called Naruto Climbing Sliver. Characters like Asuma and Shikamaru can be seen in combat against Hidan and Kakuzu.
As can be seen, the characterization of each of them is close to what has been seen in the manga and anime. The location where the battle takes place is very reminiscent of the setting where young Uzumaki and his friends live their greatest adventures.
A LIVE-ACTION FILM HAS BEEN ‘FROZEN’ YEARS
Perhaps the least well seen are the special effects. We’ve seen other Re: Anime works before that are better accomplished. But perhaps when the series of shorts is complete some of these details will be polished.
Will we ever see an effort with Hollywood actors? Although there are plans in this regard, these have never materialized. In 2015 it was announced that Lionsgate secured the rights to make a film with Avi Arad.
The latter on the production side. In 2016 it was revealed that Masashi Kishimoto himself, creator of Naruto, was asked for help to continue with the project. And what happened?
It seems that it is frozen. It has been almost seven years, and there is no new information about it. In the meantime, we have no doubt that some will give the work Re: Anime is doing a try. We will have to keep an eye on more information.