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With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
Saturday, January 21, 2012
ACF 1324: Simulcast of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN on Hulu Plus to start on January 19th, 2012
VIZ MEDIA BRINGS NARUTO
SHIPPUDEN ANIME TO HULU PLUS SUBSCRIBERS THE SAME DAY AFTER BROADCAST DEBUT
Ninja Adventures Straight From Japan To Stream For Fans Beginning With Episode 245
VIZ Media has announced the simulcast of the latest episodes of the
anime series NARUTO SHIPPUDEN on the Hulu Plus subscription service (www.hulu.com/plus).
Beginning January 19th, Hulu Plus subscribers will be able to simulcast the latest
episode of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN in high-definition just an hour after broadcast
debut in Japan. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Episode 245 (rated TV-14, subtitled) and new episodes
will be broadcast weekly.
of the free, ad-supported Hulu service will also be able to catch the new
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN segments one week after their initial run on Hulu Plus; the
episodes will also be available on the company’s own VIZAnime.com site.
In the latest NARUTO SHIPPUDEN adventure, Naruto begins his training to control the power of
a Tailed Beast with Killer Bee as his new master. In order to do so, one must
fight with the Tailed Beast’s head on and absorb its chakra, converting it into
one’s own power. Using the key entrusted to him by Jiraiya, Naruto unlocks the
seal to release Nine Tails, and the battle between the two begins.
by Masashi Kishimoto, NARUTO was first introduced in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan in
1999 and quickly became that country’s most popular ninja manga targeting
tweens and teens. The manga and anime series (NARUTO rated ‘T’ for teens, and NARUTO
SHIPPUDEN rated ‘T+’ for older teens), depicting the adventures of
ninja-in-training Uzumaki Naruto, is one of VIZ Media’s most successful
properties and has captivated millions of
fans across the Americas, and Europe The NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN animated
co-productions of TV TOKYO, VIZ Media parent company Shueisha Inc., and Pierrot
In the NARUTO manga and animated series, Naruto Uzumaki
wants to be the best ninja in the land. He's done well so far, but Naruto knows
he must train harder than ever and leaves his village for intense exercises
that will push him to his limits. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN begins two and a half years
later, when Naruto returns to find that everyone has been promoted up the ninja
ranks – except him. Sakura’s a medic ninja, Gaara’s advanced to Kazekage, and
Kakashi…well he remains the same. But pride isn’t necessarily becoming of a
ninja, especially when Naruto realizes that Sasuke never returned from his
search for Orochimaru. Plus, the mysterious Akatsuki organization is still an
ever-present danger. As Naruto finds out more about the Akatsuki’s goals, he
realizes that nothing in his universe is as it seems. Naruto is finding that
he’s older, but will he also prove wiser and stronger?