Naruto Shippuden Opening 20 & Ending 39 Announced

Yosh! The 43rd issue of Weekly shonen Jump magazine has revealed that NEW Naruto Shippuden opening & ending will be coming soon. No release date has been given yet.

The singer-songwriter アンリィ (Anly) will perform the new opening theme song Empty Heart (カラノココロ, Karanokokoro). While the new ending theme song Departure Song (旅立ちの唄, Tabidachi no Uta) will be performed by the idol group Ayumikurikamaki (あゆみくりかまき).


This announcement obviously means that Naruto Shippuden will enter new arc after the final fight between Naruto vs Sasuke. This new arc will focus on the epilogue novels that was announced back in August.

Are these epilogue novels officially part of the main story (canon)? The epilogue novels are considered canon by the publishers & animators of Naruto, Shueisha & Studio Pierrot, even though Masashi Kishimoto hasn’t written them. However Kishimoto did supervisor & drew the art work for all the novels.


Official novel timeline.

11th October, 17 years after Naruto’s birth
Naruto Chapter #699
Naruto and Sasuke end their last fight.
The Fourth Shinobi World War ends.
Several months later
Kakashi Hiden
Sasuke leaves Konohagakure.
Two years later
Shikamaru Hiden
The Last: Naruto the Movie
Several months later
Sakura Hiden
Konoha Hiden
Several days later
Naruto and Hinata’s wedding.
Several months later
Gaara becomes 20 years old.
Gaara Hiden
Akatsuki Hiden
Over ten years later
Naruto Chapter #700

  • Suzaku

    Actually says these are the opening and ending for a “new series.”

  • annoymous

    Oh well on the bright side at least we’ll wait for the finale in 2017 before we see boruto anime.