Naruto Epilogue Novels’ First Anime Illustration Revealed

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By now, everyone knows that three Naruto epilogue novels, which takes place between Chapter 699 & 700, are getting anime adaptation. This was announced back in August this year but we didn’t get any images/illustrations. TV Tokyo has revealed today the first illustration of the light novels’ anime adaptation. The illustration below was done by Tetsuya Nishio.

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No exact release date has been set yet (beside coming soon/winter 2016) but we expect the epilogue novels arc to start airing after the mini arc of Naruto Shippuden titled “Shōnen Jidai-hen” (Boyhood Arc).

The epilogue are NOT getting a separate anime as many as saying. The anime adaptation of the epilogue novel will air as a NEW ARC and part of Naruto Shippuden.