19 soundtracks from the animated series Naruto, Naruto Shippuden and Boruto have been released digitally outside of Japan for the first time.
Naruto fans can now officially stream or digitally download music from the animated series’ nearly 20-year history.
The soundtracks were released by Milan Records and are now available to stream on a variety of music services including Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, YouTube Music and more. The 19 soundtracks span the almost two decades of the anime adaptation’s history and include the works of composer Toshio Masuda for the original. Naruto animated series, as well as Yasuharu Takanashi’s sheet music for the sequel series Naruto Shippuden and the course Boruto: The Next Generations Of Naruto. The collection also includes soundtracks from the various Naruto animated films, including the original. Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snows and The last one: Naruto the movie, which served as an epilogue to the Shippuden series. The Naruto the soundtracks of the two composers are well known for their unique blend of traditional Japanese instruments, such as shakuhachi and shamisen, with popular genres and modern production techniques.
Naruto was created by Masashi Kishimoto and was first published in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999. The series quickly became one of the most popular manga in the world and is now the fourth best-selling manga series of all time, with a worldwide circulation of over 250 million copies. The manga was widely regarded as one of Shonen Jump’s “Big Three” franchises during the boom period of the early 2000s, alongside the still-ongoing Eiichiro Oda. A play and that of Tite Kubo Bleach. The original manga ended its run in 2014, but was followed by a series of sequels, Boruto: The Next Generations Of Naruto in 2017. The new manga was originally written by Ukyo Kodachi, who also worked on the Macross and Grand Destiny / Order franchises, but Kishimoto returned to write the series starting at volume 14.
The anime adaptation of Naruto debuted in 2002 and was produced by Studio Pierrot, which is also known for animating other popular shonen franchises, such as Bleach, Black clover and Yu Yu Hakusho. The series aired on networks such as Cartoon Network and Jetix in North America, where it was originally heavily censored. The show became one of the first animated series to receive an online simulcast (a simultaneous international release to coincide with the episode airing in Japan) when Crunchyroll licensed the series in 2008.
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