News: The next big thing in anime is coming to the GameCube and GBA.
Prepare yourself for the next big anime thing as D3 Publisher has announced they are bringing four games in the Naruto series to America next year.
Naruto: Clash of Ninja will be coming to the GameCube in early 2006 with Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 to follow in the second half of the year. For Game Boy Advance buffs, Naruto: Ninja Council will launch in early 2006 will the untitled Naruto 2 while ship for the system in the second half of the year.
Naruto has been described as "more popular than Dragon Ball Z" in Japan which I guess is akin to when the Beatles said they were bigger than Jesus. And with it's storyline of ninjas, anthropomorphized animals and school children it's easy to understand why:
NARUTO takes place in a world where ninja hold the ultimate power. Infused with the spirit of a once fearsome Nine-Tailed Fox, Naruto Uzumaki is a ninja-in-training who is learning the art of Ninjutsu with his classmates Sakura and Sasuke. The trio studies under the instruction of their teacher, Kakashi, who helps the group face dangerous and daunting tests and challenges. Through their adventures, the young ninjas learn the importance of friendship, teamwork, loyalty, hard work, creativity, ingenuity, and right versus wrong.
We'll have more on all the Naruto titles soon.