Itachi Shinden

‘Itachi Shinden’ Spinoff Novels Get Anime Adaptation in March 2016

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It’s been just announced during the Naruto stage program held at the Jump Festa on December 19th that the Naruto spinoff novels, Itachi Shinden, will get an anime adaptation in Spring 2016. The combined 5th/6th issue of Shueisha‘s Weekly Shounen Jump magazine announced on December 28th that the anime will premiere in March 2016.

The combined 5th/6th issue of Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Monday that the anime of the Naruto spinoff novels Itachi Shinden (The True Legend of Itachi) will premiere in March 2016.

Itachi Shinden, or ‘The True Legend of Itachi’ in English, is a series of novels based on the character of Uchiha Itachi, Sasuke’s older brother. The novels are not written by Naruto‘s creator, Masashi Kishimoto, but by Takashi Yano. These novels have two parts: the Itachi Shinden: Kōmyō-hen (The True Legend of Itachi: Glory Volume and the Itachi Shinden: Anya-hen (The True Legend of Itachi: Dark Night Volume.

TV Tokyo revealed that the full title of the anime will be Naruto Shippūden: Itachi Shinden-hen ~Hikari to Yami~ (“Naruto Shippūden: The True Legend of Itachi Volume ~Light and Darkness~”). They also released a main visual for the anime with the text “In Spring 2016, the Truth arc starts”:


EDIT: According to some translations, it was later clarified that Itachi Shinden would be just a filler arc for the main anime series, Naruto Shippuden, and not a unique separate anime of its own.

Source: AnimeNewsNetwork