Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is readying up to enter the next big arc in the series, and with that brings a new ending theme for the show that will mark the major shift in story the series will go through.
But now fans have a more concrete idea of when exactly the new theme will hit.
According to Spiraling Sphere on Twitter, the new ending theme, ending number four, will be performed by Game Jikkyōsha Wakuwaku Band and start airing as of January 10, 2018. There is also a rumor of a different opening of the series, which would make sense if the anime series plans to take its time with the next major arc.
We’re happy to confirm that we will get Boruto ending 4 by Game Jikkyōsha Wakuwaku Band on the 10th January 2018. Name of the 4th ending theme song to be revealed soon.
There is rumour of new version of opening 2 airing on the 10th too, so take that with a grain of salt. pic.twitter.com/HGj5sf2FtW
— Spiraling Sphere (@SpiralingSphere) December 28, 2017
The last episode of the series focused on Mitsuki’s origins, and the next major arc will set up the Chuunin Exams, which was a plot first covered in Boruto: Naruto the Movie and later on in the manga run of the series.
Since there is a new ending theme on the horizon, it should seem like good news for fans since a new ending theme usually means the anime will spend enough time on the arc to warrant a new ending. There is plenty to cover, as well. As the core of the arc follows Boruto as he goes through a dilemma during the Chuunin Exams when he’s caught cheating, and his father is kidnapped by a new set of ninja baddies from the Kaguya clan.
This new arc has been hotly anticipated, but it has raised many questions for fans of the series as Boruto has proven to have already learned the same kind of lessons he learns in the movie and the manga run.
For those unfamiliar with Naruto, it has quite a storied history. Originally created by Masashi Kishimoto, the series ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump for 700 chapters. The story follows Naruto, a young ninja with a sealed demon within him that wishes to become the leader of his home village. The sequel, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is set several years after the events of the original Naruto story and featuring the children of many of its key characters such as Naruto and Hinata.