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Naruto Available for download on iTunes
Posted by LadyPSerenity in News Articles July 27, 2009 at 07:20:09 PM

VIZ Media, LLC announced that NARUTO Shippuden will be available on the download-to-own basis in the iTunes Store. Unfortunately this is for the US and Canada only.

The series will be launching with the first four episodes (English dubbed) and the first episode will be available to download for free. This promotion began July 25th and will run through till August 31st. October will bring four more episodes.

Created by Masashi Kishimoto, NARUTO was first introduced in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan in 1999 and quickly became that country’s most popular ninja manga targeting tweens and teens and has sold more than 85 million copies to-date. The manga series (rated ‘T’ for Teens) and animated counterpart (NARUTO rated ‘T’ for teens, and NARUTO Shippuden rated ‘T+’ for older teens) is one of VIZ Media’s most successful properties and has captivated millions of fans across North America, Europe and South America. NARUTO is a co-production of TV TOKYO, VIZ Media parent company Shueisha Inc., and Pierrot Co., Ltd. ~ VIZ Media LLC

“We’re very excited to bring the latest NARUTO Shippuden story arc to iTunes,” says Ken Sasaki, Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, VIZ Media. “NARUTO Shippuden is the latest addition to the more than 150 earlier NARUTO episodes and several feature films that are offered on the iTunes Store. These new Shippuden episodes are being made available well in advance of the eventual DVD release and offer fans the flexibility, 24/7 accessibility and convenience of digital download. As the world’s most popular ninja continues to capture the imaginations of millions, we look forward to continue to offer episodes on iTunes and deliver the most exciting anime properties to fans around the world.” ~ VIZ Media, LLC

Source: VIZ Media, LLC News
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