The March issue of Shueisha’s Saikyo Jump magazine that the Naruto spinoff novels Itachi -Shinden (The True Legend of Itachi) will begin its anime journey on March 3.
With anime developers and Saikyo Jump titling it with a long name as Naruto Shippūden: Itachi Shinden-hen ~Hikari to Yami~ (Naruto Shippūden: The True Legend of Itachi Volume ~Light and Darkness~) and Shonen Jump calling it Naruto Shippūden: Itachi Shinden-hen the adaptation’s name is unknown.
Shueisha released author Takashi Yano‘s Itachi Shinden novel in two parts last October. The Itachi Shinden: Kōmyō-hen (The True Legend of Itachi: Glory) novel shipped last September, and the Itachi Shinden: Anya-hen(The True Legend of Itachi: Dark Night).
Amazon posted the first novel’s description:
Itachi Uchiha, age four. After seeing what occurs on the battlefield up close, he makes a certain decision. He decided that he would change the world. The dream that Itachi aimed for. His dream: A Hokage from the Uchiha clan, and a future where those he loved could live in peace. His time in the ninja academy, his meeting with Shisui, becoming a Genin, Chunin, and finally a member of the Anbu… Itachi ran straight down a path of glory, not knowing that a cruel darkness was spreading…
This is the story of the glory, frustration, and determination of the ninja called a genius.
Amazon also posted the second novel’s description:
Along with his sworn friend Shisui, Itachi undertakes an assassination mission to take out spies in order to join the Anbu. In addition, the rivalry between the Uchiha clan and the village becomes even more furious, and it finally causes the death of a friend. Having lost all hope in his clan and village, along with gaining a new eye and making a certain decision, Itachi walks into the night of tragedy. The kind yet cruel truth of the dream and hope he left to his brother… is revealed here.
Viz Media has licensed three of six -hidens namely Kakashi Hiden, Shikamaru Hiden, andSakura Hiden — for English release in North America of Kakashi Hiden, Shikamaru Hiden, Akatsuki Hiden, Gaara Hiden, Sakura Hiden, and Konoha Hiden. With Kakashi-Hiden release last November Viz Media has released Shikamaru-hiden Tuesday.
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