Iconic Naruto OP Band to Perform New Boruto Opening Theme

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As the creators of one of Naruto’s most iconic openings, fans are in for a treat as it was announced that Asian Kung-Fu Generation will perform the next opening theme of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

The new Boruto opening information was announced via the official Naruto website.

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There, details were revealed about the next opening theme along with the upcoming ending that will accompany it.

Asian Kung-Fu Generation and Naruto's Long-Time Collaboration

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Asian Kung-Fu Generation is one of Japan’s most popular rock bands that has been active since 1996.

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While well-known among the general public, the band is also incredibly popular among anime fans as they made various iconic anime openings.

Among these are Re:Re: for Erased, Rewrite for the original Fullmetal Alchemist, Maigo Inu to Ame no Beat for The Tatami Galaxy, Demachiyanagi Parallel Universe for Tatami Time Machine Blues, and more.

Though arguably their most popular song for an anime is Haruka Kanata which is the second opening song for Naruto.

This song is no doubt one of the most popular songs in the whole run of Naruto, up there with the likes of Silhouette and Blue Bird.

That’s not the only song that the band made for Naruto though. Asian Kung-Fu Generation also made the song Blood Circulator which was used in one of Shippuden’s openings.

On top of this, the song Soredewa Mata Ashita was also used in the Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie, which was released back in July 2012.

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations New Opening

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Asian Kung-Fu Generation returns to the Naruto universe with an upcoming song which will be released as the band’s new single on February 8, 2023.

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While the song is yet to be released officially, what we do know is that it will be used starting in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 282, which will premiere on January 8, 2023.

This upcoming opening replaces the current Boruto OP which is Kirarirari by KANA-BOON. The said song is the 11th opening of the series.

Along with the new opening, it was also revealed that the Japanese pop-rock band Humbreaders will be in charge of the new ending theme.

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Their upcoming ending song will replace the current ED which is Ladder by Anonymouz. The new ED will also be used beginning in Episode 282.

Right now, there’s no word yet on when the songs will be previewed.

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