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NBA star Zion Williamson credits ‘Naruto’ for career, life inspiration

  • New Orleans Pelicans power forward Zion Williamson opened up about his love for “Naruto” and how its anime adaptation has served as both life and career inspiration.
  • “For a while, nobody took Naruto seriously,” Williamson explained during a panel about “Naruto” at San Diego Comic-Con last month, as reported by GQ. “And then he went and trained with [shinobi] Jiraiya for three years, right? And he came back at 16 years old, goated.”
  • “Naruto,” a manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto, was first released in 1999 and follows the story of the titular character who dreams of becoming the strongest ninja in his village. The manga received an anime adaptation in 2002.
  • The 22-year-old NBA star first watched an episode of “Naruto” when he was 5 years old.
  • Williamson shared near the end of the panel that despite all the backlash he has received over the past year, he will continue to pursue what he loves, stating, “No matter what the world is saying, I have to remember that I am who I am and stay true to that. That’s what Naruto did, and that’s what I’m going to do.”

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Zion Williamson recently opened up about his love for “Naruto” while participating in a panel at San Diego Comic-Con in July.

Williamson, 22, shared that the story of Naruto, the titular character of the popular manga and anime series, resonated with him when he was a child, as reported by GQ. This connection became even more apparent after he started being coached by Lee Anderson, his stepfather, in basketball.

Nike to release Jōnin-inspired Jordan Air sneakers from Naruto x Zion Williamson collab

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  • Jordan Brand is set to release its new Jōnin-inspired Jordan Air 200E SP sneakers – a collaboration with “Naruto” and NBA player Zion Williamson.
  • Taking inspiration from the high-ranking Jōnin ninja warrior class in “Naruto” lore, the new shoe features the color scheme “Carbon Green/Muslin/Metallic Silver/University Red” and other elements that pay homage to the elite ninjas’ uniforms, from a mesh base to front tips that look like wrist wraps.
  • Besides the iconic Jumpman logo, the shoe also has green midsoles and translucent outsoles, as well as the Uzushiogakure symbol and the Konoha symbol on the back heels.
  • The main colorway was officially released on May 11. The two other colorways, along with the “Naruto” x Jordan Air 200E SP Jōnin, will be available starting on Wednesday.

Jordan Brand will release its new Jōnin-inspired Jordan Air 200E SP sneakers – a collaboration with the Naruto IP and NBA player Zion Williamson – later this week.

Taking inspiration from the high-ranking Jōnin ninja warrior class in Naruto lore, the new shoe features the color scheme “Carbon Green/Muslin/Metallic Silver/University Red” and other elements that pay homage to the elite ninjas’ uniforms, from a mesh base to front tips that look like wrist wraps.

Los Angeles Chargers release anime-inspired schedule video with references to ‘Naruto,’ ‘One Piece,’ more

  • The Los Angeles Chargers’ schedule release video for the 2022-2023 season came in the form of a colorful anime opening.
  • The opening features a J-pop song and anime character versions of the NFL players featured on the schedule.
  • The announcement parodies popular anime and animated shows such as “One Piece,” “Naruto,” “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “Attack on Titan.”

The Los Angeles Chargers’ schedule release video for the 2022-2023 season came in the form of a colorful anime opening.

The video was tweeted on Thursday by the NFL team’s official Twitter account and has amassed over 4.7 million views.

‘Naruto’ fan edits out 115 hours of filler from the series’ 720 episodes for his girlfriend

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  • YouTuber Oceaniz edited down the entire “Naruto” series so his girlfriend could watch it without unnecessary “filler” arcs.
  • The YouTuber uploaded a 30-minute YouTube video on Wednesday in which he explained his motivations and process.
  • Oceaniz explained that the series was “influential” to him and that he wanted to share the experience with his girlfriend, Laura.
  • He decided that he would create an edited version of “Naruto” that kept the most important aspects of the series while leaving out the “boring and badly animated” filler episodes.
  • Oceaniz started the project in January and completed it around mid-March, cutting the series’ total 250 hours down to 135 hours.

YouTuber Oceaniz edited down the entire “Naruto” series so his girlfriend could have an “easier” viewing experience of the series.

In a 30-minute-long YouTube video uploaded to his official channel on Wednesday, Oceaniz explained to viewers why he started the “Naruto” editing project and the process he went through to finish it. 

Because ‘Hollywood does not understand anime,’ RE:Anime releases full live-action ‘Naruto’ film on YouTube

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RE:Anime, the production team behind a series of live-action Naruto videos on YouTube, has released a full 50-minute film called “Naruto, The Movie: Climbing Silver,” which features a mostly Asian American cast.

Epic live-action battles: The film, which was uploaded to the team’s YouTube channel on Friday, compiled all of the recent videos from their series and added new footage to complete the Hidan arc of the “Naruto: Shippuden” series, reported Geek Tyrant

‘Naruto’ Fan Lawmaker Leads Chile’s Presidential Election Poll

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Pamela Jiles, 60, a journalist-turned-lawmaker who went viral last year for doing the “Naruto run,” is reportedly leading Chile’s presidential election poll.

The Latin American Strategic Center for Geopolitics (CELAG) interviewed 2,007 people by telephone in March. Among all the candidates included in the presidential opinion poll, Jiles is in the lead at 18%, according to Anime News Network.

New Live-Action ‘Naruto’ Web Series Takes a Stand Against Whitewashing With Nearly All-Asian Cast

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RE:Anime, the group behind many anime live-action trailers on YouTube has released a trailer for its upcoming “Naruto” web series.

The trailer for “Naruto Live Action: Climbing Silver” features an intense battle between four Hidden Leaf ninjas, Sarutobi Asuma, Nara Shikamaru, Kotetsu and Izumo, versus two Akatsuki members, Hidan and Kakuzu, who are both known to be immortals.

Olympic Sprinter Reveals the ‘Naruto Run’ is Slower and More Dangerous Than Regular Running

Among the many amazing moves Naruto popularized in both manga and anime, it is perhaps the rather silly-looking way that he runs that has fascinated anime fans the most. 

Known by fans as the “Naruto Run,” the technique involves bending slightly forward while keeping the arms behind the back, allowing ninjas to run at faster speeds. For many of us who have been using our arms to pump us forward while running, the Naruto Run does look a bit ridiculous.