New Naruto Campaign Reinvents Anime Like AU Fantasy

naruto may focus on its new generation of heroes these days, but no sequel can beat the main series. Kakashi’s team is second to none when it comes to popularity, after all. That is why Naruto Shippuden continues to deliver campaigns and merchandise around the world. And thanks to a new agreement, naruto learned to explore his own fantasy alternate universe.

The whole thing appeared in Japan when Naruto Shippuden launched a special collaboration with a cafe. The waterfall brings part of narutoIkebukuro’s most famous stars at a local cafe to delight diners and local anime fans. And as you can see below, this collab required Naruto tracks to slip into a fantastical AU.

Naruto is dressed as some sort of martial artist or warrior with a headband and an orange shirt. As for Sasuke, the chivalrous figure adorns himself with a sword and a metal chest plate. Sakura completes Team 7 as a Priestess or Healer. And of course, Kakashi seems to be something of an animal tamer given Pakkun’s appearance.

There are two other characters included in this collaboration as you can see above. Itachi Uchiha appears to be a dark mage given his robes and staff. Minato ends the party with a stylish look all his own. Their generic attire gives the Fourth Hokage a stealthy role, so a thief or ranger would suit the hero well.

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If you want to check this AU out for yourself, you will need to visit naruto‘s fantastic coffee in Japan as this campaign is limited overseas. But if you want to revisit the anime itself, you can find all naruto and Naruto Shippuden streaming on Crunchyroll right now.

What do you think of this special naruto collaboration? Do you think this fantasy AU is suitable for anime? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.