Naruto, like so many other anime franchises throughout the years, has given fans plenty of merchandise over the decades, but one of the biggest piece of merch might have just landed with the Shonen’s first official cellphone hitting China. While it might be a little tricky for fans in the West to get their hands on this new device, an animator for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations has shared new artwork to celebrate the release of the phone that is modeled after the Seventh Hokage of Konoha.
Unfortunately for fans outside of China, getting your hands on this newest smartphone, which has recently hit the market, might be impossible as the producers, Realme China, haven’t confirmed a worldwide release for the device. Taking on an aesthetic that would do the Seventh Hokage proud, “The Realme GT Neo 3 Naruto Edition” currently holds a price of around $415 USD and arrives in its own ninja scroll, staying true to the anime franchise created by Masashi Kishimoto which might not have Naruto in the driver’s seat, but still has plenty for the current Hokage to do when it comes to keeping the world of ninjas protected.
Animator Chengxi Huang, who has worked on the likes of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Netflix’s Castlevania, and Sword Art Online, shared new artwork for the new Naruto cellphone, with the Seventh Hokage traveling to the past and promoting the device by sporting the look that he had throughout most of Naruto: Shippuden:
Realme has released a new look at the cellphone that is looking to do proud of the ninja that saved the Hidden Leaf Village and the ninja world more times than we can count, with the device also having unique wallpaper to give it that Naruto feel:
Currently, the anime and manga for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations are taking divergent paths, though surprisingly, the television series is focusing on far more death and destruction than its source material by telling an original story within the Land of Waves which sees Team 7 losing several allies. Needless to say, the future is set to be rough for the ninjas of Konoha across all avenues of storytelling.
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