Viz Partners With Hulu Plus To Bring “Naruto Shippuden” To America 24 Hours After Japanese Debut

Latest Action-Packed Ninja Adventures Straight From Japan To Stream For Fans Beginning With Episode 245

VIZ Media has announced the simulcast of the latest episodes of the anime series Naruto Shippuden on the Hulu Plus subscription service. Beginning January 19th, Hulu Plus subscribers will be able to simulcast the latest episode of Naruto Shippuden in high-definition just an hour after broadcast debut in Japan. Naruto Shippuden Episode 245 (rated TV-14, subtitled) and new episodes will be broadcast weekly.

Users of the free, ad-supported Hulu service will also be able to catch the new Naruto Shippuden segments one week after their initial run on Hulu Plus; the episodes will also be available on the company’s own site.

In the latest Naruto Shippuden adventure, Naruto begins his training to control the power of a Tailed Beast with Killer Bee as his new master. In order to do so, one must fight with the Tailed Beast’s head on and absorb its chakra, converting it into one’s own power. Using the key entrusted to him by Jiraiya, Naruto unlocks the seal to release Nine Tails, and the battle between the two begins.