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YouTube Star MrBeast to willingly invest $9 million in a Re-Animated Naruto Anime Series

Published 10/05/2022, 10:50 AM EDT

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In the world of Anime, Naruto is one of the biggest names. It is considered to be one of “The Big Three,” the other two being One Piece and Bleach. The Naruto series has a massive fanbase as it was the face of Anime in the world in the early 2000s.

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So it wasn’t surprising that loyal fans of the show can go any distance for their favorite show to come back. And these possibilities don’t seem to be too unreal when someone like MrBeast also gets on the bandwagon. 


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The Naruto Anime was adapted from Masashi Kishimoto’s manga of the same name. The series was released worldwide and dubbed in many languages. In North America, Viz Media brought the license for the show and distributed it on television for the first time in the USA.

The show become a hit in no time, and fans were excited about every episode of the Anime. The only downside that the original Naruto had was that the animation quality wasn’t very consistent, resulting in many odd-looking frames. 

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the great show, Pierrot Studio re-animated some of the moments from the original Naruto series, teasing the fans about how beautiful and spectacular Naruto can be with modern animation. This short animation caught the eyes of many interesting individuals, including the YouTube Megastar MrBeast. 

MrBeast interested in funding the ‘upgraded’ Naruto Series

A Shonen Jump Leaker named @shonenleaks on Twitter shared the video of the newly re-animated Naruto by Pierrot Studio. In the video, there were some memorable moments from the series that were re-animated with high definition and 60fps, giving the classic show a brand new touch of dazzle. 

The fans were loving it as the tweet quickly become viral and garnered around 200k+ likes on the platform. But things went crazy when the millionaire YouTuber MrBeast joined the scene and asked, “How much do I have to pay to get every episode like this?” The fans were excited and also very confused, thinking if he is being serious or not. 


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One of the fans calculated the cost of making each episode and gave MrBeast an estimated sum of  $9 Million will be needed to completely reanimate the whole show. In answer to this MrBeast said, “Deal. 


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Was the YouTube millionaire being serious about the investment? 


Most probably the answer is no. Jimmy aka MrBeast was probably just having a little fun with his fans on social media, but judging from his net worth and alleged earnings, it won’t be impossible for Jimmy to fund a series if he actually gets serious. So all the fans can do is hope, and that someday MrBeast actually decides to support the beloved show and bring back the classic in a new avatar. 


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Written by:

Rituraj Halder


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Rituraj Halder is an eSports writer at Essentially sports. Residing from Kolkata, India, he holds a graduate degree in world literature. With 500+ hours in League of Legends, Rituraj claims to be a MOBA veteran.
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Jito Tenson