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Naruto's Birthday Debunks Latest Fortnite Skin Rumors

We've reached the birthday of the most popular anime ninja, and there is still no Naruto crossover and skins in Fortnite.

By Iyane Agossah

October 10, 2021

Many Naruto fans were expecting Epic to reveal the Fortnite collab with the ninja on his birthday, with Skins and rewards, but nothing has been dropped yet – However, don’t give up yet as it’s still possible Naruto will get added to Fortnite soon.

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When is Naruto’s birthday and why is he sharing it with Gintama‘s Gintoki

October 10 marks Naruto’s birthday. And yet no announcement on Fortnite was shared at all, meaning the ninja is not being added today, and we still have some weeks of waiting ahead of us.

October 10 used to be the sports and health day in Japan. So a lot of anime characters with an energetic type of personality or archetype have their birthday on that day. Popular examples are Cure Black / Nagisa Misumi in Futari wa Pretty Cure, or Gintoki Sakata, the protagonist of Gintama.

Most anime characters’ birthdays are picked this way, to follow their personality theme. Another good example is how pretty much any character who isn’t necessarily evil, but is known to have a short temper and getting angry easily, or using a devilish theme, has June 6 as their birthday. As a joke on number 666. June 6 is one of the most used anime birthday dates.

When are Naruto and Naruto / Boruto Skins coming to Fortnite, predictions

What we know right now is that leakers confirmed Epic made a deal with the IP holder of the Naruto franchise, Shueisha, to include the series in Fortnite. And how it’ll happen during Season 8, which is scheduled to end on December 5, 2021. So Naruto should be released in Fortnite before then, in these next two months.

Both the Boruto manga and its anime adaptation are still ongoing. Personally speaking, ever since Naruto ended, I haven’t been into Boruto at all, and I’m not sure I’ll ever pick it up. If you’re a fan, you could always try to sell me the series by reaching me on Twitter @A_iyane07.

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Iyane Agossah
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Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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