Viz Media’s Naruto.com website, the Crunchyroll video-sharing website, and the Hulu.com website have begun streaming the first eight English-subtitled episodes of the Naruto Shippūden ninja anime sequel series for free at 6:00 a.m. ET on Friday.
The websites will continue adding eight more episodes of Shippūden at that same time every week until they are caught up with the latest episodes broadcasted in Japan. Crunchyroll will also simulcast the latest episodes of Shippūden within an hour of their Japanese broadcast to Crunchyoll Anime Membership subscribers, starting on January 8. Naruto.com, Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Joost.com will stream the same episodes for free a week later.