Despite the odds, the Naruto Shippuden TCG from Bandai is going strong. It’s Bandai’s best-selling TCG. I’m guessing that the continued popularity of the manga has something to do with it.

Bandai is planning a North American championship series called Shonen Jump, presumably sponsored by the magazine in which the Naruto manga is serialized. Prizes are not exactly stellar (top prizes include a PS3 and an Ipod Touch), but there you go.