Furthermore, Kishimoto will return to the manga series, taking over writing duties from Ukyo Kodachi starting with chapter 52 of the December issue of the monthly manga magazine V Jump.
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“Starting with Chapter 52 of ‘Boruto’, to be published in the December issue of Jump (on sale November 21), the production team will change as planned from the beginning.
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We would like to thank Kodachi-sensei for all his hard work writing stories so far,” the Twitter account Naruto/Boruto: Next Generations said in a statement.news Masashi Kishimoto: working on Boruto too
“From now on, we will continue to produce series based on drafts written by Masashi Kishimoto-sensei,” he continued.
Kishimoto’s previous manga series, “Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru” was completed at Weekly Shonen Jump in March 2020, giving him more time to engage directly with the original series, which he had previously only oversee.
“We look forward to seeing how the series develops under Kishimoto and also thank Kodachi for all the hard work he did to build the world of ‘Boruto: Naruto Next Generations’,” he concluded.
This news caused fans of “Naruto” and “Boruto” to yammer in cyberspace. Kishimoto’s name became trending on Twitter on Monday (16/11) night until Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, “Boruto”, in addition to being written by Kodachi, was also illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto, and began regular publication in 2016, premiering in the 23rd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
However, in 2019, the series was moved to v jump manga magazine.
The manga is also a spin-off story and sequel to Kishimoto’s “Naruto”, which follows the lives of Naruto Uzumaki’s son Boruto Uzumaki and his friends.
An anime adaptation directed by Noriyuki Abe began airing on TV Tokyo on April 5, 2017. Unlike the manga—which recounts events in Boruto’s film, the anime adaptation of “Boruto” serves as a prequel story set before Boruto and his friends become ninjas in the next arc.