Monthly Boruto Manga Announced for Spring 2016

Following the countdown timer for the Naruto Next Generation, the website has revealed that a new manga in Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto franchise is being produced for Spring 2016. The manga itself will follow Boruto and the next generation of shinobi.


The new Boruto manga will be a new monthly series that will run in Spring 2016, being published every month in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The manga will not be written nor drawn by Kishimoto, but his assistant Mikio Ikemoto will be drawing the manga. Ukyou Kodachi (Naruto – Gaara Hiden, Boruto -Naruto the Movie-) will help write the script of the manga and Kishimoto will supervise the manga’s production.

Naruto is an action ninja manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga began in 1999 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, where to date a total of 69 volumes have released. Since its debut the manga has sold over 130 million copies in Japan alone. The series has also received two TV anime series adaptation, covering the manga’s two parts: Naruto and Naruto Shippuden in 2002 and 2007 respectively. Both series were produced by Studio Pierrot. Additionally, a total of 9 anime films have released to date and numerous OVAs and specials. A light novel spin-off was produced by Masatoshi Kusakabe and released in 2002, and a manga spinoff, titled Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden, began publishing in 2010 from Kenji Taira and was adapted into an anime in 2012. Today, the franchise is one of Japan’s most renowned and one of the most popular anime/manga series outside of Japan. A new project in the franchise is currently being worked on, titled the Naruto Shin Jidai Kaimaku Project (Naruto’s New Era Opening Project).

Here is a synopsis of the original series from MAL:

Naruto Uzumaki, a hyperactive and knuckle-headed ninja, lives in Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf village. Moments prior to his birth, a huge demon known as the Kyuubi, the Nine-tailed Fox, attacked Konohagakure and wreaked havoc. In order to put an end to the Kyuubi’s rampage, the leader of the village, the 4th Hokage, sacrificed his life and sealed the monstrous beast inside the newborn Naruto.

Shunned because of the presence of the Kyuubi inside him, Naruto struggles to find his place in the village. He strives to become the Hokage of Konohagakure, and he meets many friends and foes along the way.


The monthly Boruto manga will be produced monthly in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in Spring 2016. The manga will be drawn by Kishimoto’s assistant Mikio Ikemoto and written by Ukyou Kodachi .

You can visit the Next Generation website here:

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