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You all may know that Masashi Kishimoto is the creator of Naruto. He’s the person who illustrated the Naruto manga on a weekly basis from 15 years. As the manga ended in 2014, it gave birth to a sequel to Naruto; Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. The manga began in 2016, and has been continuing on a monthly basis ever since. A year later, the anime also began airing weekly, and so far, Boruto looks to be a decent series. Masashi Kishimoto is also very pleased with Boruto, and its success, but he says he’s just getting started. He may not be the one drawing Boruto, or the person behind the script, but he’s the one who supervises it, and he knows of everything in advance.
At this year’s Jump Festa Kishimoto shared some very interesting things, and we got to hear a lot about Boruto, and Naruto as well. During this Jump Festa, the Naruto franchise read a letter by Kishimoto Sensei, and he had a lot to say about what’s to come in 2018 in Boruto.
“To everyone who came out to JUMP FESTA thank you for being here, even if it’s been cold lately. Truly, isn’t it pretty cold? But seriously, thank you so very much. I’m the original creator, Masashi Kishimoto. During 2017, I was deeply moved by Boruto. Not by just the manga, but also by the beginning of the TV anime. It was a year filled with many exchanges regarding the script with the staff,” the creator said.
“I’ve been involved in things from far in advance personally. As I had said regarding the Boruto movie, “I can’t make anything better than this work!”… It’s bad to try and impose your own limits upon yourself like that. I think that I will out-do myself depicting something like that in 2018. And then there will be the Naruto Hollywood movie. I have a good feeling about the upcoming game too.”
Something huge is coming our way in 2018, and I can’t wait to see what it is. I hope we get to see a lot of interesting stuff in both the manga, and the anime. The anime has already begun work on an original Otsutsuki in the Chunin Exams arc, and that’s going to be great. But, the manga will be a complete surprise. I hope it is something we’ve never seen before. Maybe a threat even greater than the Otsutsuki Clan members? Only Kishimoto himself knows.