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Hey guys! How’s it going on? I have some great news for all the Naruto fans and anyone who follows Masashi Kishimoto’s work. We all know that both the Naruto manga and anime ended a while back and we have gotten a sequel called as – Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. I am pretty sure Kishimoto didn’t want a sequel to Naruto but the studio just somehow got him to make the story. That’s why Kishimoto isn’t working much on Boruto.
Well, even though he wasn’t working on Boruto that much, what was he doing? I am pretty sure that most of you heard rumors about a new manga or anime but nothing was solidified. Only a few months back, Kishimoto confirmed that he’s been working on a new thing completely different from Naruto. Well, guess what guys, he has finally did it. He has revealed his brand new piece of work! Are you guys excited!?
KISHI'S NEW MANGA LOOKS AMAZING. HIS ART STYLE~!! AHHHH~~!! pic.twitter.com/Krnoj9midd
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A stage presentation at the Jump Festa ’19 event on Sunday revealed that Naruto manga creator Masashi Kishimoto is partnering with manga artist Akira Ōkubo for a new manga titled Samurai 8: Hachimaruden. The manga will debut in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in spring 2019. Kishimoto is in charge of the original work, and Ōkubo is drawing the manga. (via Anime News Network) Now that’s a bit surprising.
Well, to just make the genre a bit more clear, we have the official promotional video right here for you guys to watch down below. During the presentation at Jump Festa, Naruto’s voice actress Junko Takeuchi revealed a comment by Kishimoto which reveals that this new manga will combine his love for Japanese culture and clothing, and science-fiction. You can follow our Samurai 8 FB page for more official updates and news too.
Kishimoto has been teasing us about this manga since October 2015 and did specify that this time it is going to be a science – fiction story. Then, in other interviews we even got a lot of different teases but at least this time we have some solid information about it. Also, it seems like he had already done research for it. Also, this manga won’t be a one shot but would be a proper weekly serialization. The Editor-in-chief himself confirmed this.
It’s sad that he’s not illustrating the manga as the designs were pretty much one of my favorite things in Naruto. I would’ve liked him to be the artist and someone else to write it, but I am pretty sure that drawing would just take a lot of more effort and time. Now he can just directly focus on story now instead of focusing on both the elements. Also, he can now just give pointers to Akira Okubo about the illustrations as they are working as a team.
Well, that was everything which we know about the new manga right now. Obviously, it won’t be getting any anime yet but if it gets popular enough, it might just get one pretty soon. Well, what are your thoughts on this so far? Do you like the genre of the story? Let me know your thoughts about this whole new manga in the comments down below! Also, don’t forget to like our Samurai 8 FB page if you want to stay updated on the new series!