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Boruto -Naruto the Movie- Site Opens With Manga Excerpt

posted on by Karen Ressler
Sequel film to open in August

The official website for Boruto -Naruto the Movie-, the upcoming film sequel to the Naruto manga and The Last -Naruto the Movie-, opened with an excerpt from the final chapter of the manga on Monday. The same panels appeared in the teaser video that announced next year's film, after the end of The Last -Naruto the Movie-.

The comic reads:

Naruto: You may be having a tough time, too, but you'll have to learn to put up with it.
Naruto: 'Cause you are a ninja, too.
Text: A new era begins…

The new film after The Last -Naruto the Movie- will tell the story of [Highlight white text to read spoilers] Bolt (Boruto), Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyūga's son who appeared in the 700th and final chapter of the manga. Kishimoto added, "I conceived a story in which Bolt and [Sasuke's daughter] Sarada appears. Sasuke and Sakura also appear." He also conceived of Bolt's special fighting move.

The Naruto manga by Masashi Kishimoto ended in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on November 10 after 15 years of serialization. The Last -Naruto the Movie- opened on December 6 as part of the larger "Naruto Shin Jidai Kaimaku Project" (Naruto's New Era Opening Project) marking the 15th anniversary of the original manga. It will open in the United States on February 20.

Boruto -Naruto the Movie- is slated to open next August. The new arc in the Naruto Shippūden anime, "Naruto no Senaka ~Nakama no Kiseki~" (The Back of Naruto ~The Miracle of Comrades~), will premiere in January.

Image © Masashi Kishimoto Scott/Shueisha

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