Naruto Creator Masashi Kishimoto's New Work Confirmed as Serialization
posted on 2018-03-05 14:30 EST by Karen Ressler
Hiroyuki Nakano, editor-in-chief of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, confirmed at a Shonen Jump new project announcement presentation in Tokyo on Monday that Masashi Kishimoto's new work will be a serialization as opposed to a one-shot. He also confirmed that the new work is in progress.
Kishimoto confirmed in in October 2015 then that he was working on plans for his next manga, a science-fiction story. Afterward, in an interview in Shueisha's Jump Giga magazine in August 2016, Kishimoto reiterated that he was already planning his next project, and that he had already done research for it. In December 2017, Kishimoto teased his new work for 2018, and shared several layout art sequences.
Kishimoto ended his main Naruto manga after 15 years of serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in November 2014. He then wrote the one-volume sequel manga Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring. Kishimoto also worked on the script and character designs, and served as the chief production supervisor on the Boruto -Naruto the Movie- film sequel. A series of novels continued the story after the manga's end.
Mikie Ikemoto launched a sequel manga to Naruto titled Boruto in Weekly Shonen Jump on May 9, 2016. Kishimoto is supervising the series. The Boruto: Naruto Next Generations television anime then premiered last April.
Source: Mantan Web