August 2015 Naruto Film to Tell Bolt's Story After Manga
posted on by Egan Loo
Naruto manga creator Masashi Kishimoto announced more details on next August's new Naruto project during a stage greeting at a Tokyo screening of The Last -Naruto the Movie- on Saturday. He is serving as chief production supervisor for next year's movie.
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.
Kishimoto wrily noted, "Even though the manga ended, I haven't taken a break." Naruto voice actress Junko Takeuchi commented on the next movie, "I can't possibly guess what's it about. But I'll enjoy it."
The Internet domain name "boruto-movie.com" was registered on behalf of Naruto film distributor Toho on November 28.
The Last -Naruto the Movie- is part of the larger "Naruto Shin Jidai Kaimaku Project" (Naruto's New Era Opening Project) marking the 15th anniversary of the original manga. The Naruto manga by Masashi Kishimoto ended in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on November 10 after 15 years of serialization. A new mini-series by Kishimoto with "a newly budding Konoha story" will launch next spring. An art exhibition and a stage play will also debut next spring.
Kishimoto had said in an interview last month that he will still have other work left to do in the Naruto franchise until next summer, so he will not begin preparing his next non-Naruto title in earnest until after that.
Thanks to Liam for the news tip
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