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Naruto Sequel Spinoff Manga to Run in Viz's Shonen Jump

posted on by Karen Ressler
Mini-series will premiere April 27

Viz Media's digital manga magazine Shonen Jump confirmed on Monday that it will publish Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto spinoff manga Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring (Naruto Gaiden: Nanadaime Hokage to Akairo no Hanatsuzuki) in English on April 27. The mini-series will premiere the same day in Japan.

The main Naruto manga by Masashi Kishimoto ended in Weekly Shonen Jump on November 10 after 15 years of serialization. However, the magazine had revealed then that "a newly budding Konoha story" will begin this spring. Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring takes place after the end of Naruto.

Boruto -Naruto the Movie-, the upcoming film sequel to the Naruto manga and The Last -Naruto the Movie-, will open in August. This new film 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 had said in an interview in November that he will still have other work left to do in the Naruto franchise until this summer, so he will not begin preparing his next non-Naruto title in earnest until after that.

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