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Shonen Jump Runs Boruto: Naruto The Movie Manga One-Shot

posted on 2015-07-30 12:10 EDT
Variant cover for The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring also bundled

Naruto manga creator Masashi Kishimoto and Kenji Taira (Naruto Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals) have drawn a "Boruto -Road to "B"-" manga one-shot for this year's 36th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The manga one-shot is a collaboration with next week's Boruto -Naruto The Movie- release.

The issue also bundles a variant cover for the August 4 book volume release of Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring manga. (The regular cover is the left side of the center image above, and the bundled variant cover is the right side.)

In Kishimoto's half of the Boruto manga one-shot, the ninja Mitsuki introduces Boruto and Sarada as members of his team. Mitsuki is about to reveal his own identity, except he teases that he ran out of space and urges readers to watch the movie to learn more. The movie has a web commercial that similarly teased that the identity of Mitsuki's parents will be revealed in the movie.

Sarada: Shannarō!
Text: The new generation's three-man cell!
Sarada: Boruto, let's show them what we're made of!
Mitsuki: Please do not forget about me.
Boruto: Come to think of it, who are your parents?
Mitsuki: Their names are ____
Boruto: What?!
Text: The astonishing truth in theaters!!!!!

In Taira's half of the manga one-shot, hijinks ensue when Boruto, Sarada, and Mitsuki are called upon to handle a task. Taira draws this half of the manga in his super-deformed gag style.

Kishimoto ended the main Naruto manga series in November after a 15-year run. He then drew Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring spinoff from April until July. Viz Media publishes both the main Naruto manga and the spinoff manga, and it will bring Boruto -Naruto The Movie- to theaters in over 80 American cities starting on October 10 (Naruto's birthday).


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