Naruto's Masashi Kishimoto Considers Writing Sci-Fi Series Next
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kishimoto says in the interview:
I've already decided what I'm going to write about in my next work. I'm thinking of writing a science-fiction work. I've already finalized the character designs. I think the protagonist is one that hasn't been seen before in manga, and while it's me saying it, I think that the character is done very well.
I want to think once more about the difference between what I want to write and what readers are looking for when reading my works. I started thinking about this by writing Naruto and various one-shots. Naruto became an unexpected hit, but I want to make my next work a hit as well by actually aiming to do so.
I don't know when I'll announce my new work, but please wait for my challenge of a work that will surpass Naruto.
Kishimoto added in the interview that the new manga will mostly likely not be a weekly serialization, due to the muscle strain put on him by the weekly Naruto serialization.
Kishimoto ended Naruto after 15 years of serialization last November. He then wrote the Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring one-volume sequel manga, and also worked on the script and character designs and served as the chief production supervisor on the Boruto -Naruto the Movie- film.
After finishing Naruto, Kishimoto said, "During this time, I finally went on my honeymoon. Even though my son has grown as big as [protagonist Naruto's son] Boruto." Kishimoto had gotten married over a decade ago.
Kishimoto will attend this year's New York Comic Con event on October 8-11.