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Boruto Manga Gets Anime Project in April 2017

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Masashi Kishimoto: "I plan to make it even better than Naruto"

The Naruto and Boruto stage event at the Jump Festa event announced on Saturday that Ukyō Kodachi and Mikie Ikemoto's Boruto manga is getting a new anime that will premiere in April 2017. The official Twitter account for Viz Media's Shonen Jump digital anthology confirmed the news on Saturday, but didn't specify if the new anime will be a television series.

Naruto and Boruto manga creator Masashi Kishimoto said during the stage event about the new project, "I plan to make it even better than Naruto."

Kodachi and Ikemoto launched the Boruto manga in Weekly Shonen Jump on May 9, based on and as a sequel to Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto manga. Boruto's titular main character is the protagonist of the Boruto -Naruto the Movie- anime film, and the manga has so far been an adaptation of that film.

This year's Jump Special Anime Festa screening event screened a Boruto-related anime in theaters across Japan on November 27 and December 4. Boruto-related content is also featured in Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto, Bandai Namco Entertainment's upcoming expansion for the Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 game.

Bandai Namco Entertainment will release the expansion in North America and Europe on February 3 and in Japan on February 2.

This article has a follow-up: Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Anime Reveals Promo Video, Key Visual, Returning Cast (Updated) (2016-12-17 02:20)
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