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Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring Manga Gets Animated in Boruto Anime (Updated)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1-volume spinoff manga focuses on Sarada

This year's 32nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that Masashi Kishimoto's one-volume Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring manga is getting animated in the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime series. The arc will premiere in August. The manga's 15th episode on July 12 will be an epilogue to the "Ghost Incident" arc.

Viz Media released the manga volume in English in print in January 2016, and it describes the spinoff manga:

Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. Then he channeled that energy into learning amazing ninja techniques and saving the world! Now Naruto has achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in the village and his face sits atop the Hokage monument. But new troubles are bubbling up in the shinobi world...

With the world now safe and the ninja villages working together, Naruto's work as Hokage seems pretty mundane. Giving his son, Boruto, enough attention is the toughest task he has. But then Sasuke uncovers a conspiracy that may involve surviving members of the Uchiha clan. And at the same time, Sarada is begins to have doubts about the truth of her origins.

Viz Media also published the manga chapters in English simultaneously with the Japanese release, in its Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine.

The Boruto: Naruto Next Generations television anime series premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo on April 5. Viz Media is simulcasting the series on Hulu as it airs in Japan, with new episodes every Wednesday. Crunchyroll is also streaming the anime.

Update: While the 32nd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump stated that the arc will premiere this month, the official website for the anime is reporting that the arc will premiere in August.

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