Elex Media Licenses Boruto, Spiritual Boys Manga

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Elex Media published all 72 volumes of Naruto manga

Indonesian publisher Elex Media Komputindo announced on Friday that it has licensed Ukyō Kodachi and Mikie Ikemoto's Boruto: Naruto Next Generations manga, and Tamako Umi's Spiritual Boys (Spiritual Danshi) manga.

Elex Media describes Boruto: Naruto Next Generations:

The great war of ninjas has ended, and Konohagakure Village has entered an era of peace. Boruto, the son of the great Seventh Hokage Naruto, spends his life training in such days. He is unaware that a new disaster lurks, ready to strike.

The legend of a new generation begins!

Ukyō Kodachi and Mikie Ikemoto launched the Boruto sequel manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in May 2016. Shueisha published the manga's sixth volume on October 4. The manga inspired a television anime series titled Boruto: Naruto Next Generations that premiered in April 2017, and is ongoing.

Masashi Kishimoto launched the original Naruto manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999, and ended the series in November 2014. The manga has 140 million copies printed in Japan, and 95 million copies printed outside of Japan.

The series has spawned multiple anime, anime film, OVA, and game adaptations. The Naruto Shippūden anime series ended in March 2017. The manga is inspiring a live-action Hollywood film at Lionsgate. Elex Media published all 72 volumes of the original manga, as well as many of the franchise's spinoff novels and manga.

Elex Media describes Spiritual Boys:

Whether it's ghosts, divinations, myths, or anything else supernatural, Kiyora doesn't believe any of it. But at school, she ends up being the newest recruit of "Spi-Club," the Spiritual Club. Somehow, it is the only club with any prestige in school, and is granted special privileges. All the club members are handsome guys with their own talents.

While many students, especially female students, wanted to enter the club, Kiyora was directly invited by the club's president, Tenjin, a boy gifted in foresight and intuition, and was almost always right.

But even when the club comes with so many benefits, Kiyora insisted on not joining the club!

Kadokawa published the manga's one compiled book volume in April 2010.

Source: Elex Media's Facebook page

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