Goodbye Naruto? ‘Boruto: Naruto the Movie’ Creator Masashi Kishimoto Reaches Satisfaction For Franchise, Wants Rest
“Boruto: Naruto the Movie” creator Masashi Kishimoto said that he would no longer continue making Naruto films since it’s already enough for him during a preview screening for the movie on Tuesday. Does this really mean goodbye? Read on for more details.
When Boruto voice actress Yuko Sanpei expressed her desire to see more Naruto movie sequels, Masashi Kishimoto reportedly answered with a sarcastic smile. He said that he can’t continue making films anymore and that he would want to rest. For him, the film was already perfect.
“I’m just speaking for myself, but I’m enormously satisfied,” Kishimoto said in an Anime News Network report.
Kishimoto also stated that he was deciding to end the manga after 15 years had passed, releasing amazing stories about Naruto and the ninja world. His son even grew up with the manga franchise, which reportedly grew as big as Boruto. Talk about passion!
It could be noted that in the past releases of the “Boruto: Naruto the Movie” trailers, Kishimoto may have given Naruto fans a hint that he was ending the franchise. In one of the clips, he said that the film was the pinnacle of all his creations. And as his statement in the preview screening event, it seemed likely that there would be no more Naruto in the future.
This could spell sadness for the manga’s diehard fans, which was also conveyed in TOHO’s latest trailer release as shown in a Saiyan Island report. A sense of goodbye radiated from the clip as it featured testimonies of various followers, telling how much the manga meant for them. It’s no surprise since the franchise lasted 15 years and that all the fans already grew up with it.
And no doubt, KANA-BOON’s “Diver” just fits perfectly as the theme song for the film.
A heartfelt gratitude goes to Masashi Kishimoto for teaching fans the meaning of family, friendship, dedication to one’s dreams, and bravery through Naruto. So for those US fans who wanted to watch “Boruto: Naruto the Movie,” its release would be on October 10 in 80 major US cities.
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