Naruto Creator Mashimi Kishimoto Plans Sci-Fi Manga For Next Project

By Lex Lopez | 1 year ago
Naruto Creator Mashimi Kishimoto Plans Sci-Fi Manga For Next Project

Masashi Kishimoto, who has recently come with Naruto manga series and also Naruto’s son, Boruto Uzumaki, is optimistic of his new creative venture to be a cut above his previous works. Read on to know more details.

The 40-year-old artist in an interview with Japanese magazine Anima Matome, announced that he is still keen on doing a different manga but not at the same pace as Naruto. Kishimoto had tirelessly carried out the manga on a weekly basis on a 15 year run which has made him reflect a lot on his next endeavour.


“I do feel like drawing manga,” Kishimoto said as he doesn’t want to be weighed down once more by fixed deadlines.

Kishimoto, however, was in a more affirmative state of mind when questioned again if he would agree to put in a monthly manga instead. He mentioned that he has greater put into consideration working with Shonen Jump Plus as the digital publication offers a free reign on publication dates and page counts.

Fans of the iconic illustrator who have dabbled not just on manga but also in films, artbooks, video games and novels would be enthusiastic to hear that a future tie-in with Shonen Jump Plus will be leaning more to science fiction. Kishimoto indicated that while he is still working on the Naruto series, he already brainstormed the concept for such a project. Despite the progress the artist hasn’t presented the new unfinished material to his editor, which he stressed are characters whom his fans haven’t encountered in his work yet.

Kishimoto hopes that this new project will exceed the success of the Naruto franchise and advises his ardent followers to be patient for its release.

In a previous report from this website, “Boruto: Naruto The Movie” made nearly 680,134,700 yen (nearly US$5.46 million) in the first three days of its release in Japan,

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