More ‘Naruto’ Series? ‘Boruto: Naruto the Movie’ Creator Masashi Kishimoto: ‘There Is Always the Possibility’

By Martin Suan | 2 years ago
More ‘Naruto’ Series? ‘Boruto: Naruto the Movie’ Creator Masashi Kishimoto: ‘There Is Always the Possibility’
Shueisha’s weekly Shonen Jump has posted a teaser of the “Next Generation” of “Naruto” at the magazine’s official website recently.

“Just that there is always the possibility…”

“Boruto: Naruto the Movie” creator Masashi Kishimoto, 40, said it after being asked for possible sequel stories about various characters of his “Naruto” series during an interview with Anime News Network at the New York Comic Con 2015.

So far, Kishimoto has already released various “Naruto” stories such as “Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring,” “Boruto: Naruto the Movie,” “Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky,” and others.

Although Kishimoto said he was open on doing another one, the manga creator revealed he is not working on anything related about “Naruto” as of this time.

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Still, Masashi Kishimoto gave fans a 50/50 chance of doing a sequel.

“There are infinite possibilities right now. If I decide that I want to do more Naruto stories, perhaps I will, perhaps I won’t. That said, there is nothing firmly in the works at this time,” Kishimoto said, who now has a global following because of the critical and commercial success of “Boruto: Naruto the Movie.”

It could be recalled Kishimoto said he wanted to rest from creating another “Naruto” series. During a preview screening for the “Boruto” movie, Yuko Senpai, who gave voice for Boruto, expressed her desire to see more “Naruto” films, Anime News Network reported.

However, Masashi Kishimoto responded, “I can’t. Please let me rest now. [The Boruto movie is] perfect. I’m just speaking for myself, but I’m enormously satisfied.”

It took Kishimoto 15 years to finish the manga series, with his son eventually becoming as old as Boruto.

At the preview screening, Kishimoto also revealed he has not been on a honeymoon with his wife since their marriage because of the busy schedule he had in illustrating “Naruto.”

It was only after releasing “Boruto: Naruto the Movie” on August 7 that the couple finally went on vacation.

“During this time, I finally went on my honeymoon,” Kishimoto said.

Currently, Masashi Kishimoto is working on a manga sci-fi series. But he declined to reveal more details for the possibility that others might take his concept.

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