Shueisha’s weekly Shonen Jump has posted a teaser of the “Next Generation” of “Naruto” at the magazine’s official website recently.
The teaser website had a page name “Countdown To The Next Generation” and with a small “Naruto” logo at the bottom right.
The website contained some familiar “Naruto” character silhouettes in which one of them looked like Naruto Uzumaki’s son Boruto who said in the “Boruto: Naruto the Movie” that he had no desire of becoming a Hokage.
The character at Boruto’s right side seemed to be Sasuke Uchiha’s daughter Sarada who, unlike Boruto, said she wanted to be the next Hokage.
As of this writing, the “Next Generation” had 10 days to go for its unveiling.
It was not revealed if the teaser website was referring to a “Boruto: Naruto the Movie” spin-off or another “Naruto” series, however, Masashi Kishimoto in the past has said there is always a possibility for creating another Naruto-related project.
In his interview with moderator Christopher Butcher at the New York Comic Con 2015, Kishimoto gave the audience a 50/50 chance of doing a “Naruto” 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,” said the creator of “Boruto: Naruto the Movie.”
On that same event, the panel requested Kishimoto to draw them the legendary Sannin Jiraiya. While he was doing a sketch, he confessed that he somehow missed illustrating “Naruto.”
So, does the teaser website mean that Kishimito has finally go back to drawing a new “Naruto” sequel? Who knows.
It took him 15 years to finish his world-renown series and, with “Boruto: Naruto the Movie” as the pinnacle of all his creation, he was ready to leave it and move on with his new project – a sci-fi manga.
In an interview with Entermix entertainment via Anime News Network report, Masashi Kishimoto said, “I’m thinking of writing a science-fiction work. I’ve already finalized the character designs.”
“I don’t know when I’ll announce my new work, but please wait for my challenge of a work that will surpass Naruto,” he added.
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