Ever since he started working on Naruto, mangaka Masashi Kishimoto has been very busy, and barely getting any rest. Now that it has ended, it seems that he has rested enough, as he is now returning to making manga. Hiroyuki Nakano, editor-in-chief of Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, recently held a new project announcement presentation in Tokyo. There, he revealed new details about the mangaka’s new work.
Previously, Kishimoto teased that his new work will debut in 2018, and that it will be a one-shot. However, Nakano announced that it won’t be a one-shot, but an actual serialization. It seems that Weekly Shounen Jump magazine will also be serializing this new Kishimoto manga.
While Naruto ended in 2014, Kishimoto has been quite busy. He did the one-volume sequel manga Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring, and also worked on Boruto -Naruto the Movie- as the script writer and character designer. Now, with this new work, he is certainly making fans wonder what it will be about. However, during the New York Comic-Con back in 2015, he did say that he wanted his new work to be something from the Science Fiction genre.
While he created Naruto, Kishimoto isn’t the mangaka behind Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, but his former assistant, Mikie Ikimoto. However, Kishimoto is supervising the series himself.
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