Last year, Masashi Kishimoto confirmed at the Jump Festa 2017 in Tokyo, that he’d already been working on his next project for 2018. Not many details got shared on his new manga, but Kishimoto hinted that his next series would be a science-fiction story.
On March 5, 2018, during a press conference held at Shueisha in Tokyo, Hiroyuki Nakano (the editor-in-chief of Weekly Shōnen Jump) announced that the serialization of Kishimoto’s new sci-fi manga got green-lit and the production is already in progress.
About the manga:
Being one of the longest running anime and manga series of all time, Kishimoto concluded Naruto after 15 years of serialization in November 2014. The 220-episode TV anime adaptation produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex run from 2002 to 2007. Its sequel, Naruto: Shippuden, premiered in Japan in 2007 and ended in 2017, after 500 episodes. ‘Boruto’, the continuation of the story focusing on the next generation of Konoha’s ninjas, launched in 2016. Mikio Ikemoto’s sequel (produced under Kishimoto’s supervision) also has an anime adaptation released in 2017.
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