The first part of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime will be ending on Sunday, March 26. This is not the end for Boruto, as the second part of the anime is already in the works. In addition, as part of the 20th anniversary of the Naruto anime, a new project is also coming in September. The new Naruto anime will have a total of four episodes.
The Naruto franchise is based on a manga written by Masashi Kishi. It began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in September 1999 and ran for 15 years, until November 2014. A total of 72 volumes have been published. Studio Pierrot animated the adaptation, which premiered in October 2002. The anime was followed by a sequel titled Naruto Shippuden. Shippuden had a total of 500 episodes.
Pierrot is also adapting the Boruto manga, originally written by Ukyo Kodachi. Naruto author, Masashi Kishimoto later took over the story, which features Ikemoto’s illustrations. The manga started in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2016 but moved to V Jump in 2019. The Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime adaptation began broadcasting in April 2017. The story follows Naruto’s son, Boruto. It currently has 290 episodes and is covering Code’s Assault arc. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime and describes the plot as:
As peace prevails throughout the ninja clans, so does the question of becoming one. Now a generation of prodigy like Boruto Uzumaki, son of Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki, are challenged living under their parents’ shadow. The shinobi life has changed and so must the path to it. The legacy of ninja continues and a new chapter of ninja begins!
Source: Official Website
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