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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boruto series promotional art
Promotional artwork.
Japanese BORUTO -ボルト- -NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS-
Rōmaji Boruto: Naruto Nekusuto Jenerēshonzu
English Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Production
Author Ukyō Kodachi
Illustrator Mikio Ikemoto
Supervisor Masashi Kishimoto
Publisher Shueisha
Country of Origin Japan
Statistics
Chapters 43+
Volumes 10
Genre Action-Adventure, Fantasy
Publication May 9, 2016 – present

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (BORUTO -ボルト- -NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS-, Boruto: Naruto Nekusuto Jenerēshonzu) is manga series written by Ukyō Kodachi and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto. The first chapter was published on May 9, 2016 in the 23rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump. It is simultaneously published in Viz Media's Shonen Jump digital magazine and Shueisha's Manga Plus digital manga reader, in English.

It was published monthly in Weekly Shōnen Jump until July 2019, when it was transferred to V Jump, Shueisha's monthly publication.

Background

The series is an official continuation of the Naruto series by Masashi Kishimoto. Shueisha asked Kishimoto to create a sequel, however, he refused and suggested his assistant Mikio Ikemoto, to serve as illustrator. Ukyo Kodachi, who co-wrote the Boruto: Naruto the Movie, came onto the project as writer.

The first arc of the series adapts Boruto: Naruto the Movie, which had premiered a year prior.

Plot

The first pages of the series feature a flashforward to the destruction of Konohagakure where Boruto Uzumaki is fighting Kawaki, while beginning to reminisce about his past.

15 years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, Konohagakure is at peace, as is the rest of the shinobi world, and technology has been able to develop rapidly. During the Chunin Selection Exam, Momoshiki and Kinshiki Otsutsuki capture Naruto Uzumaki to gain the Nine-Tailed Fox. Boruto joins Sasuke Uchiha and the four Kage rescue Naruto and defeat the Otsutsuki but afterwards, a myserious mark appears on his right palm.

Later on, Boruto saves the Land of Fire daimyo's son from the Mujina Bandits and the gang's leader is incarcerated because he has knowledge about the mark on Boruto's palm. The mark is called "karma" and individuals with the marks are being searched for by a group called The Husk.

Chapters

A list of chapters can be found here. Forty-three chapters have been published as of February 20, 2020. The series to projected to continue for 30 volumes.[1]

References

  1. "Special Interview with artist Mikio Ikemoto"
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