Naruto To Get New Animated Movie On August 7th

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This year’s 19th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will reveal more information on Monday about the upcoming Boruto -Naruto the Movie- film.

The film will open in Japan on August 7.Masashi Kishimoto is credited with the original work, script, character design, and as the chief production supervisor for the film. Hiroyuki Yamashita (Naruto Shippūden episode director, Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie animation director) will direct the film and Ukyō Kodachi (Chaos Dragon, Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road) is collaborating with Kishimoto on the script.

The 20th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump will reveal the voice cast for Boruto (Bolt) and Sarada (Salad) when it ships on April 13.

The 19th issue will also feature a special illustrated poster Kishimoto drew for the film. The tagline on the poster says “Watch me crappy old man!”

Kishimoto will launch Naruto Gaiden: Nanadaime Hokage to Akairo no Hanatsuzuki (Naruto Spinoff: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring Month), the Naruto spinoff manga mini-series, on April 27 in the combined 22nd/23rd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.

Boruto -Naruto the Movie-, the upcoming film sequel to the Naruto manga and The Last -Naruto the Movie-, will tell the story of Boruto (Bolt), Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyūga’s son who appeared in the 700th and final chapter of the manga. Kishimoto noted, “I conceived a story in which Boruto and [Sasuke’s daughter] Sarada appears. Sasuke and Sakura also appear.” He also conceived of Boruto’s special fighting move.

The main Naruto manga by Masashi Kishimoto ended in Weekly Shonen Jump on November 10 after 15 years of serialization. However, the magazine had revealed then that “a newly budding Konoha story” would begin this spring. An art exhibition and a stage play are also debuting this spring.

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