On Naruto’s official Twitter, it was announced that Masashi Kishimoto will be taking over as the writer for Boruto. Originally, he only acted as a supervisor of the manga, but they decided to make a change. He will be returning on Chapter 52, which is scheduled to be published in the December issue of V Jump, and going forward, the series will be based on drafts written by him.

Masashi Kishimoto last wrote the spin-off manga Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring, which serves as a precursor to Boruto. Boruto was then given its own manga series in 2016 with writing by Ukyo Kodachi and art by Mikio Ikemoto, and it has been running ever since. Very shortly after its debut, it received an anime adaptation. While supervising Boruto, Kishimoto was also working on Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru, which just recently completed this March.

We are extremely thankful for Kodachi and all his wonderful work, but we are excited for Kishimoto’s return, especially as the manga enters a critical point in its storyline!

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