The official Twitter account for the Naruto and Boruto manga franchises made a stunning revelation today, sharing an all-new illustration and announcing the highly anticipated “second part” of Masashi Kishimoto and Mikio Ikemoto’s Boruto manga.
Mark your calendars for the exciting debut on August 21, as the manga returns from its hiatus that began in April. Aptly titled “Two Blue Vortex,” this new arc promises thrilling adventures for fans.
The journey of Boruto began in May 2016 when manga storywriter Ukyō Kodachi and Ikemoto launched the sequel in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Over time, it transitioned to V Jump in July 2019. However, a pivotal moment arrived in November 2020, as Kishimoto took the reins from Kodachi, becoming the manga’s new storywriter from Chapter 52 onwards.
Amassing immense popularity, the manga now sits on its 19th compiled book volume, published by Shueisha on February 3. Not only is the manga available digitally through Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service and Viz Media, but fans can also relish it in print thanks to Viz Media’s publication efforts.
The Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime has been no less of a sensation, premiering on TV Tokyo in April 2017. It concluded “Part I” with its 293rd episode on March 26, leaving fans yearning for more. Fortunately, “Part II” of the anime has been green-lit, promising further excitement and intrigue.
Thanks to Viz Media, fans worldwide have been able to experience the anime through streaming platforms like Hulu and Crunchyroll. Additionally, Adult Swim’s Toonami block aired the anime starting September 2018. For those who prefer physical copies, Viz Media has released the anime on home video, ensuring it reaches as many enthusiasts as possible.
Let’s not forget the roots of this captivating universe—Kishimoto’s original Naruto manga debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump back in 1999 and concluded its epic journey in November 2014. The legacy lives on through various anime adaptations, films, OVAs, and games. And hold on tight, as the manga’s live-action Hollywood film at Lionsgate is set to take fans on a brand-new adventure beyond the pages of the manga.