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Ukyō Kodachi Retires & Masashi Kishimoto Takes Over As Writer Of Boruto Manga

(Last Updated On: November 16, 2020)

The official Twitter account for Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto franchise revealed on Monday that Boruto manga story writer Ukyō Kodachi will be retiring from the manga and Kishimoto himself will take over as story writer. The Twitter account indicated that this change was “planned from the beginning.” Kishimoto will take on the role starting with Chapter 52, which Shueisha will publish in the December issue of V Jump on November 21.

Kodachi thanked fans on Twitter for following his work on the manga so far.

That’s why we finally decided to return the “BORUTO” baton to the tags of Professor Kishimoto and Professor Ikemoto! Please continue to warmly support Bolt’s journey. I am also looking forward to it as a reader!

Above Tweet’s Google Translation (original tweet – link)

About the manga “BORUTO” With 52 episodes of “BORUTO” published in the December issue of V Jump (released on November 21), the production system will be changed according to the schedule from the beginning. Thank you very much to Mr. Kodachi, who has been the scriptwriter so far. In the future, we will serialize it based on the original draft of Professor Masashi Kishimoto.

Above Tweet’s Google Translation (original tweet – link)

Kodachi and Mikio Ikemoto launched the Boruto sequel manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in May 2016, and the manga was published monthly in the magazine. The manga transferred to Shueisha’s V Jump magazine in July 2019. Shueisha published the manga’s 11th compiled volume on May 13. Viz Media is publishing the manga digitally and in print.

Kishimoto launched the original Naruto manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999 and ended the series in November 2014. The series has spawned various anime, anime movies, OVAs, and game adaptations. The Naruto Shippūden anime series ended in March 2017. The manga is inspiring a Hollywood live-action movie at Lionsgate. For Indian audiences Naruto Shippuden & Boruto: Naruto Next Generations are available on Crunchyroll for free and the originals Naruto Series is available on Netflix.

Boruto – Naruto Next Generations Trailer

The life of the shinobi is beginning to change. Boruto Uzumaki, son of Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki, has enrolled in the Ninja Academy to learn the ways of the ninja. Now, as a series of mysterious events unfolds, Boruto’s story is about to begin!

Crunchyroll – Boruto Anime

The Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru (Samurai 8: Hachimaruden) manga by Kishimoto and Akira Ōkubo ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from April 2019 to March 2020.


Source – Naruto franchise’s Twitter account, Ukyō Kodachi’s Twitter account via Animenewsnetwork

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