“Naruto” fans are in for a treat as the “Boruto -Naruto the Movie” is now confirmed.
It has been revealed on the 19th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
The film will be released on August 7 in Japan.
Anime News Network reported that Manga creator Masashi Kishimoto will be helming the project and will take over the script, character design, and will supervise the production of the film.
Hiroyuki Yamashita will direct the film and Ukyō Kodachi will help out Kishimoto on writing the script.
As of the moment, the voice actors for Boruto (Bolt) and Sarada (Salad) are yet to be revealed but it will be announced on the 20 th issue of the WSJ magazine set for release on April 13.
In the photo below, fans can see Kishimoto’s poster for the film.
The tagline on the poster says “Watch me crappy old man!” For those awaiting the Naruto manga continuation, Kishimoto will unveil the “Naruto Spinoff: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring Monthon” on April 27 in the combined 22nd/23rd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.
Boruto -Naruto the Movie will be the 16 th film of the “Naruto” franchise and follows “The Last -Naruto the Movie.” Now, the central character will be Boruto (Bolt), Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyūga’s son who made his debut 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.” Kishimoto said in another interview that since the manga has ended, he has yet to take a break as he wants to make a follow-up on the manga series.
“Even though the manga ended, I haven’t taken a break.
I’ve not even had a chance to catch my breath after finishing the series as I’m frantically thinking up a story for Bolt “.