Kishimoto Masashi Takes Over as Writer for Boruto Manga

The official Twitter account for Kishimoto Masashi‘s Naruto franchise revealed that Boruto manga storywriter Kodachi Ukyō will retire from the manga, and Kishimoto himself will take over as the storywriter. The Twitter account stated that this change was “planned from the beginning.” Kishimoto will take over the role starting with the 52nd chapter, which Shueisha will publish in the December issue of V Jump on November 21.

Kishimoto Masashi Takes Over as Writer for Boruto Manga

Kodachi thanked fans on Twitter for following his work on the manga until now.

Kodachi and Ikemoto Mikio launched the Boruto sequel manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in May 2016, and the manga ran 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.

The Boruto: Naruto Next Generations television anime premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo in April 2017.

Kishimoto launched the original Naruto manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999, and ended the series in November 2014. The series has spawned multiple anime, anime films, OVAs, and game adaptations. The Naruto Shippūden anime series ended in March 2017. The manga is inspiring a live-action Hollywood film at Lionsgate.

Kishimoto and Ōkubo Akira‘s Samurai 8: Hachimaruden manga ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from April 2019 to March 2020.

Sources: Naruto franchise’s Twitter account, Ukyō Kodachi‘s Twitter account

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