“Shonen Jump” Teases Countdown to Next Generation “Naruto” News

Something Naruto (and/or Boruto) is coming up in December. The Japanese edition of the popular ninja’s home magazine, Shonen Jump, has launch a teaser countdown featuring some familiar silhouettes, with currently a bit less than 19 days to go.


Check it out at http://www.shonenjump.com/next_generation/index_sp.html 

Over the summer, Naruto author Masashi Kishimoto expressed interest in doing a sci-fi in the digital Shonen Jump Plus, which offers more freedom with page counts and publication dates than the print version.


“I’ve already decided what I’m doing for my next work,” Kishimoto replied. “While I was still doing Naruto, I thought about various things for material, and for the next one, I’m thinking I’m going to do science-fiction.”


“It hasn’t all been worked out, and I haven’t showed my editor yet, but I’ve already designed the characters.” 


“Since Naruto was a bigger hit than I could ever imagine,” Kishimoto said, “I’d like to aim for the next hit. I don’t know when I can announce the next manga, but because I plan on challenging myself to surpass Naruto, please wait for it.”

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.