NARUTO Creator Launching New Series In 2018

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Credit: Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ Media)

Naruto manga-ka Masashi Kishimoto has announced plans to launch a new, original series in 2018, according to Anime News Network. The as-yet-untitled series is scheduled to debut in the 50th anniversary issue of Weekly Shonen Jump. That seminal anthology launched August 1, 1968 in Japan, so a 50th anniversary edition would be expected for August 2018.

News of Kishimoto's new series was announced during a Boruto panel at the recent Jump Festa convention, with art from the series also shown. Kishimoto had previously expressed interest in doing a science fiction manga after Naruto.

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