Masashi Kishimoto returns as writer for Boruto: The Next Generation


November 15, 2020, the official Naruto Twitter announced Boruto: The Next Generation manga storywriter, Ukyou Kodachi, will be stepping down. The original Naruto writer, Masashi Kishimoto, will be taking over the series.

According to the tweet, this change in writer was also planned from the beginning. Kishimoto will be the Boruto storywriter as of the 52nd chapter, which will be published in the December issue of V Jump on November 21, 2020.

Kishimoto taking over as Boruto manga writer

The Boruto manga, beginning in 2016, has followed the story of the next generation of ninja in the Naruto universe. Its popularity was through the roof, which caused it to receive an anime adaptation shortly after its release, back in April 2017.

Via his own Twitter, Kodachi also shared his thanks to fans and said he was looking forward to seeing the future of Boruto as a reader himself.

Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in the village and his face sits atop the Hokage monument. But this is not his story… A new generation of ninja are ready to take the stage, led by Naruto’s own son, Boruto!

Boruto synopsis (via VIZ Media)

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