BORUTO Previews New Key Visual Featuring Kawaki & Himawari For Upcoming Story Arc

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© 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO / 2017 BORUTO All Rights Reserved.

The production team for BORUTO: Naruto Next Generations has revealed a new key visual for its latest story arc, featuring Kawaki and Himawari. The visual is drawn by manga series artist Mikio Ikemoto. 

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© 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO / 2017 BORUTO All Rights Reserved.

BORUTO: Naruto Next Generations first aired on April 5, 2017 after the conclusion of Naruto Shippuden. The series features a wide production team, including Noriyuki Abe (Kochouki: Wakaki Nobunaga) for episodes 1-104 as chief director and Makoto Uezu (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: The Great Mankai Chapter) as screenwriter for episodes 1-66. Masaya Honda (Shin Ikki Tousen) took over screenwriting duties from episode 67 onwards. Hiroyuki Yamashita served as director for episodes 1-66, Toshirou Fujii for episodes 67-104, and Masayuki Kouda for episodes 105 onwards. Pierrot is in charge of animation production for the long-running anime series. 

The original manga series was first serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump on May 9, 2016, before moving to V Jump monthly magazine on July 20, 2019. The sequel to the original Naruto manga series was first written by Ukyou Kodachi and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto. Kodachi wrote the story for the first thirteen volumes of the series, before original creator Masashi Kishimoto took over the story, starting from volume 14. 17 tankoubon volumes have been published in total. 

Crunchyroll is streaming BORUTO as it airs in Japan. It describes the series as: 

The life of the shinobi is beginning to change. Boruto Uzumaki, son of Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki, has enrolled in the Ninja Academy to learn the ways of the ninja. Now, as a series of mysterious events unfolds, Boruto’s story is about to begin!

Source: BORUTO Official Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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