As the weeks go by and the announcements made by the franchises, there is no longer any doubt for the fans that the summer of 2023 will be one of the most intense. It’s kind of an early Christmas. Both on the side of anime and manga, huge surprises await the public.
One of these nice surprises comes from Masashi Kishimoto, the creator of the manga naruto.
A colorful season
Jujutsu Kaisen, Bleach TYBW, Rurouni Kenshin, these are some incredible anime that are already expected for the summer of 2023. But apart from Japanimation, the manga industry also intends to get its fangs out to avoid act as a mere foil.
A few weeks ago, Masashi Kishimoto produced a splendid illustration to celebrate the 20e anniversary of his manga. In this context, a survey to determine the 20 characters who were to appear in the illustration had been made. When it came to an end, the big winner was Minato Namikaze.
That said, Kishimoto does not know how to settle for an illustration since he had announced that he would make a short manga around the character who will rise to first place. Since then, fans have been eagerly waiting for a release date to be announced. And it’s now done since it has just been confirmed that the one-shot will be released this summer.
🚨 OFFICIAL | The short MINATO manga designed and written by Masashi Kishimoto will be released this summer! pic.twitter.com/LohVqxArTl
— Actu Mangas (@ActuMangas_) May 14, 2023
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If we put this news aside, there was no further clarification. In other words, there is currently no specific release date. As for the plot of the Minato one-shot, Kishimoto only revealed a few snippets of information about it. All that’s been revealed is that the short manga will revisit the story behind the creation of Minato’s jutsu.
After Naruto, the focus is now on the Boruto manga. In the space of two chapters (79 and 80), the readers all fell over backwards in view of the reversal of the situation which put Boruto Uzumaki with his back to the wall. And those who expected to discover the next chapter, they are going to be disappointed, because the manga has entered a break.
It will therefore be necessary to wait until September to discover the new narrative arc. And coincidentally, this unexpected break coincided with that of the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime, which occurred after 293 episodes. In a way, these events bear a similarity to the hiatus that the Naruto manga had before entering the “Shippuden” era. Is this a harbinger for Boruto?