Two Naruto novels get manga adaptations

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The Naruto series novels Sasuke Retsuden: Uchiha Descendants and Heavenly Stardust and Konoha Shinden : Steam Ninja Scrolls receive manga adaptations. Both will begin serialization in Shonen Jump + sometime in 2022.

Shonen Jump announced the news at this year’s Jump Festa 2022. The two serializations are part of several projects celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Naruto series. The announcement tweet also includes two images from each manga adaptation.

Design Sasuke Retsuden is Shingo Kimura, who created the Medical punch and Japonica one-shots. Jun Esaka wrote the original novel in 2019 and is also the author of other Naruto Retsuden novels. Esaka also wrote the Sasuke Shinden: the teacher’s star pupil novel. The story follows Sasuke and Sakura as they attempt to find a cure for Naruto, who suffers from an illness that prevents him from using the chakra. Previously, Viz Media announced the Retsuden the new series would be released in English in the summer of 2022.

Illustrating Konoha Shinden is Natsuo Sai, who also illustrated Psycho-Pass: the sinners of the system and Inspector Shinya Kogami manga series. The story follows Kakashi Hatake and Might Guy as they take a hot spring vacation with their bodyguard, Mirai Sarutobi. Hinata Sho wrote the first lightweight novel in 2016. Shueisha then relaunched the novel as part of a four novel. Shinden series, connecting the events of Naruto and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

The Naruto romans Sasuke Retsuden and Konoha Shinden will receive manga adaptations sometime in 2022. Shonen Jump will release more information at a later date.

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