‘Boruto: Naruto the Movie’ Slated for Aug. 7 Release; Masashi Kishimoto Oversees Production

© Masashi Scott Kishimoto / Shueisha Inc., TV Tokyo Corp., Pierrot Co., Ltd. © 2015 Boruto the Movie Production Committee
© Masashi Scott Kishimoto / Shueisha Inc., TV Tokyo Corp., Pierrot Co., Ltd. © 2015 Boruto the Movie Production Committee

The Naruto New Era Opening Project started with the release of The Last: Naruto the Movie countrywide in Japan on Dec. 6. A variety of developments are planned for the project that include, of course, an anime, the stage play Live Spectacle Naruto which will tour around the world, the “Naruto Exhibit” to be held in commemoration of the original manga’s conclusion, the side story Naruto Gaiden: Nanadaime Hokage to Akairo no Hanatsuzuki (Naruto Spin-off: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring Month) to begin serialization for a short time in the joint 22nd/23rd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, and more.

The project will culminate with the movie Boruto: Naruto the Movie. For this 11th movie in the series, series creator Masashi Kishimoto is fully in charge of production and is putting his all into everything from the original story, to the script, to the character designs, and more.

At this time, along with a slated release date of Friday, Aug. 7, a teaser visual drawn for the occasion by Masashi Kishimoto has also arrived. Naruto’s son, Boruto, shows off a rebellious attitude in the teaser visual. Just what kind of feelings does Boruto have toward his dad, Naruto? And how will the character standing in the center of the visual with “Seventh Hokage” written down his back fit into the story? Although the full story cannot yet be seen, this visual will give rise to many interesting points.

Even now, Naruto still has tremendous support, which is evidenced by The Last: Naruto the Movie bringing in the most box office revenue for the franchise at 1.98 billion yen (as of March 31, 2015). Expect Boruto: Naruto the Movie as well to capture fans all over the world and create a huge reaction.

A comment has also been released by Masashi Kishimoto along with this round of announcements. “This is the Naruto movie I’ve really wanted to make.” Just by reading this sentence, fans’ anticipation will surely rise all the more.

Comment from Masashi Kishimoto:
For the Boruto movie, I started from scratch, using all new characters. That basically means that the characters only exist in my, the creator’s, head. This is the 11th Naruto movie, and I myself am writing the entire script, creating original character designs, kneading through staff who seek perfection, and polishing the story as much as I can.

Now that the serialization has ended, I’m pouring all the time that would have been spent on manga into this movie. This is the Naruto movie I’ve really wanted to make. And with that...I cannot say anymore…

Source: animeanime
Source article written by Yuma

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