The long-running Naruto manga series came to an end last year. But, few months after its final chapter, a report revealed that there will be another installment coming up next month.
According to Saiyan Island, in the combined 21st and 22nd issue of Shuiesha?s Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine, a whole new chapter under the original Naruto manga will be released. The outlet further shared that the installment will be a one-shot chapter that will tackle the seventh hokage?s son, Boruto.
However, in the same report, it was mentioned that it is still unclear whether the plot of the installment will take place directly after the 700th chapter or not. There are two possible ways the upcoming story could be presented. First, it could be after the final chapter Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring, or, secondly, it could follow the latest Boruto: Naruto the Movie.
In a related report by Design & Trend, the spin-off Naruto Gaiden presented Boruto and Sarada, daughter of Sasuke, during their first time in the ninja academy. In the same storyline, new characters were also unveiled such as Mistuki, Chocho and Shikadai. The outlet then mentioned that creator Masashi Kishimoto could pick it where the spin-off left off and continue the ninja?s battle against the new Akatsuki.
Aside from the upcoming new Naruto manga chapter, the franchise is also releasing its sequel titled Boruto. It will obviously feature the life of Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuga?s son. Also, the next generation of ninja will be taking their parts in the series.
Now, going back to Naruto, despite having limited information as of now, the upcoming chapter will surely be anticipated by the fans. It will be released on April 25 in the 21st and 22nd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine, while for the sequel Boruto, it is expected in the 23rd issue of the publication and will be available on May 9.