Fans have received their first peek at a new manga one-shot by Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto that will be given away next month in Japan during screenings Boruto: Naruto the Movie.
Japanese website Comic Natalie has posted a preview of “The Day Naruto Became a Hokage,” which depicts Kakashi presenting Naruto Uzumaki as the Seventh Hokage. The story is part of an official book that also includes a reprint of the final chapter of Naruto, in full color. Two million copies will be distributed.
Theatergoers will also able to choose between two limited-edition fans designed by Kishimoto as a special gift.
A sequel to 2014’s The Last: Naruto the Movie, Boruto: Naruto the Movie centers on the son of Naruto Uzumaki, who wants to surpass his father’s deeds. Kishimoto served as the film’s chief production supervisor, and is credited with its story, script and character designs.
Boruto was introduced in the final chapter of the Naruto manga, which was published in November, and appeared in both The Last: Naruto the Movie and the spinoff manga miniseries Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring. The Boruto movie will also receive its own comedy manga tie-in, drawn by Kenji Taira.
Boruto: Naruto the Movie opens Aug. 7 in Japan.
(via Anime News Network)
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