'Naruto' spinoff unveils new character art

The first illustrations have surfaced for Naruto Spinoff: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring Month, the miniseries by Masashi Kishimoto debuting in the April 27 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.

Posted on Comic Natalie, the character designs depict Naruto's son and Sasuke’s daughter Boruto (Bolt) and Sarada (Salad), who appeared in the final chapter of Naruto, as well as Naruto himself. Kishimoto concluded his fantasy-adventure epic in November after 15 years.

Details about the spinoff have been sparse, with Weekly Shonen Jump confirming its launch date just last week with a teaser that read, ”Urgent News: The story enters a new generation …” It appears the story will be confined to the magazine's April 27 double issue.

Naruto Spinoff arrives ahead of the August premiere of Boruto: Naruto the Movie, which, as the title suggests, shifts the focus to the next generation.

(via RocketNews24)

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