The countdown has ended and the ongoing spin-off is now official.
Shonen Jump has announced that Masashi Kishimoto will be returning to the Naruto universe with a special Boruto one-shot this Spring. In addition, he will be supervising a new monthly spin-off of the series. This brand-new manga series will be written by novelist Ukyo Kodachi and artist Mikio Ikemoto. Mikio Ikemoto served as an assistant on the original Naruto series and Ukyo Kodachi worked on the screenplay for the recent Boruto movie.countdown