Select Page

Jump Festa 2015 News – Itachi Anime and Boruto Manga Announced

Some fantastic Naruto announcements came out of this year’s Jump Festa!

Saturday saw some amazing news for fans of Naruto, and the Boruto movie in particular. There were several announcements made that are sure to have you eagerly anticipating Spring 2016 and the future of the franchise.

The first of these announcements was announced following the end of a countdown launched last month on Shonen Jump’s “Next Generation” website for Naruto. A Boruto manga series will run once a month in Weekly Shonen Jump starting in spring 2016, which is great news for those who left the Boruto movie wanting more. Masashi Kishimoto will be supervising the series, with it being drawn by his former assistant, Mikio Ikemoto. The script is to be written by Ukyou Kodachi, whose previous experience with the franchise includes writing the Naruto – Gaara Hiden sequel novel and co-operating on the Boruto – Naruto the Movie screenplay with Masashi Kishimoto.


That was not the only Boruto manga announcement made, as Masashi Kishimoto took to the stage at the Jump Festa even in Tokyo to reveal that he will be drawing a Boruto one-shot manga for Weekly Shonen Jump in spring 2016 as well. We don’t yet know what, if any, link these two Boruto manga will have between them.

Another announcement at Jump Festa was that the Itachi Shinden novels are to receive an anime starting, also, in spring 2016. Visual art for the show, featuring the text “In Spring 2016, the Truth arc starts” was released. Viz Media have yet to license the Naruto Shinden series, though have licensed the first three novels in the Naruto Hiden series.


The final announcement of the day, from Viz Media, was that both of the aforementioned Boruto manga are to be simultaneously published in the English Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine. Spring is going to be an exciting time for Naruto fans worldwide!

Let us know your thoughts on these announcements by commenting below, or you can Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook!

Adjustments to Release Schedule

Some recent unavoidable adjustments within our company involving production have unfortunately affected some release dates, so we have taken necessary steps to ensure the quality of our future titles. This means we have re-evaluated our upcoming schedule, and changed...

March 20th – Out This Week

Ghost in the Shell Re-releases This week we have several beautiful Ghost in the Shell re-releases coming your way! The year is 2029, the world is made borderless by the net; augmented humans who live in virtual environments. Watched over by law enforcement agents that...

Manga Entertainment proudly present IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD

In cinemas across the UK & Ireland 28 June 2017 From acclaimed director Sunao Katabuchi comes In This Corner of the World, a heart-warming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by Japanese people in spite of a violent, war-torn climate. ~ "a...

Poll – What’s Your Favourite Ecchi/Harem Anime?

Last week we asked you: In the event of a zombie apocalypse which character would you most like to team up with? Over 1,000 of you voted and the top 3 answers were... Kurosaki Ichigo – 25% Goku – 24% Uzumaki Naruto – 11% Now, as Triage X is out now in the UK, there's...

Manga UK’s Anime Essentials – Part 1

As Japanese animation is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, we’ve decided to take a look at the very best TV series and movies we’ve released from the land of the rising sun. In part 1 we run through our favourite TV series – disagree with our choices? Make...


The Manga UK website and the weekly Mangazette has been relaunched! Our weekly Mangazette aims to give our readers the very best anime-related deals, news and of course, exclusive competitions. By signing up to our Weekly Mangazette between now and Friday March 24th -...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This