Shuiesha, the publisher behind many great manga series such as Naruto, Dragon Ball, One Piece, and My Hero Academia, has announced three new books in the Naruto series. These will be chapter books or novels, not manga, published under Shuiseha’s Jump J Books series.
The first book is titled The Naruto Shinden (The New Legend of Naruto) and will be released in Japan on May 2, 2018. It will focus on Naruto when he is an adult. Specifically, already a parent as it will feature short stories focusing on parent/child relationships. A writer by the name of Mirei Miyamoto will write the story and Naruto’s original creator, Masashi Kishimoto, will provide art. It’s unclear if this story will take place before Naruto became Hokage or after, but if the cover art is any indication, it looks like he is already Hokage.
These aren’t the first books based on the Naruto series. There was Kakashi Hiden (The Hidden Legend of Kakashi), Shikamaru Hiden, Akatsuki Hiden, Gaara Hiden, Sakura Hiden, Konoha Hiden, Sasuke Shinden, and two books on Itachi.
If memory serves us correct, some of the books, like the stories on Sasuke and Itachi, were adapted into the Naruto Shippuden anime so there is a chance the new stories on Naruto, Sasuke, and Shikamaru will also be adapted into the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime in some shape or form. Again, there is a chance, an anime adaptation has not yet been confirmed.
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