The upcoming Boruto chapter will be written by Masashi Kishimoto, the original writer for the hit shonen manga Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden. And Naruto fans can’t help but look back at Boruto once again.
Unlike Naruto, Boruto didn’t receive the same love and support from the manga community. Still, Boruto is getting a lot of attention in the new arc, where Naruto is rumored to be eradicated by Isshiki.
In the latest Boruto chapter, Sasuke and Boruto are dying at the hands of Isshiki while Naruto is still standing strong with his newly found baryon mode. The new form allows Naruto to use Nine-Tails Chakra and his chakra simultaneously to create an original energy source.
The former Boruto writer, Ukyō Kodachi, who is best known for his contribution as a writer in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School: Despair Arc, Fate/Grand Order -Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia and Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka affirmed that he was required to write up to the first 13 volumes of Boruto.
As per the contract, after volume 13, the Boruto manga will be transferred to the original Naruto writer, Masashi Kishimoto, while illustrator Mikio Ikemoto will work alongside him.
Naruto fans were not pleased with Boruto as a series because the show was mostly about the rebellious attitude of Boruto. If we compared Naruto to Boruto, Naruto started from nothing and became the strongest ninja in the ninja world and even took over as the Seventh Hokage of the Konoha village. But things are different in the Boruto world, where Boruto doesn’t have to face homelessness, security, food, and family absence. He even detests his father’s legacy and wants to live a typical life.
To be exact, Boruto is less intense than Naruto. It didn’t impress Naruto lovers because they are used to violent fights, emotional connections, and eternal loneliness, which was pretty evident in the Naruto series.
But with Masashi Kishimoto returning to the writing, fans expect the same boldness and intensity in the Boruto manga, which was the USP of Naruto’s reign as the best shonen in the history of anime entertainment.
The alleged death of Naruto and Sasuke have shaken the core of the Boruto series. This is the perfect time to strike the iron while it is hot as Kishimoto’s return to the writing process will attract the audience to pick up Boruto again. Naruto was a successful manga, and the anime adaptation was also admired for its character design, hand-drawn animation, and exceptional voice-acting. Still, Boruto, regardless of all the efforts, was not up to the mark. With Kishimoto taking over as the head writer, things can go both ways. Fans are familiar with Kishimoto’s writing style, and the prodigy might revive Boruto again.