VIZ announces that it will locate and officially publish the Naruto Light Novels, which feature new stories, as well as illustrations by Masashi Kishimoto.
VIZ Media has announced that it will give the Naruto light novels an English version.
The Naruto light novel series was originally released in Japan in 2018 and 2019, under the titles Sasuke shinden, Kakashi Retsuden, Sasuke Retsuden and Naruto retsuden. The story focused on Kakashi, who now bears the English title of Naruto: Kakashi’s Story – The Sixth Hokage and the Failed Prince will be the first book in the series to be released in the West and is slated for release sometime in the summer of 2022. The books were originally written by Junya Enoki and feature illustrations by Narutothe creator of Masashi Kishimoto.
Announcement: A new series of Naruto novels in which Naruto’s allies and enemies take center stage in fast-paced adventures, begins releasing in summer 2022 with Naruto: The Kakashi Story – The Sixth Hokage and the Prince failed. pic.twitter.com/TEu7kCcUqg
– VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 9, 2021
The new stories focus on older versions of Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, and Kakashi and take place shortly after Ohtsutsuki Momoshiki’s attack on Chuunin’s exams, which was seen in Boruto: Naruto the Movie. No release date has been announced for the other books in the series at this time.
Naruto was created by Masashi Kishimoto and was first published in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999. The series quickly became one of the most popular manga in the world and is now the fourth best-selling manga series of all time, with a global circulation of over 250 million copies. The manga was generally considered to be one of Shônen jumpthe “Big Three” franchises of during the boom period of the early 2000s, alongside Eiichiro Oda still ongoing A play and that of Tite Kubo Bleach. The original manga ended its run in 2014, but was followed by a series of sequels, Boruto: The Next Generations Of Naruto in 2017. The new manga was originally written by Ukyo Kodachi, who also worked on the Macross and Grand Destiny / Order franchises, but Kishimoto returned to write the series from volume 14. The animated series has just started to adapt the story arc that marked Kishimoto’s return to the franchise, and these episodes have been received. with near universal reception from longtime fans of the series.
The original Naruto anime and its continuation series Naruto Shippuden are available to stream on Crunchyroll. The first nine seasons of the original series also air on Netflix and Hulu. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is available to stream on Hulu and Crunchyroll, the latter of which simultaneously airing new episodes of the series shortly after they air in Japan.
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