Masashi Kishimoto, the author of Naruto, will be back as the story writer for the source material for Boruto. The original editor, Ukyou Kodachi, will retire from the manga, according to Anime News Network, and Kishimoto will take over the 52nd chapter. On November 21, this chapter will be published by Shueisha.
The official Twitter account for the series revealed that Kishimoto would be writing and storyboarding the series directly from Chapter 52 of the series, which was released in Japan on November 21st. The future of the series will now be focused on Kishimoto’s writing and storyboarding (with Ikemoto still providing the illustration), taking over from previous author Kodachi, who will be leaving the project.
Translation of the posted tweet:
“About the manga of Boruto:
The development team will shift from the beginning, as expected, starting with Chapter 52 of Boruto, which is scheduled to be released in the December issue of V Jump (on sale November 21).
We would like to thank Kodachi-sensei for all the hard work he has done so far in writing the story.
We will continue producing the series from now on, based on drafts written by Masashi Kishimoto-sensei.
As such, the announcement reads: “With respect to the manga, Boruto, with the publication of Boruto Chapter 52 in V-Jump December issue (on sale November 21st), the production structure will be altered, and work will begin according to schedule from the beginning. To [Ukyo Kodachi], who is the scriptwriter so far, thank you very much for your hard work.
The tweet was then accompanied by a series of Kodachi retweets that officially declared his departure from the series and urged everyone to help Kishimoto’s Boruto even more. Kodachi thanked everyone who helped him with the current 13 volumes of the Boruto manga he wrote describing it as enjoyable memories and expressed his gratitude to the editorial department including Kishimoto and manga artist Mikio Ikemoto.
In addition, he also said that he enjoys reading the tweets and receiving fans’ messages and told them that they are free to contact him as before via the V Jump editorial department.
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