Boruto series promotional art

Promotional artwork for the series.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (BORUTO -ボルト- -NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS-, Boruto: Naruto Nekusuto Jenerēshonzu) is a monthly manga series written by Ukyō Kodachi and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto, which is supervised by original manga creator Masashi Kishimoto. The series serves as official continuation of the Naruto franchise.[1] It adapts the story-line of Boruto: Naruto the Movie and then continues the story afterwards. The manga launched on May 9, 2016 in the 23rd issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump, and is simultaneously published in Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine in English.


So far, there are three arcs in the manga:

SD Version

Similar to Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth Full Power Ninja Chronicles, there is also an "SD" version of the Boruto manga, titled Boruto: Saikyo Dash Generations.


In December 2016, it was announced at the annual Jump Festa that an original anime would begin to air in April 5, 2017,[2] which is set five years before the events of the movie and its manga adaption. So far, there are five arcs in the anime:


The anime is also being adapted as a novel series titled Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Novel (BORUTO -ボルト- -NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS- NOVEL, Boruto: Naruto Nekusuto Jenerēshonzu Noberu). The first novel was released on May 2, 2017 and covers episodes 1 to 6.[3] The second novel was released on July 4, a third novel was released on September 4,[4] and a fourth novel on November 2017. The fifth novel was released on January 5, 2018.

  • Novel 1: The New Leaves Soaring Through the Blue Sky! (青天を翔る新たな木の葉たち!, Seiten o Kakeru Aratana Konoha-tachi!)
  • Novel 2: A Call from the Shadows! (影からの呼び声!, Kage Kara no Yobigoe!)
  • Novel 3: Those Who Illuminate the Night of Shinobi! (忍の夜を照らす者!, Shinobi no Yoru o Terasu Mono!)
  • Novel 4: School Trip Bloodwind Records (修学旅行血風録, Shūgakuryokō Keppūroku)
  • Novel 5: The Last Day at the Ninja Academy! (忍者学校最後の日!, Akademī Saigo no Hi!)


  1. Weekly Shonen Jump Podcast Ep. 138
  2. Official Boruto Anime Webpage at TV-Tokyo

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