There’s going to be a creative change for future volumes of Boruto. The Naruto spinoff was originally created and supervised by Naruto mangaka Masashi Kishimoto, but had Ukyo Kodachi writing. Now Kishimoto himself will step out of his supervisor job and become the series’ writer.
This was announced on the Naruto Boruto Twitter account. According to Anime News Network, switching writers had been the plan all along. Kishimoto begins his task as writer in the December issue of V Jump, which will be released November 21.
— NARUTO・BORUTO【原作公式】 (@NARUTO_kousiki) November 16, 2020
Kodachi, who has been writing the Boruto manga for four years, tweeted that he’s looking forward to continuing Boruto as a reader:
そのようなわけで、いよいよ『BORUTO』のバトンを岸本先生・池本先生のタッグにお戻しすることになりました！ どうかこれからもボルトたちの旅路を、暖かく応援してあげてください。僕も読者として楽しみにしています！ https://t.co/cOLbqzVT5G
— 小太刀右京/Ukyou Kodachi (@u_kodachi) November 16, 2020
What are your thoughts on this decision?
Source: Anime News Network
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.