Naruto fans will be reading a sequel to the series this summer.
As detailed on Crunchyroll, Masashi Kishimoto’s upcoming one-shot manga starring Minato, winner of the NARUTOP99 character poll, will premiere in the summer issue of Weekly Shonen Jump. According to Kishimoto, the manga’s plot focuses on “the secret story behind Minato’s technical development.” Naruto and Boruto’s official Twitter accounts feature promotional art highlighting Minato’s win.
The aforementioned NARUTOP99 is a global voting event to determine the fan base’s favorite characters. Fans were allowed to vote from December 17, 2022 to January 31, 2023. The results, displayed as a Top 100 list, revealed that Minato beat his son for the No. 1 spot. The second and third place winners were Itachi Uchiha and Sakura Haruno respectively. Naruto became the franchise’s sixth most popular character.
Sakura fans tried to manipulate the results
Although Minato was ultimately deemed the winner of the NARUTOP99 vote, some Sakura fans encouraged each other to illegally manipulate the results, ensuring that the pink-haired ninja would win her manga. . This is just a small part of a larger incident in which Sakura-focused chat groups like “Sakura’s Daily Vote” were caught sharing instructions on how to use the software. mass votes to help Sakura win the “Best Match” poll. opening poll for NARUTOP99. Sakura’s battle with the puppeteer, Sasori, ended in first place, even defeating Naruto and Sasuke’s famous reconciliation fight.
Naruto is the fifth best-selling manga series of all time, with over 250 million copies in circulation worldwide, as of March 2023. While the Naruto manga ended in November 2014, the character’s legacy This manga continues in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, which launched in May 2016. The manga is currently in the middle of the “Almighty” section, focusing on a Cyborg named Eida and her official abilities, which are what she manipulates to make everyone in Hidden Leaf believe that Boruto is really Kawaki. Part 1 of Pierrot’s Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime ended on March 26, about halfway through the “Code” season. This part revolves around the main villain and his efforts to achieve God. Back in March, Pierrot announced that they had given the green light to Part II. However, the studio has yet to confirm a release window.
Naruto and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is available in English from VIZ. Naruto, Naruto Shippuden, and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations are now available to stream on Hulu and Crunchyroll.
Source: Twitter, via Crunchyroll