With the launch of the Naruto “Next Generation” Countdown, one can’t help but wonder if there is a new series on the horizon.There isn’t too much information given on the subject, but with the little information that we do have, we can make a few speculations as to what may happen. In July at a preview screening of Boruto: Naruto the Movie, Boruto voice actress Yuko Sanpei stated that she wanted to see the films to continue. Masashi Kishimoto on the other hand stated that he would like to rest from his 15 year run. With this information we can speculate that the story may not be continued by Kishimoto himself. He may be seen in the background somewhere, however with his desire to rest, he won’t be the biggest influence with the “Next Generation”, assuming that the launch is teasing a new series.
Which brings to mind another question, is this teasing another movie or a manga series? The countdown ends on 3:30PM on December 19, which is the first day of Jump Festa convention. So it could very well be an event of some kind as well. It’s a bit difficult to say at this point as there isn’t much information.
If there was a new series, however, we can indeed speculate that the story will focus on Boruto, Sarada and Mitsuki. As we aren’t sure at this point how Mitsuki was is Orochimaru’s son (as revealed at the end of the Boruto movie), and other questions aren’t answered such as the results of Sasuke’s speculation of a threat worse than Kaguya (as revealed in the Naruto Gaiden series) is still around. There are many questions that are still left unanswered that have been brought about by the new inclusion of the Boruto series, which would mean that these questions will be the focus of the new series, should a new series take place. I would also state that the story telling may become and style may become different from what we are used to, taking Kishimoto’s desire to rest from the Naruto series.
What are your thoughts on this countdown? And what would like to see if a new series is to be announced? Let us know in the comments below. This is your boy, Nico Nico Eldries, signing out. Peace.
The “Next Generation” Countdown link: http://www.shonenjump.com/next_generation/
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