Shueisha’s Shonen Jump NEXT!! magazine has announced a new Naruto story novel, “Konoha New Legend”. It will star the daughter of Kurenai Yuhi & Asuma Sarutobi, Mirai Sarutobi, along with Might Guy and Kakashi Hatake. The novel will be set at a hot spring and take place between Naruto manga chapter 700 and Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring manga chapter 1. It will tie together the Naruto and Boruto manga series.
Just to be clear, this will be a chapter book, not a manga. There will be some illustrations and they will be done by Sho Hinata, the artist who also did the artwork for another Naruto novel which was released back on May 1, 2015 in Japan, “Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding”.
There have been a total of ten novels released so far in Japan – a story on Kakashi, Shikamaru, Gaara, Sakura, Akatsuki, Sasuke, Jiraiya’s Icha-Icha Paradise, two on Itachi, and “Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a Wedding”. A few of these novels – such as Kakashi, Gaara, and Shikamaru’s story – have been released in English.
No release date has been announced for “Konoha New Legend”, but as soon as there is any additional info, we hope to let you know right here on Saiyan Island!