Fans had doubts when the hollywood live-action adaptation of the manga series Naruto was first announced in July 2015. However, Naruto faithful should be excited to hear this bit of good news: manga creator Masashi Kishimoto will be part of the film's production team!
According to Anime News Network, the involvement of Kishimoto was announced in the annual Jump Festa convention in Tokyo, together with details that Lionsgate and The Greatest Showma director Michael Gracey will be handling the film.
The manga which debuted in 1999 in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine follows the adventures of young ninja Naruto Uzumaki who aspires to be a hokage (a village's leader and protector) someday. The anime ended in November 2014 with its 72nd volume but its story continues with Naruto's son Boruto, who was featured in "The Last: Naruto the Movie" in 2014,
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