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'Naruto' manga creator Masashi Kishimoto to take over as storywriter for 'Boruto'

"Naruto" manga creator Masashi Kishimoto is set to take over as storywriter for series sequel "Boruto."

According to a report from Anime News Network, the official Twitter account of the "Naruto" franchise announced the change on Monday.

Kishimoto is replacing Ukyo Kodachi, who has been involved in the "Boruto" manga, television series, and film.

He will begin the role starting Chapter 52, which will be published on November 21.

"Boruto" continues the storyline of "Naruto" and follows the children of Konoha 11 as the next generation of ninjas.

The titular character is the son and eldest child of Uzumaki Naruto, the protagonist of the original series who goes on to become Konoha's seventh Hokage. —MGP, GMA News