The release date for the Naruto spin-off film, Boruto: Naruto the Movie, has been confirmed recently, with the film scheduled for release in Japan on August 7. The film will be distributed by Toho, and will feature creative input from series creator himself, Masashi Kishimoto. Kishimoto is also serving as executive producer. He also revealed the official tagline for the film as “That’s tacky, Hokage/crappy old man.”
Official message from Kishimoto:
“This Boruto movie features all new characters, starting everything from zero. It means, it still exists only in my head, who is the original creator. For the first time in this 11th Naruto movie, I wrote the screenplay all by myself, provided the ideas for character designs, refined them till I was satisfied, then discussed more with the staff seeking perfection. After the serialization finished, I have spent all of my
time used to spend for manga to this movie. Here is the Naruto movie that I have really wanted to make.
One last word…, now I can’t draw anything more than this….”