"Boruto: Naruto the Next Generation" anime has been greenlit for April 2017 release. "Naruto" original creator Masashi Kishimoto himself confirmed the news during the Jump Festa 2016. Here are what fans could expect from the upcoming "Boruto" anime series which Kishimoto promised would be even better than "Naruto."
"I plan to make it even better than Naruto," Kishimoto said in the event. It was previously reported that the returning cast for the series include Yuko Sanpei as Boruto Uzumaki, Kokoro Kikuchi as Sarada Uchiha, Ryūichi Kijima as Mitsuki, Junko Takeuchi as Naruto Uzumaki and more.
In the series, Konoha has finally graduated from using bird messengers as they've got emails now. However, it looks like this series won't be as long as the original "Naruto" series with hundreds of episodes. There is not much material for "Boruto: Naruto the Next Generation." From what fans know from the manga series, the first arc will be about the Chuunin exams in Boruto's generation while Naruto is the Hokage.
Boruto will be teamed up with Sarada, Sakura and Sasuke's daughter, and a mysterious boy named Mitsuki -- who was later revealed to be Orochimaru's son. Naruto will have to deal with fatherhood problems as the busy Hokage can't find time for his family. Meanwhile, Boruto is burdened by being the son of the strongest man and considered hero of Konoha.
Meanwhile, a movie focusing on Boruto was released in 2015. "Boruto: Naruto the Movie" follows Naruto's kidnapping as the Otsutsuki brothers invade Konoha during the Chuunin exam. The four Kages plus Sasuke and Boruto rescue him as the father and son reconcile. The manga series is expected to finish covering the events in the movie and start with a new arc in 2017.
Since the production of "Boruto: Naruto the Movie," the series has been making efforts to promote Boruto. The franchise released an anime special about Boruto in November. He was also added as DLC expansion pack in "Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm" video games.