With the massive success Naruto has achieved throughout the years, a spin-off manga entitled Boruto is scheduled to begin in May, continuing the story established by Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto, but features fresh faces led by Naruto's son. Kishimoto had been dropping hints of potential expansion of his story the past two years, starting off with the release of 10-chapter manga series 'Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage Scarlet Spring' and the movie Boruto: Naruto the Movie. Roughly two-years after the end of the main Naruto manga series, Kishimoto will be taking a step back this time to give way for his assistant Mikio Ikemoto, who will serve as the Illustrator of the series. Ukyō Kodach, the writer behind Naruto - Gaara Hiden: Sajingensō novel and screenplay writer of Boruto: Naruto the movie, will be the writer for the new manga, although Kishimoto remains at the center of this very talented team.
According to Shonen Jump, chapter of Boruto will be published on a monthly basis. In short, this is going to be more waiting time between chapters than the original Naruto series which was published weekly. Moreover, there's no assurance if this is going to be a long story. Everybody knows that it took 15 years for Kishimoto to finish his own series. But who knows, there could be a Boruto: Shippuden years by 2021.