'BORUTO: Naruto Next Generations' TV anime series enters 'Otsutsuki Awakening' chapter in July

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: June 21, 2021 at 11:31 AM PHT (GMT+8)

The TV anime adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto and Mikio Ikemoto's "Boruto: Naruto Next Generations" series is entering a new chapter of the Kawaki arc starting in July. The new chapter covers the "Kawaki Arc: Ōtsutsuki Awakening" from the original story and will start at episode 206 of the anime series. A new key visual was also revealed.

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The current arc, the Kawaki Arc, is subdivided into distinct chapters starting from "Kawaki Arc: Kara Clash" covered by Episodes 193 to 205 of the anime series and the "Kawaki Arc: Ōtsutsuki Awakening" chapter starting Episode 206. The arc will then be followed by the Post-Kawaki Arc from the story of the original manga series.


The TV anime series started airing in Japan on April 5, 2017 via TV Tokyo. The series is animated by Studio Pierrot with the supervision of series creator Ukyō Kodachi, and is co-directed by Noriyuki Abe and Hiroyuki Yamashita. The series composition is handled by Makoto Uezu, and character designs by Tetsuya Nishio and Hirofumi Suzuki. Yasuharu Takanashi and YAIBA is in charge of the series composition. The anime series consists of 178 episodes as of writing with Episode 179 airing on December 20.

The series is based on the manga series of the same name and is a spin-off of and sequel to Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto. It is written by Ukyō Kodachi and Masashi Kishimoto, and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto. It began monthly serialization with Kodachi as writer and Kishimoto as editorial supervisor in Shueisha's shōnen manga magazine, Weekly Shōnen Jump, in May 2016 and was transferred to Shueisha's monthly magazine, V Jump, in July 2019.


In November 2020, Kodachi stepped down, with Kishimoto taking over as writer.

Source: Comic Natalie