Author: Gabriel Persechino-Forest Published: December 11th, 2018
Through an interview with Mikio Ikemoto, Hiroyuki Nakano and Mr. Taguchi we learned that:
- Boruto takes inspiration primarily from Naruto Part 1.
- Ikemoto had freedom to handle character designs like he wanted to.
- Kishimoto is heavily involved with the series and defines most concepts and initial ideas while also supervising the work.
- The anime’s stories are considered canon and are additional material until it is safe to adapt the manga. While Ukyo Kodachi is responsible for the anime’s screenplay, Taguchi will supervise if anything that threatens the characterization of story occurs.
Source: Reddit and Article Image: Boruto: The Next Generation volume 1 cover