I've read the manga of Boruto: Naruto Next Generation, and the story line is completely different, except for the first scene.

So did they create a new story line for the anime, or the current episodes are simply fillers and we will catch up with the manga eventually?

  • I also want to know. I also watched the movie. The manga and the movie is almost identical. When I read the summary of the anime episodes, I did not recognize the scenes. Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 5:54

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The anime version features an original story, starting with Boruto entering the ninja school (or "Academy").

From Anime News Network,

This year's ninth issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing Monday that the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations television anime will begin with an original story.

(Emphasis mine)

From Japanese Wikipedia,


Regarding the anime adaptation, it tells the earlier story from the movie and manga about the ninja school, which is shown in the anime and novel.


前述の通り、原作を一から映像化するのではなく、前日譚となる「忍者学校入学編」から始まり、同編の終了後は原作者の岸本が執筆した『NARUTO -ナルト- 外伝〜七代目火影と緋色の花つ月〜』を原作とした「うちはサラダ編」が放送された。第39話では同じく原作者の岸本が執筆した外伝『満ちた月が照らす道』が放送された。

As have been mentioned before, (the anime) doesn't start from the beginning of the manga but starts from the earlier life in "Academy" arc, then continues to "Sarada Uchiha" arc from Naruto Gaiden: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring, then "School Trip" arc. Episode 39 also continues to Naruto Gaiden: Michita Tsuki ga Terasu Michi.

As for now, there's no hint if the anime will adapt (retell) the manga/movie's storyline even though recent manga chapters sometimes refer to the anime's plot.

The manga itself starts as an adaptation from the movie (see What is the difference between Boruto: Naruto Next Generation and Boruto: Naruto the Movie).

  • So there isn't a manga for the anime itself?
    – Becken452b
    Commented Apr 24, 2017 at 5:37
  • @Becken452b as of now, there's no news about that.
    – Aki Tanaka
    Commented Apr 24, 2017 at 6:20
  • Over six months later, what is the status?
    – Pedro A
    Commented Nov 2, 2017 at 0:49
  • @Hamsteriffic updated. No hint if the anime will adapt the manga/movie's story.
    – Aki Tanaka
    Commented Nov 3, 2017 at 3:00
  • Thanks. Is the manga still telling what's in the movie or it has extra story now?
    – Pedro A
    Commented Nov 3, 2017 at 8:28

Manga: Boruto starts off doing his Chuunin exams (same beginning as Boruto the Movie).

Anime: Boruto starts off studying in the Academy (many years before the manga).

More Info: http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Boruto:_Naruto_Next_Generations


The anime will definitely adapt the manga storyline.

The so-called anime original characters, the e.g class president has been shown in the manga, also Boruto mentions the school trip in the manga while that's an anime arc. Finally, those Otsusuki guys have been shown to be on their way with Toneri sounding a warning.

Anime is like a prequel that will gradually come into the manga storyline.

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