Heads up, Boruto fans! It seems we will have to bear with the massive cliffhangers for quite a while. This is after the popular shonen manga announced it will be taking a three-month long hiatus after the release of its forthcoming 80th chapter on Saturday, April 21.
No reason for the sudden break was revealed in the announcement. It is however expected to return in Aug 2023 with the release ofV Jump magazine’s October issue. Readers can therefore expect Chapter 81 of the manga to be released on Sunday, August 20, 2023.
Many fans were, of course, quick to share their thoughts on the announced break on social media.
Ukyō Kodachi and Mikio Ikemoto’s launched the Boruto manga in May 2016. Masashi Kishimoto, author of the original Naruto manga, later took over in 2020. The series was first serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, but eventually transferred to V Jump in July 2019.
The manga inspired a TV anime adaptation, titled BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS, in March 2017.
Crunchyroll is currently streaming the anime. It describes the story as such:
The life of the shinobi is beginning to change. Boruto Uzumaki, son of Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki, has enrolled in the Ninja Academy to learn the ways of the ninja. Now, as a series of mysterious events unfolds, Boruto’s story is about to begin!