Ever since Naruto has ended, we’ve got a lot of sequel material. Back in 2015, we got our first set of Novels which were set between the end of the 4th Great Ninja War, and the time when Naruto became the Seventh Hokage of Konohagakure. Recently, we also got two more novels. One was focused on Naruto Uzumaki and his relations with his family. The Novel was named Naruto Shinden and was set during his time as the Hokage of Konohagakure. The second one was Sasuke Shinden and it was set after tbr Chūnin Exams of Boruto and before the Mujina Bandits arc of the Boruto manga. Sasuke Shinden focused on Sasuke being the leader of Team 7, in Konohamaru’s absence.
This novel also had his bond with his daughter better, and train her a bit as well. Now, we have a third Naruto Novel coming this year, and that’s Shikamaru Shinden. We already had one novel on Shikamaru, called Shikamaru Hiden: A Cloud Drifting In Silent Darkness. If you continued watching Naruto after the 4th Great Ninja War ended, you would know that we even got an arc on Shikamaru Hiden, where he was the center of his own story. This new Shikamaru Shinden is also set in the current times. However, we don’t really know what it is about just yet. I think it may set before the Chunin Exams arc, and judging from the cover, we will likely see Shikamaru training Shikadai. The official release date for this novel is 4th July in Japan.
I’m really excited to see what’s going to happen in this Novel. I am a huge fan of works with Shikamaru as the lead and they’re usually a bit different than what we normally see in Naruto and Boruto. Hopefully, these Novels will be animated as well. There is some really good content in there that would be awesome if it gets animated and since the Boruto anime is already too close to the manga, it would be great to see them fill in between with these Novels. They’re completely canon, so there won’t even be anything to worry about. Anyway, what are your thoughts on the Shikamaru Shinden? Are you excited for its release? Let me know what you think in the comments section below!