Studio Pierrot’s President Hints at Boruto’s Return as a Seasonal Anime


  • Studio Pierrot’s president discussed in an interview how the studio has benefitted from seasonal anime rather than the weekly ones.
  • Bleach Thousand Year Blood War was well received as a seasonal anime.
  • Fans are expecting that Boruto might as well get a seasonal anime, even though the fillers might be left out.

Fans of Boruto have been eagerly waiting for the return of their favorite anime. Unfortunately, there has been no official announcement on when the long-term hiatus of both shows will end, which has caused frustration.

However, a recent interview with Studio Pierrot’s president, Mr. Michiyuki Honma, and Comic Natalie gave their fans some reason for optimism. The interview provided some interesting insights into the studio’s production processes and upcoming changes that may affect the future of these anime shows.

Michiyuki Honma Talks About the Future of Studio Pierrot

Michiyuki Honma- New President of Studio Pierrot
Michiyuki Honma | Source: Comic Natalie

Studio Pierrot’s president recently discussed his vision for the future and the need for change in the anime industry. He acknowledged the challenging work conditions in Japanese anime studios and credited his leadership skills with doubling Pierrot’s sales over the last decade.

He also reflected on the industry’s shift to seasonal formats, as seen in popular shows like Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War and Kingdom, which have received great acclaim and high viewership.

These changes were brought about by Honma’s sense of crisis, which he developed after witnessing the massive success of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.

I think Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba was a major turning point for the anime industry. It was a high-quality work that took a lot of time and a generous budget to make, and it was broadcast and became a big hit, attracting people from a wide range of age groups.

Will Boruto Return as a Seasonal Anime?

Boruto | Source: IMDb

Enthusiasm surged among fans following Michiyuki Honma’s remarks on Demon Slayer’s triumph and Ufotable’s dedication. Honma also commented on embracing a new release format unfamiliar to his studio.

Known for creating iconic series such as Naruto and Bleach, the studio’s recent shift to a seasonal release for Bleach was met with acclaim. Fan response was exceptionally favorable, and the series saw a significant enhancement in animation quality.

“We will probably lose our brand. I don’t want to lose. I want to be No. 1, and so does Pierrot. With this in mind, the entire company was committed to creating a new kind of animation when we created BLEACH: The Thousand Year Blood War Arc.”

He announced that the company welcomes significant changes and plans to implement innovative styles and formats for upcoming anime projects. 

As a result of these developments, it is highly probable that Boruto might adopt a seasonal release format.

Will Boruto Benefit From its Seasonal Release?

Boruto | Source: IMDb

Switching Boruto to a seasonal release could greatly enhance their quality, allowing animators to focus on producing exceptional work in shorter, more manageable periods. 

This shift would also reduce the reliance on filler content, a notable issue in Masashi Kishimoto’s works. It remains to be seen if this anime will adopt a seasonal approach in the future.

About Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is written and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto, and supervised by Masashi Kishimoto. It came into serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in June 2016.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is the series that follows the exploits of Naruto’s son, Boruto, during his academy days and further on.

The series follows the character development of Boruto and the looming evil that challenges the fate of him and his loved ones.

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