Following the Naruto: Kakashi’s Story prose novel from last year, VIZ Media is ready to release the next book in the series, Naruto: Shikamaru’s Story. The book spotlights the ninja that is a brilliant tactician, head of Team 10 and the Nara Clan in the Hidden Leaf Village. In Shikamaru’s Story, it is two years after the Great Ninja War, Shikamaru spends his days racing around, hands full as one of Konoha’s key protectors. Then, large numbers of ninja from every region are reported missing. Even Sai disappears. And the place where the missing shinobi end up is the mysterious empire, the Land of Silence. As a ninja, as an adult, to protect all that he is responsible for, Shikamaru must do battle with the shadow of a new generation.
It will all be captured under an original cover art by Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto. This exciting new chapter in the world of Naruto will be available on Tuesday, Feb. 2nd. It is priced at $10.99 U.S./$12.99 CAN for print copies, or $6.99 in digital format.