Naruto: Sasuke’s Story--Star Pupil

Read an exclusive excerpt from the latest Naruto novel!

By VIZ Media October 10, 2020

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story--Star Pupil
Story by Jun Esaka, Original Concept by Masashi Kishimoto

Sasuke is given the task of training Team Seven, and Boruto is delighted. But he also has trouble accepting his master’s teachings. Then pop star Himeno Lily jumps in with a mission for them, challenging what it means to be master and student. And what does this mean for the future of the ninja?

Here is a sneak peak from the new Naruto novel, available now.


The Thunder Rail train chugged along, its squat smokestack spitting out a trail of white. Sarutobi Konohamaru leaned back in his seat and stared absently at the world of green and brown sliding past outside. The tracks seemed endless, meandering this way and that, stitching the valley together. The scene outside the window—an expanse of lush, green trees, occasionally broken by the white and pink of dogwoods in bloom—showed no sign of changing any time soon.

Konohamaru let his mind wander. He thought about what he’d have for supper. I gotta grab something to eat when I get back. Maybe Ichiraku Ramen? Although I should actually whip something up myself and save money for once... Although he was always hammering into Boruto and the other genin the importance of never letting one’s guard down no matter what the mission, he was not particularly concerned with watching his back when he was on the road home from a solo errand-boy mission with essentially zero chance of battle.

Wish this thing would hurry up…

Continue reading a free preview of Naruto: Sasuke’s Story--Star Pupil, Story by Jun Esaka, Original Concept by Masashi Kishimoto here.