After the success of "Boruto: Naruto the Movie", creator Masahi Kishimoto is working on his new ninja project with a digital publication called Shonen Jump Plus.

The 40-year-old revealed that he has no plans to create another weekly manga series since he finds it difficult to draw the characters regularly and meet his deadlines. So he will work with a digital publication as it offers more freedom.

"I've already decided what I'm doing for my next work. While I was still doing Naruto, I thought about various things for material, and for the next one, I'm thinking I'm going to do science-fiction," Kotaku quoted him as saying. 

Explaining further about his next Naruto project, Kishimoto informed that he has already designed the characters and is working on the plot.

However, ninja fans across the globe will have to wait for more details about the sci-fi ninja series as the creator revealed that it is at a very early stage and he is yet to discuss about it with the editor.

"Since Naruto was a bigger hit than I could ever imagine. I'd like to aim for the next hit. I don't know when I can announce the next manga, but because I plan on challenging myself to surpass Naruto, please wait for it," he said.

"Boruto: Naruto the Movie" hit big screens of Japan on 7 August and broke the franchise box office records in just first three days of its release by earning around US$ 5.46 million (680 million yen). The film will hit US theatres on 10 October.