In the latest issue of Shonen Jump GIGA,(formerly Shonen Jump Next!!), The magazine published a creators cross talk between authors Masashi Kishimoto and Yoshihiro Togashi known for their work on Naruto and Hunter x Hunter respectively. The two authors go in depth about the intricacies of creating manga whilst also answering some fan submitted questions.
During this interview, Masashi Kishimoto and Yoshihiro Togashi talk about ideas they’ve had for future work and Togashi reveals that he’s had aspirations to do a card based battle manga after Hunter x Hunter, whilst Kishimoto had this to say about his future plans:
Interviewer: For Kishimoto-sensei, do you have any plans for you next work? And Togashi-sensei, do you have any plans for something outside of Hunter x Hunter?
Kishimoto: “I’m currently working on my next work. I want to focus on it entirely, so I’ve already started working on it. I’m currently out collecting material for it, among other things.”
Interviewer: “You two, you said those amazing things so forthright…”
Kishimoto: “I cannot say anything else.”
Togashi: “See, it’s a really hard thing. To not be able to say anything!”
Kishimoto: “And moreover, I’ve kept it a secret from my editor too, so this is the first time I’ve talked about it… I don’t want any information to leak out, so I go off-site and discuss only with my first editor, Yahagi.”
Interviewer: “Will there be an announcement in the coming year?”
Kishi: “Ahh, I think so. Somewhere around there.”
Kishimoto: “But I don’t know. (haha). It’s still undecided.
The entire interview spans 9 pages and is published in Shonen Jump GIGA volume 2.