The long-awaited "Naruto Shippuden" sequel manga "Naruto Gaiden" release date is slated to finally arrive April 27 on "Weekly Shonen Jump." According to Crunchy Roll, the full title of the new manga is "Naruto Gaiden: Nanadaime Hokage to Akairo no Hanatsuzuki," also known as "The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring Month."

Last week, we reported that "Naruto Gaiden" will focus the story arch around Hokage Naruto and son Bolt. What's more, Naruto fans will get to see the children of other popular characters as well. Specifically, expect Sasuke and Sakura's daughter Sarada to play a key role in Bolt's adventures (or misadventures).

As the month of March comes to an end, manga sites Anime News Network and Crunchyroll both shared new illustrations of Hokage Naruto, son Bolt, and Sarada. No doubt, additional sketches are expected to leak in the weeks ahead.

So far, the upcoming "Naruto Shippuden" sequel is just one of the many projects "Naruto" creator Masashi Kishimoto has in store for his grand "Naruto Shin Jidai Kaimaku Project" (Naruto's New Era Opening Project). Kishimoto's other project is "Boruto: Naruto The Movie," which will reportedly feature the return of Orochimaru as the main villain.

Stay tuned as we learn more about "Naruto Gaiden" in the weeks head.