It was announced at the Jump Festa ’23 event that the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime will enter the “Sasuke Retsuden” arc adapting Jun Esaka’s Naruto: Sasuke’s Story–The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust spin-off novel in January 2023. The anime will then enter the “Code” arc after the conclusion of the “Sasuke Retsuden” arc.
Shueisha published the Naruto: Sasuke’s Story–The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust novel in August 2019. VIZ Media published the novel in English on November 22, 2022. Shingo Kimura launched a manga adaptation of the novel on October 23, 2022. VIZ Media and MANGA Plus began publishing the manga in English on October 22, 2022.
The story of Naruto: Sasuke’s Story–The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust is described as:
Uchiha Sasuke heads for an astronomical observatory, far from the Land of Fire. There, he syncs up with Sakura, and together they dive into an undercover investigation in search of traces of the Sage of Six Paths. The two are soon drawn into a deadly conspiracy.