Masashi Kishimoto

Masashi Kishimoto

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Masashi Kishimoto About

Japanese manga artist who created the acclaimed Naruto series. His other manga works include Karakuri and Bench.

Masashi Kishimoto Before Fame

He became disinterested in manga and anime in high school, focusing instead on playing baseball and basketball; however, after he saw an Akira poster, he set out to emulate the artist's style. For his first manga publication, Karakuri, he received a 1995 award for his artistic promise.

Masashi Kishimoto Trivial Things

He authored three graphic novels based on his Naruto manga series and also wrote scripts of the Naruto-based anime films Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie and The Last: Naruto the Movie.

Masashi Kishimoto Family Life

His twin brother, Seishi, also had a career as a manga artist. The brothers were born in Nagi, Okayama, Japan.

Masashi Kishimoto Associated With

His work in the field of Japanese manga is almost as popular as the work of Shigeru Miyamoto , designer of Nintendo games.