Friday, July 31, 2009

Masashi Kishimoto

Masashi Kishimoto was born in 1977, and he is a Japanese manga artist. He is well known for his Shonen Jump publication named "Naruto." Masashi created naruto in 1999 and after 10 years the series is still running. Viz media (which its another manga publication company) stated that in 2006 naruto accounted for 10% of their total sells. Masashi Kishimoto says that his inspiration to create the character naruto came from reading the manga Dragon Ball Z; he wanted to imitate the energy and enthusiasm of the main character son Goku while trying to develop a character that was unique at the same time. The manga has over 46 volumes, from which 36 have been already converted into two well known and successful anime series. Masashi Kishimoto fallows some straight forward steps while working in the manga; he first creates the concept and draws a rough sketch. Then, he starts creating some drafts of the concept, and when he's happy with the rusult Masashi makes the draw on ink. After that he makes the shading, and sometimes coloring. Masashi has stated that the most difficult character form him to draw in the last 10 years has been Sasuke Uchiha, which at the beginnings of the series he will miss draw making him look older all of the sudden.

An image of Sasuke.


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