TechPinas Naruto Trivia Series presents...
The Man Who Created Naruto
Did you know that Naruto was created by a man named Masashi Kishimoto ?
Masashi Kishimoto was born on November 8, 1974 -- with a twin brother, the equally legendary manga creator, Seishi Kishimoto of Blazer Drive. Kishi's* first published work as a manga artist is a series called Karakuri, which was released in 1995. But his greatest work, thus far, is Naruto -- based on a character he created when he was only 23 years old.
Akira Toriyama's world-famous Dragonball Series is Masashi Kishimoto's inspiration in creating Naruto Manga -- which explains the striking similarities between the personalities of Son Goku and Naruto-kun.
As of January 2010, Naruto Manga has sold more than 100 Million copies in Japan alone and easily over 200 Million copies worldwide.
Who draws Naruto Manga?
Naruto Manga, up to the latest issue, is drawn by Masashi Kishimoto with help from his assistants.
* Kishimoto's fans call him Kishi