Masashi Kishimoto at Jump Festa 2012

Posted by Natalie Robinson
Tags: Information, Naruto

The world famous mangaka of Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto, was on stage at Jump Festa 2012 near the great city of Tokyo, Japan. Naruto Generations developer CyberConnect2 was there to provide a little coverage on Kishimoto’s appearance. They mention Kishimoto showcased his skills by showing the live audience how he draws a manga. Additionally, there was a question and answer session between Kishimoto and the Naruto voice actors.

Question: What would you change about the Naruto series if you could go back?
Answer: I would draw Kakashi without his mask. Fans expectations have gotten so high that now if I were to draw his face, they would get disappointed *laugh*

Question: When did you decide to have Naruto and Sasuke go on different ninja paths?
Answer: From the beginning.

Question: What is going to happen to Sasuke next year?
Answer: There is still much story behind Sasuke. His appearance will be more frequent next year.

Question: Which character do you want to play as in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations?
Answer: Sasuke

It’s possible there may be more to the question and answer session, but this is what CC2 had on their Twitter account. If more information surfaces, we hope to have it for you!

  • super-sayian

    lol , see! even kishimoto want to play as sasuke! 
    awesome

  • Lorenzo Debby

    lol he isn’t the world famous mangaka :| that is Oda

  • Anonymous

    Sasuke is his favorite character lol His favorite girl character was Anko IIRC

  • Anonymous

    Why are all the Kishimoto pictures in black and white?

  • Anonymous

    Fish Nets??? O__o

  • mizu257

    i wish i was there x.x

  • ruderhymer

    lol no he is not, of course Kishimoto

  • Ignas Barsulis

    Naruto’s the one who should get a new outfit…He’s grown up and very strong now with his sage and kyuubi modes,but his clothes are flashy and childish.He should get like Yondaime’s + Jiraya’s look.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3L7CRXQACZXZYYH7TL5EMIPAI Salvador

    dude same as me i wan t to play as sasuek too

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Snyff-Bred/100001756293392 Snyff Bred

    masashi stated that sasuke was his favourite to draw….figures…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Snyff-Bred/100001756293392 Snyff Bred

    I was thinking the same thing. I thought that sasuke would wear something similar to itachi like the time he showed off his ems. who knew he wouldve gone back to the half uchiha half orochimaru look.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Snyff-Bred/100001756293392 Snyff Bred

    lol it was filler… and you forgot to mention the dudes expression as well.

  • http://twitter.com/Takinro Fab Brice

    Naruto can wait to get a new one but Sasuke has an horrible one, especially his crappy belt/knot…

  • Anonymous

    I don’t really care about naruto or sasuke, I find them both extremely annoying.

    I would like to see other characters promoted in the series like the dead kages (which we haven’t seen do battle), white fang, 1st through 4th Hokages, and so on so forth.

    Anyone knows approx. how much longer will the manga continue (2,3, 4 years)???

  • Anonymous

    (Which he copied from Orochimaru…)

  • http://www.youtube.com/anteelach Stevie

    hahaha kishi the sasuke spammer

  • Anonymous

    Filler or not, what I said still remains, but yeah I did forget to mention him, but I was more focused on what the lady’s expression. :D

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3L7CRXQACZXZYYH7TL5EMIPAI Salvador

    da cool

  • Anonymous

    Yes he is, Kishimoto rocks!!!

  • Anonymous

    I hope you’re kidding, sasuke has one of the most epic attires of all characters.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I26T5S34AY4UDT7IJF6HWYS3CE Anthony

    Since he likes Sasuke that much that means that he will find killing off Sasuke in the end a good ending for him.  Japanese have different mind sets remember

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P4PUH52YW6UHRYJFQA57NJUW4 Alex Marrero

    Death is an okay resolution to a character if done right. If done wrong, it just seems like a cop-out.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P4PUH52YW6UHRYJFQA57NJUW4 Alex Marrero

    1. True. Hope we get to see it anyway.
    2. I could tell that’s where it was heading. Sasuke screamed of the “good guy goes bad” character.
    3. Cool, though I’m not caught up anyway.
    4. Of course.

    Can’t wait for the trailer. I hope we also get some gameplay videos from those who went.

  • Scott Baker

    are you guys retarded? sasuke has two shippuden outfits

    the one he wore with orichimaru and one he wore when he beat itachi and teamed with akatasuki and i dont mean cloak. i mean the top with the zip is diffrent from what he wore at start of shippuden. that means sasuke has three outfits. actall

    more so

    he has 

    1.with orochimaru
    2. against itachi the grey vest
    3. akatasuki cloak outfit
    4. with out cloak zip sleeve t-shirt

    narutos outfits
    1. shippuden outfit
    2. with sage cloak

    the end

  • http://profiles.google.com/hadiruto.rasen hadiruto rasen

    welll……i agree
    because naruto comics for all ages while one piece comics for adults :D
    but i like both of them :D

  • http://profiles.google.com/hadiruto.rasen hadiruto rasen

    Oda sensei famous in Japan but Kishimoto sensei around in the world….
    whyyy….
    because Naruto Manga is suitable for all ages…
    n OP for Adults…. that’s all :D

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I26T5S34AY4UDT7IJF6HWYS3CE Anthony

    Would Kishi ever do it wrong. I think not. I’m seeing a redeemed Sasuke before his death

  • acwallace

    Kishi is such an Uchiha fanboy

  • Chester Roger

    What about the new trailer?when is released?

  • Anonymous

    hahaha!!! -_- just the opposite. In Naruto there is such a complex story, there are many good strategies and so many complicated connections in the storyline. That’s the reason why I like Naruto more than OP because OP is just adventure and nosebleed from sanji XD

  • Evelio De Santiago

    trolololol….. How is naruto’s story complex?? Kishi does a poor job of been consistent with it…. Naruto doesnt believe in destiny, but he is the destined child… He wants to b hokage, but wont become it unless Sasuke comes back wtf!! This war has been nothing but trolling…. Oda knows how to handle his manga.. Kishi makes characters useless….  And how is OP just adventure?? It has themes like social stratification, racism, religion, greed, corruption, etc.

  • Evelio De Santiago

    newsflash…. Oda is famous around the world also… I notice tht most ppl on here love to wank naruto… Let me tell u this, why is tht when anime needs to represented in a worldwide lvl naruto isnt there?? It is bcuz tht spot belongs to DBZ nd OP….

  • Anonymous

    GREAT NEWS GUYS the oficial naruto wikia say we can play kabuto with orochimarus powers in generathions this gonna be the best naruto game EVER

  • Anonymous

    My post wasn’t even for you but first, what IS trolling? (I’m German so I don’t understand everything) I think, Op is nice too but you have to be honest that sometimes it really becomes ridiculous and annoying for example when Chopper and Lysop scream for every shit or when the characters always look grotesque! Second: Naruto doesn’t believe in destiny?? XD And that’s the problem for most of the people like you: They see everything gross and don’t distinguish, how recondite Naruto is. In Naruto, there are exciting secrets and Kishimoto always manages to surprise with epic shit while everything is logical!!

  • devantwilliams

    lol dont worry man, he’s just a troll (someone with no life and sits around and just does things without meaning, such as talking trash about a particular subject that everyone likes, not for any particular reason though.)

  • Anonymous

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAH THEY HAVE FINALLY CONFIRMED DANZO AS A PLAYABLE CHARATHER IN GENERATHIONS

  • Anonymous

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAH THEY HAVE FINALLY CONFIRMED DANZO AS A PLAYABLE CHARATHER IN GENERATHIONS

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4NHGSRQPHKQCQPCXYE56MKIRLM Jacquay Pugh

    Please i want shisui so bad 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4NHGSRQPHKQCQPCXYE56MKIRLM Jacquay Pugh

    Also i really want to play as Sakon

  • http://www.ninjamanager.com/teams/16145 Kira

    I want play with Kisame ^^

  • Evelio De Santiago

    @Matsu96:disqus  u mean usopp… nd i prefer them having those crazy reactions than generic, dull faces like in Naruto…. Tht is a plothole, it contradicts the story.. naruto said tht u shape ur destiny nd then in the time skip he is the destined child… Bad writing.. Lol.. There are more secrets on OP than in naruto…. Will of D, Devil Fruits, Void Century, Higher Ups, etc……… Naruto is logical?? I guess using fire through ur eyes is logical….

  • Evelio De Santiago

    how misinformed u are… First of all, it shouldnt matter if one is more famous overseas, the manga are for the Japanese. The fans are a minority in the majority of countries. Second of all, Oda is known worldwide also. He is known in various countries in Europe, Indonesia, etc.  I’d like to point out tht many naruto fans dont even know the mangaka’s name so dont say nonsense like tht…

  • Anonymous

    Yes, and I guess using fire through ur eyes is fantasy!! like having an ugly long pinocchio nose or a body made of gum. I’ll tell you once more: the people love Naruto because of its brilliant connections and secrets in the story. But I don’t want to discuss this with you further. You have your opinon and I have my opinion.^^ That’s normal.

  • Evelio De Santiago

    i wasnt the one claiming tht OP is logical, it isnt, which is why it is fun to read… Naruto can walk on water, summon frogs from other worlds… It isnt logical either…….Oda really lets his imagination take over, which i cant say the same about Kshi.. Reviving ninjas to make an army was unoriginal.. Wht secrets?? I have already mentioned sum, but u fail to do so.. And if u are going to talk about connections nd secrets then OP takes it… Islands from way back in the story connect with new ones… Kishi was ruined his manga tbh…. It used to be my fav, but he ruined it….  This is why it has little to no respect in the forums and anime community…. 

  • Ibo Senju

    One piece is not serious  , too long , strethced ( 1 saga is at leat 80 episodes and 50% is unnesecary ) naruto more emotional … in one piece no one dies ( enel rob lucci all cp9 arlong buggy all marines .. almost all despite of ace and whitebeard and maybe bellamy wheres the logic ?? teh yfight to the death but in teh end they all survive … and teh protagonist sin one piece have a veto ! can u imagien taht one of teh strawhats die ?? NO !!! in naruto even its quite posible that naruto dies .. so amny already died … FACT = One piece eis for children and guys who love unlogical fantasy shit .. naruto is for guys who think  love sad moments and a logical serious plot without faggot moves and sleeping during a fight .. can anyone imagine that in a fight of naruto vs pain  pain stops and sleeps ?! thsi would mess everthing up …

  • Evelio De Santiago

    lol…. the reason each arc is long is bcuz Oda provides us the history of it.. Remember the sand village, they were there for like 3 episodes… Tht is typical shonen, nd i prefer them not dropping like flies nd having lame ass deaths *cough* all of akatuski *cough*…. Also, the only good guys tht i saw die, nd werent lame were jiraiya nd the 3rd, and even they had crappy deaths…  If OP is for children then why is it tht its fanbase consists of mostly adults, while naruto’s is made up of pre-teens… I take it u dont pay attention to OP, otherwise u would notice the themes tht apply to our lives… An example is abuse of power nd social stratification… OP is illogical, but so is naruto… Shooting flames through eyes, creating illusions, walkin on water, etc. I bet if they were real ninjas it wouldnt even sell, nd tht is fine, but dont go throwing the illogical card… Using the word faggot, i must be talking to a freshman from highschool… If anything is considered homosexual it is naruto… Naruto hyperventilates over sasuke…  Also, it is called comedy, nd i dont see wht is wrong with it.. Also, u forget  tht lee got drunk by mistake, naruto farts while fighting Kiba, Bee writes raps between fights… Dont go around writing nonsense when the so called faults of OP also apply to naruto….

  • Anonymous

    OK. Again, you’re overlooking sth: Reving the ninjas to make an army was very clever! because in this way he could resolve all conflicts and problems (can I say it like this?, u know I’m german) between the dead and living ones (Gaara and his father, Hyuuga-Clan, Sasori…) Kishi definetely doesn’t have ruined his manga, he still surprises us with great things! And now I’ll tell you some secrets you requested: For example, Who the hell is Tobi if everything fitted to him to be Madara while we know that this isn’t true?? I could mention many things now, showing that Tobi just HAD to be Madara (Kyuubi-Attack, Uchiha-Massacre…) yes, but Kishi managed to create such a damn great complicated secret!! And believe me, there are looots of other things which fit together in naruto. It’s not like Kishimoto comes to a certain point of time and then he says: it is.. like it is… no!, he thinks through everything and has an explication for everything!! (same in the fights) This is part of the reasons why Naruto is GREAT. Dattebayo!! (Besides, walking over water IS logical, you just have to collect your Chakra in an averaged condition!^^)

  • Evelio De Santiago

    @Matsu96:disqus  how is tht clever?? nagato already did tht and it was stupid… Kishi could of had Tobi nd Kabuto recruit ninja… The fact tht they can be revived makes death seem meaningless…  Almost all the Edo Tensei ninja have been trolled so no.. Sasori got a lecture from kankuro!! wtf???… Tobi being Madara as B.S. since the beginning… Everyone just assumed he was just becuz he said so.. And ppl were still surprised once Madara was revealed when he was shown in the coffin by Kabuto… If Kishi really planned then there wouldnt be so much a$$pulls… U can tell Kishi pulls a lot crap out of his a$$….. An explication for everything?? How did Kakashi get his MS?? How did Rin die?? How can Anko have a cursemark when the original cursemark belongs to sumone younger?? The fights are just as bad… Kakuzu getting fooled by Naruto.. Pain standing there waiting for the clone to hit with a rasengan.. Sasuke able to summon manda with  no real chakra, nd still manage to get inside and escape the explosion… And now ur just trolling….. I dont hate naruto, i just hate seeing all the wank tht goes on here.. Nd i know OP has its faults, but Naruto takes the cake….

  • David Uzumaki

    Matsu96 is giving a very point. As Masashi said himself “i have everything planned out” Meaning Kishi also lets his imagination take over, but just a bit more than Oda, if he could think of such a story and being planned out at the same time. Another secret is,,,Kakashi, look how much about Kakashi there is to know, like “Who’s under the mask”. And that wasn’t even supposed to happen. In fairness, One piece is very funny, but so is Naruto, but here think of this, bothm manga/animes aren’t over. Write back to me when The mangas are over, then we can have a fully developed conversation…..Good dayXD

  • David Uzumaki

    oh and sorry almost forgot. Not only is Naruto a very popular anime/manga but about the most popular Anime game there is, only adding to Naruto’s popularity. And try not to involve little kids into this by saying ” so, little kids probably play the game”, no they do not(not entirely I mean) But what I read form you doesn’t really make sense, as in some posts you give a very good statement then you go against it. Meaning you’re just a OP fan-boy, unless I’m wrong. But Basically, here’s the thing. YOU LIKE PIRATES THAT CAN’T SWIM(just joking, i’m fond of op) AND I LIKE NINJAS WHO CAN SHOOT FIRE OUT OF THEIR EYES!!:d

  • David Uzumaki

    I believe no Anime is for children unless attended. But Naruto is better than OP.

  • Anonymous

    If you want to list all “faults” in Naruto, go and do it elsewhere!! Besides, things like ‘How did Kakashi get his MS’ aren’t faults, but only secrets that aren’t revealed yet. Furthermore, I’ve read some pages from OP-wikia where they’ve made a list of Oda’s mistakes for each arc!! But please stop this now, the only one, who pulls crap out of his a$$ are YOU.

  • Evelio De Santiago

    ahh.. OP wiki.. U mean the site that any retard can go reply in… Good job.. I’ll tell you what… Oda actually connects arcs from 300 chapters back into the current story, something Kishi cant do.. I like how u ignore almost all my examples and only mention kakashi.. It is a mystery and i doubt he is going to explain it… Kinda how Kabuto was able to get the dna from every country like nothing.. Kishi doesnt go too deep into it..

  • Evelio De Santiago

    @google-10712a626a5ab1ceed1b2028b3d1717c:disqus  and i give a sh*t about the video games why??? Kishi does not plan ahead man.. You can clearly tell since u notice sh*t tht he pulled out of his ass… Oda on the other hand already had the designs for the ships, the characters, islands, etc. In fact, he even has the skypiea arc connect to the fishman island one which is over 300 chapters ahead… Kishi does stuff like reviving ppl just for the sake of reviving.. Most of the ninja got trolled by weak as chunin like ten ten… Also, if he planned ahead then why are multiple ninja having the 1st hokages dna? that sh*t got redundant.. In my eyes, naruto was only good b4 the time skip.. For the most part shippuden has sucked…

  • Anonymous

    First, thanks for answering my comments. second: let’s continue! Just like my teachers always say: Every retard can edit wikipedia… THAT’S NOT RIGHT at all. The admins can always control the edits and make them reverse. Besides, the pages I’ve read were made in a professionel way with references! But this doesn’t play a role any longer. BUT, I’ll tell you once more, you are too gross with Naruto. I could bet that there are a thousond more complicated connections in Naruto than in OP. If Oda can connect arcs from 300 chapters back into the current story, then Kishi can connect arcs from the BEGINNING back into the current story. (Naruto has 576 chapters) Furthermore, they’re not just simple connections, but logical, awesome and great disclosure of secrets. “The fights are just as bad…” -_- Yes, just mention some examples and then eveything is shit automatically…. You forget MANY great strategies in MANY of the fights in Naruto… not just like that “gomu-gomu-no…pistoruuu-luffy pwns all!!”-style!

  • Evelio De Santiago

    @Matsu96:disqus  So just cuz u think Kishi can connect things in arcs tht makes it so.. You would have to give me an example cuz i dont see much.. Also, OP has 658 chapters so there you go…. Give me the examples of logical connections and secrets.. I have a feeling you dont read OP so i may not take ur opinion serious anymore… I never said all was shit, but a lot of the time skip is. Yes, it was about strategies… Now ninjas can spam meteors and Naruto can just fire kameha blasts for the lulz.. Like i said, Naruto part 1 is vastly superior bcuz of the character development, strategies, and story telling..  Pistol?? Tht’s luffy’s basic attack so wtf are u on about?? Also, dont even go there cuz Naruto wins via spamming clones nd rasengans.. Great strategies.. Only real strategists are shika, itachi, and kakashi.. The rest pretty much suck for being ninjas….. the reason the fights are bad is bcuz the villain gets trolled severely.. Oro, Deidara, and Danzo look like fodder bcuz sasuke is the main character and kishi wanks him.. Kakuzu, Pain, legends in the war were fodderized by naruto as well..

  • Matsu96

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