Masashi Kishimoto Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie Interview


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From the Japanese television show Sakiyomi Jan Bang comes an interview with the world famous Masashi Kishimoto, creator of Naruto! This interview is geared specifically toward Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie.

Kishimoto-sensei mentions that in the manga story, both Minato and Kushina are dead so he wasn’t able to include much of a family life. However, Road to Ninja gave him the opportunity to write scenes where Naruto was able to grow up a happy life with loving parents. In the video below you will see Kishimoto-sensei drawing and talking about how he did the storyboard for the movie, but since he wasn’t completely satisfied with his work, he had help in making them perfect.

Not included in the video, Kishimoto-sensei was asked “If you could be one of the characters in Naruto, who would it be?” His response was “Naruto” because if he was able to split himself into 17 people with the Shadow Clone Jutsu, then he would be able to draw the manga much better and finish the manuscript for the series by just doing one page.

Next week Masashi Kishimoto will talk about Sakura in Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie, so stay tuned, we hope to have it on Saiyan Island!

Also known as Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Road to Ninja, Naruto Shippuden Movie 6, among others, Road to Ninja is the 9th movie overall in the Naruto series. It will debut in Japanese theaters July 28, 2012. Naruto’s creator, Masashi Kishimoto will be personally involved with the movie, creating the story and providing character designs. To learn more, please visit the Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie section.