Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto at Jump Festa 2013

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The annual expo held by Shueisha (Shonen Jump’s parent company), Jump Festa 2013, will begin this weekend on Saturday, December 22 in Tokyo, Japan and span until Sunday, December 23. On hand will be the legendary creator of Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto! Joining him in a special 40 minute discussion panel will be the anime voice actors of Naruto Uzumaki (Junko Takeuchi), Sasuke Uchiha (Noriaki Sugiyama), Rock Lee (Yoichi Masukawa), and Tenten (Yukari Tamura) as well as the creator of Naruto SD, who is also Kishimoto-sensei’s assistant (Kenji Taira). It’s unclear what the discussion topic will be, but last year Kishimoto-sensei had answered a couple of questions from the developer of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, CyberConnect2.

Speaking of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, the game will also be at Jump Festa 2013. You may have noticed the logo for the event in the last couple Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 scans on Saiyan Island. Namco Bandai has mentioned there will be a new trailer and playable demo at the event. Saiyan Island predicts the trailer will hit the web sometime in the next week for two, if not on the days of Jump Festa. Like past Naruto Storm 3 playable demos, it’s doubtful the Jump Festa version will make it’s way to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, but you never know! Though unconfirmed, our expectation is at least some type of demo will be released in North America, Japan, and Europe around the February 2013 time frame.

  • http://twitter.com/MurryEggplant MurryEggplant

    First<3

  • Boomer6574

    I’ve always wanted to ask Kishimoto what rappers could Bee take in a battle.

  • Tyler Casilio

    Did you guys see what he did to Neji :( :( :(

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KNYB7WF2WNTRUM2KZSGZK2IJDM Graham

    what?

  • http://twitter.com/zackeryozon zackeryozon

    I bet Kishimoto will get jumped by a Neji fan.

  • unleashrage

    sure did

  • http://sendoclanpsn.webs.com/ Hason Peart

    Poor Neji… He wasn’t my favorite, Fu and Hinata <3, but still… He was epic and awesome put together. I'm gonna miss his Byakugan :( Hinata was crying her eyes out for him <3

  • uchihalord1994

    Yes sir :( he may rest in piece …

  • uchihalord1994

    I really really really reallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy wannna see the voice actor of killer bee !!!! LMAOOOOOOO 

  • charles webster

    neji died it was sad get over it

  • charles webster

    peace dumbshit

  • charles webster

    I like how hes bringing rock lee and tenten nejis team mates after he killed neji o-o rub it in alittle more?

  • http://twitter.com/BjSilent Afro Silent

    R.I.P. NEJI hope we get a playable demo 

  • RedDragon10

    Okay, all of you people have to realize that not everybody reads the manga and a spoiler warning would very much be appreciated.  I’ve read the chapter and all, but there could be several people who hasn’t.  Please be respectful of their presence.

  • uchihalord1994

    we can’t just keep quit and stop sharing our opinions because some people don’t watch the manga bro! its not a big deal . and vise versa

  • uchihalord1994

    Naruto did too :’( and i did as well …. ughhhhhh

  • RedDragon10

    Is putting a spoiler warning too hard to do?  Is going to a proper manga forum site to big of a task to accomplish?

  • uchihalord1994

    i dont think its a spoiler anymore :/ just like when tobi’s identity was revealed ! even the none manga readers knew about it , ppl were posting pics and stuff so. lol 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q4C3P2W6P2XWKJ4374I5Z2JD5I Bowwow Reed

    manga rock just Like THE 10 tails

  • Thomas Jardine

    Is spending an hour reading the manga too big of a hassle or do we need to put warnings for poor little ol’ you.

  • CJCon

     No one was saying that you couldn’t share your opinion, just be respectful of the people that haven’t seen it yet. And if you really want to talk about it, there are a lot of Naruto forums for discussions like it. It was spoiled for me because I just happened to come to Saiyan Island before I read the chapter this morning, which was a little irritating.

  • uchihalord1994

    Bro! people have their right to share on opinions but maybe your right.. they need at least start talkin’ about it at naruto forums , spoiling isn’t such a bad thing tho~ and it happened to me as well this morning , i saw a pic of neji’s death before watching the manga… i was little pissed but , you don’t see me crying about it or blaming people for that! your gonna watch it anyways in the end . i don’t like spoiling for people! but i don’t mind it either , if you know what i mean ? :)  

  • Phuoc Dao

    Nobody is obligated to keep spoils hidden. 1/10 people are considerate of others. I’m sorry but those have not read the manga will have to deal with it. They could always begin reading the manga and dispose of the hassle. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001292866466 Frank Cerullo

    well heres some advice do what i do every tuseday before going to any otehr site check manga stream check manga panda check any manga site no new chapter view any site you want, first thing i do when i get online is check for new chapters of anruto

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001292866466 Frank Cerullo

    also hope kishi gets questioned about nejis death >_>

  • RedDragon10

    @google-ab38dd536fd361c3092ec03c275a54cc:disqus  Who said I didn’t read it? Not everyone has the endless time that you may have and may have forgotten to check out the latest chapter.  In the end, this isn’t even the place to put the comment.  That’s like me going to some youtube channel and saying that spoiler obito is tobi.  You’re a moron.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ENRWH6PGHSJ274LYJOEMUZXHDM LiL JJ

    Spoiler alert: R.i.p Neji, he died like a true ninja, gave his life for his comrades (moment of silence). You all should have known ish gets serious in war. On another note, hopefully the trailer brings new info and I’m ready for the demo. 

  • RedDragon10

    Trust me, not everybody knows.  I know I would be pissed to find out the truth on some site instead of reading it for myself.

  • RedDragon10

    Right, because everybody’s life revolves around naruto.  Anyway, I wouldn’t worry.  Kishi can’t keep anyone dead.  Orochimaru’s been brought back like 3 times.  *Insert secret jutsu that brings back every person who dies*

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ENRWH6PGHSJ274LYJOEMUZXHDM LiL JJ

    Psyduck FTW

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001292866466 Frank Cerullo

    acually edo tensei don’t count they got brought back to make teh war longer and didn’t stay for more then a few chapters so to be accurate the amount of times someone has been brough back for real in this manga is…

    1: gaara

    2:kakashi 

    3:shizune

    4:oroichiamru 

    5: madara

    and a bunch from the nagato thing i forgot who died during it but  thats nothing kishi leaves his chars dead most of teh time if they’re brought back its a few chapters long haku and zabzua hanzo kimmimoro all of them didn’t last long in the war two chapters each ( for kimoror altogetehr based on sceern time) if i’m correct. its akira who can’t keep his guys dead how many times have they ridden that dragons balls ( pun intended) wishing every char back every saga. and even when their dead we see them in otehr world so they still get sceern time

    also its not that all i’ve got time to do is anruto but reading a chapter takes less then 10 minutes and its a quick check so you don’t get spoiled.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Larry-E-Powe-Jr/100000732527929 Larry E. Powe Jr.

    He better, cause there thousand of NejiTen fans out there are already pissed off, some to Kishi, when Neji died. And I’m one of those NejiTen fans.

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

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  • konanNmadara

    Well yeah you have a point but neji, I don’t think so

    I can only think of a few that were actually left dead

    Asuma
    Jiraya
    3rd hokage

    And bad guys like the akatski and konan don’t count they were antagonist and some. Point in the series

  • *Super~Sayian*

    SPOILER: * he’s not coming back guys, he’s really gone for good. remember that the cursemark on neji’s head seals his BG ability once he dies, even if he was to be revived, his ability to activate BG wouldn’t be possible. sure he could transplant them or just live his days as a hyuuga with no eye powers. but that would seem kinda disrespectful or pointless. I made a theory on another site that IF neji was brought back, it’s only because neji will finally be freed from the curse mark. he’ll be a bird out of the cage. and that neji’ quote from the chuunin exam about his cursed destiny would be false while naruto and gemna were right about changing destiny without having to stay dead. I hope my theory would come true, but very unlikely.. RIP neji,

  • Obito Uchiha

    Yeah to me he had a Death that he wanted himself it’ll be a shame for him to be brought back after his Heroic Death :( RIP Neji

  • *Super~Sayian*

    I feel you man, logically I don’t want him to comeback because it’ll ruin the manga and the purpose. but emotionally I want him back alive even if it ruins the story. that’s how important his death means to me…

  • RedDragon10

    I was mostly talking about during the Pein arc. Killing off kakashi, Hinata, the entire leaf village etc. and bringing them back alive.  Edo Tensei is also another great example.  Characters don’t just stay dead.  One does not simply kill of a character in naruto.

    Time constraints isn’t the only thing I was talking about.  Often, the last thing on one’s mind is catching up on the manga and then when one nonchalantly comes across a comment on a site, you get spoiled.

  • RedDragon10

    Were you spoiled too?

  • uchihalord1994

    why do i have this feeling tht tobi would do  exactly the same as nagato ? LMAOO 

  • uchihalord1994

    how he was spoiled when the guy said *SPOILER ALERT* LOL 

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    WTF KISHIMOTO O_O

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    2 words, WTF KISHIMOTO O_O

  • konanNmadara

    The battle between the allied shinobi force and obito and madara is interesting but ….

    I’m more interested in what’s going on with sasuke?, what is he up to ?, when will he show his hand in this war?,what side is he on? Where is orochimaru taking him

    And that reminds me the five kages are just as mangled as neji but I’m so sure atleast 3 of them will live

    I guess I should say SPOILER* I think ysnade and onoki will die
    Don’t know about the hidden rock but that will open up the position of hokage for naruto and that will end the series

  • RedDragon10

     Just because someone sees  a spoiler warning doesn’t mean they want to read it.  It just means they are warned.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ENRWH6PGHSJ274LYJOEMUZXHDM LiL JJ

    The whole reason I put Spoiler Alert was because I read your comment that not every one reads the manga (because I did forget), so that’s what I did.

  • http://twitter.com/watsg00dn199a RyanBSmith

    NEEEEJI

  • Daniele Prati

     R.I.P :_(

  • http://twitter.com/Keviouk KuroPansa

    This event will be THE ultimate event for Storm 3 ! Can’t wait !

  • James Soldier

    You’re going to be there?

  • http://twitter.com/devaughn92 devaughn chambers

    I don’t think Neji is dead. Remember how Haku did Sasuke? We all thought Sasuke was dead but he wasn’t. Maybe Neji Used alot of chakra up and passed out.

  • http://twitter.com/devaughn92 devaughn chambers

    the guy that was on bill cosby voice acts him in the english version

  • Portgas D Ace

    Haku’s weapons can simulate death, remember that Haku used them on Zabuza to escape. Haku (and he said it) didn’t want to kill Sasuke, he wanted to fight with an angry Naruto, he wanted to see Naruto’s power which only wake up when he HAS to protect someone. Again, Haku didn’t want to kill Sasuke.
    On the other hand, Obito wants to kill everyone to complete his plan, dont matter if is Neji, Ten Ten, or a random ninja. Neji is dead. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KMVC2AHUM6A6GYY2VMIFBFBGIU SuperdeadlyKing

    i don’t think he’ll come back but i wouldn’t completely rule it out. this chapter made me very sad =(

  • unleashrage

    Rinnegan = Neji alive

  • unleashrage

    Yes but i think Naruto and Sasuke will fight and then it will end.

  • unleashrage

    Rinnegan my friend, the rinnegan is the answer to Neji’s revival, as lame as that would be copying the pain arc.

  • RedDragon10

    Good.  That’s the way it should be.

  • narutopiece1

    Neji is definitley dead. His Juinjutsu (forehead seal) disappeared, and there are only two ways it can disapear.
    1. if its removed by one of main family branch
    2. when the hyuga dies; then the seal disappears, sealing away the Byakugan with it.

    I still haven’t accepted Neji’s death because he is my second favorite in K11 after naruto. KISHI should’ve just killed sakura (that useless B****)

  • konanNmadara

    Uhmm why is everyone always hating on sakura of cours her pts version was useless but in shippuden she has played some huge roles,

    And she took down sasori
    I know sometimes she tends to sit there and cry during fights but that’s her

    And you have to realize that she is a medical ninja so she can never rush in and attack its the most important rule tsunade taught her.

    Now you could say Ino is useless but still she is aalso a medical ninja

    Temari is a powerful jonin that doesn’t get any screen time so you could call her useless

  • konanNmadara

    @Uleashrage I for got to say that but of course they will fight but I wonder will kishimoto kill off sasuke or will the leaf accept him back to the village becuz naruto will probably become hokage

  • *Super~Sayian*

    Revival yes, Byakugan no.

  • unleashrage

    Unless i have missed something, why no for the byakugan?

  • *Super~Sayian*

    Remember that the purpose of the mark on his forehead is to prevent the enemies from taking there eye abilities and it’s secret if they were to die. according to neji, the mark only vanishes when the person dies. and when the mark vanishes, then the byakugun’s power is sealed. if somehow neji was revived it doesn’t mean the seal will be broken or return. neji might still be able to see like a normal person. but they won’t be able to activate it. unlike uchiha’s if they lose “light” from overusing there mangekyo sharingan. they would no only be unable to use there eye abilites, but they will also go blind. never to see again. so unless neji get’s eye transplant he’ll won’t be able to use it again. heck for all we know the mark sealed it inside neji’s head. so even if he got a transplant, he probably still couldn’t use it. thou that part is more of an assumption lol.

  • unleashrage

    Don’t forget Kishimoto could kill off Naruto all is possible and that is the outcome i would like to see.

  • unleashrage

    Yes the mark seals the byakugan when a hyuuga dies but if he were to come back from the dead? maybe it would unseal? guess we will have to wait and see.

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

    Yes, but I don’t mind. I don’t keep up with the manga and only know about the anime for Storm 3′s sake.

    @uchihalord1994 And I said “NOOO” because I liked Neji, not because it was spoiled.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Larry-E-Powe-Jr/100000732527929 Larry E. Powe Jr.

    Sorry guys, but I don’t think that Obito cared about the Uchiha clan, let alone Sasuke and Itachi. Besides, he’ll kill Sasuke, like a pawn in his own game. Sasuke was used as a lab rat, just like his brother.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Larry-E-Powe-Jr/100000732527929 Larry E. Powe Jr.

    Sorry, but I don’t think that Obito cared about the Uchiha clan, let alone Sasuke and Itachi. Besides, he’ll kill Sasuke, like a pawn in his own game. Sasuke was used as a lab rat, just like his brother. Once he’s down with Sasuke, he’ll do the same thing in chess: destroy a paen. And Sasuke is one of Obito and Madara’s pawns. If Obito and Madara killed Sasuke, right in front of our eyes, there’ll be straight-up hell to fucking pay, IN SPADES!

  • Tyler Casilio

    He’s dead. Kishi can’t have every main character survive. It makes sense and I think more will be soon

  • Tyler Casilio

     Rinne Tensi. It’s possible if Obito turns on Madara but that’s the cheating way out. I’m predicting Sasuke and Orochimaru and crew are gonna show up and save Naruto or Bee somehow  and then then they fight together to stop Madara and Sasuke or Naruto(probably) dies. That’s when Obito will use Rinne Tensi to bring one of those to back to life to stop Madara once and for all and bring Peace to the world

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000328444479 Jonathan Rivera Almodovar

    Ask him about the war endding we would like to know have Madara dies and what time will that take place soon or in the future to come

  • unleashrage

    well that same cheating way out happened for the pain arc. If guy or lee go berserk because of what happened and die too then i think a rinne tensei is inevitable. 

  • http://twitter.com/devaughn92 devaughn chambers

     how?

  • unleashrage

    Remember what Nagato did? he revived everyone using his rinnegan i believe it was called rinne tensei. Just have to wait for Obito to see the light. The light being Naruto using his talk no jutsu on him lol.

  • unleashrage

    Remember what Nagato did? he revived everyone using his rinnegan i believe it was called rinne tensei. Just have to wait for Obito to see the light. The light being Naruto using his talk no jutsu on him lol.

  • http://twitter.com/devaughn92 devaughn chambers

     i agree with you

  • unleashrage

    or someone will know a jutsu similar to the one chiyo used on gaara. But hinata’s father sacrifices himself so neji lives. but the second guess is a long shot i think the rinne tensei will probably happen.

  • http://twitter.com/devaughn92 devaughn chambers

     we’ll never know though. we got to keep tuning in

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YHDZOOL3OAEGJRONOPZAIGTS2U GreenFireEyes*

    I wish someone would straight up ask him “So your message (on the Uchiha massacre) is: Don’t dare ask for equal rights from the government or your entire family deserves to die”?