From great musicians to actors, writers, rulers, Montblanc has paid tribute to great world figures through its various limited editions with one thing in mind: to tell a good story. And it is that same narrative passion that now brings him closer to the field of anime to celebrate two decades of the appearance of the series. Naruto: Shippuden which has become an icon of pop culture.
The young ninja who has fascinated the world with his adventures has become the focus of the Montblanc x Naruto collection, which includes everything from writing instruments and leather to smartwatches and other accessories.
a bit of context
The anime Naruto: Shippuden It first appeared 20 years ago as an adaptation of the manga of the same name, which has become one of the best-selling manga of all time. We are talking about 250 million copies in 46 countries.
And it’s about the adventures of Naruto Uzumakia young orphan ninja who travels through a fantasy world in search of recognition with the ambition of becoming hokage, that is, the leader of his village and the most powerful ninja.
“Naruto is a cultural phenomenon capable of appealing to multiple generations as he approaches life’s lessons in a dynamic, engaging and understandable way. One of these lessons is the value that comes from passing on knowledge. This theme is closely linked to Montblanc’s own legacy in handwriting, as well as his relentless mission to inspire people to make their mark on the world in purposeful and meaningful ways,” he explains. Nicolas Baretzki, CEO of Montblanc.
The Montblanc x Naruto Collection
Precisely the design of the Montblanc x Naruto collection emphasizes the importance of transmitting knowledge. Therefore, it focuses on the relationship between the young hero and his mentor, the hermit Jiraiya.
This sage, who became a great ninja in the past, dedicated himself to traveling the world in search of knowledge, which he now passes on to his godson and last disciple, Naruto.
Items in the collection feature the characters on a black background, with striking orange design elements that evoke the art of writing, such as brushstrokes, ink drops and calligraphy-inspired symbols.
The collection includes a new edition of the emblematic writing instrument Montblanc Meisterstucka tool that has been at the service of self-expression and creativity for generations, available in Rollerball, ballpoint, and fountain pen with a gold nib adorned with decorative plaqué details and the symbol of “the village hidden in the leaves”. ” in yellow gold.
The writing line is completed with a special orange ink in a glass bottle and a leather notebook decorated with an image of Naruto.
On the other hand, the selection of Montblanc x Naruto leather goods includes a crossbody bag, a chest bag and a mini reporter bag that can be carried across the body, as well as a tote bag and a case with a wrist strap.
All with a representation of Naruto or Jiraiya on a black leather background, as well as symbols related to the writing on the orange leather inside.
The collection of smaller leather goods includes a 3-card wallet, a compact wallet, a writing instrument case, a leather belt with M buckle and a key fob, as well as smart device accessories such as phone cases. iPhone 14 Pro and AirPods Pro.
Closing this collection, the Montblanc x Naruto Summit 3 smartwatch was also launched, which stands out for the fascinating animations of the character on the watch face.
A short film inspired by the collection
To accompany the launch of the collection, the Naruto team has created a special anime short that talks about the power of writing and the transmission of knowledge, in which Jiraiya reflects on Naruto’s journey, the advice he gives him your ward and the things that really matter in life.
The teacher captures with pen and ink his thoughts on what it really means to be a ninja.
The Montblanc x Naruto collection is now available in the Maison’s boutiques around the world and online, through this link.