Masashi Kishimoto celebrates 20 years of the Naruto anime with nostalgic illustration

This December 5th Masashi Kishimoto, the creator of Narutoshared a new illustration that is part of the celebration of the anime based on his work.

This animated adaptation celebrated its anniversary on October 3. However, the festivities continue in Japan.

In the design created by Kishimoto, the young Naruto Uzumaki can be seen in his best-known versions, when he was younger and as a teenager.

Each winks at the other, while a shuriken can be seen in the middle. This drawing also celebrates that Naruto: The Gallery will open its doors.

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This is an exhibition that also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the anime. It is the type of event that we rarely see outside of Japan and that the natives of this country perform frequently. Those who attend will learn more about the history of the series.

Masashi Kishimoto celebrates 20 years of the Naruto anime with nostalgic illustration
Font: Studio Pierrot.

Among the details shared are how the characters grew, relationships with their friends, their big battles, and much more. This anime gallery of Naruto It is in Akiba Square in Akihabara UDX, Tokyo.

It will open its doors from December 10, 2022 to January 31, 2023. The art with the two versions of Naruto It will be present in real size and it may be possible to acquire a replica. That is usually a common thing.

Masashi Kishimoto celebrates 20 years of the Naruto anime with nostalgic illustration
Font: Masashi Kishimoto.

What did the creator of Naruto say for the 20 years of the anime?

Obviously, Masashi Kishimoto had something to say about the 20th anniversary celebration of Naruto anime and this exhibition. What he commented was ‘as an original author and someone who was influenced by anime, I’m very excited’.

So this mangaka admitted that Studio Pierrot’s work influenced him as well, which certainly sounds very interesting. But besides him, someone else had something to say about the series.

Masashi Kishimoto celebrates 20 years of the Naruto anime with nostalgic illustration
Font: Studio Pierrot.

That was none other than Junko Takeuchi, the voice of the young Uzumaki. He started by saying ‘I feel that ‘Naruto’ as a work is loved by everyone; so much so that we can hold such a large exhibition for the 20th anniversary. But can you give us more love?’.

To the above, Takeuchi added ‘as you visit the gallery, more and more love will end up accumulating and growing, forming a big spiral circle’. The symbolism it handles is clear.

Junko Takeuchi finished off by saying ‘we are waiting for you’. In addition to Naruto we have more information anime in EarthGamer. Follow our news on Google News so you don’t miss any.