The world of naruto currently focuses on the ninjas of the Hidden Leaf Village fighting against the Kara organization, with the battle having already resulted in major casualties on both sides. As the action heats up in both anime and Masashi Kishimoto’s manga, the shonen franchise creator has taken the opportunity to create some new art to help celebrate Konoha’s partnership with Nike’s sneaker line. , Air Jordans.
Masashi Kishimoto shocked the anime world when the mangaka decided to return to the franchise that made him so famous, currently acting as head writer for the manga series which follows Naruto’s son in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. While the Seventh Hokage is still alive in this sequel series and still playing a major role in the battle against the Kara Organization, he has suffered significant casualties since the return of SHonen’s creator. With Kishimoto killing both Jigen and Kurama, Naruto now finds himself unable to rely on the power of the nine-tailed fox that got him out of so many jams in the past.
Twitter user Abdul_S17 shared Masashi Kishimoto’s new artwork transforming basketball player Zion Williamson into a member of the Hidden Leaf Village in preparation for the titanic crossover that will see anime fans able to score ninja-inspired Air Jordans:
This Naruto x Zion Williamson illustration by Masashi Kishimoto is so cool🔥👍 pic.twitter.com/boyhBRnnY0
—Abdul Zoldyck (@Abdul_S17) April 26, 2022
The Jordan Zion x naruto The collection is set to arrive on May 11 and 18, with the sneakers in question set to arrive with “Kyuubi”, “Nine Tails” and “Sage of the Sixth Paths” each priced at around $130 a pair. Along with sneakers, anime fans will also be able to purchase t-shirts, pants, and other apparel to complete their look. It will be interesting to see if this current collaboration opens the door for other anime franchises to receive their own Air Jordans in the future.
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