The first issue of the manga appeared on September 21, 1999. Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. After 23 years, the mangaka recreated the cover, adapting it to the new times: the result is a work of art.
Thicker strokes, more vivid colors, Naruto looking at the reader with a much better defined smile. The details are extraordinary.
The new drawing was published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and could be seen on Twitter, comparing it to the 1999 drawing, so that the public can establish the differences.
「Naruto」 1 話 掲載 時 の 表紙 を リメイク し て い。 さらに 付録 の スタンド も 岸本 先生 による 描き下ろし と なっ て い ます !!発売をお楽しみに!#ジャンプフェスタ pic.twitter.com/zYEYw01WHt
— 最強ジャンプ (@SAIKYO_JUMP) December 17, 2022
As he points out comic book, “Seeing the two covers side by side shows how much Kishimoto has changed as an artist over these twenty long years, and really emphasizes that it’s been so long since the mangaka began his career.”
The story of Masashi Kishimoto and Naruto
Kishimoto, born in 1974, He was a follower of Akira Toriyama and had the dream of creating his own manga. Thus, this cartoonist created the adventures of Naruto Uzumaki, a teenage ninja who has Kurama, the Nine-Tailed Fox, locked inside.
This was a demon that attacked the Hidden Leaf Village, staging a massacre there.
The village leader, Minato Namikaze (the fourth Hokage), sacrificed his life sealing the demon inside Naruto, when he was just a newborn.
His growth as a person and as a ninja, his struggles, joys and misadventures, are the basis for the development of the story.
Kishimoto’s manga, whose last publication was in 2014, He moved into the world of anime in 2002, thanks to the Pierrot studio and through VIZ Media for the United States and Latin America.
As a commemoration for the 20 years of Naruto in the anime version, Kishimoto has been sharing all kinds of character arts, in addition to the fact that it will be released next year Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
Total joy for anime fans.