Masashi Kishimoto is set to write and draw a spin-off on an iconic Naruto character. And the best part is that the choice is yours!
8 years later, naruto come back
who forgot naruto ? Highly esteemed, the manga on the universe of ninjas was still the best-selling manga in France in 2020. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the French edition, the 72 original volumes (published between 2002 and 2016 ) are even being reissued in a ultimate hokage edition.
Completed in 2014, naruto has since given way to Boruto, which follows the adventures of the son of the receptacle of Kyûbi, the nine-tailed fox demon, who became Hokage. Designed by Mikio Iketomo under the supervision of Masashi Kishimotothis sequel is not as popular as its elder, and some fans have left the universe aside, for lack of interest.
But that could well change, since the author has announced that he will create and draw a manga adaptation centered on a character from the original series. History of reconnecting with the glorious past of the series?
Vote for the Naruto character who will have his manga adaptation!
Kakashi, Madara, Itachi, Naruto, Jiraiya, Minato, Tenten… so far, all options are on the table for the mangaka. And this for a good reason: it is the fans around the world who decide the identity of the character who will be entitled to his spin-off!
Everything happens on the site naruto99, which offers you to rank the 99 most popular characters in manga. You can vote once a day for the personality of your choice, by selecting it from this list, very complete. At the end, the character who receives the most votes will have the honor of being drawn by the master as part of an untold story.
In one illustration, Masashi Kishimoto didn’t hide his excitement:
We’ve done several popularity surveys on Naruto in Weekly Shonen Jump, but this is the first time we’ve done one worldwide. I can’t wait to see which characters manage to reach the top positions!
You will have to wait until April 2023, where the publication of the results will be revealed. As of December 23, it is Minato, aka the Fourth Hokagewho is conducting the poll, in front of two representatives of the Uchiha family, Itachi and Shisui. You have until January 31, 2023 to vote.