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About Masashi Kishimoto (岸本 斉史)
Masashi Kishimoto was born in 1974 in rural Okayama Prefecture, Japan.
When he was in elementary school read “Dragon Ball” and decided to become a manga artist.
When I was in high school, he drew up a 31-page manga for applying to the “Jump” rookie award, but he didn’t apply it because the reaction of the family who read it was bad.
Going to the Faculty of Fine Arts at the university with the intent of “I want to be good at painting. I want to be a manga artist”.
After spending time in the university, he won the Hop Step Award for new manga artists with his story “Karakuri (カラクリ)”.
The following year, in 1997, his first version of “Naruto” whitch a shot story about fox spirits was published in “Akamaru Jump”.
His final version of “Naruto”, which debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999, quickly became the most popular ninja manga in the world.
“NARUTO” was serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump” untill 2014.
The number of circulation will exceed 250 million in 2019.
“NARUTO” was also spawn multiple anime series, movies, novels, games and more.
The work is well known outside of Japan, and cartoons were sold in over 23 countries, anime was broadcast in over 60 countries, and licenses were provided in over 90 countries.
Currently he is in charge of supervision of “BORUTO”, and the original author of “Samurai 8 Yamaruden (サムライ8 八丸伝)”.