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Masashi Kishimoto
Name Masashi Kishimoto
DOB August 11, 1974 (1974-08-11) (age 34)
Residence Okayama Prefecture, Japan

About the AuthorEdit

Masashi Kishimoto (岸本 斉史, Kishimoto Masashi) the person behind the work Naruto which has brought us here. Masashi Kishimoto hails from Japan and is a professional manga artist.His younger twin brother Seishi Kishimoto is also a manga artist.

InfluencesEdit

Both Masashi and Seishi were influenced from Dragonball by Akira Toriyama inwhich he loved the character Goku, the protagonist of Dragonball.This character inturn helped him in creating the character Naruto, the protagonist of Naruto.

WorksEdit

Kishimoto's first work as a manga artist was Karakuri, which he submitted to Shueisha in 1996.*In 1999, Naruto was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump, winning its monthly "Hop Step Award". Naruto is still ongoing, with more than 45 volumes and just over 44 released in English, and has sold over 71 million copies in Japan and over 93 million copies worldwide as of volume 36, also being adapted into two successful anime series. The Naruto manga series has become one of Viz Media's top properties, accounting for nearly 10% of all manga sales in 2006. The seventh volume of Viz's release became the first manga to ever win a Quill Award when it claimed the award for "Best Graphic Novel" in 2006.

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