Masashi Kishimoto could soon be retiring from being a mangaka as news revealed in a magazine showing that after the latest Naruto movie, Boruto: Naruto the Movie, has aired, Masashi Kishimoto “won’t draw anything further”. Kishimoto also mentions that for the first time for a movie, he has written the entire script by himself, designed the characters and refined the story even further.
The English translation from the magazine article reveals:
The Boruto Movie, for the first time everything begins, starting with original characters. That is to say, it’s an original work of the author, me [Kishimoto], with everything existing completely and only inside my head. For the first time in the 11th Naruto movie I wrote the entire script by myself, devised the character designs, refining them until I was satisfied, than for the sake of perfection requested that the staff to refine them further. When serialization ended, immediately all the time I used to spend on the manga was poured into the movie. In truth this is the Naruto film I really wanted to make. One last word….after this I won’t draw anything further.
The story has not been fully confirmed, so until then please do take this story with a grain of salt. A lot of people agree with the fact that after 710 chapters, 11 movies, and extra art and concept for games and anime fillers, you can’t blame Kishimoto for taking a break.
On the other hand, others agree that after being satisfied with how well Naruto has gone, he would possibly like to pursue his career as a mangaka in another capacity, therefore continue drawing but focus on something else.
Nevertheless, what do you think? From this, and the news that has been quickly popping up, is Kishimoto’s retiring a good or bad thing, and after a long 15 years, I believe he’s made enough money to live for the rest of his life now. Go on and comment down below telling me what you think.