Masashi Kishimoto Retirement?!

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.

Masashi Kishimoto RetirementThe 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.

 Source: Qaelios

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There are 44 comments

  1. Zack

    Good thing he’s retiring, because I doubt that he can vomit out anything good at this point. He turned his gold mine, Naruto, into an awful, appalling slop. His one-shot pieces are all mediocre crap. Kishimoto’s been a real disappointment for the longest time.

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    1. Sunite

      When do you think it went from great to something aweful? A lot of people also think that his fans will move on to other people’s work which is a win win for many.

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    2. pagfdfgs

      Completely agree. He just sold out. Also, i believe he can’t even draw. I am almost sure that he had a guy who did all the drawing for him, and you can TOALY see when the guy was not in the mood to draw for Shitimoto, because Shiti was being an arrogant selfish jerk again.

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  2. pontaas

    Please do! lmao this man needs to go home and study a little. Naruto was good, at least until chap 668, everything after 669 is pure crap, he needs to take a break because he’s really making a fool of himself with all that crap he’s been releasing lately. He never was the greatest writer, but with this gaiden and boruto stuff the man went right down the toilet. Ki$himoto go home!

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    1. kgandra

      you just a piece of shit that dont know how to respect other people who already provide you with a good manga, and i expect someone like you who read just in the website for free without bought any of Naruto original manga, if you bought maybe just a little, i dont like you comment toward other that already give you a good story, give you a time to read, SO THINK ABOUT IT BEFORE YOU WRITE A COMMENT, i’m fans of masashi kishimoto, and i dont like any of your fucking comments

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      1. pagfdfgs

        Shitimoto deserves nothing but punishment. With Naruto he had a responsibility. He did not fail, what everyone would have forgiven him, no… he took his responsibility, pulled down his pants, and shit all over it.
        If the guy is already BEGGING for hate, i’d love to let him know how much i hate him, until he dies.

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        1. peterson

          Dude –” Can you please chill down . Don’t judge someone when you don’t even know him. And also , publishing a manga is not as easy as you think. I’m fine with you dislike him but please stop, he did a wonderful job creating Naruto , and if you really really hate it , just ignore the very own of it’s existence. To you , it’s just a piece of rubbish , but do know this Naruto will always be an amazing masterpiece along the history.

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  3. Satouf

    i think he needs a good old break from drawing.
    Nothing he does now will generate the same fan base or money Naruto did. He did rush the ending n jumped ship before it turned all soure.
    He lost his touch

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  4. deVanie

    I like his work i don’t think there are many authors who could create and hold together so many characters consistently for this long. To critics i say, you try creating a village full of imaginary people for …years

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    1. Andrew Austin

      because everything after madara revived arc was shit. he basicaly ruined the ending of his masterpiece. he’s basically the biggest selout idiot possible.

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  5. Nick Dunn

    At least he got to write the last movie how he wants to before retiring. I think Naruto did get better as time went on, although calling them Ninjas seems out of place now, sense they became so powerful as the series progressed, bit still I did enjoy it.

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    1. pagfdfgs

      In WHAT aspect did he write it like he wanted it to?
      Didn’t he literally cry, because there were like “People with influence and money that forced him to do certain decisions in a certain way?
      As far as i am aware he did NOT end it like he intended.
      He choose the money, and then made changes to everything, that those people wanted.
      Kinda sounds weird when i explain it like this, but it was all like… legit and “studio” intern. Not like some Mafia that suddenly shows up with a bag full of money 😛
      But in anyways, no matter how those people showed up, or who they were. Shitimoto decided FOR the money, and AGAINST the ending that he planned. Have you seen those Anti Sakura commercials that HE made? Why in the world would you make something like that, except for money?

      Sorry to disappoint you, but the ending was not the one that… well… “he” wanted. And with “he” i mean the Shitimoto that we used to like, not the one that “wants” money, because… if you would see it that way, he DID write that movie the way he wanted. A Bad movie, that gives him lots of money…

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      1. Daniel

        that’s right totally agree. He either sold out or was forced to, quite possibly by his editor so I hear. Can’t believe he did that. Worst thing he could’ve ever done is turn something so beautiful into the exact opposite. A terrible lie.

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      2. Mangalore

        F**k You Dude, how should he have ended it then you sound rediculas naruto could not have ended any better and I’m pretty sure you couldn’t make anything better

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    1. Sunite

      Totally agree with your Josephia, he’s provided a great 15 years full of awesome stories, movies and even games. I appreciate that, I’d like to see what he goes on to do next, interestignly I’ve heard that he’d like to go into more sci-fi kind of stuff, but that is if he decides to move onto something else.

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      1. Nick Dunn

        That’s interesting. Its always happy and sad when a popular manga ends. I did enjoy it very much and I just started reading the mini series about their kids.

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  6. miharusshi

    Not that I underestimate Kishimoto, but what if he also couldn’t think of another concept that would be better than Naruto? Naruto’s universe was fleshed out really well and the manga enjoyed immense popularity that it will forever remain in anime fandom’s minds (regardless of whether they like/hate it–the point is everyone has heard or known of it).

    And it’s good for him to take a break. Drawing and storytelling in the manga form for him is a passion, and it must have taken a lot of his time and energy (mental and physical) to get things done week by week. My utmost respects to a dedicated mangaka. He deserves some rest and should enjoy his vacation by unwinding.

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    1. Sunite

      Totally agree, he’s spent years improving upon Naruto and Naruto world, the fact here is that after ending the main series is that he’ll have to come up with an even awesome story. On top of this, Ive heard that he’ll be working on some sort of SciFi story if he decides to not actually retire.

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      1. miharusshi

        Oh, that’s cool! It’s not really a wonder if Kishimoto tries sci-fi stories. He has the knack for explaining and building his story’s universe using a scientific-like approach, e.g. the almost convincing medical aspect of chakra, etc.

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        1. pagfdfgs

          Have you even seen his new stuff?
          It looks embarrassing. It makes me think that he never did anything in the first place.
          How can someone lose all his talent in like… a day? You can’t, but you know what you can lose in a day? A guy that you pay to draw Naruto for you, and be quiet, so you can earn all the fame, because there ARE people that HATE fame, and would LOVE to publish something, without having fans. I can just imagine that someone like that, did all the actual work, and Shitimoto was just such a jerk, that the guy quit right before Naruto ended, and suddenly Shiti had to do the stuff by himself. That’s why Naruto usually looks like it’s made by a decent artist, but the end just looks like it’s made by some college kid…

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  7. Matthew

    Personally I think this is great for him if he retires. He would be able to relax and enjoy some time with his family. At least he was able to create the story for this movie.

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      1. Matthew

        I agree. Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama’s series is over but Dragon Ball is alive and moving after all these years. Naruto will probably follow its foot steps.

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        1. Sunite

          Dragon Ball is a series for all type of people, after a 18 year wait, I think it’s the best time to learn again why DB is such a great series and why it will always be with us. Compared to Naruto, itll be hard for it to compare unless it carrys on the lives of the kids somehow.

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          1. pagfdfgs

            Dragon Ball WAS a series for all type of people
            Dragon Ball Z WAS a series for all type of people
            Dragon Ball GT was a series for EIGHT YEAR OLD GIRLS
            Dragon Ball Whatevertheremakeiscalled is for 8 year old boys, that are too infantile to watch or play anything that’s not HD.
            Dragon Ball Whateverthenewthingsnameis (Turbo?) Will be for little kids again. Watched the first episode, and it was MASSIVELY emberassing, even worse then GT. There are just so many things wrong with this, i have no idea where to start…

            The powerlevels that make no sense? The physics that behave NOWHERE like in the old show, not even close to normal DB. When in normal DB goku, i don’t know… flipped over a car, it was like… “Omg, he is so strong” and then, booom! “Oh damn, that actually has consequences???”
            And in the New one, you see Goku catching a vehicle, that’s like… falling at max speed, and he just lets it CRASH INTO HIS HAND! It’s like… “Shouldn’t there be something happening? A 1 billion ton vehicle, just fell onto goku’s outstretched hand…” There is NO way that everything just stops, no matter how strong goku is, the vehicle would be ripped apart, but no, not even the steeringwheel is broken, which… “whoever the hell that is supposed to be” (Goten? Because this guy looks WAAAAY younger then Goten. Last time he looked like young trunks, now he looks like… well… the youngest saiyan i have ever seen besides baby goku…)

            See? one tiny topic, the animations, and already i have this massive cluster of text…
            The villain is idiotic, because we have already seen his future and know that he is just some… god in training. We already know when he will be “defeated”, we already know that Goku can’t get stronger until he becomes the Saiyan God… The movie just spoilered WAY too much stuff. It’s a completely retarded idea, to start the new series BEFORE the movie… If it would play AFTER the movie, it would be perfectly fine… They even SAID that Bills (or however people call him THIS day…) will return when he is not a noob anymore…

            Imagine the part where Freezer comes to Earth, would have been a movie that you saw BEFORE Namek… wouldn’t that have ruined each and every dramatic surprise? And then would you not be wondering why the hell his Father never showed up, for example?

            It seems to be impossible to make good Manga / Anime these days. Too many people just throw their work away for some money. Happened to NGE, Naruto, and also Dragon Ball, even though, in the last case i don’t care. DB and DBZ were awesome, and that’s it. Don’t care about whatever stupid universe they throw at us now. They finished their main stories, and they are free to do whatever they want. Make a video of Goku peeing over all his friends, gather the Dragonballs, and wish for the world to be a massive boner… Do it, but don’t expect ANY of the series fans, to return for THIS! If THIS is what you give us after you “return”, you don’t need to return at all, saves you a LOT of hate…

            (Btw same thing Shitimoto could have done with Naruto, go full retard mode ONE episode later… when the Manga / Anime is done. When ur finished, do what you want, before that, finish your work, or deal with a billion people that hate you…)

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            1. pagfdfgs

              the steeringwheel is broken, which… “whoever the hell that is supposed to be” is still holding.

              Missed the end of the sentence there… Goten, or whoever, is still HOLDING the steering wheel. NOTHING is damaged…

              I don’t understand if this is just lazy animation, or bad ‘directors’….

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  8. Saikano-chise

    I’m glad he’s retiring; Naruto used to be absolutely amazing and almost perfect! It was by far one of the best series ever!But fans pandering and the failure of the mini series, which has failed to satisfy or answer any questions left by the original series. The work became sloppy with nothing but meaningless melodrama and dysfunctional romances very few wanted or even understood. He needs a deserving break for the great portion of Naruto (up to the 4th war), for the rest, retire.

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  9. pagfdfgs

    What a massive idiot. Are there no laws in his weird country, that prevent people from shitting all over their work, and then running off with the money?
    If “god know’s who the hell is in charge of Microsoft now” just completely makes all Windows versions unusable, and then runs off with the money they have, before their company has a balance of minus 1 trillion dollars… would THAT be ok?

    NO, it would not be!
    This pathetic excuse of a manga drawer should have to give away all the money he has.
    He doesn’t deserve to live well, after he ruined so many people’s lifes. There are even reports that people injured and even tried to kill themself because of this guy. Really sad that you can literally act as bad as hitler, cause people harm, and then go live the rest of your life with 35^999³*5 gazillion yen, aka, a million dollars…

    I hope this guy loses all his wealth, his health, and his stupid ass family that he never cared for, he would well deserve it.

    It’s not like people don’t know when you piss off your fans THIS extremely. When you make a good manga, and then insult the people that like your work, people get VERY mad. Shitimoto MUST have heard what happened to the guy who made NGE and then spat into his fans faces, about a billion times. He is basically INSANE now. He went from being a young energetic manga drawer, to a guy who hides himself from the public and goes “omg i hate otakus!!!”…

    Sad when you think about it, but well… Imagine a rockstar, standing on his… stage… thingy… and at the end of the concert, when everyone screams for more, he starts pissing into the crowd…

    The more you like someone, the more you hate that person, when you figure out, that that person didn’t care for you AT ALL the entire time, and just was interacting with you for the money.
    Funnily enough, there is an episode about exactly THAT, in NGE, called “Hedgehog’s dilemma”. We let those Manga drawers get too close to us, we started to like them, and we got stabbed in the back because we let our defence down…

    If this whole situation of… “manga drawers that ‘on purpose’ get themselves into situations where everyone hates them RIGHT before the manga ends” was not so sad, i would love to laugh at the irony…
    I just hope other artists will realize, that they carry a responsibility, when another one gets thrown into the insane asylum, because he can’t handle the terror of a million haters. Don’t sell out your product. The more people love the thing that you are ruining, the more hate you will receive in your live… Even Millions of dollars won’t help you, when everyone knows who you are, and knows what you have done / what you are known for.

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  10. LPEAST

    I think he has earned his retirement, he has a great series, that were all remember for the rest of our lives, he has earned our respect, his earned his rest.

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    1. tfbnjjnn

      If NOTHING gets resolved AT ALL, i’d say it started going wrong at episode 1.
      Every big thing that doesnt get resolved ruins the whole manga.
      For example one of the biggest errors was, that when the show got stupid, dumbass kishi promised us that either Naruto or Sasuke will die in a big Fight. Sasuke being alive and well, even having a damn child in the end, is massively retarded. He should be dead! Damn lying scumbag kishimoto…

      Another big thing is the look of the adult characters… The manga told us for 5billion chapters Naruto = Jiraya, Sasuke = Orochimaru and Sakura = Tsunade… Kishi even made tons of adult characters before… WHY in gods name do ONLY those 3, look completely retarded and NOTHING like their counterparts?
      Sakura is UNBELIEVABLY ugly, and that thing on her face makes her look like a clown, unlike Tsunade, who looks “massive”ly awesome.
      Naruto just looks gay… Dont want to offend anyone, but while young adult Naruto looks super awesome, adult Naruto just looks like a raging homosexual, unlike Jiraya, who also looked…fitting… legendary…
      And the guy they call Sasuke… who even is that? Looks like one of those sound or cloud Ninjas from 1000 chapers ago… Did he kill Sasuke and steal his identity? Because THAT guy is NOT Sasuke…
      Why do the 3 main characters just look plain stupid? shitimoto showed us often enough that he knows how “cool ninjas” look like, and in the end, the only characters that are completely screwed up, are the main ones…. WHYYYY?

      All just for a little bit more money… Talentless kishi probably didnt want to spend any more money on the guy that draws the mangas for him. “Just put the characters in photoshop and squish them, squash them, turn em all around!… then get out, ur fired lol!”

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  11. peterson

    Look , whoever who hates Naruto , I beg you please STOP. You can think that the whole manga is idiotic , rubbish , but you know , if you’re not satisfied with his work , just shut it , what’s done is done , enjoy the story or rather make your own fan fiction . Alright ? That’s all I want to say thank you .

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