What Does Masahi Kishimoto Think Can Grow Bigger Than Naruto?
The creator of Naruto, Masahi Kishimoto, recently had an interview where he gave out some interesting information – information on his next project.
Of course, after creating a legendary manga/anime and finding incredible fame, where does one go from there? Showing an almost Naruto-esque optimism and lofty goal-setting, Masahi Kishimoto has said that he aims to surpass Naruto with his next work. How close he comes to doing that…only time will tell.
His next work is going to involve a change of genre, along with a change in publication schedule – read on below the break to find out the details!
Kishimoto mentioned that things like deadlines and the difficulty of doing a weekly manga. When asked if he was going to, then, do a monthly manga, Kishimoto replied that he was interested in digital publication Shonen Jump Plus, because it offered more freedom with page counts and publication dates.
“I’ve already decided what I’m doing for my next work,” Kishimoto replied. “While I was still doing Naruto, I thought about various things for material, and for the next one, I’m thinking I’m going to do science-fiction.”
Kishimoto added that the main character is unlike what you’ve seen before.
“Since Naruto was a bigger hit than I could ever imagine,” Kishimoto said, “I’d like to aim for the next hit. I don’t know when I can announce the next manga, but because I plan on challenging myself to surpass Naruto, please wait for it.”
Source: Kotaku. Read the original article for more details and commentary.
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