Top 10 interesting things about Naruto and Masashi Kishimoto

Top 10 things interesting things – Naruto and Naruto shippuden are both anime series who gained world wide popularity and its source material Naruto Manga and its creator Masashi Kishimoto also gained world wide popularity. The Manga ended long time ago while the anime series is still going on, So we decided to tell you Top 10 interesting things about Naruto and the creator of Naruto – Masashi Kishimoto.

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Top 10 Interesting things about Naruto and Masashi Kishimoto

01. Naruto is American, Sasuke is Asian and Sakura is European

Top 10 interesting things - Team 7
Top 10 interesting things – Team 7

In an interview Masashi Kishimoto stated that if Naruto series were to be based  on the aspects of real life the real life origins of Naruto Sasuke and Sakura would have been like this – Naruto is American, Sasuke is Asian and Sakura is European. Although he never told about the real life origins of their parents.

02. Naruto was actually going to be a Ramen Manga with Ichiraku Ramen guy being the mentor of Naruto

top-10-interesting-things-ichiraku-ramen-guy
top-10-interesting-things-ichiraku-ramen-guy

Yes you heard that right Masashi Kishimoto wanted Naruto to be a Ramen Manga with Ichiraku Ramen guy being the mentor of Naruto but later he was not sure that the manga will continue or not , So he decided to add Ninja flick to it and surprisingly it worked!!

03. Masashi Kishimoto thought that Naruto Manga will end in 10 weeks

Top 10 interesting things - Naruto in Manga
Top 10 interesting things – Naruto in Manga

When you right Manga for Shounen Jump and other magazine, you get 10 week’s period after your Manga’s serialization is decided. This 10 week’s period is to see the how the Manga performs, if readers are liking it or they are finding potential, then the Manga will continue. If readers are not liking it then the Manga will end. It was the same thing for Masashi Kishimoto but to his surprise the Manga performed extremely well and it eventually continued 15 years.

04. Sasuke was not going to be in Naruto’s story

Top 10 interesting things - Sasuke's part
Top 10 interesting things – Sasuke’s part

Originally Masashi Kishimoto did not planned to draw Sasuke, the only reason he was in the series, because the publisher’s daughter drew a character like Sasuke, and the publisher made Kishimoto put Sasuke into the series, or else it would not have been published.

05. Hinata knitting scarf for Naruto in movie is based on what Kishimoto’s wife did for him in real life

Top 10 interesting things - Hinata from movie
Top 10 interesting things – Hinata from movie

Kishimoto stated in in the interview, that “Red Scarf” that Hinata made for Naruto in The last: Naruto the Movie represents the entire romance that’s portrayed in the Movie. He further mentioned that, when he was discussing the story of movie revolving around the red scarf, his assistants that were working with him said – “Sir, we don’t think that in modern world nowadays a girl who knits scarf for a boy exist.”  Kishimoto answered, “Well, the scarf reference is based on what my wife did for me.” He further mentions as soon as he said that to his assistant the entire room went silent.

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06. Naruto and Hinata’s character design is based on Goku and Chi-Chi

Top 10 interesting things - Hinata and Naruto
Top 10 interesting things – Hinata and Naruto

Dragon ball manga made by Akira Toriyama influenced Kishimoto to that extent that he made Naruto’s character design and Hinata’s character design on Goku and Chi-Chi from Dragon ball.

07. Naruto’s son Boruto is prodigy, which made Naruto get serious while spar

Top 10 interesting things - Boruto and Naruto
Top 10 interesting things – Boruto and Naruto

Naruto’s son Boruto is a prodigy unlike his father, Naruto recalls the incident when he trained with Boruto prior to his academy graduations. He recalls that in spar with Boruto he forgot that his son is an academy class Ninja and he got serious while he was sparring with his son.

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08. Naruto was almost cancelled

Top 10 interesting things - Naruto Cancelled
Top 10 interesting things – Naruto Cancelled

A certain organization (Name : unknown/not revealed) was not happy with the number of deaths in Naruto and hence they filed an official cancellation complaint and told one of the sponsor of Naruto to cut off the funding, which got Naruto almost on the verge of cancellation.

09. Legendary Sannins are referenced to old novel published in 1839

Top 10 interesting things - Legendary Sannin
Top 10 interesting things – Legendary Sannin

The legendary Sannin trio, Jiraya, Tsunade and Orochimaru exists as characters from old novel with Jiraya as the protagonist. The novel was published in 1839 and the title of that novel is – “The ballad of hero Jiraya.”

10. Choji Akimichi’s dad Choza Akimichi was part of group that wanted to kill Naruto.

Top 10 interesting things - Naruto Manga
Top 10 interesting things – Naruto Manga

Yes you heard that right Choza Akimichi , father of Choji Akimichi and the head of Akimichi clan was a part of group that wanted to kill Naruto. Take a look at Naruto Manga chapter 1st, the panel is on the 38th page number.

  • Extra facts : Ichiraku ramen exists in real life, Its in Fukuoka (Japan)
Ichiraku ramen
Ichiraku ramen – Fukuoka

The shop that was the model for the one in Naruto was located in Fukuoka’s Kyuusandaimae Shop. Author Kishimoto Masashi has said that he commuted to Kyuusandai during his school days and it seems that this might be why the area plays a role in the manga. Unfortunately, the Kyuusandai store closed in 2014. Although there are other branches in Fukuoka, One of the branch is the Shime branch near the Fukuoka airport.

(Source – Rocketnews24)

  • Extra facts : Konoha exists in real life
Konoha
Konoha – Okayama prefecture Japan

Masashi Kishimoto’s village in Okayama Prefecture is used for the reference of Konoha, as its full of greenery, The author used that reference for the name of Konoha.

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Post Author: Kaustubh Shinde

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