The legend of Naruto The young Leaf Village ninja-turned-spoilsport-turned-Seventh Hokage has captivated millions of readers and viewers around the world, and author Masashi Kishimoto, who helped write the sequel Boruto, is back with an original illustration to celebrate the 20 years of anime.
It was the October 3, 2002 when a new Pierrot studio production debuted on TV Tokyo, starring a young orphan from Konoha who was marginalized as the driving force behind the Nine-Tailed Fox, a creature that had attacked the village years earlier. An episode full of comic and funny scenes that alternate with moments of loneliness and sadness, reinforced by the song sadness and suffering by Taylor Davis.
Despite the various criticisms of the anime, especially the last part of Naruto: Shippuden where the quality loss in the drawings and animations was evident, the anime continued 10 years and 720 episodes. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the animated adaptation, Kishimoto created the magnificent illustration that you can find at the bottom of the page, where he traces the protagonist's growth and shows off the iconic technique of extreme upper body augmentation.
To finish, we leave you with a fan-made video that summarizes the entire Naruto anime.
NARUTO ANIME 20TH ANNIVERSARY Illustration by mangaka Kishimoto pic.twitter.com/ILALz2KOAn- Shonenleaks (@shonenleaks) October 3, 2022