A few months ago the Naruto was shocked at the release of a home video edition with some films dedicated to the Konoha ninja and plenty of bonus content, but with an illustration on the cover that was completely different from the style of Masashi Kishimoto by designer Whilce Portacio.
Portacio established itself in the American comics scene in the 1980sHe contributed to series such as X-Men, The Punisher and Iron Man, and then co-founded Image Comics with some of his colleagues such as Todd McFarlane.
A few months ago Viz Media assigned Portacio the cover of a special collector's edition for three Naruto filmsand due to the completely different style than the original, the illustration was massacred by fans. After seeing so much criticism, Portacio decided in an interview with Crunchyroll to explain how he approached the series and why he took such a job.
"My son is a real Naruto fan and Viz sent me some art books, manga, and three DVDs. After watching the three DVDs, I was totally connected to the Naruto character. But I think of him from a strange point of viewAs if he were a hero, I really wanted to play him the way I wanted to. As I am now learning - I first came into contact with this art form in the 1980s - I don't know anything about how we think about manga and anime today. So I took the same approach as any other characterand consequently my interpretation too. "
The artist then responded to the harsh words fans used against his home video release work, commenting, "I try not to think too much about it. I think little about it because I need to be aware of it, but not too much. Something that one learns as a "creative". professional ", especially if you've been in business for a while, this is You must have tough skin. "
Recall that Portacio recently revealed how some mangas influenced American comics in the 80s, and we leave you a magnificent collectible statue of Sasuke Uchiha.