After a long wait, the results of Naruto's Top99 have determined the character most loved by fans of the work. The to win Global poll launched to mark the 20th anniversary of the anime series Studio Pierrot was Minato Namikaze, but Masashi Kishimoto has created art that celebrates the top 20 finishers.
With over 700,000 yes votes, the The protagonist's fourth Hokage father was chosen by fandom. It will therefore be the yellow flash of Konoha Minato, the protagonist of the Naruto manga spin-off developed by Sensei Kishimoto. In addition to this initiative, details of which have already been leaked, the Naruto writer celebrated the top 20 characters on the leaderboard with an unreleased illustration. Did you know that Kishimoto's artwork for Naruto's Top 99 hides secrets?
As previously mentioned, the artwork portrays the 20 most voted characters by fans. Actually, in the picture there are 22 charactersas Kishimoto didn't feel like excluding the champion Might Guy and the Nine-Tailed Fox Kurama, number 21 and 22 in the world rankings.
The Easter egg of the illustration is what you can notice by observing closely Shisui Uchiha. His left hand is encased in a green drill, just like his Non-canon Susanoo by Kishimoto for the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storms video game series.
Obito Uchiha is drawn in an adult version, but with the orange glasses that he wore as a child. This is how the author imagines an Obito who has gone over to the side of good. Kakashi's father Sakumo Hatake wears a red scarf, never before seen in its very brief appearance. Although she specializes in hand-to-hand combat, Sakura wields a powerful axe. Kakashi, Itachi and Hashirama also use unusual weapons. Sasuke, however, bangs it Indra's arrow.
Masashi Kishimoto's new illustration featuring the best #NARUTOP99 sign is here! pic.twitter.com/lqpbTtzEoR— NARUTO OFFICIAL (@NARUTO_info_en) April 13, 2023