Anime Always a fascinating genre. Not in the way it was created, but in the minor changes in the style of the authors of the anime. For those who are not hard fans of this genre, surely the anime will be the same. But the truth is not so, each author has a very unique style, no one like anyone. Each author has certain characteristics when they draw the character details.
In this article, learn together the style of the author of the popular series ‘Naruto‘, Masashi Kishimoto!
1. Masashi Kishimoto loves to draw bags
Shinobi often carry a lot of different weapons when participating in battles. Maybe shuriken, kunai, dagger, charm, … or even bring food. Therefore, their costumes always have a lot of bags.
With ‘Naruto’, it seems that the number of bags added by the author and seems excessive, Kishimoto must have liked drawing bags. If you are a hard fan of ‘Naruto’ will definitely notice this much, later on, the author has simplified his design to make the viewer more aware, but the number of bags … does not decrease. .
2. Masashi Kishimoto draws simple manga to easily integrate with the anime
The ‘Naruto’ art style has been slightly simplified in the Tsunade search arc. Kishimoto had intended to gradually integrate his designs into manga and anime. The reason? With this simple design, everything will be easier to remember and more recognizable.
In addition, with this change, the author will draw the details of the character more easily. For example, the characters’ hair may be a little different without affecting the original design.
3. Masashi Kishimoto likes to simulate like a movie
Many art styles revolve around trying to create realistic ideas that are closer to real life. Often viewers will feel ‘wrong’ somewhere when the designs of the characters in the manga and anime are too far away from reality. Kishimoto drew a ‘fisheye lens’ style of drawing to give the characters more depth.
It will be easier if the viewer seems to be able to see everything through their camera lenses, the characters will also be much more ‘real’.
4. Masashi Kishimoto is a master at drawing battle scenes
Drawing a battle scene in a manga or anime is very difficult. These scenes require in-depth knowledge and pay attention to every single detail to make it easier for viewers to absorb them. The authors have to calculate the sparks or blood splashes … but Kishimoto designed it very simply. The battle scenes in ‘Naruto’ are very easy to understand, perhaps the most understandable in anime history, because Kishimoto is a master of drawing parts of the human body and is very delicate when drawing characters when using martial arts. .
5. Masashi Kishimoto likes to experiment with visual styles
‘Naruto’ is like an experiment on how to tell stories in pictures. For example, when Kakashi looked into Itachi’s eye and was struck by Tsukuyomi’s magic, the basic palette was reversed. Or the scene of Sai telling about his tragic past or the way Naruto was possessed by Kurama. This style of storytelling is truly amazing, viewers can immediately feel its originality.
6. Masashi Kishimoto loves to draw eyes
Pain is a figure representative of this style with his spiral purple eyes, also known as the Rinnegan eye. This is just a small example of this style of Kishimoto. There are very few other artists who like to draw different eye styles for their characters, in addition to author Kishimoto, there is also Atsushi Okubo, the author of ‘Fire Force’.
7. Style changes when the person drawing it has changed
Most ‘Naruto’ fans already know about Kishimoto letting their assistants take care of the later parts of ‘Naruto’. It is a very normal thing when this industry is growing. Kishimoto is no exception, he has not only one but several assistants to help him complete this series.
8. Masashi Kishimoto likes to ‘mix’ fantasy elements into reality
No one can fault the Kishimoto character’s background painting style. For example, when Pain sat aloft in Hidden Rain village, it was one of the most impressive scenes for this style. Indeed the author has described the space too well and every little detail has not been overlooked.
9. All characters wear the same type of sandals
Kishimoto was really interesting to design the same sandals of Naruto characters. Strangely, but this is also a special feature of this series.
10. Masashi Kishimoto seems to be obsessed with ‘spiral’
Finally, we can also say that Masashi Kishimoto is a spiral fan. Why is that? Recalling the chakra flow together, Naruto’s Rasengan is also based on the spiral, Obito’s Sharingan … Seems like Kishimoto, the spiral is an interesting and unique image?