Artist Turned Ninja has created a portrait of Naruto Uzumaki that manages to portray the ninja’s entire journey from social outcast to beloved Hokage.
Artist Turned Ninja has revealed a stunning portrait of Naruto Uzumaki that depicts key events in the famous ninja’s life.
Seen from a distance, the image simply appears to be a portrait of the adult Naruto, as he appears at the very end of Masashi Kishimoto’s manga and throughout his subsequent series, Boruto: The Next Generations of Naruto. But a closer look reveals that the portrait is actually made up of several smaller images depicting key events in Naruto’s life: him alone sitting on a swing at the start of the series, the iconic photo he took with him. Team 7 and Kakashi, lying on the ground after his decisive battle with Sasuke, and finally, his first appearance as the Hokage of Konohagakure. It’s a touching and beautiful way to revisit the journey of the young shinobi, from the hated social outcast to the beloved hero.
Fans who want to see more of Turned Ninja’s work can visit their website, where they offer personalized portraits that transform fans into their favorite anime or video game characters.
Naruto was created by Masashi Kishimoto and was first published in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999. The series quickly became one of the most popular manga in the world and is now the fourth best-selling manga series of all time, with a worldwide circulation of over 250 million copies. The manga was generally considered to be one of Weekly Shonen Jumpthe “Big Three” franchises of during the boom in the industry in the early 2000s, alongside the long history of Eiichiro Oda A play and that of Tite Kubo Bleach. The series continues to be incredibly popular over twenty years after its initial release and has been adapted into several animated series and films, as well as dozens of video games. A novel set after the end of the series, titled Naruto: The Story of Kakashi – The Sixth Hokage and the Failed Prince, was recently confirmed for release in English.
Kishimoto’s original manga ended in 2014, but it was followed by a series of sequels, Boruto: The Next Generations of Naruto in 2017. The new manga focuses on Naruto’s rebellious young son, Boruto, and was originally written by Ukyo Kodachi, who previously worked on the Macross and Grand Destiny / Order series. Kishimoto took over as the sequel’s lead writer from volume 14.
The entire Naruto The manga series is available in English from VIZ Media. both the original Naruto anime adaptation and the after-time jump Shippuden The sequel series are available to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Funimation. The two Boruto The manga and anime are currently still in progress: new chapters are released each month by VIZ Media, while the show can be aired on Crunchyroll, which provides a simulcast of the series when it airs in Japan.
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