At the opening day of the 2015 Masashi Kishimoto Naruto Ten exhibition attendees were given various special exclusive material, including a new spin-off manga chapter. That manga itself has one of the biggest surprises in all Naruto history, the reveal Kakashi Hatake’s full face.
This is the first time that fans of the series has seen an official look at Kakashi’s full face. Two special manga chapters are given to fans who attend the exhibition, a 19 page manga chapter titled Shinden: Kaze no Sho (New Legend: The Book of Wind) and an additional 19 page manga chapter titled Shinden: Ikazuchi no Sho (New Legend: The Book of Thunder). Kakashi’s reveal is from the latter manga.
The Kishimoto Masashi Naruto Ten opened in Tokyo last week at the Mori Arts Center Gallery, running till June 28. It will then be held in Osaka, at the Osaka Culturarium, Tempozan between July 18 and September 27. The exhibition will have many detailed three dimensional models and dioramas from the franchise. One such attraction that could be in the exhibition is the full model of the Hokage faces with Naruto painting over them, from the early chapters of the Naruto manga.
There will also be showcases of the original art from that Masashi Kishimoto had drawn for the manga, in addition to covers of the manga’s volumes. It won’t be all of his art, but select images from some of the vital moments from the series.
There will also be a special video 10 minute theatre production at the exhibition:
And the last concept art is for a small library that contains all related material and concepts that helped Kishimoto develop the story and world of Naruto.
Naruto is an original manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga began in 1999 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, where to date a total of 69 volumes have released. Since its debut the manga has sold over 130 million copies in Japan alone. The series has also received two TV anime series adaptation, covering the manga’s two parts: Naruto and Naruto Shippuden in 2002 and 2007 respectively. Both series were produced by Studio Pierrot. Additionally, a total of 9 anime films have released to date and numerous OVAs and specials. A light novel spin-off was produced by Masatoshi Kusakabe and released in 2002, and a manga spinoff, titled Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden, began publishing in 2010 from Kenji Taira and was adapted into an anime in 2012. Today, the franchise is one of Japan’s most renowned and one of the most popular anime/manga series outside of Japan.
Here is a synopsis of the original series from MAL:
Naruto Uzumaki, a hyperactive and knuckle-headed ninja, lives in Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf village. Moments prior to his birth, a huge demon known as the Kyuubi, the Nine-tailed Fox, attacked Konohagakure and wreaked havoc. In order to put an end to the Kyuubi’s rampage, the leader of the village, the 4th Hokage, sacrificed his life and sealed the monstrous beast inside the newborn Naruto.
Shunned because of the presence of the Kyuubi inside him, Naruto struggles to find his place in the village. He strives to become the Hokage of Konohagakure, and he meets many friends and foes along the way.
The Kishimoto Masashi Naruto Ten is currently open in Tokyo and will bebe ending on June 28, before moving to Osaka and reopening on July 18 through till September 27.
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