Masashi Kishimoto on One of His Favorite Naruto Characters: “He is a young and rather pretty boy”

Naruto's Creator Masashi Kishimoto Revealed His Favorite Character from The Entire Series.

Masashi Kishimoto on One of His Favorite Naruto Characters: "He is a young and rather pretty boy"


  • Masashi Kishimoto is a very well-known figure in the manga and anime industries.
  • Given Sasuke's significance to the series, Kishimoto acknowledged in an interview that Sasuke was his favourite character.
  • According to Kishimoto, Sasuke is a very special character who is attractive and mature for his age.
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In the world of Manga and Anime, Masashi Kishimoto is a wildly famous name. His creation: Naruto is considered to be one of the best anime series out there. Numerous artists have been influenced by the well-known manga artist Kishimoto. Kishimoto’s career as a manga artist is fascinating, especially considering how much of an influence his style has had on contemporary anime.


As of May 2019, over 250 million copies of his manga, which was serialized from 1999 to 2014, had been sold in 46 countries worldwide. Shonen Jump avoided bankruptcy in the early 2000s thanks to the popularity and craze Naruto created. For many fans, Naruto marked the beginning of their love for anime.

Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden

Anime enthusiasts who haven’t watched the series can still readily identify the characters. Fans have been vocal about who is their favorite character from the series and they surely would love to know who is the favorite character of the creator of the series. Kishimoto has talked about his favorite character and why he loves him.


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Masashi Kishimoto’s Favorite Naruto Character

In an old interview that was recently shared by GameRant, Kishimoto revealed that his favorite character was Sasuke, as he was a pretty important character for the series. Kishimoto also revealed that Sasuke may also be the hardest character to draw too. He said:

“There was far too much going on visually with Sasuke, and too many lines overall, so I simplified him into a good, basic contrast to Naruto’s visual image. Sasuke is a particular challenge for me to draw even now because he is a young and rather pretty boy, but if I’m not careful he loses his youthful quality and I end up drawing him like a much older boy or a grown man.”

Masashi Kishimoto
Masashi Kishimoto

Kishimoto stated that Sasuke is a pretty unique character who is mature and handsome beyond his years. Also, drawing his youthful quality makes it a big challenge for him.


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Kishimoto Reveals The Reson Behind Sasuke Being His Favorite Character

Kishimoto stated that Sasuke being a challenge for him makes it interesting. He wants to keep the visual and the character image of Sasuke consistent which makes him the character that demands the most energy from Kishimoto. He said:

“I’ve never had a character like him in one of my comics before, that kind of boy on the cusp of manhood, who’s somehow mature and handsome beyond his years. Keeping the visual consistently right makes him the character who takes the most work and energy from me. Maybe that’s why he’s become my favorite character.”

Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto
Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto

Sasuke is undoubtedly one of Kishimoto’s favorite characters, as the fans have seen. Among the main reasons Sasuke has become one of his favorites are the difficulties he faced when designing him and all the things he had to keep consistent while drawing him over the years.


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