Masashi Kishimoto’s “Fierce desire to be recognized” Gave Naruto His Most Annoying and Most Enduring Trait

Masashi Kishimoto projected his own personality via Naruto through some extent.

Masashi Kishimoto's "Fierce desire to be recognized" Gave Naruto His Most Annoying and Most Enduring Trait


  • Naruto is one of the most renowned anime of all time and has quite a sizeable fandom.
  • One of Naruto's personality traits, which is the constant desire to get recognized, was taken from the author himself.
  • Masashi Kishimoto shared his own personality trait with Naruto.
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Naruto has been one of the most iconic anime and manga series of all time, and many fans even claim that it is the best anime of all time. The series is quite beginner-friendly and has an audience of millions of people who grew up alongside the characters in the series.

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Naruto and Boruto
Naruto and Boruto

Naruto has changed a lot over the years; however, when he was a kid, he was a brat who wanted people to look at him and recognize him. Surprisingly, this personality trait was taken from Masashi Kishimoto, the author of the series, who wanted to project his personality through his character to some extent.


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Inspiration for one of Naruto’s traits was taken from Masashi Kishimoto’s own personality

Naruto has grown a lot compared to his younger self. When the anime started, he was just a brat who caused trouble for everyone and hoped that someone would take a look at him.


Growing up without a family also took a toll on him, as he had nobody who could talk with him and acknowledge his efforts.

In his childhood, Naruto constantly wanted to be recognized by the people near him, which made him commit these heinous acts; however, this personality trait was taken from the author himself.

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Naruto and Sasuke vs Momoshiki

In an interview in 2014 with Nippon, Masashi Kishimoto revealed that he pursued his own will and desires on Naruto, which made him desperate for the title of Hokage.

Being a Hokage means getting recognized by everyone in the village, and Naruto spent his entire journey working hard to become the Hokage.


Fortunately, after years of persistence and hard work, he finally became the Hokage and even found the love of his life. He is now married with two kids, Boruto and Himawari.

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Naruto and his development throughout the years

Naruto has gotten one of the best character developments in anime, from an arrogant brat who caused problems for everyone to a man who would lay down his own life to protect his family and village.

Even though he did not have anything up until he met Sasuke and Sakura, Naruto never gave up, even when his back was against the wall.


The reason so many people love Naruto is his inability to give up. Unlike many other series, Naruto has a pretty simple storyline.

naruto uzumaki as hokage in Boruto

Which fans can easily enjoy and don’t need to keep figuring out stuff about characters, hints, etc. The Naruto manga franchise has sold over 100 million copies worldwide.


Despite the series ending in 2014, fans’ love for the story keeps getting stronger and stronger, and even today, fans get thrilled whenever they see their favorite character back on screen in Boruto.

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