Archive for January, 2012
All that it takes, is just a couple of episodes of Naruto, to realize how utterly magnificent the show is.
Every episode, every storyline, and every character on the show, is so superbly etched, that it leaves you wondering who the mastermind behind the series is.
If you have no idea what we are talking about, you really should watch any of the episodes of Naruto online, to treat yourself to this spellbinding anime. It would not be an over-exaggeration to say that Naruto is one of the most brilliant anime series ever to have graced our television sets.
No matter how talented an artist might be, when he finishes working on any project, he is sure to be doubtful about whether it will be appreciated by those who see it.
Naruto’s creator, Masashi Kishimoto, went through a similar dilemma, when he finished the rough draft of Naruto.
He reveals that he felt that the art of the shot stank and that the art was a mess!
Talk of being over-critical on oneself!
Well, thank goodness that he did not take this self-criticism too seriously, or else we might never have gotten the opportunity of being a part of this epic tale.
Talking of the main theme that he kept in mind, while writing the series, he says that it was the acceptance of each other, as human beings, in the first part, and romance in the second one.
Kishimoto makes an unexpected revelation, as he says that the inspiration for the creation of villains on the show has never been to make them a part of the combats. Rather, it was to serve as a counterpoint for the characteristics of the protagonists.
Only a mastermind can think that way!
Kishimoto has always followed an out-of-the-box approach with this series, breaking free from the stereotypes of Japanese manga, keeping the entertainment of his audiences as the paramount concern.
No wonder, he plans to add a touch of technology in the series, with the incorporation of computers in the show.
We can’t wait to see that happen!