FEATURE: Celebrate Naruto Author Masashi Kishimoto's B-Day with Crunchyroll!

Looking back at 2020 with a retrospective on Naruto and Boruto-related quizzes and features

Boruto and Himawari prepare to blow out the candles on a birthday cake in a scene from Episode 66 of the BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS TV anime.


November 08, 2020 is the 46th birthday of manga author Masashi Kishimoto, an artist most famous for creating works such as Naruto and BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS.


Kishimoto's manga sold millions of copies worldwide, kicked off numerous adaptations on stage and screen, and inspired entire generations of anime and manga fans. So to celebrate Kishimoto's life and career, we've collected a sampling of some of the essays, opinion pieces, quizzes, and features that Crunchyroll has published in 2020 about Kishimoto's creations. In chronological order, here's our Top 11:


A birthday cake stands ready for Himawari and Boruto Uzumaki in a scene from episode 66 of the BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS TV anime.



Naruto Uzumaki, the Seventh Hokage of Hidden Leaf Village, is snowed under by paperwork in a scene from Episode 66 of the BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS TV anime.


That's a lot of Boruto and Boruto's dad! 


What are your favorite moments in the Naruto/Boruto saga? What life lessons have you learned from the works of Masashi Kishimoto? Let us know in the comments section below, and be sure to wish Kishimoto-sensei a very happy birthday!


Boruto Uzumaki from BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS smirks for Crunchyroll ad banner.



Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.


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