Official Website for “Naruto Exhibition” Opens, Masashi Kisihimoto Draws for the Site

©Masashi Kishimoto Scott / Shueisha Inc.
©Masashi Kishimoto Scott / Shueisha Inc.

“Naruto Exhibition - Masashi Kishimoto - Celebration of the Completion of Serialization” will open on April 25, 2015 at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi Hills. An official website for the event is now open, and includes comments from Masashi Kishimoto, the artist of the manga and exhibition.

The exhibition will feature illustrations duplicating famous scenes from the series, an original movie only viewable at the exhibition, and various other artwork including 3D statues. All visitors will receive an official exhibition guest book, Shinden: Kaze no Sho, while advance ticket holders will also receive an official premium fanbook, Shinden: Ikazuchi no Sho.

Each of the special books given to visitors contains a completed 19-page manga story created by Kishimoto. The official movie guide book Shinden: Retsu no Sho will also be given out to those who see The Last: Naruto The Movie currently playing in theaters. Plans are in works to provide those who read the movie guide book together with a specific app to receive a special surprise. Advance ticket sales for the Tokyo exhibition will start in February 2015.

With highlights of the exhibit introduced with photos on the official website, the event will surely be a great representation of the 15-year-long history of the manga. Kishimoto’s handwritten letter to fans is also a must-see. The collection of characters from different generations drawn specifically for the event is also enticing. New information regarding the event and ticket sales will be updated in the near future on the website. “Naruto Exhibition” will open on April 25, 2015 in Tokyo, while the Osaka exhibition at the Osaka Culturarium Tempozan, will open on July 18.

Naruto Exhibition - Masashi Kishimoto- Celebration of the Completion of Serialization
Place: Tokyo - Mori Arts Center Gallery | Osaka - Osaka Culturarium Tempozan
Period: Tokyo - April 25, 2015 (Sat.) – June 28 (Sun.) | Osaka - July 18 (Sat.) – Sept. 27 (Sun.)

Message from Masashi Kishimoto:
“Although I’ve wanted to summarize my thoughts on the past 15 years of Naruto and give everyone some sort of a parting gift, I never thought I would get the chance to when the serialization came to an end. Thanks to this exhibition project though, I was able to come up with the perfect way to share my final thoughts and feelings on this series. Everyone, please join Naruto one last time and walk down memory lane together!
I’ll probably end up crying as I walk along…

“For those who aren’t too familiar with Naruto, you don’t have to bother reading the manga! The exhibition is created so that everything about Naruto is easily understood by anyone who visits. I hope everyone will come visit! I’m planning on going multiple times myself, so if you see a guy crying at the exhibition, it’s probably me, haha.”

Source: animeanime
Source article written by Katsunori Takahashi

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