Masashi Kishimoto The Author of ‘Naruto’ Currently Preparing Next Work.

2016 August 17

In the latest issue of Shonen Jump GIGA,(formerly Shonen Jump Next!!), The magazine published a creators cross talk between authors Masashi Kishimoto and Yoshihiro Togashi known for their work on Naruto and Hunter x Hunter respectively. The two authors go in depth about the intricacies of creating manga whilst also answering some fan submitted questions.

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During this interview, Masashi Kishimoto and Yoshihiro Togashi talk about ideas they’ve had for future work and Togashi reveals that he’s had aspirations to do a card based battle manga after Hunter x Hunter, whilst Kishimoto had this to say about his future plans:

Interviewer: For Kishimoto-sensei, do you have any plans for you next work? And Togashi-sensei, do you have any plans for something outside of Hunter x Hunter?

Kishimoto: “I’m currently working on my next work. I want to focus on it entirely, so I’ve already started working on it. I’m currently out collecting material for it, among other things.”
Interviewer: “You two, you said those amazing things so forthright…”
Kishimoto: “I cannot say anything else.”
Togashi: “See, it’s a really hard thing. To not be able to say anything!”
Kishimoto: “And moreover, I’ve kept it a secret from my editor too, so this is the first time I’ve talked about it… I don’t want any information to leak out, so I go off-site and discuss only with my first editor, Yahagi.”
Interviewer: “Will there be an announcement in the coming year?”
Kishi: “Ahh, I think so. Somewhere around there.”
Interviewer: “Ohhhh!”
Kishimoto: “But I don’t know. (haha). It’s still undecided.

The entire interview spans 9 pages and is published in Shonen Jump GIGA volume 2.

(via yonkouproductions)

21 Responses to “Masashi Kishimoto The Author of ‘Naruto’ Currently Preparing Next Work.”

  1. MmmSaviorPandaGodRemix - August 17, 2016 at 2:25 pm #


  2. Aizen - August 17, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

    So we can expect Togashi’s new work in about 10-20 years.

    • Kouhei - August 17, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

      maybe more. He should focus on HxH, the fans deserve it.

  3. Killtheking - August 17, 2016 at 4:57 pm #

    Please, for crying out loud, just focus on HxH. It is a masterpiece. Best manga ever.

    • Logicofthevi - August 17, 2016 at 5:25 pm #

      Seems like 10 chapters every other year.

    • KarakuraNinja - August 18, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

      HxH was reaching a really good part in the series and then we get trolled by the inevitable hiatus.

  4. Logicofthevi - August 17, 2016 at 5:15 pm #

    So this is the new section.

  5. LogicoftheVI - August 17, 2016 at 9:15 pm #

    @Admin How does this get a section before Shokugeki no Soma?

    • Pirate King - August 20, 2016 at 12:37 pm #

      What do u expect from the weird ass lazy admin. Shougeki section, kingdom, bnha section, all those section r better than this weird uncertain announcement.

      • CosomG - August 24, 2016 at 5:39 pm #

        There’s nothing weird or lazy about this decision at all. The admin made the right move from a site management perspective. Which series is still the larger series? Naruto. Which series still gets discussed here in ALL sections, and even takes over said sections at brief moments? Naruto. Which section is bound to have more visitors and commenters? This one, the Naruto section. The only other manga that wasn’t immediately and consistently mediocre in terms of stats outside of the big 3 was the FT and like the first few AOT sections. But even their success was short lived, and that was during a time when both series were on fire.

        Once the hype settled down for both FT and AOT neither of the two series could compete with any section that belonged to the big 3 in terms of numbers (back at that time OP and Naruto were alternating #1 in terms of most comments/visitors, and Bleach was able to reach 1k pretty consistently while also being able to bring in causal visitors due to the entertainment/flame wars). Until people display their support for these other manga series through numbers (on this site), don’t expect to see the admin(s) choose those mangas over series that we know will get numbers.

  6. salamon - August 18, 2016 at 12:12 am #

    i wonder what masterpiece will he copy and just change the names this time??? for he has no imagination whatsoever

    prepare for a long hiatus of a really good author

    prepare to see another useless female

    prepare for plot holes

    prepare to see villain out of nowhere with a desire to destroy the world because someone hurt his feelings in childhood

    prepare to a life where u have to deal with tards again

    in summary prepare for the master of disaster kishimoto

    • Sasuke>Naruto 4-0 - August 18, 2016 at 6:32 am #

      Naruto>Your insignificant existence.

  7. Suki - August 18, 2016 at 2:48 am #


    • Sasuke>Naruto 4-0 - August 18, 2016 at 6:33 am #

      Hello Suki, never seen you outside the One Piece section.

  8. salamon - August 18, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

    @ Sasuke>Naruto 4-0

    the shit i dump in toilet > you

    • Sasuke>Naruto 4-0 - August 20, 2016 at 5:34 am #

      Lame response. You don’t know me enough to know whether that’s true or not. It’s clear that you only said that because you didn’t like my response.

      As of now Naruto is the 4th best selling manga of all time. It is beloved by millions across the world. Until you become greater than that, Naruto is indeed>Your existence.

      Although it is possible that you can make your existence significant, not necessarily on a large scale but you know, make a notable impact. But as of now you’re what? A regular guy? Insignificant indeed.

  9. Pirate King - August 20, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    No need to get hype because of this, smh @admin. Especially trollgashi.
    Bleach ending > pokemon xyz eps 38 > hiatus x hiatus.

  10. Sogekun 2.0 - August 20, 2016 at 1:54 pm #


    Lol, you really have a good sense of humor.

  11. Sogekun 2.0 - August 20, 2016 at 2:22 pm #


    I think you should reorganize the site, it seems like a wrecked ship you know. Remove Naruto, Bleach, Twitter from the main menu. Fix that Fairly Tail typo (It doesn’t even take a minute to do). Open some new manga sections. And more money will come to you.

    No need to thank me, you are welcome.

  12. salamon - August 20, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

    @ Sasuke>Naruto 4-0

    look who’s talking
    u say my response is lame but u didnt even argue with me on the first comment i wrote u just went a head and said my existence is insignificant cuz u have nothing to say

    every point i wrote is true

    1-when kishimoto copied togashi he went on hiatus
    2-naruto is known for useless females
    3-naruto is known for plotholes
    4-naruto is known for villains with ridiculous reasoning
    5-many of naruto fans are tards who bash on other mangas cuz they think naruto is the greatest (narutards)

    saying that my existence is insignificant tells me that u cant even argue with me

    • Tomodachi - August 22, 2016 at 4:53 pm #

      Okay. I know this isn’t addressed towards me, but I’d like to respond.

      1. Both are manga in a shonen demographic. There are bound to be similarities. A goofy protagonist, a dumb protagonist, one who eats a lot, a tough goal etc. are common aspects that are found in literally almost every shonen manga. Apart from that, it’d be really good to see some hard evidence behind this claim.

      2. I don’t know man. Take Tsunade for example. She was extremely relevant or in other terms “useful” because she was the primary motivation behind Naruto learning Rasengan which later went on to become his trademark attack. Another example would be Kushina without whom Naruto wouldn’t have gotten his Bijuu mode which was paramount during the war in saving thousands of lives. Another example would be Hinata who being injured was the primary reason for Naruto’s rage filled chase of Pein. Kaguya was the primary antagonist, I don’t understand how that qualifies as useless. Sakura played an important role in defeating Kaguya by helping rescue Sasuke and sealing her movements. She also helped save lives.

      3. Please point out some so that someone can clarify.

      4. Narutoverse was filled with atrocities. Rin being killed (in Obito’s case) and Uchiha’s being sidelined (in Madara’s case) were simply the triggers that sought for them to change the world. It is a cutthroat world with Shinobis. The world was definitely fucked up. It’s just that the trigger events were shown to us.

      5. There are a few, I agree. But every manga has them and right now you’re doing the same thing to Naruto manga.