Today the famed Masashi Kishimoto turns 48 years old, and everyone here at FIGHTBOI Brand and FIGHTBOI Unlimited Coverage would like to wish him a very happy birthday! I don’t believe it’s an understatement to say that without him, I would not be the same person I am today.
Like many others on our team here, and also for weebs all around the world, Naruto was without a doubt my gateway into the world of anime and manga. We all grew up on Pokemon and the such, but it’s almost as though we didn’t even realize we were watching something called “anime” until Naruto came into lives. I received the first volume of the Naruto manga as gift from my aunt when I was in 6th grade, and honestly I’ve never looked back.
Naruto brought us into a world unlike any other at the time. A vast world full of ninjas and demons, masterfully crafted with a dense but interesting history and numerous unique and creative nations inviting the mind to imagine what it would be like to exist in that universe. We practiced weaving hand-signs on our lunch breaks, and ninja ran with our arms STRAIGHT back all the throughout the hallways.
And now that we’re all a little bit older, we still carry with us all the valuable life lessons learned along the way from Naruto and Kishimoto. His epic saga stands at the top of the list of what just might be the most influential story of our lifetime.
So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you Masashi Kishimoto for helping to shape who I am today. I can confidently say that I wouldn’t be working in this community that I have fallen in love with had I never encountered your beautiful work. Here’s to many more years of positive impact from you and your surely immortal work!
Editor-In-Chief at fucanime.com | Co-Owner of FIGHTBOI Brand and all its subsidiaries. Former esports writer, and a voracious weeb.