History Trivia / Naruto

2nd Apr '18 10:18:11 PM mouschilight
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** In the aforementioned 2015 Viz Shonen Jump podcast, Kishimoto states that Sakura is ''not'' his favorite female character because she's [[HairTriggerTemper really violent]] and "[[HotBlooded kind of a hard woman]]."

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** In the aforementioned 2015 Viz Shonen Jump podcast, Kishimoto states that Sakura is ''not'' his favorite female character character, because she's [[HairTriggerTemper really violent]] and "[[HotBlooded kind of a hard woman]]."
2nd Apr '18 11:57:17 AM mouschilight
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* CreatorsFavorite: At approximately 25:00 of [[http://web.archive.org/web/20170124225549/http://www.viz.com:80/blog/posts/sj-podcast-kishimoto-sensei-special this 2015 Viz Shonen Jump podcast]], Creator/MasashiKishimoto reveals that his favorite female character is [[EnsembleDarkhorse Hinata]], because "[[NiceGirl she's not violent at all]]."

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* CreatorsFavorite: At approximately 25:00 of [[http://web.archive.org/web/20170124225549/http://www.viz.com:80/blog/posts/sj-podcast-kishimoto-sensei-special this 2015 Viz Shonen Jump podcast]], Creator/MasashiKishimoto reveals that his favorite female character is [[EnsembleDarkhorse Hinata]], Hinata, because "[[NiceGirl she's not violent at all]]."
1st Apr '18 11:19:21 PM mouschilight
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** In the aforementioned 2014 Jump Festa interview, Kishimoto reveals that [[BaseBreakingCharacter Sasuke]] and [[TheScrappy Sakura]] were included in the narrative because of this. He explains that his first editor, Kosuke Yahagi, told him to establish Sasuke as Naruto's rival and Sakura as the heroine and then create a LoveTriangle between the three of them. Kishimoto admits that he didn't plan on creating Sakura or the LoveTriangle because he's not good with female characters.

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** In the aforementioned 2014 Jump Festa interview, Kishimoto reveals that [[BaseBreakingCharacter Sasuke]] Sasuke and [[TheScrappy Sakura]] Sakura were included in the narrative because of this. He explains that his first editor, Kosuke Yahagi, told him to establish Sasuke as Naruto's rival and Sakura as the heroine and then create a LoveTriangle between the three of them. Kishimoto admits that he didn't plan on creating Sakura or the LoveTriangle because he's not good with female characters.
1st Apr '18 6:12:43 PM mouschilight
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** Kishimoto's involvement with the production of the movie ''Anime/NarutoTheMovieRoadToNinja'' which is heavily loaded with Naruto/Sakura ShipTeasing, made a lot of their {{shipping}} fans to claim that the author was giving an explicit endorsement of the pairing and that it was meant to be the official one; in reality, Kishimoto was only involved with the characters' designs and story draft, while the actual script of the movie was done by Yuka Miyata, who was infamous for her Naruto/Sakura-teasing [[ArmedWithCanon scene additions]] to the anime {{filler}} that didn't exist in the manga (although she stopped doing this after the manga ended and the anime continued to drag on, for [[ShipSinking obvious reasons]]).

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** Kishimoto's involvement with the production of the [[NonSerialMovie non-canon]] movie ''Anime/NarutoTheMovieRoadToNinja'' ''Anime/NarutoTheMovieRoadToNinja'', which is heavily loaded with Naruto/Sakura ShipTeasing, made a lot of their {{shipping}} fans to claim that the author was giving an explicit endorsement of the pairing and that it was meant to be the official one; in reality, Kishimoto was only involved with the characters' designs and story draft, while the actual script of the movie was done by Yuka Miyata, who was infamous for her Naruto/Sakura-teasing [[ArmedWithCanon scene additions]] to the anime {{filler}} that didn't exist in the manga (although she stopped doing this after the manga ended and the anime continued to drag on, for [[ShipSinking obvious reasons]]).
1st Apr '18 5:37:04 PM mouschilight
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* CreatorsFavorite: Kishimoto stated his favorite female character is Hinata. [[http://hyuuugas.tumblr.com/post/103836352535/pichu-universe-yagami1211-question-who-is See here.]].

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* CreatorsFavorite: Kishimoto stated At approximately 25:00 of [[http://web.archive.org/web/20170124225549/http://www.viz.com:80/blog/posts/sj-podcast-kishimoto-sensei-special this 2015 Viz Shonen Jump podcast]], Creator/MasashiKishimoto reveals that his favorite female character is Hinata. [[http://hyuuugas.tumblr.com/post/103836352535/pichu-universe-yagami1211-question-who-is See here.]].[[EnsembleDarkhorse Hinata]], because "[[NiceGirl she's not violent at all]]."
* CreatorsPest: Creator/MasashiKishimoto dislikes Sakura just as much as [[TheScrappy the majority of the fandom does]]:
** In [[http://web.archive.org/web/20141021073730/https://narutochapter.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/interview-masashi-kishimoto-jump-festa-2010/ this 2010 Jump Festa interview]], Kishimoto admits that Sakura [[FauxActionGirl hasn't been much of a heroine]] by that point, and that there is ''no way'' she would become Hokage before Naruto. He also confesses that he intentionally made Sakura "detestable" for giving Naruto her [[NeverLiveItDown infamous]] [[FalseConfession fake love confession]] in [[ShipSinking Chapter 469]]:
--->'''Sakura's Voice Actress:''' With the latest developments, Sakura has...\\
'''Kishimoto:''' That chick is detestable for [[ManipulativeBitch using Naruto's good will]], but, well that's just how I'd think to write a realistic girl. You hear all the time that Sakura is a detestable person, but that's what seems to be the intention.
** In [[http://web.archive.org/web/20180330022613/https://imgur.com/a/4Fouv this 2014 Jump Festa interview]], Kishimoto reveals that Sakura was included in the narrative because of ExecutiveMeddling. He admits that he didn't plan on creating her because he's not good with female characters.
** In [[http://web.archive.org/web/20170924111946/http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:164031 this 2014 Fuji TV Kobayashi interview]], Kishimoto reveals that he thought Sakura would appeal to female fans, but he was surprised when she actually became hated. He acknowledges that a lot of people, including young girls, hate Sakura, and it's gotten to the point where he now continues on regretting her character as well. He also explains that the reason why [[CanonForeigner Sakura's parents have never appeared in any canon work]] is specifically ''because'' of her {{Hatedom}}--Sakura is ''that'' unpopular that even if he expanded on her character by making her parents canon, she would still be hated and both she and her parents would be on the sidelines anyways, so he saw no point in canonizing them. As time went on, it was too late for Kishimoto to drop Sakura, so he tried to increase her popularity by making her more physically beautiful [[SatelliteCharacter without changing her characterization]], but in the end it had no effect because no one noticed. Finally, he states that Sakura was "always a pain to draw."
** In the aforementioned 2015 Viz Shonen Jump podcast, Kishimoto states that Sakura is ''not'' his favorite female character because she's [[HairTriggerTemper really violent]] and "[[HotBlooded kind of a hard woman]]."



** If Kishimoto never went to his editor for advice on how to make the story better, Sasuke and Sakura would never have been created.
* FanNickname: A plethora of them, [[FanNickname/{{Naruto}} right here.]]

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** If In the aforementioned 2014 Jump Festa interview, Kishimoto never went to reveals that [[BaseBreakingCharacter Sasuke]] and [[TheScrappy Sakura]] were included in the narrative because of this. He explains that his editor for advice on how first editor, Kosuke Yahagi, told him to make the story better, establish Sasuke as Naruto's rival and Sakura would never have been created.
as the heroine and then create a LoveTriangle between the three of them. Kishimoto admits that he didn't plan on creating Sakura or the LoveTriangle because he's not good with female characters.
** In the aforementioned 2014 Fuji TV Kobayashi interview, Kishimoto reveals that the anime team forced him to create Sakura's LoveLetter scene in Chapters 539 and 540 so that they could create a {{filler}} arc from it. No such filler arc came to fruition in the end. Kishimoto admits that since he didn't know what to write, given his own admission that he's terrible at writing romance, he had to put something to appease the anime team, so he halfheartedly created the scene.
* FanNickname: A plethora of them, [[FanNickname/{{Naruto}} right here.]]here]].



Compared to all of this, the truth is ridiculously banal; the OfficialCouple got together in the usual way that fictional couples do -- because the author decided, from the early stages of the manga, that it would be great if they were to fall in love, so they did. No reservations, no cynical "yeah, but"s about it. Some of the "true" alternate explanations were just fabricated whole-cloth; others were "inspired" by actual WordOfGod that had little resemblance to them, and instead described considerations that are much less scandalous and are par-for-the-course for the occasion. e.g. "if this character doesn't get with this other character her entire arc becomes kind of pointless", or "the decision to go this way was made long ago anyway, I toyed with other possibilities for a while [[RedHerring just to]] [[TrollingCreator throw fans off]]".
** Kishimoto's involvement with the production of the movie ''Anime/NarutoTheMovieRoadToNinja'' which is heavily loaded with Naruto/Sakura ShipTeasing, made a lot of their shippers to claim that "The movie is Kishi's baby written by him, that means he supports the ship!"; in reality, Kishimoto was only involved with the characters' designs and story draft, while the actual script of the movie was done by Yuka Miyata, who was infamous for her Naruto/Sakura-teasing [[WriterOnBoard scene additions]] to the anime {{filler}} that didn't exist in the manga (although she stopped doing this after the manga ended and the anime continued to drag on, for [[ShipSinking obvious reasons]]).

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Compared to all of this, the truth is ridiculously banal; the OfficialCouple got together in the usual way that fictional couples do -- because the author decided, from the early stages of the manga, that it would be great if they were to fall in love, so they did. No reservations, no cynical "yeah, but"s about it. Some of the "true" alternate explanations were just fabricated whole-cloth; others were "inspired" by actual WordOfGod that had little resemblance resemblence to them, and instead described considerations that are much less scandalous and are par-for-the-course for the occasion. occasion, e.g. "if this character doesn't get with this other character her entire arc becomes kind of pointless", or "the decision to go this way was made long ago anyway, I toyed with other possibilities for a while "I threw in [[RedHerring just to]] some nuggets]] towards one pairing [[TrollingCreator just to throw their fans off]]".
off]], but I ''never'' thought about making that pairing official, because I already decided on the OfficialCouple at an early stage".
** Kishimoto's involvement with the production of the movie ''Anime/NarutoTheMovieRoadToNinja'' which is heavily loaded with Naruto/Sakura ShipTeasing, made a lot of their shippers {{shipping}} fans to claim that "The movie is Kishi's baby written by him, the author was giving an explicit endorsement of the pairing and that means he supports it was meant to be the ship!"; official one; in reality, Kishimoto was only involved with the characters' designs and story draft, while the actual script of the movie was done by Yuka Miyata, who was infamous for her Naruto/Sakura-teasing [[WriterOnBoard [[ArmedWithCanon scene additions]] to the anime {{filler}} that didn't exist in the manga (although she stopped doing this after the manga ended and the anime continued to drag on, for [[ShipSinking obvious reasons]]).


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** Some fans claimed that Kishimoto wanted to [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] the series after he finished it. In reality, according to [[http://www.spirallingsphere.com/2016/07/masashi-kishimoto-x-ikemoto-full-interview-english/ this 2016 Jump Festa interview]], the one who actually said that was his assistant, Mikio Ikemoto. Kishimoto has consistently said that he's happy with ''Naruto'' and the way he finished it, and Ikemoto stated that he loved the idea of making a sequel rather than a reboot, so after [[ApprovalOfGod Kishimoto endorsed him to Shueisha]], he began writing the ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'' manga under Kishimoto's supervision.
24th Mar '18 9:03:10 PM quackytrope
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** It's popularity on Cartoon Network was so great that, for a time, the network aired reruns of the show even when Toonami wasn't on, alongside their Cartoon Cartoon shows. A rarity for most other anime running on Toonami.
5th Feb '18 6:15:22 PM octavia88
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*Naruto manga concluded with 700 Chapters, and Naruto Gaiden ended with 10 chapters. 700+10 = 710. Naruto’s name in goroawase can mean 7(Na) and 10 (to), add 7 to 10 you get 17, which how old Naruto was in the final arc
17th Jan '18 1:14:30 PM Darkfire545
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* Each of the Sound Trio's names (Dosu, Zaku, and Kin) are each a form of onomatopoeia.
* Torune Aburame's design was apparently inspired from that of American superheroes.
11th Jan '18 2:01:00 PM mouschilight
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** Within the same movie, [[spoiler: it's revealed that Naruto's feelings for Sakura were just a childish crush on his part and he was never truly in love with her.]] This was already a common fan theory.



* OldShame: Kishimoto admitted in this [[http://www.saiyanisland.com/2017/01/naruto-creator-masashi-kishimoto-2017-interview/ interview]] that he regrets adding "the messy LoveTriangle" between Hinata/Naruto/Sakura because: 1) Naruto is a battle manga, not a romance story, and 2) despite the {{Red Herring}}s that he deliberately placed throughout the manga to [[TrollingCreator mess with the NaruSaku shippers]], he explicitly stated that there was ''nothing'' set in his mind '''at all''' about Naruto and Sakura being a couple, and he later reiterated that he '''never''' thought about making them a couple, because they were going to be [[LikeBrotherAndSister just friends]] and [[TrueCompanions teammates]]; it was all about [[spoiler:[[OfficialCouple Naruto and Hinata]]]] getting together since the early stages of the manga.

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* OldShame: Kishimoto admitted in this [[http://www.saiyanisland.com/2017/01/naruto-creator-masashi-kishimoto-2017-interview/ the 2017 Jump Festa interview]] that he regrets adding "the messy LoveTriangle" between Hinata/Naruto/Sakura because: 1) Naruto is a battle manga, not a romance story, and 2) despite the {{Red Herring}}s that he deliberately placed throughout the manga to [[TrollingCreator mess with the NaruSaku shippers]], he explicitly stated that there was ''nothing'' set in his mind '''at all''' about Naruto and Sakura being becoming a couple, and he later reiterated that he '''never''' thought about making them a couple, because they were going to be [[LikeBrotherAndSister just friends]] and [[TrueCompanions teammates]]; it was all about [[spoiler:[[OfficialCouple Naruto and Hinata]]]] Hinata [[OfficialCouple getting together married]] since the early stages of the manga.



* PromotedFanboy: Key animator Chengxi Huang revealed in [[https://wavemotioncannon.com/2017/04/16/interview-with-naruto-animator-chengxi-huang-part-12/ this 2017 Wave Motion Cannon interview]] that he's been a fan of ''Naruto'' since he was in middle school, and he was happy to become a part of the anime team in 2014, beginning with his inaugural 2nd Key Animation work for Neji's death scene in ''Shippuden'' Episode 364. [[https://wavemotioncannon.com/2017/08/08/interview-with-naruto-animator-chengxi-huang-part-22/ He also revealed]] that he wanted Naruto and Hinata to become a couple since the Chunin Exams arc in Part I, and he was happy when they became an OfficialCouple in the manga's epilogue.



*** The cast was very different. Most of the important characters from the pilot never appear in the series proper, and vice-versa. The closest we have to an exception to this is early concept art, which featured Ichiraku from the Ramen shop; the above-mentioned character very similar to the 3rd Hokage; Kakashi (sans his lazy eye); Iruka (sans his ponytail or scar); Hinata (wearing a modern dress and wristwatch); Ibiki and Anko. It is not known which other characters were planned originally, but it is explicitly known that many were not. In the [[AllThereInTheManual first databook]] interview, the author relates how he felt the story "wasn't going anywhere", so he went to his editor [[TropesAreNotBad for help]] and was advised to introduce a rival for Naruto--which ultimately led to the introductions of Sasuke, Sakura (who was originally ''not'' going to be the main heroine, because she initially had the same level of importance as Kiba or Shikamaru), and the rest of the Konoha 11.

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*** The cast was very different. Most of the important characters from the pilot never appear in the series proper, and vice-versa. The closest we have to an exception to this is early concept art, which featured Ichiraku from the Ramen shop; the above-mentioned character very similar to the 3rd Hokage; Kakashi (sans his lazy eye); Iruka (sans his ponytail or scar); Hinata (wearing a modern dress and wristwatch); Ibiki and Anko. It is not known which other characters were planned originally, but it is explicitly known that many were not. In the [[AllThereInTheManual first databook]] interview, the author relates how he felt the story "wasn't going anywhere", so he went to his editor [[TropesAreNotBad for help]] and was advised to introduce a rival for Naruto--which ultimately led to the introductions of Sasuke, Sakura (who was originally ''not'' going to be the main heroine, because she initially had the same level of importance as supporting characters like Kiba or Shikamaru), and the rest of the Konoha 11.
26th Nov '17 5:18:06 PM creader
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