Weekly Shonen Jump Authors Comment on The End of Naruto
The end of the Main Naruto series is here, and even with the “New Era” Project picking up sometime next year, the many different manga artists and creators at Weekly Shonen Jump had statements for Kishimoto and the fans regarding the long running manga’s end.
Below you can see a few Mangaka like Eiichiro Oda (One Piece) and Yusei Matsui (Assassination Classroom) pay their respects. (Keep in mind that these are rough translations from a Chinese source. When the Japanese scans become available, so will better translations, and even more comments.)
Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto): Final words, although i’m very happy, there’s still some complicated sadness (Complicated over Neji). I’d like to thank the readers for all of their love and support, thank you!
Yusei Matsui (Assassination Classroom): This work’s great journey comes to an end. I honor Mr. Kishimoto, it is tough!
Yuji Kimura (Garden): This should come with a wreath on the cover to commermorate Naruto, to let us leave our reflections behind.
Eiichiro Oda (One Piece): Both my Rival and Friend! Fifteen years in serialization together with me. Really, thank you Mr. Kishimoto for your hard work!
Horikoshi Kohei (My Hero Academy): Naruto is my youth! Yeah! One of the best Shonen comics, really, thanks!
Hideaki Sorachi (Gintama): Ninja leave on the occasion, but still, like the wind, Mr. Kishimoto rings to the occasion. (Uses Naruto as a pun on ringing)
Aso Monday (The Disaster of PSI Kusuo Saiki): Mr. Kishimoto really must be praised for this ending, its tough!
Mitsutoshi Shimbukuro (Toriko): Oh! Kishimoto -Sensei! 15 years in serialization is hard! Thank you, Naruto!