Masashi Kishimoto

1974 - Today

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Masashi Kishimoto (岸本 斉史, Kishimoto Masashi, born November 8, 1974) is a Japanese manga artist. His manga series, Naruto, which was in serialization from 1999 to 2014, has sold over 250 million copies worldwide in 46 countries as of May 2019. The series has been adapted into two anime and multiple films, video games, and related media. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Masashi Kishimoto has received more than 3,747,576 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia. Masashi Kishimoto is the 47th most popular comic artist (down from 33rd in 2019), the 634th most popular biography from Japan (down from 378th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Japanese Comic Artist.

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  • 3.45

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among comic artists, Masashi Kishimoto ranks 47 out of 226Before him are Shotaro Ishinomori, Guillermo Mordillo, Gosho Aoyama, Charles Addams, Bill Finger, and Monkey Punch. After him are Riyoko Ikeda, Frank Miller, Naoko Takeuchi, Charles M. Schulz, Masami Kurumada, and Émile Cohl.

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Among people born in 1974, Masashi Kishimoto ranks 25Before him are Jenna Jameson, Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Hilary Swank, Olivia Colman, Itziar Ituño, and Bear Grylls. After him are Sharon den Adel, Sérgio Conceição, Sébastien Loeb, Ariel Ortega, Chris Kyle, and Kate Moss.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Masashi Kishimoto ranks 634 out of 6,245Before him are Tadao Takayama (1904), Kon Ichikawa (1915), Koji Miyata (1923), Chiang Wei-kuo (1916), Giant Baba (1938), and Monkey Punch (1937). After him are Takashi Mizuno (1931), Nobuhito, Prince Takamatsu (1905), Yoshida Kenkō (1283), Masatoshi Nakayama (1913), Itagaki Taisuke (1837), and Sen Katayama (1859).


Among comic artists born in Japan, Masashi Kishimoto ranks 17Before him are Hirohiko Araki (1960), Katsuhiro Otomo (1954), Shigeru Mizuki (1922), Shotaro Ishinomori (1938), Gosho Aoyama (1963), and Monkey Punch (1937). After him are Riyoko Ikeda (1947), Naoko Takeuchi (1967), Masami Kurumada (1953), Takehiko Inoue (1967), Yoshito Usui (1958), and Takeshi Obata (1969).