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 best known work, Naruto, was in serialization from 1999 to 2014 and 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 2,079,030 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Masashi Kishimoto is the 31st most popular comic artist (up from 33rd in 2019), the 403rd most popular biography from Japan (up from 509th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Japanese Comic Artist.

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Among comic artists, Masashi Kishimoto ranks 31 out of 174Before him are Milo Manara, André Franquin, Don Rosa, Go Nagai, Winsor McCay, and Jean-Jacques Sempé. After him are Guillermo Mordillo, Bill Finger, Juan Giménez, Saul Steinberg, Eiichiro Oda, and Monkey Punch.

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Among people born in 1974, Masashi Kishimoto ranks 13Before him are Alyson Hannigan, Amy Adams, Robbie Williams, Chris Kyle, Jenna Jameson, and Alexis Tsipras. After him are Victoria Beckham, Alex Jones, Bear Grylls, Eva Mendes, Hilary Swank, and Camilla Läckberg.

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Among people born in Japan, Masashi Kishimoto ranks 403 out of 5,560Before him are Hiroshi Saeki (1936), Yuki Fushimi (1950), Saburo Shinosaki (null), Teiichi Matsumaru (1909), Taro Kagawa (1922), and Shiro Azumi (null). After him are Yasuyuki Kuwahara (1942), Hideki Shirakawa (1936), Empress Shōken (1849), Empress Teimei (1884), Tokugawa Iesada (1824), and Sadao Araki (1877).


Among comic artists born in Japan, Masashi Kishimoto ranks 7Before him are Osamu Tezuka (1928), Akira Toriyama (1955), Tsugumi Ohba (1950), Rumiko Takahashi (1957), Leiji Matsumoto (1938), and Go Nagai (1945). After him are Eiichiro Oda (1975), Monkey Punch (1937), Shotaro Ishinomori (1938), Yoshihiro Togashi (1966), Katsuhiro Otomo (1954), and Hirohiko Araki (1960).