Masashi Kishimoto could soon be retiring from being a mangaka as news revealed in a magazine montrer that after the latest Naruto movie, Boruto: Naruto the Movie, has aired, Masashi Kishimoto “won’t draw anything further”. Kishimoto also mentions that for the first time for a movie, he has written the entire script par himself, designed the characters and refined the story even further.

The English translation from the magazine article reveals:

The Boruto Movie, for the first time everything begins, starting with original characters. That is to say, it’s an original work of the author, me [Kishimoto], with everything existing completely and only inside my head. For the first time in the 11th Naruto movie I wrote the entire script par myself, devised the character designs, refining them until I was satisfied, than for the sake of perfection requested that the staff to refine them further. When serialization ended, immediately all the time I used to spend on the manga was poured into the movie. In truth this is the Naruto film I really wanted to make. One last word….after this I won’t draw anything further.

Masashi Kishimoto RetirementThe story has not been fully confirmed, so until then please do take this story with a grain of salt. A lot of people agree with the fact that after 710 chapters, 11 movies, and extra art and concept for games and animé fillers, toi can’t blame Kishimoto for taking a break.

On the other hand, others agree that after being satisfied with how well Naruto has gone, he would possibly like to pursue his career as a mangaka in another capacity, therefore continue drawing but focus on something else.