Having a popular anime and or manga series is something that many creators can boast.
Having a series be popular for more than fifteen years however, is something extraordinary.
New York City “Naruto” fans are in for a real treat if they manage to make it to the coveted 2015 New York Comic Con.
Viz Media announced today that “Naruto” creator Masashi Kishimoto will be attending the event and completing two panels as well as several autograph sessions throughout the city.
Kishimoto will begin his appearances October 5.
Some fans in an ANN forum praised Viz Media and New York Comic Con for giving U.S.
fans a chance to meet their favorite manga creators.
“Viz Media are really doing a good job at getting great guests for NYCC,” commented CallumKeyblade.
Meanwhile, others lamented their inability to attend the event.
“I’m jealous I won’t get to go,” said Nakurawari.
Anime News Network reports that Kishimoto will take part in two panels at New York Comic Con on October 8 and October 10.
Kishimoto will also appear at multiple autograph sessions at Comic Con as well as KinoKuniya Bookstore and Barnes & Noble.
The sessions outside of Comic Con will be a part of celebrations for New York Super Week.
Given that “Naruto’s” main story arc was recently completed, hosting Kishimoto will likely draw many diehard fans with questions lingering after the end.
In addition, since Kishimoto has just begun a “Naruto” spin off mini-series entitled “Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring,” some fans may be wondering what they can look forward to from the artist in the future.
In that sense, the panel will lend itself for those curious fans with burning “Naruto” questions.
For those who are not familiar with the “Naruto” manga series by Masashi Kishimoto, Viz Media describes the series as follows: “Naruto is a ninja-in-training with an incorrigible knack for mischief.
His wild antics amuse his teammates, but Naruto is completely serious about one thing: becoming the world’s greatest ninja.”