Author of ‘Naruto’ currently preparing next work.


In the latest issue of Shonen Jump GIGA,(formerly Shonen Jump Next!!), The magazine published a creators cross talk between authors Masashi Kishimoto and Yoshihiro Togashi known for their work on Naruto and Hunter x Hunter respectively. The two authors go in depth about the intricacies of creating manga whilst also answering some fan submitted questions.

Kishimoto x Togashi


During this interview, Masashi Kishimoto and Yoshihiro Togashi talk about ideas they’ve had for future work and Togashi reveals that he’s had aspirations to do a card based battle manga after Hunter x Hunter, whilst Kishimoto had this to say about his future plans:

Interviewer: For Kishimoto-sensei, do you have any plans for you next work? And Togashi-sensei, do you have any plans for something outside of Hunter x Hunter?

Kishimoto: “I’m currently working on my next work. I want to focus on it entirely, so I’ve already started working on it. I’m currently out collecting material for it, among other things.”
Interviewer: “You two, you said those amazing things so forthright…”
Kishimoto: “I cannot say anything else.”
Togashi: “See, it’s a really hard thing. To not be able to say anything!”
Kishimoto: “And moreover, I’ve kept it a secret from my editor too, so this is the first time I’ve talked about it… I don’t want any information to leak out, so I go off-site and discuss only with my first editor, Yahagi.”
Interviewer: “Will there be an announcement in the coming year?”
Kishi: “Ahh, I think so. Somewhere around there.”
Interviewer: “Ohhhh!”
Kishimoto: “But I don’t know. (haha). It’s still undecided.

The entire interview spans 9 pages and is published in Shonen Jump GIGA volume 2.


Thanks /u/first_mate_zoro.