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Ikemoto's designs for Naruto and comments for Boruto.

Discussion in 'New Leaf' started by Yagami1211, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Yagami1211 The Mad Dog of Shimano !

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    Mikio Ikemoto joined Kishimoto in chapter 7 as an assistant. He was quicly noticed for his art being above Average.


    Zabuza
    Haku
    3rd Hokage's Battle Armor
    Many, many background characters.

    Kishimoto : One big contribution he made was Zabuza & Haku. He pretty much designed those two characters himself. Zabuza changed his outfit at some point so I had Mikio do that along with Hiruzen's battle armor.

    Rock Lee ( I will find the exact citation )

    Ikemoto : I started around chapter 7. and I started my contributions two or three months after that. I don't remember exactly, but Kishimoto was always so busy.

    Kishimoto : At the time I was designing a lot of ninja characters ( Note : For the Chunnin Exam, which was an Idea of Kishi's first editor. Kishi planned a few more Team 7 missions instead which was scrapped. ) I wasn't happy with some of them so It wasn't going as well as I hoped and the Chuunin Exam was coming up so I asked Mikio's help with the new characters ( Team 8, Team Gai, Team 10 ) for his contribution on Haku & Zabuza.

    Kishimoto : I think in term of arts, he may have surpassed me.
    Ikemoto : There he goes again. I know he doesn't mean it.

    When I was choosen to do the Boruto manga art, Kishimoto-san gave me the following advice :

    "Do what you want to do freely, how you feel it, without trying to get as close as possible to Naruto's art style or trying to harmonize your style forcibly. You can try your hardest to make it look like "Naruto" but it won't really be the same thing. And it wouldn't make sense for me to leave the series into your hands if you just copy what I do."

    In a way, I'm sorry for the fans that it's not Kishimoto-san who draws Boruto but he left the series into my hands so I'm trying to do the best I can while staying faithful to my own style, while still being aware of what I'm creating. For reasons I explained earlier, I don't feel any special difficulty in drawing the Boruto manga.

    But you must know that I'm still far from being proud of myself as far as drawing and graphics goes, and I'm still working so I can one day, give the best of my abilities.
     
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  2. Indra I can't stop eating

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    That's cool. Some of these characters have interesting designs
     
  3. Rali Optimistic Senior

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    Cool and all but his art still sucks.
     
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  4. pat pat Well-Known Member

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    "But you must know that I'm still far from being proud of myself as far as drawing and graphics goes, and I'm still working so I can one day, give the best of my abilities." I think even him knows that lol
     
  5. MasterORB Active Member

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    Sorry But the way he tries to draw the Kishimoto characters fails. but when he comes to his own he can hold is own. But he is not the guy to draw this manga.
     
  6. Zensuki Sasuke > your fav

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    Which is exactly what he's trying to do after the backlash :bookerskully

    hahahahaha

    :bookerskully

    The harsh truth. No one wants Ikemoto's shit designs and art. If he was to make an original manga, 9/10 chances it would flop.
     
  7. Yagami1211 The Mad Dog of Shimano !

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    Kishi wants him to do his own design rather than copying Naruto's
     
  8. MasterORB Active Member

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    But there's the problem he can't, and the Exemple is Sasuke.
     
  9. Yagami1211 The Mad Dog of Shimano !

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    I'm aware of that
     
  10. MasterORB Active Member

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    That why Ii think he is not the right artist for this manga, his design for this world are awful.
     
  11. Skilatry Well-Known Member

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    I always wondered why they didn't get the guy who drew the Rock Lee spinoff to do Boruto, his art was far better and closer to Kishi's.
     
  12. The Orange Hokage Well-Known Member

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    Because Kishi wanted ike to draw boruto, idk he has weird art taste.
     
  13. HisokaRollin My world's on fire

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    If he could design such cool characters like Haku and Zabuza then why cant he gave Sarada better clothes? :catlewd
     
  14. Rali Optimistic Senior

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    What are you talking about :hm Salad has the best clothes out of the new gen by far :druul
     
  15. HisokaRollin My world's on fire

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    He outdid himself in this one, true :catskully



    Slutty is the new cool
     
  16. HoroHoro Technically here but not quite

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    times have changed hisoka, we've entered the golden age of lolicon and waifuism where puffy vulva and perky lolibutts wrapped tight in little girl pantsu are acceptable
     
  17. HisokaRollin My world's on fire

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    I feel like i should educate myself in this direction but i am afraid of it at the same time. :catshivers

    Still even i get popping adds asking me if i want to meet hot waifus next to me... There is no escape, no more.
     
  18. hustler's ambition Well-Known Member

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    So is that why he couldn't draw shorts on Sarada? :geg
     
  19. Haruka Katana Shitposting... dont mind me

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    No, Kishimoto, wtf.
    At least Ikemoto knows he's bullshitting :wow

    So by making it different it means "change Sarada, it wouldn't make sense for me to leave Sarada into your hands if you just copy what I do" :cantrustleme

    To an extent, Sai and Inojin's hair as well, for some reason
     
  20. Fleet Admiral Akainu A.K.A. Frank Grimes

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    Ike sucks

    This guy should have been given the Boruto manga

     
  21. Mider T VM Rapist

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    We know what he was trying to say here, so it wouldn't hurt to correct the grammar in the OP.
    But he left*
    For reasons I explained earlier*
    Her outfit here is more fitting for ninja work. Less restrictions for kicking and maneuverability.:metroid
     
  22. Zensuki Sasuke > your fav

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    He does his own thing = fans hating his bad character art and poor fashion design
    Him copying Kishi = fans laughing at hoe inferior he is to Kishi

    Ikemoto was just a bad choice :goose

    If we sae Haku and Zabuza in Ikemoto's art I doubt you would think they were cool. The designs we see are those drawn by Kishi.

    Pretty much all the other assistants have better art than Ikemoto. The only reason Ikemoto got it is because Kishi felt sorry for him.
     
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  24. Rali Optimistic Senior

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    The fuck is wrong with Kisame's eyes?
    Although is it me or do Minato and Sasuke look off for some reason?
     
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    must of taken him two weeks to draw that :trinny
     
  26. -Ziltoid- writer of words

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    Continuation itself was the bad choice, regardless of the author/artist :hm
     
  27. HoroHoro Technically here but not quite

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    still looks pretty amateurish tbqh
     
  28. Suigetsu Legendary Blue

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    Yes he is awesome but I think his talent and hard work can be better used than for a shitty spinoff manga. It is possible that ikemoto was the only one willing to do the job.
     
  29. Yagami1211 The Mad Dog of Shimano !

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    The japaneses have this strange habit of always putting the ones they talk to on a "Pedestal" as a way of showing respect

    ( Especially of they are talking to more experienced or older men. That way Kishimoto called Oda "Master" when he came in Jump, in which Oda told him to stop this right now. Because in the same way, accepting flattery is frowned upon and they often reject flattery to show respect and modesty )

    Either Kishimoto choosed Ikemoto because he was the more experienced ( Since he came very very early in Naruto ). Or if he asked others, they probably felt they weren't up to the task. In Japan, arrogance or pride is seen as a shortcoming. So it's very unlikely someone refused because he just didn't want. No only it's a door to be a mangaka, but Ikemoto and Kenji Taira ( The one who does the SD spinoffs ) are huge fans of Naruto.

    Kishi's editors and assistants are often fans of what he does. Ikemoto himself, given his comments seems okay to draw Boruto but isn't sure he's worthy of the honor ( In his own words ).
     
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  30. MasterORB Active Member

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    Really why it's then that Taira makes fun of Sarada design. How editors work is make for what it stick, remember why the Immortal arc was cut short. There are no fans.
     

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