Masashi Kishimoto thought and researched a lot before writing the plot for Naruto, so it’s no surprise that the author had a reason why he chose an orange outfit for the character.
Naruto has been a fan favorite since the manga was released in 1999. Its popularity led to an anime adaptation in 2002. Since then, things haven’t changed much as has the manga’s fandom. just developed. If you are one of the die-hard fans, you will know that Masashi Kishimoto is a master in storytelling and will not be surprised why the author chose an orange outfit for Naruto.
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The real reason Naruto wears orange
Kishimoto wanted Naruto to be a unique ninja whose characteristics would surprise fans. In an interview, the author noted that he wanted the character to be the complete opposite of what people expected of him.
He said: ” It was an orange jumpsuit and Naruto said ‘Hey, I’m here!’ This is completely opposite of how a ninja should behave! That is a paradox. But I thought, ‘Why not make this a real ninja kind of thing?’ because this is not the way ninjas are supposed to be!”
Despite the conflicts, Naruto still wins respect and admiration from fans around the world.
The author hinted at the possibility of a sequel
In the same interview, Kishimoto left the door open in the future for any future sequels. He did not appear confident but did not hesitate to admit that there were some other strong characters in the plot who could have their own stories.
One of them is Jiraya. He said: “Jiraya he is very… not too arrogant, but too confident, boastful and very very talented. But there was a time when he was still young, he didn’t really know much and was a bit stupid. So it will be interesting to show that contrast.”
The author believes that such stories can help fill in the gaps in Naruto.
Naruto will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year
In July 2023, it was confirmed that new episodes would be released to commemorate Naruto’s 20th anniversary.
However, Studio Pierrot, who was responsible for the production, decided to delay the release because they wanted to “improve the quality” of the work. Currently, the new release date has not been confirmed.