His hobbies are baseball and video games.
His blood type is O.
Masashi's favorite food is Ramen.
Masashi collects Gundam action figures.
His favorite current and past manga artist is Mamoru Oshii.
When Masashi Kishimoto was only in middle school. He had completely forgot about drawing and begun being focused on Baseball. He says that when he was walking home one day he saw a poster for Otomo Katsuhiro's Akira. At that moment he had an impact on himself so powerful that even now it is hard to describe. Then when he got to the final years of Elementary School, he got hooked on Shonen Jump manga. Thanks to the animated Dragon Ball series Misashi Kishmoto begun drawing anime and manga again.
Masashi Kishimoto had started a life of drawing from early pre-school age. He aspired in his elementary years to become a mangaka.
One of the first anime/manga series Masashi took an interest in was Doraemon.
From the accusations of plagiarism, Masashi Kishimoto has asked that fans stop calling his brother a "copy-cat".
Kishimoto had received the Hop Step Award, which was an award given to new artists once a month by Shonen Jump.
He debuted as a mangaka (cartoonist in Japanese) with his work Karakuri, which was submitted to Shueisha in 1996.
Masashi loves Spider-Man.
Masashi does not make Naruto toys, his editor does.
Mamoru Oshii is one of Masashi's favorite directors.
Masashi likes the following anime: Doraemon, Gundam, Dr. Slump, One Piece, and Ghost in the Shell.
Masashi has been drawing Manga since his preschool years.
Masashi had a habit of copying the styles of other Manga artists.
His twin brother Seishi Kishimoto is also a mangaka and the creator of Satan 666.
In 11th grade, Masashi wrote his first 31 page Manga.
Masashi's first video game that he ever owned was "Dragon Quest".
Masashi's manga and anime, Naruto, is based on one of his favorite manga and anime, Dragon Ball.
Masashi's professional career as a manga writer came from the manga he created, Karakuri. It also helped him win the Hop Step Award.
Masashi grew up admiring Akira Toriyama's work.
Masashi is older then his younger twin.
Masashi become a Manga and Animator in his Adolescent years.
Masashi's fondest memory was going to Shodo Island for Softball camp, as well as climbing up Monkey Mountain before leaving camp.
Masashi is a big fan of Softball.
Masashi is well known by his buzz cut hair.
Masashi: (About the plot of Naruto) I've already decided on the overall plot, but depending on the flow, I change the direction in which it's going right in the middle of things. Sometimes I just make it up along the way, and other times I do what I orginally intended to do. It's a weekly installment, and I have deadlines. I'm not always able to do everything I wanted to do. My private life and how my hours are spent ultimately will have an influence on the story. That's what it comes down to. Having a new editor affects the story too.
Masashi: I've been in Japan this whole time, so I don't know much about what's happening in America. But I'm really glad that Naruto is getting so much attention. It's a great honor. I think Americans know what's good.
Masashi: I simply love Ramen. I love lots of food, but nothing beats Ramen.
Masashi: (referring to Masashi's Naruto characters) Every character comes out of me, so every character has a bit of me inside them.
Masashi: Thank god for being stupid!
Masashi: (about Akira Toriyama) He was like a god to me, I was constantly drawing characters that appear in Dragonball.