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.