NEWS: Kishimoto One-Shot!


Did you know that sometimes Kishimoto Sensei draws other things besides Naruto? We've got proof! In this week's issue, there's a sneak peek of his new one-shot called "Mario." And the good news is that the full one-shot will run in the 05/13/13 Issue!  


Submitted by WesKR on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 13:51

I was not impressed by the four pages, it looks like it's trying too hard.

Submitted by ZEROINTELIGENCE on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 14:17

Really? I actually enjoyed it, it didn't seem to me like it was trying so hard.

Submitted by Chinezz on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 14:54

Four pages is nothing.
I'd rather just wait for the full version.

Better yet, why not have it right now??
Seriously, its not an simlutanous release with Japan.

Submitted by AmaranthSparrow on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 15:31

This is just the four-page teaser he created for this week's Weekly Shonen Jump.

The actual one-shot is 50 pages and is being published in the May issue of Jump SQ in Japan (on sale May 2nd). Viz always does their SQ series (Blue Exorcist, Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration) in their first issue of the month.

However, there won't be an issue of Weekly Shonen Jump next week in Japan because of Golden Week, so the first issue of the month will be on the 13th.

Submitted by WesKR on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 15:37

We never promised one shots when we signed up, we get our series simultaneously so I just consider the one shots they give us as a bonus since they took the time to work on them.
Despite my first comment saying I was not impressed with the preview, I still appreciate the work they put into it to give us something extra to read.

Submitted by John Bae on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 16:05

As Amantha already pointed out, this was a 4-page preview. The real one-shot comes out in the 5-13 issue. Hope you enjoy it!
Submitted by ohoni on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 01:20

It was hit or miss. The art style was interesting, if perhaps more rigid than his Naruto style, and the story worked well enough as a "tough guy trying to intimidate some guy," but it did seem a bit down on Americans. I can write that off in this specific example, because I could see an American criminal trying to intimidate a fresh Japanese mark using those tactics, but it does make me concerned that the final work will be full of gross exaggerations of American culture. Don't know about the title, "Mario" is too closely associated with the Nintendo character to picture anything else right away. I'll see where the final story goes, it could be cool. I love Naruto but was not terribly impressed by his baseball one-shot, it's nice to see that he's at least considering what he wants to do next.

Submitted by animeboy100 on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:57

wow didn't know he was drawing other comics in his free time!

Submitted by Lizzy on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:57

Yay! I hope to enjoy the rest of the one shot! I have loved Naruto and did enjoy the four page perview last week!! I hope Mario will be come a big hit 2 just like Naruto!! And if not Kishimoto should keep tring till he gets a new hit manga!! I love his work with Naruto!