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Why is he pairing with someone to do drawings? I always thought his art is better than his story.

And I hope this will not be set in Naruto world.
 

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Classic example of being ninja-ed. Thanks for the news, Kaizou 10! :D

People are quite thrilled about he news, although I saw some who lament the fact that Kishimoto will provide only the story and not the art.

As for why is Kishimoto not drawing, Forbidden Tale, I've seen some people speculating that since he also had some health issues back when Naruto was reaching its conclusion he's not going to draw a weekly serialization any more. (But then that raises the question of why he didn't switch to monthly, doesn't it?) Somebody on MH said that on the basis that there was an actual thought behind it, the move to have Kishimoto signed as editor for Boruto's manga as well as providing a story for a new artist to draw was a good one.

Some links:
~ https://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2126161/full/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&ref_cd=tw
~ https://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2126161/photo/1/

~ https://twitter.com/shonenjump/status/1076728837617020928
@shonenjump said:
Kishimoto Sensei’s new manga will be drawn by Akira Ōkubo and written by Kishimoto Sensei. Samurai 8 will be a science fiction manga because Kishimoto Sensei really likes science fiction! Please look forward to it in 2019.
~ https://twitter.com/SpiralingSphere/status/1076752715374624768
Spiraling Sphere said:
Main character for Kishimoto Sensei's Samurai 8

 
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Why is he pairing with someone to do drawings? I always thought his art is better than his story.
Well, Kishimoto said he didn't want to do another weekly serialization, yet he returned to weekly magazine. So, in order to reduce his workload, it would be better to pair with the illustrator.
 

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As for why is Kishimoto not drawing, Forbidden Tale, I've seen some people speculating that since he also had some health issues back when Naruto was reaching its conclusion he's not going to draw a weekly serialization any more. (But then that raises the question of why he didn't switch to monthly, doesn't it?) Somebody on MH said that on the basis that there was an actual thought behind it, the move to have Kishimoto signed as editor for Boruto's manga as well as providing a story for a new artist to draw was a good one.
What's up with all mangakas having health issues?

Well, Kishimoto said he didn't want to do another weekly serialization, yet he returned to weekly magazine. So, in order to reduce his workload, it would be better to pair with the illustrator.
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What's up with all mangakas having health issues?
Well, if you spent like more than 10 hours a day in every week to work with having very limited amount of resting days in a year, then it'll be obvious that everyone will get health issues.
 

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Well, if you spent like more than 10 hours a day in every week to work with having very limited amount of resting days in a year, then it'll be obvious that everyone will get health issues.
I have heard about that, but was not sure was that true.

There were rumors that Eiichiro Oda work for 10+ hours and One Piece fans are always like Oda this, Oda that. So it's actually trait of every manga artist.
 
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I have heard about that, but was not sure was that true.

There were rumors that Eiichiro Oda work for 10+ hours and One Piece fans are always like Oda this, Oda that. So it's actually trait of every manga artist.
Kishimoto once released his daily workload, and he spent like at least 12 hours a day on working. Heck, while he works on actual manuscript, he only sleeps 3 hours a day and spending most of time drawing.

Furthermore, Murase Katsutoshi (lesser known mangaka) also spent like 11 hours a day working on his serialization. So, weekly serialization isn't really easy job.
 
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Mangaka in Japan work (or are worked) really f-ing hard. That is the reason they all have health issues. It is a lifestyle incompatible with mental and physical health. If you find it unbelievable I suggest trying one week of writing/drawing a seventeen page manga and getting someone you know but don't like much to play the part of the editor, so you can go to editorial meetings, make changes, get browbeaten, explain why your series slipped down the imaginary rankings etc. etc. (A friend won't do it properly.) Also get the editor to also surprise you with colour pin ups, interviews, photo shoots and things that you have to fit in around your usual writing and drawing time. Have fun and enjoy that! Once you've had the taster then try doing that every week for fifteen years with no breaks. :elmo

Also I agree, I think Kishimoto's art is better than his writing but whatever way he can stay safe and healthy is best.
 
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I posted this in the Bleach General section, in the volume 74 thread:

I want to finish this post by adding a quote from my Boruto 2 volume, from the mangaka Mikio Ikemoto, he said in 2016:

Boruto is serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump but is a special case, appearing only once a month. A weekly series is usually 19 pages per chapter, so monthly would be four times that, or about 76 pages. However, Boruto is 45 to 47 pages, only 60 % of that.

Still, it takes me about a week to produce the thumbnails, about 20 days to draw the final pages and then the rest of the time is spent on colouring and other tasks... so I end up using pretty much a whole month.

It's not something I asked for, and I have no idea whose decision it was, but I sure am glad Boruto is a monthly.
That Tite Kubo did Bleach weekly and for such a long time, it is amazing that he was able to do it this long!
 
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