Jack asked about shikamaru in the writing meme (Pick a character I’ve written and I will explain the top ~three to five ideas/concepts/etc I keep in mind while writing that character that I believe are essential to accurately depicting them) and accidentally i replied to him personally instead of publicly so here is what i wrote!
I feel like a lot of time he’s reduced to “unstoppable genius” or “shitty woman-hater” and that’s really reductive. pre-timeskip Shikamaru is only kind of one of these things and post timeskip Shikamaru is neither.
IF SHIKAMARU CAN MAKE CHUUNIN BY GIVING UP I THINK WE CAN ALL ACHIEVE ANYTHING!
In fifth grade we were making little clay statues and mine came out shitty so I left a big air pocket in it so it would explode when the teacher put it in the kiln and it exploded so hard it destroyed ten other kids’s statues and they were all on the verge of tears I thought it was really funny I still do
So Kishimoto not only got a new editor, it seems his assistance said on Twitter that there’s so much he wants to tell about the ‘New Era’ but he isn’t allowed to. Plus the movie was said to start a new Era anyway. Which leads me only to believe that there will be a FRIGGIN PART 3.
Sasuke Uchiha, the rival of Naruto, is getting his own spin-off manga series starting October 3, 2014 in Shuiesha’s Saikyo Jump magazine. It will be titled Uchiha Sasuke no Sharingan Den (Sasuke Uchiha’s Sharingan Legend) and will show a more humorous side to the normally cool and aloof Uchiha. The manga will be created by Kenji Taira and will include chibi characters similar to his other work, Rock Lee’s Springtime of Youth, which concluded earlier this year.
Rock Lee’s Springtime of Youth debuted in Saikyo Jump in the December of 2010 and got it’s own 51-episode anime series titled Naruto Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals in April 2012. It’s unclear if the same treatment will be given to Sasuke Uchiha’s Sharingan Legend, but if anything surfaces, we hope to let you know right here on Saiyan Island!