Farewell Naruto


Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. It’s a personal farewell to Naruto this time. Hehe.

About Naruto

Its manga serialization began in 1999 on the most popular manga magazine called JUMP. It was still the time where every kid was down after Dragon Ball ended in 1996. However soon after, Naruto had hooked kids and became one of the popular series.

Friendship, Effort, Victory – as Jump’s motto, it had all needed. As the TV animation began in 2002, its popularity skyrocketed especially internationally since it showed people a new figure of Ninja (although it’s quite different from a traditional Ninja). Aside from the unique characters (even villains), the core story took huge part of it which is bond. Love, hatred, and war. Many things seemed to reflect the real world, so it wasn’t just for kids after all.



Farewell Naruto

The serialization of manga ended in 2014. The writer, Masashi Kishimoto, from Nagi town in Okayama Prefecture, threw the special exhibition in 2015 for the finale of his long-run work. After reading it for 15 years it sure leaves me some feelings. It went a bit long but the it concluded the entire story well, I’d say. Naruto has made huge foot steps in manga/anime history and also has become a big challenge for many writers. I look forward to seeing another big title like Naruto in the future.



Anime series continued with many fillers but it finally has come to an end. However, it is still going to continue as a new show called BORUTO (about Naruto’s son). Well, that’s TV original anyway after all. It’s over for me already. Anyway, farewell Naruto!

See you around!

[Ended] Naruto Exhibition in Osaka


Que pasa amigos? It’s Mr. Wada on duty. How did your Obon holiday go? I and Mrs. Wada actually stayed at cafe most of days but had a little adventure on the first day in Osaka for the Naruto Exhibition by the Seishun Ticket!

If you don’t know what a Seishun Ticket is, please refer to this post.



About Naruto Exhibit

This is about 15 years of art works by Masashi Kishimoto, the writer of Naruto who ended its manga in 2014. So it is a part of a celebration and also flashback of the whole Naruto thing.

This it it!
This it it!

FYI, he is from Okayama! (to be specific Nagi Town) Hehe. The world of Naruto was made based on Okayama, I’d say.



Naruto Exhibit


Hey, look over there. That is Kaiyukan, one of the biggest Aquariums in Japan (to be frank I’ve never been there).



And on your left, that’s where we are here for.

osaka bunmeikan museum
Wait for us, Naruto!


Enter the Exhibit

Ok, shall we enter the exhibit? A go go…then what?!? It’ll take 60 minutes to the entrance? No kidding!

osaka bunmeikan museum entrance
60 minutes!!!??


It took us more than 60 minutes for real after all, though with all the pictures hang on the wall, etc., it didn’t feel that long. The closer we got to the entrance, the more excited we got!

naruto exhibit entrance


Those bring me back some memories


What a cool poster

Finally we entered the exhibit…SORRY CAMERA IS NOT ALLOWED AT THIS EXHIBIT. Too bad. (>_<)

It displayed the original drawings, life-size statues, special movies, and many more. It’ll be the first and the last exhibit of Naruto. You’ve got to witness it with your own eyes!

After exit


The Naruto exhibition in Osaka is open until September 27th, 2015. What are you waiting for? Grab the chance!

Adults 2,000 YEN
High school / jr.high 1,500 YEN
4 years old to Elementary 800 YEN


Note: Naruto Exhibit in Osaka ended on September 27th, 2015.




Train trip can be tiring but still fun for us. A seishun ticket for winter will be available from December 1st. Start planning for winter already! Adventure never ends!

See you around!