Naruto is known to be one of the most-watched anime/manga. I guess everyone must have watched it once in their life since who doesn’t like to see some ninjas doing cool stuff? The anime was so popular that they had to make its NEXT generation to continue its popularity.
The Naruto franchise is still running with its new generation, Boruto. In the past couple of years, from the time it was first serialized on 21 September 1999, it has broken many records and become the most recognized face in the anime/manga industry.
With over 700 chapters, 720 Episodes, 11 movies, and many different novels, have you ever wondered how Kishimoto must have made from all this? Well, that’s where we come in since, in this article, we will not only go to see how much Kishimoto sensei made from Naruto but also how much the Naruto franchise made overall.
How Much Did Masashi Kishimoto Make From Naruto
Masashi Kishimoto, born in Okayama prefecture, Japan, on November 8th,1974, is a very popular manga artist known for creating the Naruto series, which was in action from 1999 to 2014 for almost 15 years. He is a very respected manga artist all over the world, and Naruto’s anime is also quite popular all around the globe.
Due to the insane popularity of manga, Naruto has various adaptations in anime, games, movies, live-action, etc. The Naruto manga created by Masashi Kishimoto has been a great success. It has sold millions of copies worldwide, making it one of the bestselling manga series of all time.
Naruto Manga Revenue
Naruto’s manga is one of the most popular and best-selling products. Roughly estimated because there is no given data available publically. The total number of manga sold all across the world is about 250 million copies.
The cost of a single volume is around 7 Dollars to 10 dollars, so if you do the math, revenue from the manga sector alone should easily exceed $1.5 billion to $2 billion.
This estimation doesn’t even include the revenue generated from other sources like special editions, collector’s editions, and so on related to the Naruto manga series. The manga’s popularity definitely contributed to its overall revenue, making it one of the most successful manga in history.
Naruto Anime & Merchandise Revenue
Estimating how much Kishimoto made from Naruto is very hard as there is no exact figure given publically by them. Still, even if we consider various segments such as DVD/blurry sales, licensing agreements, worldwide distribution, merchandise, and more. The anime series is a commercial success.
Naruto anime revenue of Kishimoto will be considered on the basis of the rights he sold to Studio Pierrot. However, we don’t have the figures about their deal, so we talk about how much Naruto made overall.
The revenue alone from DVD and Blu-ray has been sold in millions of units globally across the Naruto series. Even considering the price and units sold, it would have definitely made a hundred million dollars in revenue estimated.
While we are not even considering other markets like streaming rights and merchandise sales (including toys, clothing, and collectibles), licensing agreements for broadcasting in other countries and other commercial partnerships have also helped generate a big part of its revenue. It has made hundreds of millions of dollars. If not, it may be billions of dollars combined from all the sectors.
Kishimoto Net Worth
As for Masashi Kishimoto, he has made a lot of fortune from Naruto. Some say that he has made about 25 Million dollars, which seems to be very low if we consider the popularity of Naruto.
Kishimoto’s sensei’s net worth seems to be less in comparison to other popular anime/manga like One Piece since Oda’s estimated Revenue is about 250 Million Dollars, which is 90% more than Kishimoto’s.
It may be true for various reasons, like differences in market reach. Also, One Piece has a longer serialization period and more episodes. Also, it is still airing now. Ultimately, revenue generation can be influenced by many factors unique to each franchise and its market potential.