If there is any Naruto team that likes to drink, well – we can say it would be the Legendary Sannin without question. Even if Orochimaru turned out to be a teetotaler, Jiraiya and Tsunade would drink enough to make up the slack. Of course, that means Jiraiya must love some good sake, and the same goes for the creator of Naruto. So of course, it makes sense that Masashi Kishimoto's latest sketch shows Jiraiya enjoying a drink… even if the student under his care is still underage.
The artwork was shared by Yahiko Shuzo Brewery, one of the most famous sake crafters in Japan. It seems Kishimoto decided to gift the brewery a special sketch featuring Naruto as a genin with Jiraiya. And as you can imagine, the Toad Sage is a big fan of the drink... even if Naruto is the one holding on to the bottle.
Of course, we know the ninja in Naruto do love their drinks, and Jiraiya is no exception. Tsunade and he can hold their liquor better than most unlike Rock Lee and a few others. Now, Kishimoto has introduced the sannin to one of Japan's greatest sake creators, and this sketch proves the creator happens to be a fan himself.
Want to know more about Naruto? You can find the original anime streaming on Hulu and Crunchyroll right now. And for more details, you can check out its official synopsis below:
"The Village Hidden in the Leaves is home to the stealthiest ninja in the land. But twelve years earlier, a fearsome Nine-tailed Fox terrorized the village before it was subdued and its spirit sealed within the body of a baby boy. Now that boy, Naruto, has grown up to become a hyperactive ninja-in-training who's more interested in pranks than schoolwork...but Naruto is determined to become the greatest ninja ever."
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