In the world of anime, fans like to imagine which of their favorite heroes would win against DC and Marvel icons. Could One-Punch Man beat Darkseid? Does Ichigo Kurosaki have what it takes to defeat Vision? However, thanks to one DC Comics artist, fans can now imagine what it would be like if Naruto and Superman teamed up.
Over on Twitter, Jorge Jiménez showed off his inner-otaku when he posted a special drawing he penned. The tweet, which can be found below, hosts an image of Naruto and Clark Kent standing back-to-back as they join side.
“This is a small homage I did when I finished the manga about my friend Naruto, and it’s currently my guilt pleasure,” Jiménez wrote.
Este es un pequeño homenaje que hice cuando terminó el manga de mi amigo Naruto y culpable de mi oficio actual.. ;) pic.twitter.com/Q0xXjyt26p— Jorge Jiménez (@JorgeJimenezArt) July 25, 2017
The picture is one which comic and manga junkies will savor. Naruto can be seen wearing his iconic orange track suit from his original anime - but he isn’t the only one. Much like how Gai convinced Rock Lee to wearing a green jumpsuit, Naruto persuaded Clark Kent to don his own orange get-up. The Kryptonian can be seen wearing Naruto’s second orange costume from Naruto Shippuden, and he even is wearing a Superman shirt underneath.
And, yes - Superman is also wearing a Leaf headband and has whiskers. It is a dream come true.
If you are not familiar with Jiménez, then you should turn an eye to his work. The artist signed an exclusive deal with DC Comics earlier this year after his work on Superman and Super Sons caught the eyes of fans and critics.
"Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He’s got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world’s greatest ninja!"
Author/artist Masashi Kishimoto was born in 1974 in rural Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Like many kids, he was first inspired to become a manga artist in elementary school when he read Dragon Ball. After spending time in art college, he won the Hop Step Award for new manga artists with his story Karakuri. After considering various genres for his next project, Kishimoto decided on a story steeped in traditional Japanese culture.
His first version of Naruto, drawn in 1997, was a one-shot story about fox spirits; his final version, which debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999, quickly became the most popular ninja manga in the world. The series would also spawn multiple anime series, movies, novels, video games and more.