The Genius Behind Naruto's Fight Scene Animations – Norio Matsumoto


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In this video, we break down the animation of Norio Matsumoto, one of my all time favorite animators!
A note about the video: When talking about Bruce Lee and Rock Lee’s similarity, I should have credited Masashi Kishimoto more – he created the characters and should be partly credited for those similarities. Sorry Mr Kishimoto!

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Comments (22)
October 21, 2019

Watch the Kakashi vs Obito analysis here:

October 21, 2019

Matsumoto's were my fave. fkn beast!!

October 21, 2019

Pq o título do vídeo tá em português BR? Kkkk fui trolado

October 21, 2019

The best anime EVER 🔥🔥

October 21, 2019


October 21, 2019

Title in brazilian, video in english…what?

October 21, 2019

Norio Matsumoto imitate the master AKIRA , every animations have been seen in Akira manga the film , every

October 21, 2019

Yeah the animations are brutal but the fights are soo fluid and fast. Now that i know norio matsumono did that art im fell complete

October 21, 2019

I'm curious, what software is Naruto created in? Anyone know?

эх говорил бы ты по-русски

October 21, 2019

Garaa does not control the sand, it automatically protects him, that is why when Rick Lee fights him in the chunin exams, the sand protects him, even though Garaa can’t see him because of his speed.

October 21, 2019

I think Movement is much better than One Piece, even though it was shown in the same year.

October 21, 2019

Ничего не понял, но понял что он до чего-то доебалася

October 21, 2019

great video

October 21, 2019

Hey man great video. I have a question, how do you set up that scene in Animate CC to be seen frame by frame?I would love to practice drawing over scenes.Thanks

October 21, 2019

Yeah, if only he could animate a scene without making the characters look like they've been drawn by a 5 year old that would be great.

October 21, 2019

15 minutes of sasuke getting kicked in the face

October 21, 2019

So they not showing when sasuke is kicking his ass umm most be a naruto fan

October 21, 2019

Alright thats it, im rewatching Naruto.

October 21, 2019

Awuebo no entendi nada pero me gusto XD

October 21, 2019

O título do vídeo tá em português mais e em inglês kkkkkkkkkkkk comassim

October 21, 2019

ok. time to rewatch naruto again from the beginning.

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