In the Minecraft video game, players can let their creativity run wild and create some impressive sculptures. Now, a gamer has dedicated his most recent project to Masashi Kishimoto's manga-based franchise Naruto, and presented the results in a YouTube video.
YouTube user “Lerfing’s Misadventures” recreated the “Valley of the End (終末 の 谷, Shuumatsu no Tani)” within the video game, an area where you can see two huge statues of Madara Uchiha and Hashirama Senju. There, the two main protagonists of the franchise, Naruto Uzumaki and Sasaku Uchiha, had their main match.
In his video of more than six minutes long, the user explained how he recreated both statues within the video game. He first used the Blender application, a graphic design program. There he modeled the characters and converted them to a format that could be replicated within the video game. In total this took about an hour and a half. Finally, he added additional details, such as a shading to make them stand out even more, concentrating on the armor, belts, faces and hands.
It is a manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, who published it through Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine between September 1999 and November 2014, with a total of 72 compilation volumes published.
The play inspired a 220-episode anime adaptation produced by Pierrot Studios and originally aired between October 2002 and February 2007. Subsequently, a second 500-episode season aired between February 2007 and March 2017.
© Masashi Kishimoto Scott / Shueisha, TV Tokyo, Pierrot