Fan art replaces musicians like Beyonce and Lady Gaga with Naruto posing just like them on parody album covers in a fun Twitter thread.
Naruto fan art replaces artists like Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, and Lady Gaga with the famous character on the covers of several albums in a fun Twitter thread. Naruto Uzumaki is a young ninja and the star of the Japanese manga series Naruto, which was written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It has become one of the best-selling manga series in the world, reaching 47 countries and regions, and it has spawned several more manga series and anime series, the English dubs of which have aired on channels like Cartoon Network, Disney XD, and Adult Swim to much success.
Naruto follows the title character as he searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village. The two parts of the story follow Naruto growing from a pre-teen to a teen and finally becoming Hokage. With a premise like that, it is not a surprise to find that the coming-of-age manga heavily references Japanese mythology and Confucianism. Reviewers have praised these cultural ties as well as the strong character development, storylines, and fight scenes of the series.
Now, the character takes his place on album covers, replacing the artists with his recognizable spiky blonde hair and grinning face. The Twitter page Daily Naruto has a thread with several albums undergoing this treatment, including Beyoncé’s 4, Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour, Billie Eilish’s Don’t Smile at Me, Lady Gaga’s Artpop, and others. Naruto poses in the same way as the original artist—upside-down, in a tree, tied up, black and white—reenacting the covers in a funny homage. See the posts below:
Between the manga series and the anime series, Naruto is certainly a well-recognized property around the world. His big smile and spiky hair appear on a lot of merchandise. This fun post shows the potential of the character and his interactions with pop culture at large. Naruto has the potential to fit into more humorous homages, interacting with more characters and people, so it is possible he can become even more well-known and well-liked.
Properties like Spongebob have done well with parody recently, and now Naruto has added his name to the funny commentary list as well. It is quite hilarious to imagine the cartoon singing the songs on the albums he mimics; they have such varied styles and content. Cashing in on the popularity of these musical artists with a fun joke is certainly a great strategy for advertising Naruto; fans can see the sense of humor shining through, which is appealing and could draw people to the shows or books.
Source: Daily Naruto/Twitter
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