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Do you want to see what’s under Kakashi’s mask? Do you?

For years, fans have wondered what was under the ninja’s cowl. Last year, in an interview with Shonen Jump (via Saiyan Island), Kishimoto was asked if he was going to show the character’s full face.

“I want to reveal it,” Kishimoto replied. “I’m just not sure yet on how I’ll do it. It might be done in the manga or maybe in an upcoming anime movie, but there is nothing planned as of yet.”

Since then, the character’s entire face hasn’t been revealed. Until now. Kishimoto drew a special manga for the current Naruto exhibit that is being held in Japan.

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Twitter user Takiharu got ahold of the manga, which appears in a special exhibit book:

[Photo: Takiharu]

ANN (via Saiyan Island) report that in the manga, the characters Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke talk about the best way to uncover Kakashi’s face. The three met a photographer who hoped to snap a photo of it for a big scoop. The kicker is that the photographer was actually Kakashi. Dun dun dun.

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And... You ready? Here is Kakashi’s unmasked face.

[Photo: Takiharu]

Another look (via 2ch):

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All these years, he’s been hiding that handsome mug from the world. What a shame!

Top photo: Naruto Wikia

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