How come Rock Lee got a spinoff first a manga spinoff later adapted to anime, why did Naruto in general get the spinoff, is that much mroe popular of the big 3? I thought for sure One Piece is the most popular manga series in Japan. All the rankings most of the time One Piece is on top. So logicly wouldn't One Piece get a spinoff before Naruto? I thought since he is the mascot of OP, Chopper could headline a spinoff, or maybe a Chopper and Sanji spinoff. While not as popular, but since they make a lot of omakes for years, and he is featured there a lot, a Kon spinoff would have been awesome. Maybe he could host a talk show or a variety show, and Bleach characters appear as his guests, and we see some random comedy adventures. Maybe Kishimoto was open to doing a spinoff than the other authors. Maybe they approached Oda first and were turned down, and Kishimoto was next in line.