With the highly anticipated release of the Naruto Gaiden: Minato one-shot manga on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, fans are eagerly looking forward to some exciting reveals. While the announcement by mangaka Masashi Kishimoto already provided hints, recent leaks have added to the excitement.
Beware: Spoilers Related to the Manga
Team Jiraiya vs. Tailed Beasts
The leaked spoilers reveal that Team Jiraiya will face off against the formidable Four-Tailed beast Son Goku and the Five-Tailed beast Kokuo. In this intense battle, Minato might also confront their Jinchuriki – Roshi and Han. This presents an opportunity for fans to witness Minato’s prowess against a Jinchuriki backed by a tailed beast, settling debates about his power level.
Minato’s Past Encounters
Previously, fans had only seen Minato’s encounter with the Nine-Tailed Beast Kurama. The spoilers now suggest that Minato faced Son Goku and Kokuo in the past, hinting at the possibility of more-tailed beasts encounters yet to be explored.
Kushina Uzumaki and Minato’s Relationship
The manga is set to delve into Minato’s past, including his relationship with Kushina Uzumaki. The spoilers confirm that Minato helps Kushina when she loses control of Kurama within her, leading to emotional moments between the two. Fans will get to see their interactions as teenagers, shedding light on their romantic development.
Focus on Rasengan
One of the most exciting aspects of the one-shot will be the focus on Minato’s creation of the iconic Rasengan. The manga will reveal how Minato was inspired by the tailed beast bomb and incorporated it into his jutsu, possibly showcasing his first-ever Rasengan.
As the Naruto Gaiden: Minato one-shot manga is set to uncover these major plot points and more, fans can expect an action-packed and emotionally charged journey into the past of the beloved Fourth Hokage. The release is sure to leave a lasting impact on the Naruto fandom, celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary in style.