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<section begin=summary/>{{Translation|'''Kokuō'''|穆王|Kokuō}}, more commonly known as the {{translation|'''Five-Tails'''|五尾|Gobi}}, is a tailed beast sealed within [[Han]] from [[Iwagakure]]. It has been captured, extracted, and sealed by [[Akatsuki]]. In the anime, Kokuō is indicated to have been one of the two tailed beasts that Akatsuki captured before the start of Part II. It was later resealed into a [[Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation|reincarnated]] Han during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]].<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 565, page 1</ref><section end=summary/>
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{{Translation|'''Kokuō'''|穆王|Kokuō}}, more commonly known as the {{translation|'''Five-Tails'''|五尾|Gobi}}, is one of the nine [[tailed beasts]]. It was last sealed within [[Han]] from [[Iwagakure]].
   
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
[[File:Kid-bijuus.png|thumb|left|The young tailed beasts with the Sage of the Six Paths.]]
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[[File:Young Bijuu and Hagoromo.png|thumb|left|The young tailed beasts with Hagoromo.]]
Kokuō first came into being in the waning days of the [[Sage of the Six Paths]], who used his [[Creation of All Things]] ability to separate the [[Ten-Tails]]' chakra from its body and divide it into nine separate constructs that would come to be known as [[tailed beasts]] in order to ensure that it would never resurface after his death.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 467, pages 15-16</ref><ref>''Naruto'' chapter 510, pages 11-12</ref> Some time after being created, the Sage sat down with all the young tailed beasts and told them that they would always be together, even when separated, and that one day they would become one entity again with different names and forms than they did. Then, when the time came, they would know what true power is.<ref name="ch572">''Naruto'' chapter 572, pages 10-11</ref> Kokuō eventually fell into the possession of Iwagakure and was sealed into Han.
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Kokuō and the tailed beasts first came into being in the waning days of [[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki]], who used his [[Creation of All Things]] ability to divide the [[Ten-Tails]]' chakra into nine separate bodies and giving each a name. Some time after being created, the Sage explained to the young tailed beasts that a link existed between them despite their separation. He also foretold of a day when they would be brought together again - though not as they were - and that at that time someone would emerge to show them what true power is.<ref>Chapter 467, pages 15-16</ref><ref name="ch572">Chapter 572, pages 10-11</ref> After Hagoromo's death, the tailed beasts drifted apart, apparently due to [[Kurama]]'s belief that their number of tails was an indication of their strength.<ref name="ch567">Chapter 567, page 10</ref> Kokuō eventually fell into the possession of Iwagakure and was sealed into Han, but was captured and extracted by [[Akatsuki]].
   
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
Kokuō seems to be a quiet and reserved individual. Though it does not speak much, Kokuō uses the rather old-fashioned {{translation|'watakushi'|私}} when referring to itself, causing it to come across as very polite.
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Kokuō seems to be a quiet and reserved individual. Though it does not speak much, Kokuō uses the rather old-fashioned {{translation|"watakushi"|私}} when referring to itself, causing it to come across as very polite. It also has pride as a tailed beast, being dismayed at being controlled and being used as [[Tobi]]'s puppet during the [[Fourth Shinobi World War]]. After the end of the war, Kokuō declared that it wants to seclude itself in the forest, which implies it is a pacifistic individual, not wanting confrontations anymore.
   
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
Kokuō primarily resembles a white horse, but with a dolphin's head. It has two pointed long horns and three shorter horns in front. The ends of its horns, hooves, and tails are light brown, with some of the same-coloured spots before the brown areas of its horns and hooves. It also has red markings under its dark blue-green eyes. During the last remaining days of the Sage of the Six Paths, Kokuō was much smaller than it is now and its horns were also shorter.<ref name="ch572"/>
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[[File:Young Kokuo.png|thumb|A young Kokuō.]]
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Kokuō primarily resembles a white horse, but with a dolphin's head. It has two pointed long horns and three (two in the anime) shorter horns in front.
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The ends of its horns, hooves, and tails are tan, with some of the same-coloured spots before the tan areas of its horns and hooves. It also has red markings under its dark blue-green eyes. During the last remaining days of the Sage of the Six Paths, Kokuō was much smaller than it is now and its horns were also shorter.<ref name="ch572" />
   
 
== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
[[File:Tsunoori.png|thumb|Kokuō using Horn Breaking.]]
 
 
{{See also|Jinchūriki Forms}}
 
{{See also|Jinchūriki Forms}}
As a [[tailed beast]], Kokuō has a great amount of [[chakra]] and is able to use it to create a [[Tailed Beast Ball]]. Kokuō uses its horns in combat, it has shown enough [[Horn Breaking|ramming-force]] to even injure [[Gyūki]] and knock it a considerable distance away.
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[[File:Tsunoori.png|thumb|left|Kokuō attacking Gyūki with Horn Breaking.]]
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As a [[tailed beast]], Kokuō possesses a massive amount of [[chakra]] and can use it to create a [[Tailed Beast Ball]]. Its willpower was also incredibly strong, as it was the only tailed beast who was able to break free, albeit temporarily, of Tobi's control and attempted to attack the masked man.
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=== Physical Prowess ===
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Kokuō possesses great physical strength and while using its horns in combat, it has shown enough [[Horn Breaking|ramming-force]] to injure [[Gyūki]], and knock the beast a considerable distance away.
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=== Ninjutsu ===
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==== Nature Transformation ====
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By combining [[Water Release]] and [[Fire Release]] to create [[Boil Release]], Kokuō is also able to increase the temperature of chakra to its boiling point.<ref>Chapter 684, page 5</ref> This ability forms the basis of what is referred to as [[Boil Release: Unrivalled Strength|"steam-based ninjutsu"]] granting itself, or its jinchūriki overwhelming physical strength. When in use, this ability causes the jinchūriki to emit copious amounts of steam from their body.
 
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== Part II ==
 
== Part II ==
=== Shinobi World War Arc ===
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=== Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax ===
[[File:Six,two,five,three-tails full transformation.png|thumb|left|The remaining jinchūriki transform into their tailed beasts.]]
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[[File:Biju full transformation.png|thumb|The remaining jinchūriki transform into their tailed beasts.]]
After Han's [[Tailed Beast Mode|full transformation]] into the Five-Tails, he rammed into [[Gyūki]] and pushed it a considerable ways back. Seemingly rushing towards the shinobi to attack them again, the Five-Tails is [[Demonic Statue Chains|restrained]] by [[Tobi]]. As the chain wraps around its neck, the Five-Tails comments on the pain and laments about being controlled in this manner, revealing that for an instant it had broken free of Tobi's control and attempted to attack him. Forced back into its submissive Version 2-like state, it begins to attack the shinobi as commanded. After [[Son Gokū]] is resealed into the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, Tobi, who is intent on going all-out from this point on, forces Han to fully transform into the Five-Tails.<ref>''Naruto'' chapter 570, pages 8-9</ref>
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After Han's [[Tailed Beast Mode|full transformation]] into the Five-Tails, he rammed into the [[Eight-Tails]] and pushed it a considerable ways back. Seemingly rushing toward the shinobi to attack them again, the Five-Tails was [[Demonic Statue Chains|restrained]] by [[Tobi]]. As the chain wrapped around its neck, [[Naruto]] and [[Killer B]] heard the Five-Tails' voice lamenting about the pain of being subdued by Tobi, revealing that for an instant it had broken free of the masked man's control and attempted to attack him. Forced back into its submissive Version 2-like state, it began to attack the shinobi as commanded. After [[Son Gokū]] was resealed into the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]], Tobi, who was intent on going all-out from that point on, forced Han to fully transform into the Five-Tails.
   
Preparing to attack the shinobi, Kokuō along with the other four beasts create [[Tailed Beast Ball]]s. These attacks however, are deflected by [[Naruto]] and they are [[Tailed Beast Shockwave|rebuffed]] by a now fully-transformed Naruto. Wasting no time in their attacks, the Five-Tails attempts to attack B again while it is preoccupied with the [[Three-Tails]]. The beast is however sent flying by B, who anticipated the attack. With this, the opposing beasts prepare a collaborative Tailed Beast Ball which is met by one from Naruto and Kurama.
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[[File:Gyuki punches Kokuo.png|thumb|left|The Eight-Tails intercepts the Five-Tails.]]
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The opposing tailed beasts prepared to attack the shinobi, but they were [[Tailed Beast Shockwave|rebuffed]] by a fully-transformed Naruto. Wasting no time in their attacks, the Five-Tails attempted to attack the Eight-Tails again while it was preoccupied with the [[Three-Tails]], but was sent flying by the ox, who anticipated the attack. The opposing beasts regrouped and then prepared a collaborative Tailed Beast Ball, which was met by one from Naruto and [[Kurama]].
   
[[File:Naruto meets bijuus.png|thumb|Kokuō, alongside the other jinchūriki and tailed beasts, encounters Naruto.]]
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[[File:Seishin Sekai.png|thumb|Kokuō, alongside the other jinchūriki and tailed beasts, encounters Naruto.]]
As Naruto enters a deeper plane of the tailed beasts' consciousness, Kokuō introduces itself to Naruto. Later as the beast is freed from the [[chakra receiver]] it affirms [[Kurama]]'s belief that Naruto was the person the [[Sage of the Six Paths]] had spoken about so long ago before being resealed into the [[Demonic Statue of the Outer Path]].
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As Naruto entered a deeper plane of the tailed beasts' consciousness, Kokuō introduced itself to the young shinobi. Later, as Kokuō was freed from the [[chakra receiver]], it affirmed Kurama's belief that Naruto was the person the [[Sage of the Six Paths]] had spoken about so long ago before being resealed into the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path.
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=== Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki ===
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[[File:Biju released.png|thumb|left|The tailed beasts being freed from Obito.]]
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Kokuō appeared alongside the other tailed beasts with the exception of Gyūki and [[Shukaku]] when the [[Ten-Tails]] looked down at Naruto. The image of the tailed beasts, along with a silhouette of the Sage of the Six Paths, drove the Ten-Tails to a fit as it evolved further. Through the combined effort of the [[Allied Shinobi Forces]], it was later possible to pull Kokuō out of Obito, freeing it alongside with the other tailed beasts.
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[[File:Tailed Beasts vs Madara.png|thumb|The tailed beasts working together to attack Madara.]]
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When Madara ran towards the tailed beasts, both Shukaku and [[Gaara]] conjured [[Wind Release: Sand Scattering Bullets|numerous sand bullets]] and were able to restrain the Uchiha's movements. Using the opportunity to attack, the tailed beasts each took a swing at their opponent, giving sand-manipulating duo an opening to use their [[Desert Layered Imperial Funeral Seal]], but Madara managed to escape the sand pyramid with his Susanoo. As Naruto in [[Tailed Beast Mode]] pinned Madara down with a tail, Kokuō and the other tailed beasts joined in and did the same to increase the damage, but the Uchiha survived their attacks and retreated to a safe distance. After he received his own right Rinnegan eye from a White Zetsu clone, Madara quickly summoned the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path from Obito's body, and used the Rinnegan to [[Limbo: Border Jail|repel]] the tailed beasts. With the tailed beasts stunned, Madara then [[Demonic Statue Chains|chained]] them up and sealed them back into the Demonic Statue.
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[[File:Tailed Beast Reunion.png|thumb|left|The tailed beasts reunite with Hagoromo and Naruto.]]
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Later, the chakra Kokuō transferred to Naruto earlier, manifested within Naruto's subconscious along with the other tailed beasts to speak with the young jinchūriki and the spirit of [[Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki]]. There, they all voiced their shared belief to the Sage that Naruto was the child of prophecy.
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=== Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes ===
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[[File:Ten-Tails sealing.png|thumb||The tailed beasts being freed from the Ten-Tails.]]
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After Madara's ambitions were cut short by [[Black Zetsu]], who revealed to be the silent manipulator of shinobi history since it was first created by [[Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]], the black entity used Madara's body as a medium to resurrect its creator. During the battle against the tyrannical princess, Kokuō and the other tailed beasts continued to support Naruto by giving him [[Sage Art: Super Tailed Beast Rasenshuriken|their combined power]] to overwhelm her. Ultimately, Kaguya was defeated by Naruto and [[Sasuke]], who used the [[Six Paths — Chibaku Tensei]] to eject all the tailed beasts from her and seal her away inside a newly-created [[moon]] within her own [[Kaguya's Dimensions|dimension]].
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After the spirits of Hagoromo and the past Kage summoned both the tailed beasts and [[Team 7]] back to the real world, the tailed beasts began to discuss their plans for the future since they were finally free, with Kokuō expressing its desire to seclude itself within the forests. Sasuke, however, made his own intentions known: removing as many people as possible who could get in the way of his plans of leading the world through a revolution to do away with current shinobi systems, including killing all the current Kage and tailed beasts. Just as Sasuke swiftly [[Genjutsu: Rinnegan|subdued]] the tailed beasts with his Rinnegan and sealed them within his [[Chibaku Tensei]], Naruto reassured the tailed beasts that he would save them once again. After Naruto was able to defeat and reform Sasuke, the two dispelled the Infinite Tsukuyomi and Sasuke released Kokuō, along with the other tailed beasts, from their prisons.
   
== Video Games ==
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== In Other Media ==
Although Kokuō itself is not playable, Han takes on its form in both his Ultimate attack and as his awakening form in ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3]]''.
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=== Video Games ===
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Although Kokuō itself is not playable, Han takes on its form in both his Ultimate attack and as his awakening form in ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3]]'' and ''[[Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution]]''.
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* {{translation|'Kokuō'|穆王}} literally means 'respectful king'. This name probably comes from the name of the tenth-century-ʙᴄ Chinese {{translation|{{W|King Mu of Zhou}}|周穆王|Zhōu Mù Wáng}}. He's famous for the {{W|Tale of King Mu, Son of Heaven|legend}} surrounding his visit to the sacred {{translation|{{W|Kunlun Mountains}}|崑崙, 昆仑山|Kūnlún Shān}}, where he visits the goddess {{translation|{{W|Xi Wangmu}}|西王母|Xī Wángmŭ|lit meaning=Queen Mother of the West}} so he can eat from her peaches of immortality. There is also an account of the King being shown a human-shaped automaton — a completely artificial, fully functional robot with internal organs and all. This might tie into Han's appearance and abilities. In Japanese, the name '穆王' is pronounced as 'bokuō', so the unusual 'kokuō' pronunciation used for the beast's name was probably meant to bring the word {{translation|国王|king}} to mind.
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* {{translation|'Kokuō'|穆王}} literally means 'respectful king'. This name probably comes from the name of the tenth-century-ʙᴄ Chinese {{translation|[[wikipedia:King Mu of Zhou|King Mu of Zhou]]|周穆王|Zhōu Mù Wáng}}. He's famous for the [[wikipedia:Tale of King Mu, Son of Heaven|legend]] surrounding his visit to the sacred {{translation|[[wikipedia:Kunlun Mountains|Kunlun Mountains]]|崑崙, 昆仑山|Kūnlún Shān}}, where he visits the goddess {{translation|[[wikipedia:Xi Wangmu|Xi Wangmu]]|西王母|Xī Wángmŭ|lit meaning=Queen Mother of the West}} so he can eat from her peaches of immortality. There is also an account of the King being shown a human-shaped automaton — a completely artificial, fully functional robot with internal organs and all. This might tie into Han's appearance and abilities. In Japanese, the name '穆王' is pronounced as 'bokuō', so the unusual 'kokuō' pronunciation used for the beast's name was probably meant to bring the word {{translation|国王|king}} to mind.
 
** The kanji '穆' in Kokuō's name comes from the archaic adjective {{translation|'bokuboku'|穆穆}}, which means 'peaceful and lovely' or 'humble and dignified' and are also traits often associated with horses and dolphins.
 
** The kanji '穆' in Kokuō's name comes from the archaic adjective {{translation|'bokuboku'|穆穆}}, which means 'peaceful and lovely' or 'humble and dignified' and are also traits often associated with horses and dolphins.
* According to Kishimoto's words from the second ''Naruto'' artbook, he tried to do a mix of a dolphin and a horse.
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* According to Kishimoto in the second ''Naruto'' artbook, he tried to do a mix of a dolphin and a horse when he created Kokuō.
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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Kokuo
(穆王, Kokuō)

  • Five-Tails (五尾, Gobi)
Debut
Manga Chapter #566
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #165
Movie The Last: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Voice Actors
Japanese
Personal
Kekkei Genkai
Classification
Jinchūriki
Affiliation
Family
Nature Type
Jutsu

Kokuō (穆王, Kokuō), more commonly known as the Five-Tails (五尾, Gobi), is one of the nine tailed beasts. It was last sealed within Han from Iwagakure.

Background Edit

Young Bijuu and Hagoromo

The young tailed beasts with Hagoromo.

Kokuō and the tailed beasts first came into being in the waning days of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, who used his Creation of All Things ability to divide the Ten-Tails' chakra into nine separate bodies and giving each a name. Some time after being created, the Sage explained to the young tailed beasts that a link existed between them despite their separation. He also foretold of a day when they would be brought together again - though not as they were - and that at that time someone would emerge to show them what true power is.[2][3] After Hagoromo's death, the tailed beasts drifted apart, apparently due to Kurama's belief that their number of tails was an indication of their strength.[4] Kokuō eventually fell into the possession of Iwagakure and was sealed into Han, but was captured and extracted by Akatsuki.

Personality Edit

Kokuō seems to be a quiet and reserved individual. Though it does not speak much, Kokuō uses the rather old-fashioned "watakushi" () when referring to itself, causing it to come across as very polite. It also has pride as a tailed beast, being dismayed at being controlled and being used as Tobi's puppet during the Fourth Shinobi World War. After the end of the war, Kokuō declared that it wants to seclude itself in the forest, which implies it is a pacifistic individual, not wanting confrontations anymore.

Appearance Edit

Young Kokuo

A young Kokuō.

Kokuō primarily resembles a white horse, but with a dolphin's head. It has two pointed long horns and three (two in the anime) shorter horns in front.

The ends of its horns, hooves, and tails are tan, with some of the same-coloured spots before the tan areas of its horns and hooves. It also has red markings under its dark blue-green eyes. During the last remaining days of the Sage of the Six Paths, Kokuō was much smaller than it is now and its horns were also shorter.[3]

Abilities Edit

See also: Jinchūriki Forms

Tsunoori

Kokuō attacking Gyūki with Horn Breaking.

As a tailed beast, Kokuō possesses a massive amount of chakra and can use it to create a Tailed Beast Ball. Its willpower was also incredibly strong, as it was the only tailed beast who was able to break free, albeit temporarily, of Tobi's control and attempted to attack the masked man.

Physical Prowess Edit

Kokuō possesses great physical strength and while using its horns in combat, it has shown enough ramming-force to injure Gyūki, and knock the beast a considerable distance away.

Ninjutsu Edit

Nature Transformation Edit

By combining Water Release and Fire Release to create Boil Release, Kokuō is also able to increase the temperature of chakra to its boiling point.[5] This ability forms the basis of what is referred to as "steam-based ninjutsu" granting itself, or its jinchūriki overwhelming physical strength. When in use, this ability causes the jinchūriki to emit copious amounts of steam from their body.

Part II Edit

Fourth Shinobi World War: Climax Edit

Biju full transformation

The remaining jinchūriki transform into their tailed beasts.

After Han's full transformation into the Five-Tails, he rammed into the Eight-Tails and pushed it a considerable ways back. Seemingly rushing toward the shinobi to attack them again, the Five-Tails was restrained by Tobi. As the chain wrapped around its neck, Naruto and Killer B heard the Five-Tails' voice lamenting about the pain of being subdued by Tobi, revealing that for an instant it had broken free of the masked man's control and attempted to attack him. Forced back into its submissive Version 2-like state, it began to attack the shinobi as commanded. After Son Gokū was resealed into the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, Tobi, who was intent on going all-out from that point on, forced Han to fully transform into the Five-Tails.

Gyuki punches Kokuo

The Eight-Tails intercepts the Five-Tails.

The opposing tailed beasts prepared to attack the shinobi, but they were rebuffed by a fully-transformed Naruto. Wasting no time in their attacks, the Five-Tails attempted to attack the Eight-Tails again while it was preoccupied with the Three-Tails, but was sent flying by the ox, who anticipated the attack. The opposing beasts regrouped and then prepared a collaborative Tailed Beast Ball, which was met by one from Naruto and Kurama.

Seishin Sekai

Kokuō, alongside the other jinchūriki and tailed beasts, encounters Naruto.

As Naruto entered a deeper plane of the tailed beasts' consciousness, Kokuō introduced itself to the young shinobi. Later, as Kokuō was freed from the chakra receiver, it affirmed Kurama's belief that Naruto was the person the Sage of the Six Paths had spoken about so long ago before being resealed into the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path.

Birth of the Ten-Tails' Jinchūriki Edit

Biju released

The tailed beasts being freed from Obito.

Kokuō appeared alongside the other tailed beasts with the exception of Gyūki and Shukaku when the Ten-Tails looked down at Naruto. The image of the tailed beasts, along with a silhouette of the Sage of the Six Paths, drove the Ten-Tails to a fit as it evolved further. Through the combined effort of the Allied Shinobi Forces, it was later possible to pull Kokuō out of Obito, freeing it alongside with the other tailed beasts.

Tailed Beasts vs Madara

The tailed beasts working together to attack Madara.

When Madara ran towards the tailed beasts, both Shukaku and Gaara conjured numerous sand bullets and were able to restrain the Uchiha's movements. Using the opportunity to attack, the tailed beasts each took a swing at their opponent, giving sand-manipulating duo an opening to use their Desert Layered Imperial Funeral Seal, but Madara managed to escape the sand pyramid with his Susanoo. As Naruto in Tailed Beast Mode pinned Madara down with a tail, Kokuō and the other tailed beasts joined in and did the same to increase the damage, but the Uchiha survived their attacks and retreated to a safe distance. After he received his own right Rinnegan eye from a White Zetsu clone, Madara quickly summoned the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path from Obito's body, and used the Rinnegan to repel the tailed beasts. With the tailed beasts stunned, Madara then chained them up and sealed them back into the Demonic Statue.

Tailed Beast Reunion

The tailed beasts reunite with Hagoromo and Naruto.

Later, the chakra Kokuō transferred to Naruto earlier, manifested within Naruto's subconscious along with the other tailed beasts to speak with the young jinchūriki and the spirit of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki. There, they all voiced their shared belief to the Sage that Naruto was the child of prophecy.

Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes Edit

Ten-Tails sealing

The tailed beasts being freed from the Ten-Tails.

After Madara's ambitions were cut short by Black Zetsu, who revealed to be the silent manipulator of shinobi history since it was first created by Kaguya Ōtsutsuki, the black entity used Madara's body as a medium to resurrect its creator. During the battle against the tyrannical princess, Kokuō and the other tailed beasts continued to support Naruto by giving him their combined power to overwhelm her. Ultimately, Kaguya was defeated by Naruto and Sasuke, who used the Six Paths — Chibaku Tensei to eject all the tailed beasts from her and seal her away inside a newly-created moon within her own dimension.

After the spirits of Hagoromo and the past Kage summoned both the tailed beasts and Team 7 back to the real world, the tailed beasts began to discuss their plans for the future since they were finally free, with Kokuō expressing its desire to seclude itself within the forests. Sasuke, however, made his own intentions known: removing as many people as possible who could get in the way of his plans of leading the world through a revolution to do away with current shinobi systems, including killing all the current Kage and tailed beasts. Just as Sasuke swiftly subdued the tailed beasts with his Rinnegan and sealed them within his Chibaku Tensei, Naruto reassured the tailed beasts that he would save them once again. After Naruto was able to defeat and reform Sasuke, the two dispelled the Infinite Tsukuyomi and Sasuke released Kokuō, along with the other tailed beasts, from their prisons.

In Other Media Edit

Video Games Edit

Although Kokuō itself is not playable, Han takes on its form in both his Ultimate attack and as his awakening form in Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 and Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution.

Trivia Edit

  • 'Kokuō' (穆王) literally means 'respectful king'. This name probably comes from the name of the tenth-century-ʙᴄ Chinese King Mu of Zhou (周穆王, Zhōu Mù Wáng). He's famous for the legend surrounding his visit to the sacred Kunlun Mountains (崑崙, 昆仑山, Kūnlún Shān), where he visits the goddess Xi Wangmu (西王母, Xī Wángmŭ, Literally meaning: Queen Mother of the West) so he can eat from her peaches of immortality. There is also an account of the King being shown a human-shaped automaton — a completely artificial, fully functional robot with internal organs and all. This might tie into Han's appearance and abilities. In Japanese, the name '穆王' is pronounced as 'bokuō', so the unusual 'kokuō' pronunciation used for the beast's name was probably meant to bring the word 国王 (king) to mind.
    • The kanji '穆' in Kokuō's name comes from the archaic adjective 'bokuboku' (穆穆), which means 'peaceful and lovely' or 'humble and dignified' and are also traits often associated with horses and dolphins.
  • According to Kishimoto in the second Naruto artbook, he tried to do a mix of a dolphin and a horse when he created Kokuō.

References Edit

  1. Fourth Databook, pages 148-151
  2. Chapter 467, pages 15-16
  3. 3.0 3.1 Chapter 572, pages 10-11
  4. Chapter 567, page 10
  5. Chapter 684, page 5
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