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{{translation|'''Menma'''|メンマ|Menma}}, a character that appears in ''[[Naruto 6: Road to Ninja]]'', is the son of [[Kushina Uzumaki]] and [[Minato Namikaze]] in the alternate universe of [[Konohagakure]], thus making him the "[[Naruto Uzumaki]]" of that world. Like his counterpart, he is the [[jinchūriki]] of [[Kurama]], the Nine-Tails.
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{{translation|'''Menma Uzumaki'''|うずまきメンマ|Uzumaki Menma}} is a character that appears in ''[[Naruto 6: Road to Ninja]]'' as the main antagonist. He is the son of [[Kushina Uzumaki]] and [[Minato Namikaze]] in the [[Genjutsu World|alternate universe]] of [[Konohagakure]], thus making him the "[[Naruto Uzumaki]]" of that world. He is also the [[jinchūriki]] of [[Kurama]]'s counterpart, the {{translation|'''[[Black Nine-Tails]]'''|黒九尾|Kuro Kyūbi}}.
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== Background ==
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Menma was born as the son of his world's version of Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki. However, unlike Naruto, the events of the [[Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha]] never occurred and Menma has his parents in his life. He had a stable and loving childhood with his parents. He enrolled into the [[Academy]] and became a [[genin]] and then a [[chūnin]]. At some point, the Black Nine-Tails was removed from Kushina and sealed inside Menma, who later mastered its power.
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For unknown reasons, Menma became a [[missing-nin]], though this was notably something fairly recent since both Menma's parents and his friends were unaware that he had left the village and that Naruto had taken Menma's place in Konoha. In addition, Menma kidnapped shinobi with unique abilities, which attracted attention from other villages and deemed him as an S-ranked criminal. He soon met [[Tobi]] who tells him all about his [[Eye of the Moon Plan]] and agreed to help him. From there, targeting the jinchūriki of his world, Menma defeated his reality's [[Yugito Nii]].
   
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
Menma looks virtually identical to Naruto, though his blond hair has become black as a result of merging with [[Tobi]], and he wears it in a longer and more shaggy-looking style, similar to his father's. He also lacks the [[Eight Trigrams Sealing Style|Eight Trigrams Seal]] and has darker, more feral-looking whisker marks, and dark circles under his eyes.
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[[File:Menma Unmasked.png|thumb|left|Menma unmasked.]]
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Menma looks virtually identical to Naruto, though his blond hair has become black as he became evil, and he wears it in a longer and more shaggy-looking style, similar to his father's. He also has darker and more feral-looking whisker marks, and dark circles under his eyes. He also does not have the [[Eight Trigrams Seal]] on his abdomen.
   
When initially appearing as the mysterious "Masked Man," he wore a white [[kitsune]] mask, a dark blue-gray robe with gray lining and a fur collar, and a tattered gray-blue cape emblazoned with his personal emblem: nine reddish-brown circles of varying sizes arranged in a cross pattern, atop a larger green-grey circle. After revealing his identity he discarded the robe and mask, beneath which he wore no shirt, fingerless opera-length black gloves wrapped in studded red-brown leather straps, baggy black pants, and red-brown sandals.
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[[File:True Menma.png|thumb|Menma in his true form, after being freed of his hatred.]]
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When initially appearing as the mysterious "Masked Man," he wore a white [[wikipedia:kitsune|kitsune]] mask, a dark blue-grey robe with grey lining and a fur collar, and a tattered grey-blue cape emblazoned with his personal emblem: a mandala comprised of nine reddish-brown circles of varying sizes atop a larger green-grey circle. After revealing his identity, he discarded the robe and mask, beneath which he wore no shirt, fingerless opera-length black gloves wrapped in studded red-brown leather straps, baggy black pants, and red-brown sandals.
   
 
== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
[[File:Great Spiralling Ring.png|thumb|left|Menma using Great Spiralling Ring.]]
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[[File:Menma's Nine Beasts.jpg|thumb|left|Menma's Nine Masked Beasts.]]
Menma's abilities are essentially the same as Naruto's, to the point of creating a darker version of the [[Rasenshuriken]]. He also seems to have better control over [[Kurama]], as he was able to create living beings composed of its chakra. After merging with [[Tobi]], he gets a [[Sharingan]] in his right eye, allowing him to predict all his opponents movements and copy any techniques.
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A [[missing-nin]] and [[S-rank]]ed criminal, Menma is considered a highly dangerous ninja, able to effortlessly defeat other jinchūriki like [[Yugito Nii]] as well as several of Konohagakure's top-level ninja. While mainly seen letting his [[Nine Masked Beasts]] do the direct fighting, Menma showed considerable taijutsu prowess. Against several of Naruto's clones, he quickly dispatched them. Even against Naruto in [[Sage Mode]], Menma's raw strength combined with his tailed beast's chakra was great enough to easily catch Naruto's punch and throw him about. As a descendant of the Uzumaki clan, Menma is blessed with remarkable stamina and an equally powerful life-force, granting him tremendous vitality and an immensely long potential lifespan.
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After being possessed by Tobi, Menma gained a Sharingan in his right eye and access of many of its abilities, including Tobi's [[Kamui]] for teleportation and intangibility.
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=== Jinchūriki Powers ===
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As the jinchūruki of the [[Black Nine-Tails]], Menma possesses vast reserves of especially strong chakra. Unlike Naruto, he lacks the [[Eight Trigrams Seal|seal]] that restrains the Black Nine-Tails, allowing it to greatly augment his power. Although he doesn't display any kind of tailed beast transformations, he is able to completely unleash the fox, using it in a manner similar to a [[Summoning Technique|summon]]. Menma's hatred has allowed him to bond with and better control the Black Nine-Tails, and he is able to create and control living entities composed of its chakra, which are known as the [[Nine Masked Beasts]]. Menma also shows the ability to [[Negative Emotions Sensing|sense negative emotions]], able to detect the strong hatred of Kurama inside Naruto.
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=== Ninjutsu ===
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[[File:Great Spiralling Ring.png|thumb|Menma using Great Spiralling Ring.]]
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Menma's abilities are essentially the same as Naruto's, and he has developed dark versions of Naruto's signature techniques called [[Spiralling Ring]] and [[Great Spiralling Ring]], but unlike his counterpart, Menma can perform them without the use of [[shadow clones]]. He also has an ability to [[Repulsion Technique|blast away]] targets and repel enemy attacks. He was able to counter a [[Sage Mode]]-powered punch through the use of a mysterious technique that created a dark aura that increased his strength to obscurity. He can also [[Flight Technique|fly]] about freely in the sky.
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== Plot Overview ==
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After meeting Tobi, Menma enters Konoha and attack the Hokage's office with his [[Nine Masked Beasts]] and asks for the [[Red Moon Scroll]]. Naruto and [[Sakura]] then arrived and realised that he was the masked man [[Tsunade]] was talking about, and that he is plotting with Tobi. He overpowers Naruto and Sakura, kidnapping the latter to exchange for the scroll. He then uses [[Great Spiralling Ring]], destroying the area of Konoha and leaves.
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[[File:Black Kurama.png|thumb|left|Menma's Black Nine-Tails.]]
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As Naruto arrives, he attacks him and asked for the Red Moon Scroll once again. He then summoned up his Nine Masked Beasts and tries to kill Naruto but is stopped by the Akatsuki. He then starts to fight Naruto himself and clashes his [[Spiralling Ring]] with Naruto's [[Wind Release: Rasenshuriken]]. Upon doing so destroys his mask and reveals himself to be Naruto's counterpart and the real Menma. He then called forth his defeated Nine Masked Beasts and merges them to summon the Black Nine-Tails. As Menma overwhelms Naruto, the Nine-Tails berates Naruto for being defeated by a fake, however, not wanting to be trapped into a world controlled by Tobi, it offered a truce to fight their adversaries together, to which Naruto complies. As the fight comes to an end, Naruto and Menma exchange their final blows and Naruto knocks Menma out.
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[[File:Naruto defeats Menma.png|thumb|Naruto defeats the controlled Menma.]]
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Tobi then takes control of Menma's body and personally begins to extract the Nine-Tails out of Naruto. Naruto then tries to use the Red Moon Scroll but fails as Tobi cuts the scroll, causing Naruto to look into Tobi's Sharingan. As the Nine-Tails was beginning to be extracted, Sakura steps in and stops the extraction. Naruto then gets up and defeats the controlled Menma, similar to how Minato defeated Tobi. Tobi leaves Menma's body and proceeds to fight Naruto and Sakura before falling back into their reality. Minato and Kushina then arrived and quickly checks upon Menma, who reverts back to his original state. Naruto and Sakura then transport back to their original world after saying their goodbyes.
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* "[[Wikipedia:Menma|Menma]]" is the name of a Japanese condiment which is also found in ramen. This is a parallel to where Naruto's name originates.
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* "[[wikipedia:Menma|Menma]]" is the name of a Japanese condiment which is also found in ramen. This is a parallel to where Naruto's name originates.
* Menma's personality can be compared to that of [[Dark Naruto]].
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* During the conceptual phase of production he was only known as the {{translation|Masked Man|仮面の男|Kamen no Otoko}} and {{translation|Black Naruto|黒ナルト|Kuro Naruto}}; the name Menma Uzumaki was decided at a later point.
* Menma's ability to control multiple entity's composed at once is very similar to those of [[Pein]] and [[Kakuzu]].
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* His surname was first officially confirmed to be [[Uzumaki]] in a Studio Pierrot production blog entry.
* Menma is the only character whose name is different from his Dimensional Counter-part.
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* Studio Pierrot's production blog suggests that while Naruto took after Kushina, Menma's personality may have once been similar to Minato's.
* The point where Menma uses his [[Great Spiralling Ring]] to destroy most of Konoha is similar to [[Pain]]'s [[Invasion of Pain Arc|attack on Konoha]].
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* Menma is the only Genjutsu World counterpart whose name is different from his real self.
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** A reason for Menma being the only character that has a different name in the Genjutsu World could be that the naruto condiment in Naruto's ramen became replaced with the menma condiment a little before Naruto was sent to the Genjutsu World.
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* The point where Menma uses his [[Great Spiralling Ring]] to destroy most of Konoha is similar to [[Pain]]'s [[Invasion of Pain Arc|attack on Konoha]]. His methods of combat also greatly resemble Pain's more than Naruto's, relying on the Nine Masked Beasts in similar fashion to the [[Six Paths of Pain]] (though it can be meant to be similar to [[Shadow Clone Technique]] instead), as well as using a [[Repulsion Technique|technique]] very similar to the [[Shinra Tensei]].
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* Menma is the only counterpart to interact with the original, as Naruto and Sakura were the only two to enter the Genjutsu World and Sakura's counterpart was displaced into the real world, as depicted in "Road to Sakura."
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== Quotes ==
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* (Summoning the [[Nine Masked Beasts]]) {{translation|"Nine Masked Svāhā… Azure, White, Vermilion, Black, Sky, South, North, Three, Jewel… Nine Masked Beasts!"|「九面薩婆訶…青・白・朱・玄・空・南・北・三・玉…九面獣!」|"Kumen Sowaka… Sei, Byaku, Shu, Gen, Kū, Nan, Hoku, San, Gyoku… Kumenjū!"}}
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== References ==
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Menma

(うずまきメンマ, Uzumaki Menma)

  • Masked Man (仮面の男, Kamen no Otoko)
  • Black Naruto (黒ナルト, Kuro Naruto)
Debut
Movie Naruto 6: Road to Ninja
Appears in Movie only
Voice Actors
Japanese
Personal
Birthdate Astrological Sign Libra October 10 searchgray_iconsmall.png
Gender Gender Male Male
Age
  • Part II: 15-16
Height
  • Part II: 166 cm1.66 m
    5.446 ft
    65.354 in
Weight
  • Part II: 50.9 kg112.215 lb
Blood type B
Classification
Tailed Beast Black Nine-Tails (Forms)
Affiliation
Clan
Rank
Ninja Rank
Family

Jutsu

Tools

Menma Uzumaki (うずまきメンマ, Uzumaki Menma) is a character that appears in Naruto 6: Road to Ninja as the main antagonist. He is the son of Kushina Uzumaki and Minato Namikaze in the alternate universe of Konohagakure, thus making him the "Naruto Uzumaki" of that world. He is also the jinchūriki of Kurama's counterpart, the Black Nine-Tails (黒九尾, Kuro Kyūbi).

Background Edit

Menma was born as the son of his world's version of Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki. However, unlike Naruto, the events of the Nine-Tails' Attack on Konoha never occurred and Menma has his parents in his life. He had a stable and loving childhood with his parents. He enrolled into the Academy and became a genin and then a chūnin. At some point, the Black Nine-Tails was removed from Kushina and sealed inside Menma, who later mastered its power.

For unknown reasons, Menma became a missing-nin, though this was notably something fairly recent since both Menma's parents and his friends were unaware that he had left the village and that Naruto had taken Menma's place in Konoha. In addition, Menma kidnapped shinobi with unique abilities, which attracted attention from other villages and deemed him as an S-ranked criminal. He soon met Tobi who tells him all about his Eye of the Moon Plan and agreed to help him. From there, targeting the jinchūriki of his world, Menma defeated his reality's Yugito Nii.

Appearance Edit

Menma Unmasked

Menma unmasked.

Menma looks virtually identical to Naruto, though his blond hair has become black as he became evil, and he wears it in a longer and more shaggy-looking style, similar to his father's. He also has darker and more feral-looking whisker marks, and dark circles under his eyes. He also does not have the Eight Trigrams Seal on his abdomen.

True Menma

Menma in his true form, after being freed of his hatred.

When initially appearing as the mysterious "Masked Man," he wore a white kitsune mask, a dark blue-grey robe with grey lining and a fur collar, and a tattered grey-blue cape emblazoned with his personal emblem: a mandala comprised of nine reddish-brown circles of varying sizes atop a larger green-grey circle. After revealing his identity, he discarded the robe and mask, beneath which he wore no shirt, fingerless opera-length black gloves wrapped in studded red-brown leather straps, baggy black pants, and red-brown sandals.

Abilities Edit

Menma's Nine Beasts

Menma's Nine Masked Beasts.

A missing-nin and S-ranked criminal, Menma is considered a highly dangerous ninja, able to effortlessly defeat other jinchūriki like Yugito Nii as well as several of Konohagakure's top-level ninja. While mainly seen letting his Nine Masked Beasts do the direct fighting, Menma showed considerable taijutsu prowess. Against several of Naruto's clones, he quickly dispatched them. Even against Naruto in Sage Mode, Menma's raw strength combined with his tailed beast's chakra was great enough to easily catch Naruto's punch and throw him about. As a descendant of the Uzumaki clan, Menma is blessed with remarkable stamina and an equally powerful life-force, granting him tremendous vitality and an immensely long potential lifespan.

After being possessed by Tobi, Menma gained a Sharingan in his right eye and access of many of its abilities, including Tobi's Kamui for teleportation and intangibility.

Jinchūriki Powers Edit

As the jinchūruki of the Black Nine-Tails, Menma possesses vast reserves of especially strong chakra. Unlike Naruto, he lacks the seal that restrains the Black Nine-Tails, allowing it to greatly augment his power. Although he doesn't display any kind of tailed beast transformations, he is able to completely unleash the fox, using it in a manner similar to a summon. Menma's hatred has allowed him to bond with and better control the Black Nine-Tails, and he is able to create and control living entities composed of its chakra, which are known as the Nine Masked Beasts. Menma also shows the ability to sense negative emotions, able to detect the strong hatred of Kurama inside Naruto.

Ninjutsu Edit

Great Spiralling Ring

Menma using Great Spiralling Ring.

Menma's abilities are essentially the same as Naruto's, and he has developed dark versions of Naruto's signature techniques called Spiralling Ring and Great Spiralling Ring, but unlike his counterpart, Menma can perform them without the use of shadow clones. He also has an ability to blast away targets and repel enemy attacks. He was able to counter a Sage Mode-powered punch through the use of a mysterious technique that created a dark aura that increased his strength to obscurity. He can also fly about freely in the sky.

Plot Overview Edit

After meeting Tobi, Menma enters Konoha and attack the Hokage's office with his Nine Masked Beasts and asks for the Red Moon Scroll. Naruto and Sakura then arrived and realised that he was the masked man Tsunade was talking about, and that he is plotting with Tobi. He overpowers Naruto and Sakura, kidnapping the latter to exchange for the scroll. He then uses Great Spiralling Ring, destroying the area of Konoha and leaves.

Black Kurama

Menma's Black Nine-Tails.

As Naruto arrives, he attacks him and asked for the Red Moon Scroll once again. He then summoned up his Nine Masked Beasts and tries to kill Naruto but is stopped by the Akatsuki. He then starts to fight Naruto himself and clashes his Spiralling Ring with Naruto's Wind Release: Rasenshuriken. Upon doing so destroys his mask and reveals himself to be Naruto's counterpart and the real Menma. He then called forth his defeated Nine Masked Beasts and merges them to summon the Black Nine-Tails. As Menma overwhelms Naruto, the Nine-Tails berates Naruto for being defeated by a fake, however, not wanting to be trapped into a world controlled by Tobi, it offered a truce to fight their adversaries together, to which Naruto complies. As the fight comes to an end, Naruto and Menma exchange their final blows and Naruto knocks Menma out.

Naruto defeats Menma

Naruto defeats the controlled Menma.

Tobi then takes control of Menma's body and personally begins to extract the Nine-Tails out of Naruto. Naruto then tries to use the Red Moon Scroll but fails as Tobi cuts the scroll, causing Naruto to look into Tobi's Sharingan. As the Nine-Tails was beginning to be extracted, Sakura steps in and stops the extraction. Naruto then gets up and defeats the controlled Menma, similar to how Minato defeated Tobi. Tobi leaves Menma's body and proceeds to fight Naruto and Sakura before falling back into their reality. Minato and Kushina then arrived and quickly checks upon Menma, who reverts back to his original state. Naruto and Sakura then transport back to their original world after saying their goodbyes.

Trivia Edit

  • "Menma" is the name of a Japanese condiment which is also found in ramen. This is a parallel to where Naruto's name originates.
  • During the conceptual phase of production he was only known as the Masked Man (仮面の男, Kamen no Otoko) and Black Naruto (黒ナルト, Kuro Naruto); the name Menma Uzumaki was decided at a later point.
  • His surname was first officially confirmed to be Uzumaki in a Studio Pierrot production blog entry.
  • Studio Pierrot's production blog suggests that while Naruto took after Kushina, Menma's personality may have once been similar to Minato's.
  • Menma is the only Genjutsu World counterpart whose name is different from his real self.
    • A reason for Menma being the only character that has a different name in the Genjutsu World could be that the naruto condiment in Naruto's ramen became replaced with the menma condiment a little before Naruto was sent to the Genjutsu World.
  • The point where Menma uses his Great Spiralling Ring to destroy most of Konoha is similar to Pain's attack on Konoha. His methods of combat also greatly resemble Pain's more than Naruto's, relying on the Nine Masked Beasts in similar fashion to the Six Paths of Pain (though it can be meant to be similar to Shadow Clone Technique instead), as well as using a technique very similar to the Shinra Tensei.
  • Menma is the only counterpart to interact with the original, as Naruto and Sakura were the only two to enter the Genjutsu World and Sakura's counterpart was displaced into the real world, as depicted in "Road to Sakura."

Quotes Edit

  • (Summoning the Nine Masked Beasts) "Nine Masked Svāhā… Azure, White, Vermilion, Black, Sky, South, North, Three, Jewel… Nine Masked Beasts!" (「九面薩婆訶…青・白・朱・玄・空・南・北・三・玉…九面獣!」, "Kumen Sowaka… Sei, Byaku, Shu, Gen, Kū, Nan, Hoku, San, Gyoku… Kumenjū!")

References Edit

  1. Studio Pierrot

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