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His use of the Flying Thunder God Technique

I wanted to post this here instead of just changing it to make sure everyone agrees so it will not just get changed back, but on the page is says, "Even without using his Flying Thunder God Technique, Minato could out run an explosion, only receiving a shallow shrapnel wound." But when he is looking at the piece of shrapnel from his leg he clearly states that he forced him to use the flying thunder god tech. And it makes a point of showing the kunai on the ground he used. I can't remember if this is the first time I've posted this, I've had posts on talk pages disappear in the past, but regardless this seems like it needs to be changed. (talk) 03:24, December 15, 2010 (UTC)Miah

There's a smoke trail leading from the house to where Minato is. That shouldn't be there if he's using FGT. ~SnapperTo 06:46, December 15, 2010 (UTC)

He literally says, "he forced me to use flying thunder god tech," but the entire time inside he definitely never used it. The cloud just seems like a non-issue, I mean outside of having him state, I am going to use ftg now, before the tech, you can't really get more clear. I don't see how you could intrepret what he said any differenty, since it would have been the first time he used it to that point. The cloud isn't even really connected to the main cloud from the explosion, it forms a seperate little circle where he started and trails off to where he landed. Regardless, arguing over the cloud seems to completely ignore the fact he literally said he just used FTG tech. (talk) 07:22, December 15, 2010 (UTC) miah

They were inside of a cave, he used FTG to teleport to the house.--Deva 27 (talk) 07:25, December 15, 2010 (UTC)

yes however it shows a marked kunai on the ground where he landed comming from the house after he lands. It makes a point of showing it, that he used the ftg to escape the explosion, regardless of wthr he first went to the house then outside or just to that one kunai. It still wasn't just his own speed w/o the ftg like the minato page says. (talk) 07:47, December 15, 2010 (UTC) miah

The exploding tags ignited when he was still in the cave, Minato used FTG and reached his house, still with Naruto. At the house, the exploding tags actually exploded. He escaped the explosion with his own speed, the marked kunai showing he used FTG to get from cave to house. Minato doesn't necessarily appear on the top of the kunai, he appears in its vicinity. After he retrieves Kushina, and puts her in the other location, you see the marked kunai hanging there, but he doesn't appear on top of it. Also, the kunai show when he escapes the house could very well be a kunai that was in the house, which was simply thrown out of the house because of the explosion. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 14:47, December 15, 2010 (UTC)

That seems like a lot of speculation though for such a concrete comment. Especially since he tumbles to the ground from the house. He may have jumped out or he may hae just appeared in the air and been blown to the side, but in tow pannels it doesn't show enough to make such a concrete statement like he out ran the explosion. Nor is there enough to say the whole cloth with the tags came through with him or just part of the explosion. I could say he scooped up the baby from the towl and used ftg as the explosion went off, a portion of the explosing following him but avoiding it mostly, where he then tumbled to the ground. And there's nothing in the panels to say that's wrong or completely right. It's simply a matter of opinion that he out ran the explosion with his own speed. It shouldn't be listed there as an example as though it was unrefutable fact. (talk) 21:21, December 15, 2010 (UTC) maih

It's the least speculative assumption of what happened based on what Kishimoto drew. We see Minato holding Naruto when the tags ignite, and next we see him holding Naruto outside his house, with the shrapnel in his ankle. A marked kunai by his side. Obviously, there was a kunai in his house, so he teleported there. We don't see the explosion happening at the cave, so the least speculative thing is to assume is that it happened at the house. If it had happened at the cave, at the very least I think they'd show the explosion just to show Kushina being distressed by the situation. What I said about Minato appearing near kunai and not on top of them isn't speculative, there are manga panels showing it. About the ran/thrown part, I think that if he was thrown, he'd have more on him than just the ankle shrapnel, and he certainly wouldn't look as unscathed. About the cloth coming with him, I think it did go, partly because of the not showing the explosion in the cave, and because there has never been any indication that Minato can partially transport something using FTG, like, if he holds a rock and teleports, the whole rock will go with him, not just a part of it. Like I said, it's the least speculative. If anything, we can change the wording of the phrase, giving the effect that it's an educated guess or assumption. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 21:49, December 15, 2010 (UTC)

I changed the line since it's dependent on interpretation. However, I offer this tankobon scan in regards to when/where Minato teleported. ~SnapperTo 22:08, December 15, 2010 (UTC)

That's actually the same panel I was looking at, and I thought that was him as well. However he's upside down from the looks of it, and gets blown away more than running away, that's why he ends up falling on his butt and sort of skidding a distance. Even if he did teleport then jump out the window or something, I still wouldn't say he outran an explosion. I mean if I jumped out a window to avoid an explosion I wouldn't say I outran it, and from his posture I'd say it seems more likely. It's semantics I admit, but semantics are important. It just didn't seem like it was so clear cut as to the specifics of what he did when he teleprorted, though I guess when the anime catches up it will probably be a bit more revealing. But there are other more clear examples of his speed as well, like moving kakashi away from the person before he was killed in the kakashi gaiden mini. moving that distance and pulling him out of the way, still having the time and mindset to mark him with the ftg symbol, that's pretty impressive in itself. (talk) 01:38, December 16, 2010 (UTC) miah


Minato sealed the Kyubi's Yin half within himself using Shiki Fujin. Is it possible he was a Jinchuriki, even though it was for just a few minutes?--Wild Wind of the Leaf

Your question and the answer to it are five sections above. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 02:58, December 23, 2010 (UTC)
ah, okay, my mistake, sorry.


Some of the things you said about Namikaze were wrong. Naruto's real name is not Uzumaki. The Uzumaki clan died out years before even Kushina was born. Naruto got the name naruto uzumaki to protect him from the rumors of the nine tailed fox. He was given the name by the village elders including jiraiya.

  • His "real" name is Uzumaki
  • Kushina was brought to Konohagakure after her village's destruction i.e. she was there when it happened
  • The Sandaime Hokage gave Naruto his mother's last name to protect him from people trying to kill him because he was Minato's son.
  • sign your posts. --Cerez365 (talk) 18:07, January 5, 2011 (UTC)

The latter point still confuses me slightly... I mean, why would they kill him because he was Minato's son? I know the villagers disliked him because he was the host of the nine-tails fox but that doesn't really have anything to do with Minato, so using the Uzumaki name wouldn't stop the villager's hatred. Is it because they didn't want the outside ninja world to know he was the fourth's son in case some ninja's try to assassinate him? Any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated. Gojinn (talk) 13:00, February 5, 2011 (UTC)

The villagers would've trated Naruto a whole lot better if they knew the full story behind what happened and that he was Minato's son. The Third Hokage was worried that other ninja outside the village would constantly be making attempts on his life just because he was Minato's son. Remember that some people had "flee on sight" orders of they ever came in contact with Minato. Giving Naruto the name "Uzumaki" wasn't to protect him from the villagers it was from the enemies Minato had amassed in his lifetime. Cerez (talk) 13:12, February 5, 2011 (UTC)

Minato's Jutsu

In the movie (the lost tower) Minato uses his Shadow suriken jutsu without any handsigns? And why his chakra is his chakra green in some cases?--Madman361 (talk) 17:04, January 12, 2011 (UTC)

I remember seeing a video of him using the technique, but he could simply be offscreen when doing the seals. You ask questions that we have no means to answer until the movie is out and subbed. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 20:24, January 12, 2011 (UTC)

You also have to remember, ninja don't actually have to use hand signs to perform jutsu. Skitts (talk) 02:50, February 3, 2011 (UTC)

FTG Question

Since FTG is supposed to be instantaneous, shouldn't things like "...near untraceable speed at which Minato moved when using this technique" be changed since its being teleportation would in fact make it untraceable? Skitts (talk) 02:39, February 19, 2011 (UTC)


Anyone notice that on chapter 503, just before Minato was about to use the Contract Seal on MAdara, he chopped off his hand? Take a really good look. We might want to add that to the article.--Wild Wind of the Leaf

Madara's hand was falling off from the ransengan impact...they tend to do that...a lot....--Cerez☺ (talk) 12:21, March 13, 2011 (UTC)


why isn't naruto listed as Minato's son. —This unsigned comment was made by Hazel-rah (talkcontribs) .

He is listed to me. Try clearing your cache. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 00:49, April 3, 2011 (UTC)

Mistake In Trivia

In the trivia, it states Minato to be in the Top Ten FOR THE FIRST TIME in the seventh Poll. But if I'm not mistaken I see him in the sixth poll, placing 9th place. Am I mistaken? Sparxs77 (talk) 13:20, April 4, 2011 (UTC)

Fixed~ good observation--Cerez™☺ 16:26, April 4, 2011 (UTC)

Minato's Kunai jutsu (Movie)

I watched the movie yesterday (the lost tower) and it show minato used the kunai jutsu (multiplication kunai). Is there any article of this jutsu ? Bakurayuri (talk) 06:36, May 2, 2011 (UTC)

There is actually, the Shuriken Shadow Clone Technique. It's all been mentioned.--Cerez365™☺ 06:38, May 2, 2011 (UTC)

why the jutsu is not added into Minato skill list with the tag (Movie) ? —This unsigned comment was made by Bakurayuri (talkcontribs) .

Game and movie-only stuff aren't listed in infoboxes. ~SnapperTo 15:22, May 4, 2011 (UTC)

Seiyu/Japanese voice actor?

any idea which japaense voice actor as Minato in Kakashi Gaiden? I'm very confused if it wasn't Hikaru Midorikawa voiced as Minato??

Kunoichi101 (talk) 02:28, May 5, 2011 (UTC)Kunoichi101Kunoichi101 (talk) 02:28, May 5, 2011 (UTC)

According to the ending credits, it was Toshiyuki Morikawa (森川智之, Morikawa Toshiyuki). —ShounenSuki (talk | contribs | translations) 10:44, May 5, 2011 (UTC)

oh i see. Kunoichi101 (talk) 16:16, May 5, 2011 (UTC)kunoichi101Kunoichi101 (talk)

Minato and Naruto's hair?

Hey! I know it's pretty meaningless, but I couldn't help but notice that in the anime, when Naruto and Minato are apart, they have the exact hair color. However, when they're together, Naruto's hair always seems lighter. It happened when Naruto met his dad during his battle with Pain and in the lost tower movie. Why do they keep changing his hair color?--Kai Maciel (talk) 10:18, May 21, 2011 (UTC)

I'm not sure but I think Naruto's hair is lighter, maybe because of his mother's hair. _-_-=NejiLoverr26 (Talk-Contribs.-Links) Konohagakure Symbol 10:21, May 21, 2011 (UTC)
They have the same hair colour. However animators choose to animate this is not our fault or much of a concern as long as they're both blond.--Cerez365 Hyūga Symbol 11:21, May 21, 2011 (UTC)
Yeah. You're right. --NejiLoverr26 (Ilnarutoanime)Konohagakure Symbol 11:26, May 21, 2011 (UTC)

The "Kage bunshin no jutsu"

Minato could use the kage bunshin no jutsu, as mentioned by kakashi, in the chapter 330, page 06, could he? or the translation of japanese-english is different?? Kakashi says: "Naruto is the only who can do it, as he has enough chakra and domain of the kage bunshin no jutsu. Even to me, or to the Yondaime, would be hard..." So, we can say the yondaime can do the kage bunshin?—This unsigned comment was made by (talkcontribs) .

No. What Kakashi meant was that neither of them would be able to employ Naruto's training method he was using. Even if he was it's still an assumption so he cannot be listed.--Cerez365 Hyūga Symbol 20:09, May 31, 2011 (UTC)

Child of Prophecy

Should Minato really have this as a title? We know he's not the Child of Prophecy, Naruto and Nagato are. Jiraiya only thought he was.--Deva 27 16:21, June 2, 2011 (UTC)

This isn't a question of should he have the nickname because he wasn't the child of prophecy, It is a nickname given to him, along with Saviour of this World, they are both his title's/nicknames too and should be added. ItachiWasAHero (talk) 22:50, June 3, 2011 (UTC)

It's not a nickname, but I do think it should stay because he was called the child of prophecy and apparently other people (going from what A said) knows about this, which probably means that he was hailed as such.--Cerez365 Hyūga Symbol 23:23, June 3, 2011 (UTC)

Shuriken Kage Bunshin no Jutsu

As we all can see in the 4th movie, Minato is able to use Shuriken Kage Bunshin no Jutsu, so i would like someone could add it.-- (talk) 18:25, June 3, 2011 (UTC)

He's been added to the list of users and even a notation made on the technique article page. However, you won't see it under his list of techniques because movie and game techniques are not listed in the infoboxes.--Cerez365 Hyūga Symbol 18:28, June 3, 2011 (UTC)

How did he know that his unborn child was a boy?

Minato decided to name his child "Naruto" and Kushina agreed. But how did they know that the baby was a boy? Is Naruto an unisex name or do they have a way of find out the baby's gender? Maybe a sonography on the Hospital?--Kai Maciel (talk) 12:04, June 14, 2011 (UTC)

Sonography seems most likely. —ShounenSuki (talk | contribs | translations) 12:09, June 14, 2011 (UTC)


I know there is no concrete proof of him being a Sage like Naruto and Jiraiya, but I just wanted your opinion on chapter 330 when Gamabunta says to Fukasaku "Don't he remind you of those two." Do you think Minato might have been able to use Sage Mode? —This unsigned comment was made by (talkcontribs) .

It's highly unlikely since I think it would've been mentioned or he'd have used it by now. Minato was able to summon toads which means he interacted with them a lot, doesn't mean Bunta meant it in regards to Sage Mode, it could've just been how Naruto looks like his father (cape and blond hair) using sage mode (like Jiraiya) and the Rasengan.--Cerez365 Hyūga Symbol 12:51, July 4, 2011 (UTC)


Does his nature not yet stated?--—This unsigned comment was made by (talkcontribs) .

If it were, you'd see it in his infobox.--Cerez365 Hyūga Symbol 02:40, August 6, 2011 (UTC)

Who knows ?

in the latest manga , itachi stated that Naruto can be like his father , the Fourth Hokage , Does this mean that itachi already know it from the beginning ? --KyoyaCloudX (talk) 03:14, August 27, 2011 (UTC)

Looks like it. Suddenly every one and their mothers know who Naruto's parents where. It's like Naruto's life was part of an intelligence meeting of the Allied Shinobi Forces. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 03:17, August 27, 2011 (UTC)

maybe , because , how did raikage knew minato was naruto parent by telling him the story of his past--KyoyaCloudX (talk) 03:23, August 27, 2011 (UTC) Well, waaayy back in Part 1, Itachi did say that he was after the Fourth's legacy, though one could take that as a reference to his sealing the kyubi in him, but that stretching it a bit. @Kyoya Well, A did fight Minato quite a bit apparently, so what with Naruto looking quite similar to someone he'd fought several times, it isn't too difficult to put that together. Skitts (talk) 21:48, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

The Raikage could know from just talking to Naruto. Remember the conversation A: "No one can beat me in speed now that the 4th Hokage has passed." Naruto: "You knew my dad?" But it probably was the meeting. (talk) 13:04, September 24, 2011 (UTC)

Doesn't change the fact the Raikage also knew that Kushina was his mother. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 15:27, September 24, 2011 (UTC)

'Savior of this World' title?

Is this supposed to be in his infobox? According the the page, he wasn't referred to as such. Which is it supposed to be? Skitts (talk) 21:53, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

According to Shounensuki, he was never called "Saviour of this World" just Saviour.--Cerez365 Hyūga Symbol 21:58, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

So is it alright if I remove it? Skitts (talk) 22:03, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

I would think so, since though that's what he might've meant, he never called him that so it cannot be listed. But that's just my opinion so we should wait and see what others think.--Cerez365 Hyūga Symbol 22:05, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

Sounds like a plan. I think that's likely what A meant, but I don't care either way. Skitts (talk) 22:13, September 5, 2011 (UTC)

Like I said it's what he meant, It'd be fine with me either way.--Cerez365 Hyūga Symbol 22:19, September 5, 2011 (UTC)
Can go either way for me. A didn't use the exact same title for him, but it would stand to reason that he simply shortened the title. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 00:08, September 6, 2011 (UTC)

Variation of the Shuriken Shadow Clone Tech.?

On these page ( and pages of 542, Minato uses what, to me, appears to be a kunai version of the the Shuriken Shadow Clone Technique. I'm not saying it needs to be added immediately, but I just thought it should be given consideration. Skitts (talk) 01:08, September 6, 2011 (UTC)

He just grabbed extra kunai from his pouch.--Deva 27 01:14, September 6, 2011 (UTC)

I highly doubt he got several dozen kunai from his pouch...with one hand... Edit: I counted, there were at least 27 FTG kunai thrown. Skitts (talk) 01:16, September 6, 2011 (UTC)

On page 12 you can see him holding a bunch of them in his pouch. They might have even been attached to a wire (page 13).--Cerez365 Hyūga Symbol 01:21, September 6, 2011 (UTC)
The fourth is a fast person and I doubt Kishi wanted to draw Minato taking out every kunai.Umishiru (talk) 01:22, September 6, 2011 (UTC)

I'm just saying, how could he hold that many in his pouch. The thing wasn't even a foot wide. @Umishiru Speed doesn't let you override space limitations. o_O Skitts (talk) 01:25, September 6, 2011 (UTC)

Obviously the thing is not drawn to scale. Plus this is a fiction work with a author who sucks at science.Besides how do you know what it can or can't hold?Umishiru (talk) 01:28, September 6, 2011 (UTC)

Because the panel shows how large it is. In any case, you can see next to his sleeve that there are only about 6 kunai there. Skitts (talk) 01:30, September 6, 2011 (UTC)

Oh, so you can see all of the space in there all the way to the bottom of it? I doubt it.Umishiru (talk) 01:31, September 6, 2011 (UTC)

They're sitting right side up, meaning they're touching the bottom, therefor there can't be any under them, or at least, not a large amount. Skitts (talk) 01:39, September 6, 2011 (UTC)

Well unless your kishi or Minato turned his bag upside down and shook all of the stuff out of it, you can't be 100% sure.Just because t doesn't look like t holds much doesn't mean it doesn't.Umishiru (talk) 01:44, September 6, 2011 (UTC)

I'm trying to avoid dragging this on because this isn't a forum, but the six or so FTG kunai that are there are obviously touching the bottom of the pouch. There's no need to see the inside if we can visibly see the kunai poking out. Skitts (talk) 01:47, September 6, 2011 (UTC)

Poking out the bottom? Those could easily be the kunai not shown thrown. Why are you talking about drawn out? Talk about the subject at hand or not at all. But if you wanna get to the point, your request for a new tech has been denied.Umishiru (talk) 01:50, September 6, 2011 (UTC)

I meant that I'm trying to avoid repeating myself thereby drawing this out. And what kunai not shown being thrown? My point: Minato reaches into his. Grabs some Kunai. About 6 are shown directly next to his hand. Roughly 30 kunai are thrown. With his hand in the pouch and several kunai next to it, there couldn't be that many in the pouch with the obvious limited space of the pouch. Skitts (talk) 01:54, September 6, 2011 (UTC)

Or Kishi didn't want to waster panels showing every little thing. I am done, reply if you want.Umishiru (talk) 01:56, September 6, 2011 (UTC)

You don't have to act like I'm implying some crazy thing is going on. I merely pointed out how what you were suggesting couldn't be true. I'm done. I'll wait for someone else to reply. Skitts (talk) 02:46, September 6, 2011 (UTC)


I wanted to know his age, the article only notes he's deceased, but it doesn't say what age he was at the time, I think it might be in a databook. Could anyone tell me what's it?, or better, put it in the article in brackets in the "age" field? —This unsigned comment was made by (talkcontribs) .

No age was ever given for him. —ShounenSuki (talk | contribs | translations) 15:25, September 12, 2011 (UTC)
Oh, well, nevermind--—This unsigned comment was made by (talkcontribs) .

It is mentioned somewhere that he was chosen too be Hokage before the age of thirty. and minato died shortly after he bacame the Hokage, so i asume he is somwhere between 25 and 30. —This unsigned comment was made by (talkcontribs) .

Can you provide proof of that? As ShounenSuki said, his age is never mentioned at any point in the Naruto story. --speysider (talk) 23:20, January 7, 2012 (UTC)

We know he was chosen as Hokage before thirty because when Shikaku suggests Kakashi to be Hokage after Tsunade slips in a coma for healing everyone during Pain's invasion, one of the assistants of the Fire Daimyō says that his age shouldn't be a problem, mentioning that Minato was younger when he was made Hokage. Kakashi's age in Part II according to the Third Databook, which covers up to just after Itachi's death is thirty. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 00:57, January 8, 2012 (UTC)


Does Minato have stats? —This unsigned comment was made by (talkcontribs) .

Obviously not. If any databook had published his stats, we would list it. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 23:52, September 15, 2011 (UTC)

Shuriken Kage Bunshin Revisited

I noticed above that y'all were talking about Minato using the titular jutsu. I lean on the side of him using a kunai version of it sionce a few dozen of 'em came out of that tools pouch of his and based off of what we've seen, that's puppies aren't big enough to hold that much. Can it be added? Pwease? :3 (talk) 05:50, October 7, 2011 (UTC)

Nien. There are too many reasons why it could not have been the technique to do that.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol 08:01, October 7, 2011 (UTC)

Such as..? (talk) 14:17, October 7, 2011 (UTC)

If you read the above discussion you'll see. I highly doubt Kishimoto was thinking that technically when he drew that scene. They also looked like they were attached to a wire string.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol 14:32, October 7, 2011 (UTC)

Konoha still at war when Minato is Hokage

The Hyuuga incident occurred right after the Third Great Shinobi War with Kumogakure ended. --Councilor 'Rumilee (talk) 05:23, November 18, 2011 (UTC)

The three great wars were not the only wars that happened. Besides the third war was only mentioned as being between Kohona, Iwa, and Suna. Plus there was no indication that the leaf was in war in anyway during his tenure due to it being brief.Umishiru (talk) 06:50, November 18, 2011 (UTC)


A looonng time ago, ShounenSuki mentioned that it was said that Minato had the potential to surpass Hiruzen. I asked him via his talk page if he had a source for it and am awaiting an answer. For now, I was wondering if anyone else has found mention of this or something similar and where, as that seems like something that should be in his abilities section. Skitts (talk) 22:52, December 24, 2011 (UTC)

Uhm, I'm not too sure there's a source for those words exactly It sounds more like a conclusion drawn from you know, reading the manga and collecting info etc. I may be wrong though. If I am right however I fear that those that worship the Yellow Flash would probably mutiny or something. —Cerez365Hyūga Symbol 22:58, December 24, 2011 (UTC)

Yes, you may very well be right. Skitts (talk) 01:15, December 26, 2011 (UTC)

Mistaken Identity

In ch. 571, when Kakashi mistakes Naruto for Minato (here specifically), would that be based on his looks, speed or both? If it's both, shouldn't the speed comparison be mentioned? Skitts (talk) 18:24, January 25, 2012 (UTC)

It's a bit of both I think, though it's mostly the speed. However, I don't think Naruto's speed is established enough for someone like Minato to be compared to it. Maybe vice versa. Sorry for that, but I'm a bit of a stickler when it comes to the way in which people are credited. — Cerez365Hyūga Symbol 18:29, January 25, 2012 (UTC)

Hopefully, Kishi will end up doing that prequel with Minato that he discussed the possibility of doing a while back. Oh, and someone added a new bit about his speed. Skitts (talk) 06:29, January 26, 2012 (UTC)

Hopefully.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol 11:30, January 26, 2012 (UTC)

Namikaze clan

How come there is no Forum page for the Namikaze clan. --Soulbro97 (talk) 18:47, February 5, 2012 (UTC)soulbro97

Because there is no such clan? --speysider (talk) 18:48, February 5, 2012 (UTC)
Just as far as we know. If the clan is ever mentioned, a page for it will be created. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 19:13, February 5, 2012 (UTC)

I want to ask as well, if Minato isn't from a clan do we know anything about his childhood that wasn't from Kushina's story? Is he from a civilian family, or is he an orphan like his son? If not, maybe he is from a minor clan from outside Konoha, like maybe one of the many clans that used to be from Mist before the civil war? I'm mainly asking out of curiosity, so if you guys don't have any information about it just feel free to say that you don't know. --Marael (talk) 18:38, August 23, 2012 (UTC)

Outside of Kushina's story, we know only that he was a prodigy so no, nothing about his family.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 18:40, August 23, 2012 (UTC)

Stats table.

Could you please add a stats table for Minato? Thanks you.—This unsigned comment was made by (talkcontribs) .

Yes we can. As soon as Masashi Kishimoto generates one for him.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol 18:25, February 19, 2012 (UTC)

Minato back history

In the naruto generations game minato's background history and as we are aware kishimoto worked along with the designers of the game to develop extra information would we then consider adding to his background the extra parts. ? --Zenryoku90 (talk) 15:51, April 1, 2012 (UTC)

Kishimoto worked with them? Or do you mean the animators worked with the game creators to create the OVAs. A source/link would also be appreciated.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol 15:53, April 1, 2012 (UTC)
The only sources I ever saw said that the anime producers worked with the game producers to make those animated scenes. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 15:54, April 1, 2012 (UTC)
Ah. I highly doubt Kishimoto would have signed off on ½ the things they did in that.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol 16:05, April 1, 2012 (UTC)
Such as make it seem like Kakashi could actually put that kind of pressure on Minato, or that a simply Great Fireball would force him to use FTG...*GRUMBLE GRUMBLE* Skitts (talk) 04:23, April 9, 2012 (UTC)
Lol. Jashin will punish them Skitts.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 11:02, April 9, 2012 (UTC)

Just in Case

In case anyone wanted to know what was literally said about Minato in Part 1 in regards to the first reference in his abilities:

"I'd say being compared to the Fourth would be harsh on anyone, right. Anyhow, that guy's calibre as a shinobi was number one in history… His brilliant mind was overflowing with talent for techniques… He had popularity galore. Well… he was as handsome a man as I am, no." (「四代目と比べられりゃ誰だってキツイだろーよ。なんせ あやつは忍としての器は歴代一だった…術の才に溢れ頭脳明晰…人望に満ち、まぁ…ワシ並みに男前だったしのォ」, "Yondaime to kuraberarerya dare datte kitsui darō yo. Nanse, ayatsu wa shinobi toshite no utsuwa wa rekidaiichi datta… Jutsu no sai ni afure zunō meiseki… Jinbō ni michi, maa… Washi nami ni otokomae datta shi no~") —ShounenSuki (talk | contribs | translations) 11:24, March 31, 2012 (UTC)
Skitts (talk) 04:49, April 24, 2012 (UTC)

Was this from the Databook or an interview of some kind? I'm really interested in knowing the source of this. —This unsigned comment was made by (talkcontribs) .

It was said by Jiraiya (and agreed to by Tsunade) in chapter 158 page 5. This is a correct, proper translation that this wiki's resident translator, ShounenSuki, gave to me on my request. Skitts (talk) 21:16, May 2, 2012 (UTC)

Infobox picture

I think the current one is too bright. How about this, taken from Kakashi Gaiden?--Who cares about signature? 11:32, May 1, 2012 (UTC)

File:Minato newshot.jpg
Hilariously enough, that was his old picture from a ways back. It was changed, then changed again to what we have now. Personally I prefer the current one as he doesn't have any wounds, and he's wearing his traditional coat--TheUltimate3 Uzumaki Symbol (talk) 11:45, May 1, 2012 (UTC)
^ this. --Speysider (Talk Page) 11:53, May 1, 2012 (UTC)
Kay, I get it.--Who cares about signature? 16:09, May 1, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, what TU3 said. He has a point. —IndxcvNovelist (Talk to Me|My Wiki) 12:22, May 1, 2012 (UTC)

Minato's come full-circle apparently.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk)12:36, May 1, 2012 (UTC)

info box question

Why it's isn't stated that Minato belonged to Mount Myōboku like his Sensei and his son ? it was proven many time that he was able to summon Gamabunta nor to mention how many times the frog community talked about him --Tchad1 (talk) 14:40, May 18, 2012 (UTC)

Naruto and Jiraiya are affiliated to Myōbokuzan because they learned Senjutsu there. Not because they can summon the creatures. At least that's what I'm assuming.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 14:43, May 18, 2012 (UTC)

hum strange , it should be because they sign contracts to summon the toad because without it they can't do it , but i guess we can't be sure about it --Tchad1 (talk) 14:46, May 18, 2012 (UTC)

But a summoner can possibly spend their entire life not going to where the summoned creatures live- hence they'd be affiliated/associated with the creature, not the place. If Jiriaya hadn't died, the possibility exists that Naruto would have never gone to Myōbokuzan.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 14:54, May 18, 2012 (UTC)

oh ok i understand your point , i guess kishi should be a bit more detailed on all those things so we have a clear mind ... anyways thank you i was just curious --Tchad1 (talk) 14:57, May 18, 2012 (UTC)

Skilled with barriers?

When he teleported Kurama out of konoha he said something like 'I must put up a barrier' but then Kushina did hers, this could mean he's pretty skilled with such things if he expected it to hold a full powered Nine Tails, should it be mentioned?--—This unsigned comment was made by FlyingRaijin 1 (talkcontribs) .

Kushina did that not Minato.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 15:50, July 11, 2012 (UTC)

Yes but Minato wanted to perform one. Read it here

Minato: gotta put up a barrier Kushina: My chakra's almst drained.

Kushina then performs her own barrier.

Then on the next page---

Minato: Kushina!

Minato is shocked that Kushina performed the barrier and shouted at her. Meaning he didn't expect her to do it, and we know he wasn't expecting baby Naruto to do it or the Nine Tails to trap himself inside a barrier meaning that when he said in the previous page 'gotta put up a barrier' he meant he has to put up a barrier. Assuming he isn't stupid, he should know whether or not the barrier he wanted to put up would be big and powerful enough to hold Kurama. This should at least be trivia worthy if its not good enough to be mentioned in his Abilities section. *annoyed face*--FlyingRaijin (talk) 18:19, July 11, 2012 (UTC)

Minato told Kushina to put up a barrier, and yelled her name because he saw it took a toll on her, as seen by her scream and her trembling. Simple as that. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 19:28, July 11, 2012 (UTC)

I don't think he would make sense for someone to even ask an individual who just went through childbirth and a bijuu extraction to even throw a kunai much less make a powerful barrier. ANd then be surprised it took a toll? are we not to decide on the basis that Minato is a genius, not an idiot? Is there a way to translate it?FlyingRaijin (talk) 18:01, July 12, 2012 (UTC)

From what I saw Minato warped with Kurama and Kushina, said he had to erect a barrier and was really winded, Kushina says she can still help, creates some chains to bind Kurama erecting a barrier intricately with the chains, Minato goes "Kushina" because he didn't want her overexterting herself having just gone through chile birth and surviving tailed-beast extraction. But it shouldn't be too far-fetched to persons given the life force the Uzumaki have.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 20:29, July 12, 2012 (UTC)

So...we adding it?FlyingRaijin (talk) 01:34, July 13, 2012 (UTC)

Still wouldn't add it. He said that a barrier had to be put up. That doesn't necessarily implies he knows how to make barriers. The only barrier we know Minato is capable of forming is the one he did with the Flying Thunder God Technique, and that doesn't really serve the purpose of containment, at the least the way we saw it being used. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 01:55, July 13, 2012 (UTC)

Hmmm...the only way we can know for sure is if we get a direct translation of what he said there. Is t 'gotta put up a barrier' or 'I've gotta put up a barrier'FlyingRaijin (talk) 02:19, July 13, 2012 (UTC)


It seems he became hokage at least seven years before the events of Kakashi Gaiden. --The Goblin 14:47, August 29, 2012 (UTC)

Doesn't that contradict with what we know? Thought he, the hero of the 3rd war was made a Kage for his actions during it. Kishi sure haz to check his own ****--Elveonora (talk) 14:51, August 29, 2012 (UTC)

Lool. I never realised that. Maybe Kishi drew it by accident. Was it ever said that he became Hokage after SWWIII cononically or did we just assume? Oddly, Hiruzen isn't wearing the Kage outfit just the hat and a normal kimono but at the same time Minato was in shinobi attire. I feel like there's more to this than we know.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 14:57, August 29, 2012 (UTC) not to mention that another book states that his reign didn't last long--Elveonora (talk) 15:15, August 29, 2012 (UTC)


It's about the Rasengan. Why isn't it listed as part of his jutsus? -- (talk) 06:47, September 1, 2012 (UTC)Stanley

Probably due to the bugs after the system upgrade. Jacce | Talk | Contributions 07:13, September 1, 2012 (UTC)

Chikara Arc

The way I interpreted Minato's appearance in the Chikara Arc was as Naruto's memory of him rather than him actually being there. I also thought it could be a remade flashback of sorts, and I say remade because of Kurama's chakra seemingly pealing off of Naruto, which didn't happen before. Diamonddeath (talk) 20:53, December 16, 2012 (UTC)

Made the same topic, everyone ignored it--Elveonora (talk) 21:10, December 16, 2012 (UTC)

y u no sensor?

I would say yes, if anyone provides anything sensory from him other than finger stuff and Naruto's chakra everyone felt. If he was a sensor, he would have known "I, Uchiha Madara" to be Obito, I think.--Elveonora (talk) 14:47, February 14, 2013 (UTC)

Already took care of it.--Charmanking2198 (talk) 09:50, February 16, 2013 (UTC)

Let's not forget that at the time, Obito's body was almost completely rebuilt with artificial limbs made from Hashirama's cells. Tobirama himself didn't realize at first that Orochimaru's body was now a Zetsu clone. Steveo920, 8:56, February 16, 2013

Minato does seem to have more sensory acuity that others. What kind of clinched it for me was the finger thing in the Kakashi gaiden which is just like what Tobirama did before.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 14:21, February 16, 2013 (UTC)

I never thought much of him having sensory skills, but now that you bring it up, he did seem to notice not only Kurama's chakra but also Naruto's and even that their chakra was getting "in sync" (no pun intended). Also the finger thing (that sounds dirty), Tobirama did it too, and it turns out that he was a sensor. Out of the reincarnated Hokage, he and Tobirama were the only ones who were shown to have noticed certain chakras, and the only other one also did the finger thing (i really gotta stop saying that). (talk) 15:27, February 16, 2013 (UTC) Yomiko-chan

I think we should at least list "potential" sensors in trivia, Minato is easily 50/50 there's as much evidence as there's lack thereof lol--Elveonora (talk) 18:23, February 16, 2013 (UTC)

'Yah like with Ino. (talk) 18:25, February 16, 2013 (UTC) Yomiko-chan

When did she display a sensory feat?--Elveonora (talk) 18:44, February 16, 2013 (UTC)

In the chapter where Ino-Shika-Chō faught the Sound Genin, and in Shippūden when she noted how sinnister Kakuzu's chakra felt. And considering many of her known clan members are Sensors....... (talk) 18:47, February 16, 2013 (UTC) Yomiko-chan

Ugh, reading that, she is definitely a sensor, why is here even a doubt? Yes. everyone can sense strong and large amounts of chakra, but she even commented on how it's different from before--Elveonora (talk) 19:02, February 16, 2013 (UTC)

And how she said "Now get out of here! And when you get far enough away that i can't feel your chakra, than i'll let her go." (talk) 19:05, February 16, 2013 (UTC) Yomiko-chan

The "I" part is important, if she said "so we can't" then it would be vague, there's nothing but evidence to list her as a sensor. But the topic should be continued on her page, back to Minato ^_--Elveonora (talk) 21:17, February 16, 2013 (UTC)

I may not be one of the people in charge of the Naruto series or even this website, but come on already. Various characters are listed as sensor-types without being called such, because they showed their skill in one way or another, like Mu. Minato IS a sensor-type. And its not like it completely changes who he is, like saying Madara is a medical ninja for his surgical skills for example. Please, I'm just trying to make this page better with the truth. Let me put it back on Minato's page. Steveo920, 16:25, February 16, 2013

In Minato's case, I'm both for and against. The feeling land vibration theory is kinda ridiculous, but again, this is a manga, so... also Sasuke and band could feel Naruto's chakra as well, yet Minato was the only one to sense Kurama's chakra as well and Hiruzen nor Hashirama said a thing. Hashi fought against Kurama, he should be the first to notice. Also Minato noticed something along with Tobirama, at the same time on the same panel--Elveonora (talk) 21:34, February 16, 2013 (UTC)

The chakra was so large that everyone could feel it. Nothing special about Minato.~ UltimateSupreme 05:29, February 17, 2013 (UTC)

Then why didn't Hiruzen or Hashirama notice it? Keep in mind, Sasuke and the others were outside when the felt Naruto/Kurama's immense chakra. The Hokages were deep underground. Steveo920 19:17 February 17, 2013

What would they say...?~ UltimateSupreme 19:05, February 19, 2013 (UTC)

What does that mean exactly? Steveo920, 20:48, February 19, 2013

I think he means "what would they say in that position to confirm that they are indeed Sensors".--Yomiko-chan (talk) 01:57, February 20, 2013 (UTC)

Only Tobirama and Minato commented on Naruto/Kurama's chakra, Tobirama determining the location and Minato the nature of the chakra. Steveo920, 21:03, February 19, 2013

Just because they didn't say anything, it doesnot mean they couldn't feel it.~ UltimateSupreme 04:09, February 20, 2013 (UTC)

Let's for a second say that Minato isn't a sensor like Sasuke, who new Naruto for a good while. Sasuke didn't sense any different from Kurama's chakra like when he fought Naruto at the Valley of End, but Minato, who only knew Naruto for less than one night, was able to tell the change in Kurama's chakra mixed with Naruto. Please, let's stop this argument and just classify him as a sensor. Quite frankly, saying he isn't a sensor in this case is the same as saying Tobirama isn't since its the same situation. Steveo920, 23:23, February 19, 2013

Um, no. Minato has been in contact with both Naruto's and Kurama's chakra. Also, none of the hokage actually said anything about the chakra. Both Tobirama's and Minato's responses were in thought bubbles. Showing what the other kages responses were served no purpose, so we have no idea whether or not they could also feel the chakra. There is no definitive proof that Minato is a sensor, so he won't be classified as one. MangekyoSasuke (talk) 05:19, February 20, 2013 (UTC)
While not saying it's unlikely, it does seem like we need more information on this, afterall, Hashirama was also able to tell that Orochimaru was using his cells which could classify him as a "sensor". So all that has to be done is waiting until more concrete evidence is presented.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 06:54, February 20, 2013 (UTC)

Body Flicker Technique

Minato was infamous for his speed, well considered the fastest shinobi ever. Even A, a shinobi noted for his skill with the Body Flicker Technique, admitted that Minato still outclassed him. We should add this technique to Minato's list due to his considerable skill in it. Steveo920, 13:16, February 19, 2013

He wasn't fast due to Body Flicker but his own reflexes + flying thunder god--Elveonora (talk) 23:47, February 19, 2013 (UTC)

Not everything he did distance-wise was the Flying Thunder God. He had to mark a target first. He saved Kakashi from a distance without the Flying Thunder God.Steveo920, February 19, 2013 20:47

He teleported to the Kunai he gave Kakashi, if you're referring to the Iwagakure nin from Kakashi Gaiden. Arrancar79 (talk) 05:07, February 20, 2013 (UTC)

Well he never touched Naruto before Obito took him hostage as a baby but Minato was able to reach Naruto in time to catch him. I'm just saying that like A, Minato had remarkable mobility even without the FHG. Steveo920, 0:19 February 20, 2013

Yes he is extremely fast but everyone knows this like the E-rank justu that everyone learns in the academy. It's only added to someone like Shisui because they were expressly famous for it's use. Flying Thunder God trumps Body Flicker that's why even though Minato undoubtedly used it, it's not necessary to add to his list. Body Flicker wasn't the source of his greatest speed advantage and not what he was most famous for. His speed is covered in great detail in his abilities section, it would really be redundant to add to his jutsu list. Arrancar79 (talk) 05:27, February 20, 2013 (UTC)

Uzumaki Clan

Shouldn't Minato be labeled as a member of the Uzumaki Clan? Clan is defined as a group of people related by blood or marriage.—This unsigned comment was made by Cloudtheavenger (talkcontribs) .

Naruto's surname was staged, Minato didn't take on Kushina's.--Elveonora (talk) 00:31, March 21, 2013 (UTC)

I know but Minato was still married to a member of the Uzumaki Clan as I stated above clan is a group of people related by blood or marriage. What's more Naruto is a member of the Uzumaki Clan as well therefore Minato is now a blood member of the Uzumaki Clan (depends on how you see it) Cloudtheavenger (talk) 04:43, March 21, 2013 (UTC)

Grrr... I dunno, I got crazy from this by now, this whole clan thing is messed up--Elveonora (talk) 16:56, March 21, 2013 (UTC)

If my arguments were effective enough I'd like to have permission to update this information about Minato and about Hashirama, Mito, Tsunade, and Nawaki as well.Cloudtheavenger (talk) 00:31, March 22, 2013 (UTC)

Wouldn't really say that. He may have learned Uzumaki techniques, but he has never been referred to as an Uzumaki himself. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 00:47, March 22, 2013 (UTC)

He doesn't need to be in order to be referred as a member of the Uzumaki Clan. With the definition of clan as I've stated twice above his marriage to Kushina makes him a member of the Uzumaki Clan.Cloudtheavenger (talk) 00:50, March 22, 2013 (UTC)

I agree with Cloudtheavenger. Csfranklin (talk) 01:03, March 22, 2013 (UTC)

I don't think you'll find many others here who would agree to that. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 01:57, March 22, 2013 (UTC)

Only one way to find out. Let's wait a week and if more people agree with me in this section then do I have permission to update that information on Minato and the others related to the Uzumaki Clan by marriage?Cloudtheavenger (talk) 01:59, March 22, 2013 (UTC)

Maybe if there had been any indication anyone ever considered Minato an Uzumaki in the manga. Minato's situation isn't the same as Mito's. As far as we know, he just a married a woman, who did not take his name, and had a children who ended up taking her name. You're only part of one clan at a time. Mito "became" a Senju by marrying into the clan. Every single one of her offspring, despite having Uzumaki blood, is not considered Uzumaki. Tsunade has only ever been considered a Senju, despite having an Uzumaki grandparent. Mito is only listed as being part of both clans because was born an Uzumaki, and married into the Senju. Going through the relevant talk page archives will show you that much. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 02:19, March 22, 2013 (UTC)

I agree with Omnibender. Naruto was only given his mother's surname to conceal the fact that he's Minato's son. We really can't say what Minato's situation in this is. Did he mary into Kushina's clan rather than the other way around? Did Kushina ever actually take Minato's surname? Unless it's actually stated, we really can't know for sure. So it's probably best to not list Minato as an Uzumaki. Blackchaos27 (talk) 03:11, March 22, 2013 (UTC)

If you marry the member of a clan you become a member of it. There is no "marrying into a clan" if two members of 2 different clans marry they're considered members of each other's clan. For instance Hashirama married Mito and he's a member of the Senju and Uzumaki Clan Mito vice versa. Tsunade is never stated to be a member of the Senju clan either just Hashirama's granddaughter yet we all consider her to be a member of the Senju Clan (at least I don't think she was never considered a Senju). What's more how can you know Mito married into the Senju clan and Hashirama didn't marry into the Uzumaki clan? It was never stated. But I am seeing your points. Cloudtheavenger (talk) 07:12, March 22, 2013 (UTC)

If you're a member of the X clan and become a member of the Y clan upon marrying someone from it, your child would belong to both clans. One generation later, X and Y would marry someone from the W and Z clans. See where this goes? Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 15:58, March 22, 2013 (UTC)

I really don't think it will help any more to explain how clans work. So i'll just say that I'm not for listing Minato as an Uzumaki. That bit's negligible at best, simply micro nitpicking.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 16:27, March 22, 2013 (UTC)

Apprently you people have no idea of Japanese culture and clans.Csfranklin (talk) 23:32, March 22, 2013 (UTC)

That would be you. The whole "who belongs to what clan" was explained to us by someone who actually speaks Japanese and has studied Japanese culture, ShounenSuki, who most unfortunately isn't active any more. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 16:16, March 23, 2013 (UTC)

Didn't Madara call Tsuande a weak senju woman or something during their fight? That is the only time I remember her bring referenced to the clan.Umishiru (talk) 08:40, March 27, 2013 (UTC)

He says something akin to weak Senju being ugly, Senju women even uglier if I remember correctly--Elveonora (talk) 10:58, March 27, 2013 (UTC)


How can minato and his preceedors be revived even though they have been consumed by the death god in the manga.—This unsigned comment was made by David 40 (talkcontribs) .

Orochimaru cut up the death gods belly and released their souls. Jacce | Talk | Contributions 05:05, April 3, 2013 (UTC)

When did he become Hokage?

When did Minato become Hokage? In Kakashi Gaiden he said that Kakashi was already jounin like him, so that means that in Kakashi Gaiden was Minato jounin, but in manga in chapter 599 when Uchiha Obito was still alive is Minato's head carved in rock, so that means that he was Hokage before Obito ”died”... So was Minato Hokage before Obito's ”death” or after? TheMissUzumaki (talk)

Minato became Hokage some time after his encounter with A and Killer B. In fact he was already being groomed for the position by that time as he mentioned that the next time they met, their titles would be on the line. Minato's face on the Hokage Monument during Obito's flashback was an error that Kishimoto went as far as to apologise for.--Cerez365Hyūga Symbol(talk) 10:15, April 21, 2013 (UTC)