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Minato Namikaze is a minor character from Naruto

He was renowned all over the world as Konoha's Yellow Flash (木ノ葉の黄色い閃光). He died during the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox's Attack, sacrificing his life to seal a part of the Nine-Tails into his newborn son, Naruto Uzumaki.

Why He Rocks

  • He became the Fourth Hokage at the young age of 24
  • He is very well designed
  • When he was reincarnated, he learned Nine Tails Chakra Mode
  • He was the inventor of the Rasengan, one of the most well known jutsu in Naruto
  • He has a great relationship with Kushina
  • His appearance in the first episode of Naruto was epic
  • He restored Naruto's Nine Tailed Seal
  • While he didn't appear much in part 1 of Naruto, he did make a few cameos

Bad Qualities

  • He sadly died while protecting Konoha, so he didn't appear very much


  • The name "Minato" means "harbour" (港), while his family name "Namikaze" (波風) means "waves and wind".