Hokage – a title that’s not easy to achieve; a title given to the strongest and mightiest one in the entire village; it is a title many fall short off, and only a selected few ascend. And one among them is Minato Namikaze, the fourth Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village.
Minato is also known as the Yellow Flash due to his insanely fast speed. He was the most talented man of his generation. He went up against thousands of foes alone in the Third Great Ninja War and played a vital role in the peace that followed after.
Although Minato was capable of three different natural transformations, his true talent lay in his lightning-quick reflexes, which could even catch the Fourth Raikage off guard.
Minato was strong enough to fight Obito and Kurama simultaneously as Konoha’s Fourth Hokage, doing all this while defending the village, which speaks a lot about his powers as a Kage.
His prowess can be seen in his ability to master The Flying Thunder God Technique. It is a Jutsu created by the second Hokage, Tobirama Senju; with this technique, the user can teleport themselves to whichever location has been marked prior. And in the case of Minato, he uses his Kunai extensively to teleport himself – so let us dig deep into his technique and what makes him The Yellow Flash.
What Is A Kunai In Naruto?
Can anyone even say they watched Naruto without knowing what; Ichiraku Ramen, ‘Sexy No Jutsu,’ and Kunai are?
But don’t worry if you have forgotten what a Kunai is or want to know more about it in depth – we have you covered.
In a world filled with ninjas, ninja techniques, and physical and mental prowess, ninja tools play a significant role. And though ninja tools may seem less noteworthy against powerful techniques involving water, fire, air, and earth. But they prove vital in both long-range and short-range combats, and ninja tools can also be used to tie up ninja techniques and create a hybrid weapon – such as the explosive Kunai. Shuriken and Kunai are the most used ninja tools among ninjas.
Kunai is a small black dagger, roughly the size of a hand, with a bandaged handle and a pommel-like ring. Although frequently stored in a shinobi’s weapon pouch, it can also be hidden up the sleeve of a ninja by a spring, through which the user can extend and retract at will with the help of the spring-loaded wire.
Generally speaking, Kunai are made for stabbing and thrusting, although they can also be used as a projectile to throw at an enemy. Shinobi can attach an explosive tag to the blade and use it as a ranged weapon, making it explode as it approaches its target. A kunai’s chakra power can also enable them to cut through solid objects like stone and wood.
How Is Minato’s Kunai Different?
Hiraishin Kunai is the specially designed Kunai exclusively used for his Flying Thunder God Technique. Minato takes complete advantage of the Flying Thunder God Technique by marking his Kunai.
Projectile weapons, such as Minato’s special Kunai, can be quickly dispersed throughout a battlefield to create several teleportation destinations that can be escaped to and then attacked from – giving him complete control over a battle.
The handle is thicker than usual and acts as Minato’s teleportation “marker,” making them different from conventional Kunai in that they have three blades instead of one. Hiraishin Kunai are said to be much heavier than conventional Kunai, and in melee combat, their prongs also increase their deadliness.
What Is The Flying Thunder God Technique?
To perform the Jutsu, the users must mark a target with their technique formula before using the Flying Thunder God Technique. The technique formula is put into place with the slightest touch and cannot be taken out; it will stay put even after the person has passed away. And once marked, there is no escaping; the user can land a blow before the enemy makes a move, and if the enemy tries to escape, the user can teleport by their side.
Through this Jutsu, users have the option of teleporting themselves or the things to a different location or even teleporting objects of their without teleporting themselves.
Due to their exceptional skills, both Tobirama and Minato were renowned as the quickest shinobi. Both were swift on their own, but the Flying Thunder God further added to their fame.
As a result of Minato’s frequent use of the Flying Thunder God during the Third Shinobi World War, he earned the nickname “Konoha’s Yellow Flash” for his ability to appear unexpectedly behind enemy lines and quickly eliminate entire squadrons by appearing to be in multiple places at once.
So much so that Minato’s ability to dodge A’s or the Fourth Raikage’s Lightning Release Chakra Mode – a technique that even Sharingan users cannot track – Minato’s Flying Thunder God was faster than Raikage’s Lightning Release Chakra Mode. The following feat deemed Minato the fastest ninja that ever lived.
What Does Minato’s Kunai Say In English?
Since Minato’s appearance, fans have always pondered upon the inscriptions on his Kunai; though it has never been released, we somewhat know what it means.
As the true origin of the phrase is unknown, it has been challenging to translate the Flying Thunder God kunai’s inscription. However, manga experts believe that this translation of Shinobu Aino Sword – which roughly translates to “Sword of Shinobi’s Love” in English – is the most accurate.
What Does Minato’s Kunai Say In Japanese?
The inscription on Minato’s Kunai is what gives him the ability to teleport. The writing on the inscription was in Kanji, and it spells out as 忍 鬼 答 免 (or) 忍 型 答 兎, which again loosely translates to “Sword of Shinobi’s Love” in English.
When Will Minato’s Kunai Appear In The Manga & Anime?
Minato’s iconic Flying Thunder God Kunai made its first-ever debut in the manga, Volume #27, Naruto Chapter #239. And it was subsequently featured in the anime Naruto Shippuden Episode #119.
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