This character doesn’t necessarily need an introduction. We
can all agree that when it comes to Naruto men, we’re already in love with
Minato Namikaze AKA Lord Fourth AKA The Fourth Hokage who’s none other than our
golden boy Naruto’s daddy. Despite being one of those characters who get very
short screen time and even shorter life time, Minato sure has earned himself
some love and respect from fans around the world. Let’s talk about Minato
Namikaze in this article.
MINATO’S LIFE AND HISTORY :
Minato Namikaze, the Fourth Hokage,
is Naruto Uzumaki's father and Kushina's husband. Although Naruto and Minato
are noted to have a number of similar physical traits throughout the series,
their familial relationship is not revealed until Part II of the series. He was
the student of Jiraiya and the teacher of Kakashi Hatake, Obito Uchiha, and Rin
Nohara who are famously known as ‘Team Minato’ or the former team 7. The entire
village respects Minato as a hero of the village, having perfected Tobirama's
Flying Thunder God Jutsu, a method of teleportation with pre-made seals, to
earn the title of "Konoha's Yellow Flash". Before the start of the
series, after battling the mysterious masked ninja who released the Nine-Tails
Kurama, Minato siphons Kurama's Yin chakra to weaken the beast to be sealed
into Naruto's body in a sacrificial act so that only his son can access the
Nine-Tails' yang chakra. Years later during the Fourth Great Ninja War,
Orochimaru releases Minato's soul and reanimates him. Minato and the other
Hokage decide to fight alongside Sasuke on the battlefield and defeat Madara
Uchiha. Minato reveals his own Nine-Tails Chakra Mode which he later tries to
pass to his son. During a battle against Madara, he soon realized that Obito is
in fact alive all along and that he was the masked man that was behind Kurama's
attack on the Hidden Leaf Village during Naruto's birth. Once the battle is
over, Minato is released from the Reanimation Jutsu by Hagoromo and promises
Naruto that he will tell Kushina of their son's progress.
MINATO’S POWERS AND ABILITIES :
Many Shinobi have risen above all others to become the Hokage over
the years, and one shinobi has been widely hailed as "The Hero" of
Konohagakure; Minato Namikaze. He was widely considered a genius at combat
during his tenure as the 4th Hokage of Konohagakure. Since he was already dead
in the main Naruto timeline, fans didn't get much to see of him during the
Naruto story. Although his powers were glimpsed through some flashbacks,
Orochimaru helped him make a return for the Fourth Great Ninja War, where he
showed off his impressive array of skills without any limitations.
Even when he was barely a ninja, Minato was considered an
extraordinary shinobi of the Namikaze clan. As a member of the academy, Minato
obtained the highest scores in history, a feat later replicated by Itachi
Uchiha. Minato had become a Jonin already by this time in the war, earning
himself the moniker "Yellow Flash of the Leaf" for his skill during
combat. In the same conflict, Minato fought the likes of Ay and the Jinchuriki
of the Eight-Tails, Killer Bee, at once, proving to be superior to both. In the
following days, Minato took down a thousand shinobi on his own, which forced
Iwagakure to issue a "flee on sight" order and eventually, sign a
peace treaty to end the war. Minato, in essence, ended a massive war by himself
and proved he was a true master ninja.
Although he had only three nature transformations, Hokage Minato
was exceptionally skilled at many arts, including combat at high speed,
teleportation ninjutsu, barrier ninjutsu, taijutsu, sealing jutsu, and other
outer space ninjutsu. All of his skills were incredible, and if he had lived
longer, they would have only improved. At a very young age, he became the
village's Fourth Hokage with the potential to reach great heights. According to
Hiruzen Sarutobi and even Jiraiya, Minato was unparalleled as a shinobi during
that era. Evidently, he lived up to the standards when he handled both Obito
Uchiha and the Nine-Tails all at the same time, which is nothing short of
Both Naruto and Minato's use of the Kurama Chakra Mode made him
even stronger than he already was, and furthermore, Minato proved that he was
far more skilled than even Tobirama Senju and Hiruzen Sarutobi at this point,
with perhaps only Hashirama Senju able to hold a candle to him, let alone win
the fight. However, even so, Minato once again showed that he was the most
skilled Hokage, saving multiple shinobi from the Ten-Tails, he also teleported
them to safety.
Moreover, Minato even accessed Perfect Sage Mode even though he
never used it a lot while alive, demonstrating his ability to tap into genius
in spite of his lack of use of it. And Against Madara Uchiha, despite losing
both arms, he helped teleport his Truth-Seeking Balls away by outpacing even
Might Guy in his Eight Gates form.
IS A TUTORIAL OF HOW TO DRAW MINATO NAMIKAZE :
STEP – 1 : Drawing baselines
step requires you to simply draw a circle.
STEP – 2 : Drawing baselines II
this step you’re going to have to draw one vertical line and two horizontal
lines parallel to each other which will help you placing the facial features.
STEP – 3 : Drawing the lower part of the
step you are required to draw the lower part of the face of Minato which is
basically the jaws and the chin.
STEP – 4 : Drawing Minato’s hair
step, you will have to draw Minato’s hair which are fairly long, straight and
spikey and frames his face perfectly.
STEP – 5 : Drawing Minato’s upper body
step you will draw the upper part of Minato’s body which includes his neck,
shoulders and clothes.
STEP – 6 : Drawing Baselines for
you have drawn the upper part of the body, in this one, you will have to draw
the guidelines that will help you to draw Minato’s right hand.
STEP – 7 : Drawing Minato’s hand
now ready to draw Minato’s palm which is balled in a fist around his chest