Minato has been one of the fan-favorite characters in the Naruto series for some time now. On the occasion of Naruto’s 20th Anniversary, a global character popularity poll was announced.
The results of this poll were released on April 13, 2023. Minato won the poll with a landslide victory beating Itachi and Sakura voted in second and third positions respectively.
According to the conditions set previously, Minato was set to get a one-shot manga penned by the creator of the Naruto Manga, Masashi Kishimoto himself. The details regarding the release date of the Minato one-shot Manga have been very recently revealed.
The release date of Minato One-shot Manga is July 18, 2023. The one-shot manga for the Fourth Hokage of the Leaf is just over 15 days away from today’s date and will be released in Issue 33 of the Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump Magazine.
The length of this one-shot manga is 55 Pages and is titled, Naruto Gaiden – Uzu no Naka no Tsumujikaze.
Excluding the main characters (Naruto, Sasuke, Kakashi), Minato is the most popular in the series, and the Narutop99 poll further displayed his immense craze among the fans. But we got to see very less of the Konoha’s Yellow Flash in the Naruto manga.
Therefore, the one-shot manga is most likely focusing on Minato’s amazing techniques like Flyin Raijin, Sealing Jutsus, and many more. Since the original Naruto manga never went into the depths of these techniques, the one-shot could be a great way to explore them.
What Is a One-shot Manga?
A one-shot manga is typically a single-chapter manga that is published as a standalone release. These mangas work in a better way for Mangaka to experiment with new writing ideas or characters without necessarily committing to a longer story.
One-shot manga can also be used to provide a prequel story, sequel story, additional backstories, or side stories for established manga characters. A one-shot is normally shorted than a regular manga series. Since they are short manga, they can still cover a complete story with a proper beginning, middle, and end.
These one-shot stories help to introduce new characters or expand on existing ones. They also provide readers with a deeper understanding of the world and characters in a manga series.
They can be found in a variety of genres from action and adventure, to romance and comedy. They also help to explore serious themes and topics such as social issues and personal struggles.
Who is Minato Namikaze?
Minato is one of the most loved characters from Naruto Manga and Anime. He is also known as the Yellow Flash of Konoha, for his incredible speed and agility. He is the father figure of the main protagonist of Naruto Manga, Uzumaki Naruto.
Minato was a highly skilled shinobi popular for his incredible speed as well as intelligence. He is also the apprentice of Jiraiya, one of the three legendary Sannin.
Throughout the Naruto series, Minato is portrayed as a hero who is remembered for his insane bravery and sacrifice. After the Nine-tailed fox broke out of Kushina, he was responsible for sealing it inside his own son, Naruto, moments after he was born.
He has a very strong and loyal fanbase within the Naruto community and this was evident during the Narutop99 poll.
Why is Minato’s One-shot Manga highly Anticipated?
The Yellow Flash of the Leaf is one of the most beloved characters in the entire Naruto Franchise. Unlike other popular characters like Itachi, Madara, Naruto, and Sasuke who come from very powerful clans and have great powers with them because of their genetics alone, such is not the case with the Fourth Hokage.
He comes from an unknown clan. But this didn’t stop him from taking the Shinobi world by storm. He was the hero of the Third Great Ninja War and his enemies were given the advice to flee on sight should they ever encounter the Yellow Flash on the battlefield.
Despite being the parent figure to the main protagonist, we have very little knowledge of Minato. Fans have always demanded more information and story involving his past such as his relationship with Kushina Uzumaki, the student sensei relationship between Jiraiya and Minato, and his heroic feats as a ninja in Konohagakure.
Fans have been craving for a long time to get more content about Minato. Thanks to the loyal fans, Minato won the poll easily and now will get a one-shot manga of his own which has been highly anticipated for years.