Minato Namikaze One-Shot Naruto Manga Featured in July 18 Shonen Jump Issue

    A young Yellow Flash discovers secrets of ninjutsu.

    Shueisha announced the upcoming one shot Naruto manga starring Minato Namikaze will be featured within the Weekly Shonen Jump issue releasing on July 18. Naruto fans will learn more about the famous Fourth Hokage before he gained his notoriety as a top ninja. 

    Minato Namikaze is the fourth Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village and the father of Naruto Uzumaki, the protagonist of Naruto and Naruto Shippuden. Minato won the NARUTOP99 popularity vote, which was held from December 17, 2022 to January 31, 2023. To celebrate Minato’s win, Masashi Kishimoto confirmed that a new one-shot manga will be featured in a new issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.

    Minato Namikaze One-Shot Naruto Manga

    The Weekly Shonen Jump issue releasing on July 18 will feature the new one-shot Naruto manga. According to Kishimoto, the one-shot manga delves into the secret story behind the signature ninjutsu of Minato Namikaze. After becoming a Jonin, Minato became highly respected as the Yellow Flash of the Hidden Leaf Village, and he was capable of using the Rasengan and the Second Hokage’s Flying Raijin. His heroic feats during the Third Great Ninja War made him a favorite for the Hokage position, which the Third Hokage advocated Minato for. 

    Here’s an image of a younger Minato Namikaze, via the official Naruto website:

    Naruto one-shot manga featuring Minato Namikaze
    A young Minato Namikaze by Masashi Kishimoto

    Fans may soon relive iconic scenes from Naruto and Naruto Shippuden in Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections. The upcoming Ultimate Ninja Storm title features brand-new playable characters including Naruto Uzumaki (Baryon Mode), Sasuke Uchiha (Supporting Kage), Indra Otsutsuki, and Ashura Otsutsuki. Moreover, Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections includes a massive story mode for Naruto and an original story mode starring Boruto from Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

    Lastly, Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections launches in 2023 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected]

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