On Monday, July 17, 2023, the manga Naruto: Minato will be officially released. However, before to the manga’s international publication, the manga panels for the same have been leaked online, giving fans a glimpse of what to expect from the next one-shot manga.
Following Minato Namikaze’s victory in the NARUTOP99 Worldwide Character Popularity Poll, the Fourth Hokage will be the subject of a one-shot manga by series mangaka Masashi Kishimoto. So yet, the manga has only revealed the basic storyline, which claims that the story will revolve around the protagonist’s jutsu.
Naruto: Minato manga spoilers reveal Team Jiraiya facing off against two Tailed Beasts
According to Naruto: Minato manga spoilers, Team Jiraiya will face off against Four Tailed Beast Son Goku and Five Tailed Beast Kokuo. Given that the leaked panels for the same are colored panels, it is to be expected that this occurs at the start of the one-shot manga. Fans will most likely witness Team Jiraiya collaborate for the first time as they confront the Tailed Beasts and Shinobi from Village Hidden in the Rocks.
Given that the squad members have only been seen twice in the series, it is reasonable to think that fans will finally learn anything about them.
A hospital scene, similar to that of Sasuke and Sakura in Naruto, is also planned. While the manga’s protagonist appears to be injured following a battle, the Jinchuriki may be seen approaching him and hugging him, relieved that he is okay.
Scenes concentrating on Kushina Uzumaki were also depicted in the leaked manga panels. She seemed to be losing control of the Nine Tailed Beast. As a result, the beast attempts to take control of her. The Fourth Hokage will then come to her aid and assist her in sealing the beast back inside her body.
Minato Namikaze is also seen utilizing his Rasengan on Kurama in the leaked manga panels. However, it is unknown whether Kurama will actually emerge from Kushina or if the fight is merely a representation of Minato’s plan to seal the beast back inside the Jinchuriki.
Fans were convinced that Masashi Kishimoto could draw better than Mikio Ikemoto after seeing his illustrations again. Kishimoto chose Ikemoto to create Naruto’s followup series, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. However, Ikemoto’s art has virtually always disappointed people because it is often uninspiring.
The worst thing is that, while being a monthly manga, Boruto has mediocre art compared to the majority of manga series that appear in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. As a result, people want Masashi Kishimoto to work on the Boruto manga after witnessing his work in the new Minato manga.
While this is unlikely for the time being, mangaka Masashi Kishimoto could be persuaded to work on the Boruto manga alongside his old Chief Assistant based on the response to the new one-shot manga.