He was the Fourth Hokage. He stopped the Nine-Tailed Fox from destroying the Hidden Leaf Village. He was trained by Master Jiraiya, and is the father of Naruto Uzumaki. He is known as the Leaf's Yellow Flash. He stopped the recovery of the Nine Tails.
Minato Namikaze, is the spouse to Kushina Uzumaki. 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.[ch. 367] He was the student of Jiraiya and the teacher of Kakashi Hatake, Obito Uchiha, and Rin Nohara. 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" (木ノ葉の黄色い閃光 Konoha no Kiiroi Senkō).[ch. 240] 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.[ch. 2] 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 the was masked man was behind Kurama's attack on 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. Kishimoto has expressed desire to make a spin-off series with a younger Minato as the protagonist. In the Japanese anime, Minato is voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa with Miyu Irino voicing him as a child. In the English version, his voice actor is Tony Oliver
- He sealed half of the Nine Tails overpowering Chakra inside of himself.
- The Fourth Hokage had studied the unique Sealing Jutsu developed by the Uzumaki Clan. And Kushina's Chakra, and Life Force where powerful without question.
- The Teleportation Jutsu takes him to the Kunai marked with the Jutsu formulas.
- Eight Sign Seal
- Flying Raijin Jutsu
- Flying Raijin, Level 2
- Nine-Tails Chakra Mode
- Ninja Art: Four Crimson Ray Formation
- Rasen-Flash Super-Circle Dance Howl Stage Three
- Reciprocal Round-Robin Flying Raijin Jutsu
- Sage Mode
- Sensory Jutsu
- Shadow Clone Jutsu
- Substitution Jutsu
- Tailed Beast Chakra Arms
- Teleportation Jutsu
- Transformation Jutsu: Transform
- Tree Climbing Technique
- Ultimate Supreme Rasengan
- Walk on Water Technique
- Wind Style: Rasengan