Warning: SPOILERS for chapter #14 of Naruto: Konoha’s Story – The Steam Ninja Scrolls
narutoKonoha’s Story’s new spin-off sequel, The Steam Ninja Scrolls, shows an updated version of one of the most iconic techniques in the series. The rasengan was made famous by Naruto, who used it as his signature jutsu after learning it from Jiraya, but the protagonist of The Konoha Tale, Mirai Sarutobi, created the original version of this legendary jutsu. own.
In chapter #14 of Naruto: Konoha’s Story – The Steam Ninja Scrolls, Mirai finally comes face to face with Ryuki, the leader of the Jashin sect, who is kidnapping people to sacrifice to his evil god. However, Ryuki used his technique to gain control of the body of Tatsumi, a girl Mirai had previously befriended, and he is using her to fight against Konoha’s shinobi. To end the battle, Mirai recalled a technique that had been taught to her by Temari, the wife of Master Shikamaru, an expert in Style chakra release. Mirai compresses her chakra in the palm of her hand and, using her blade and arm as a conduit, attacks Ryuki with “Wind Style: Whirlwind Fist”, producing an effect similar to that of the Rasengan.
Mirai Sarutobi owns Naruto’s version of Rasengan
The Rasengan is a technique invented by Naruto’s father, the Fourth Hokage. Its principle is to accumulate chakra in the palm, causing it to swirl into a small sphere to accumulate rotation and destructive power, before using it to attack an opponent. Mirai can’t create spin like Naruto or Konohamaru (who learned the Rasengan from the latter), which is why she builds the chakra inside her hand and blade, instead of in a separate sphere. separate. This makes her attack perhaps less versatile, but also more spectacular, as she hits her opponent with a punch that causes him to literally spin and fly into a wall.
There is also a deeper meaning behind Mirai’s technique. Wind release is a signature ability of her father, Asuma, who was killed by another follower of Jashin, Hidan of Akatsuki. The chakra bars Mirai used were Asuma’s, and she learned from Shikamaru (her father’s student) how to channel chakra through them. However, Shikamaru was not an expert in airbending, so he enlisted Temari’s help. The moment when Mirai unleashed her Whirlwind Fist technique was truly the culmination of her journey up until now. She combines her father’s ninjutsu, the teachings of Shikamaru and Temari, and the signature technique of Konoha’s current Hokage, proving that the village’s ‘flame’ is indeed an undying spirit passed down from generation to generation. to another generation.
Mirai proved to be a great protagonist for this short Naruto sequel. She has gone from an insecure girl who struggled to face her father’s death to a brave and determined shinobi who will continue the legacy of her predecessors. While certainly not as famous as narutoiconic of rasenganMirai’s Whirlwind Fist is a great technique that will leave a lasting impression on fans.
The latest chapter of Naruto: Konoha’s Story – The Steam Ninja Scrolls available from Viz Media.