Warning: SPOILERS for Naruto: The Whorl Inside The Spiral
It’s been almost a decade since Masashi Kishimoto finished naruto and took a break from drawing manga, but his new one-shot focuses on Naruto’s father, the Fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze, titled “Naruto: Spiral In Spiral.”, is a brilliant return to mangaka’s dynamic art style and emotional multi-layered storytelling. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Naruto anime, a worldwide popularity poll drew 4.6 million fans to vote for Minato as their favorite character in the series. As a bonus, Masashi Kishimoto has created a completely new and unique story revolving around Minato’s creation of the Rasengan and his touching relationship with Naruto’s mother, Kushina Uzumaki.
The new Naruto manga revolves around Minato and the creation of the series’ most famous jutsu, the Rasengan. However, the new manga also features Uzumaki Kushina as she struggles to control the nine-tailed fox spirit she harbors. Revelations about the Uzumaki clan and their unrelenting struggle as hosts of the Nine-Tails are explored in one-shot. At the same time, Minato and Kushina’s relationship is strengthened after a terrifying day when Kushina lost control of her Nine-Tails chakra within her. Here, the real reason for the creation of the Rasengan is revealed, successfully adding layers of depth to a popular story, further enhancing the emotional connections in the Naruto series.
Kishimoto’s dynamic art style remains top of the line
While the sequel, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, continues with the art of Mikio Ikemoto, the creator of the original Naruto series hasn’t drawn the manga since Naruto ended in 2014, but his skills haven’t diminished. shot. Minato’s one-shot has an amazing return with Kishimoto’s clear control panel, compelling framing, and impressive use of white space and depth that have helped set the Naruto manga apart from the rest of the series. other stories. The 54-page manga includes more than a few that span two pages, such as Minato and Kushina’s epic team attack against the Nine-Tails or the one-shot’s perfectly framed final panel. . However, the artistry of the talented mangaka is not the only element that comes into play in the new Naruto manga.
Fans of the series’ epic and large-scale ninja battles might be a bit disappointed by the lack of top-notch action in “The Whorl Inside The Spiral”. However, Minato’s prequel makes up for that with a plot that resonates emotionally. Minato reveals that he wants to create a new specialized jutsu to help the woman he loves control the Biju energy and fight the other Jinchriki. While Minato was ultimately unable to complete the ninjutsu, Naruto succeeded by adding additional chakra elements to the attack, further establishing the central theme of the series that anything can be made powerful. stronger with help from others.
Minato & Kushina’s short stories effectively hit many of Naruto’s themes
Naruto: Spiral In Spiral is a stylish and heartfelt new addition to the Naruto series that connects and highlights many of the beloved series’ themes. The additional background of the Uzumaki clan’s plight and Minato’s true purpose in creating the Rasengan now adds weight to Naruto’s accomplishments throughout the series. Kishimoto has delighted fans of the Naruto series not only with a beautiful new story about Minato and Kushina but also by providing more context that makes re-reading. naruto even more interesting than before, proving that the series still has a lot of stories to tell.
Naruto: Spiral In Spiral available to read on the Shonen Jump App and Viz Media.