Naruto Gaiden: Uzu no Naka no Tsumujikaze
Naruto: The Whorl within the Spiral
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Naruto Gaiden: Uzu no Naka no Tsumujikaze

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Japanese: NARUTO-ナルト-外伝 〜渦の中のつむじ風〜
English: Naruto: The Whorl within the Spiral
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Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 17, 2023
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy
Theme: Martial Arts Martial Arts
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Kishimoto, Masashi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.901 (scored by 56935,693 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9702
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Popularity: #2549
Members: 8,097
Favorites: 55
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Long before Naruto Uzumaki mastered the formidable Rasengan, Minato Namikaze trains to develop the ninjutsu under the tutelage of his mentor Jiraiya. Minato strives to create his own powerful technique to protect Kushina Uzumaki, the strong-willed woman he loves.

Honoring Uzumaki clan tradition, Kushina's body hosts the nine-tailed fox spirit, Kurama. The demon seeks to break free from his confines and wreak havoc on the world. As Kushina struggles against Kurama's power and her own inner turmoil, Minato hurries to complete the Rasengan and save her from herself.

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Following the NARUTOP99 Worldwide Character Popularity Vote commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Naruto anime, Naruto Gaiden: Uzu no Naka no Tsumujikaze was released to compliment the winning character Minato Namikaze. In celebration of the new manga, a special column series about Minato was made available on the official website between July 19, 2023, and July 23, 2023.

The one-shot was published digitally as an English simulpub as Naruto: The Whorl within the Spiral through MANGA Plus.


Namikaze, Minato
Uzumaki, Kushina
Son Gokuu
Uzumaki, Mito


Oct 5, 2023
Masashi Kishimoto has made my childhood Golden...Even though Oda's story is legendary, But Kishimoto is the one who made my childhood special. His characters are like my Family. What a one shot manga man. Minato is hands down one the greatest characters ever made in from Japan and ever made in the world. Less is more , Quality over quantity is Minato's character. The Minato Kushina relationship is the best written relationship hands down in Naruto's story, and this one-shot manga made it even more beautiful. The art of this manga is infinte times better than boruto manga, do i even have to say more ...
Jul 17, 2023
To keep this review short, this one-shot is just really cute. It's essentially a romance one-shot that somewhat explores the relationship between Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki, the parents of main series protagonist Naruto Uzumaki. I really like the dynamic between the two of them in this story, and the little bits of substance that get added are nice touches. Nothing ground-breaking happens, but for a single extended chapter about two characters who are dead in the main story (hurts to say it), it's a nice quick read. It's only about 55 pages, which is roughly the length of the first chapter of most manga ...
Jul 17, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The one shot in question fails to bring anything interesting to the lore of the universe. The information provided often consists of elements that we already knew, which gives a sense of repetition. However, it's worth noting the quality of the artwork and the paneling, which is truly excellent. Unfortunately, these visual aspects alone cannot save the story from its lack of substance.

It's clear that this one shot primarily appeals to Minato fans. If you're already a big admirer of the character, you might find certain elements of this story interesting or gratifying. However, if you're not particularly attached to Minato, it's unlikely that this ...

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