In the world of Naruto(but generally) the kunai can be an integral part of the equipment of the shinobi. It’s a small knife that features a small circle at the top of its handle.
To it, you can add strings or blast notes, for instance, enhancing the power of the weapon.
Shinobi used different kinds of kunai, some of that were more distinctive in comparison to the others.
Here, we’re going to talk about the unique kunai Minato Namikaze that was used and the inscriptions which could be read out on them.
Minato Namikaze was a fan of three-bladed kunai with a seal affixed to them to enable the Flying Thunder God Technique.
The seal reads in kanji Ren Ai Zhi Jian, which could be translated to “Sword of Shinobi’s Love”.
The source material was never correctly rendered with the four characters, so it’s an estimate however, it appears to be the right one.
In the next part of this article, we’ll continue to discuss Minato Namikaze’s kunai as well as the inscription that could be read on the kunai.
We’ll explain the meaning behind it and the purpose it served, i.e., how it was related to Minato’s unique combat techniques.
We’ll also inform you more about the kunai used in Naruto generally so that you’re aware of the information.
- What does Minato's Kunai mean to say in Naruto?
- Why are the words important to Minato's technique?
- What is the Flying Thunder God Technique?
- How does Minato use the formula in combat?
- What else makes Minato's Kunai special?
- Who else has these Kunai?
- Why did Naruto have Minato's Kunai in his mouth?
- Did Naruto ever learn his dad's technique?
- What is kunai?
What does Minato’s Kunai mean to say in Naruto?
It is believed that the Flying Thunder God Kunai is a unique version of the standard Kunai that is used in the hands of Minato Namikaze, who is the Fourth Hokage.
The uniqueness of these kunai is their seal of the Flying Thunder God technique is attached to their handle, meaning that Minato can swiftly move to any of his kunai using this method.
He also utilizes these weapons as regular shinobi weapons for attacking the opponent. Minato said that the blades weigh a bit more than the normal kunai.
The Fourth Hokage gave one of the Kunai from the Thunder God to his pupil Kakashi in celebration of his being awarded the title Jonin. He also was able the ability to teleport his team at any moment.
In the Third Shinobi World War, during the battle against Konohagakure and Iwagakure, The Stone Ninja threw the Kunai in front of enemy lines that enabling Minato to immediately teleport to different places and eliminate opponents who were unable to determine where the attack was going to be coming from.
Minato also kept some of the kunai at his house to allow him to quickly transfer to them whenever the need arises.
In the past, as you might have seen, Minato’s kunai came with an exclusive seal that enabled Minato to travel teleport. The show itself hasn’t fully depicted these characters in kanji however we were able to discern the meaning behind them.
The word that is in question refers to Ren Ai Zhi Jian, which, when written in kana, can be read as follows: ninainoken ha Shinobiainoken. What do you make of this you ask yourself?
The word translates to “Sword of Shinobi’s Love” The exact etymological origin of it is still unknown. We will now discover what it’s used to refer to.
Why are the words important to Minato’s technique?
Minato is also known by the name of Konoha’s Yellow Flash due to exploiting and improving the second Hokage’s Flying Thunder Technique.
The most significant aspect of this method is the formula or symbols used to indicate the target.
In the case of Minato instead of using the symbol the writer composed the words in his kunai, which is the formula.
It is written onto each of Minato’s Kunai, which allows Minato to teleport wherever the kunai is situated. But this formula isn’t only limited to any kind of kunai.
It is also possible to attach it to various objects and living things. According to its appearance of it, the creators have not stated the number of objects the technique could impact.
What is the Flying Thunder God Technique?
The Flying Thunder God Jutsu is an artifact created in the second Hokage, Tobirama Senju, and utilized in the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze.
This technique lets them immediately transfer to a previously identified place. While, at first, it appears to be a fast transport of distances over long distances, in reality, it’s the instantaneous motion of space-time Teleportation.
It is therefore not comparable with the high-speed movements of the Body Flicker Jutsu, but more importantly, the underlying principle behind the method is similar to Summoning Jutsu.
Because of this, users can travel through space and time at a rate that is faster than Shunshin. To make the technique work users must apply an appropriate seal or”Technical Formula” to indicate the desired destination.
After this then the user enters the dimensional void, which immediately takes them to the sealed.
The seal can be applied to virtually any surface with a simple physical contact, which can be done with the person in the fight or any environment that surrounds him.
Since the technique impacts everything that comes into proximity with or in any way linked with their chakras, the technique could be used to transfer objects or people, however, the dimensions of the object, as well as the desired distance, determine what amount of chakra needs to be utilized.
It is recommended to use it. Minato said that the seal’s seal will not fade off an engraved target. This was evident in the instances when Minato travels to Obito Uchiha’s place, in the 17th year of having been identified.
While Tobirama employed this technique, in his specific way, we’re going to discuss Minato’s take on the Jutsu. Because of the constant use of this method, Minato gained the nickname “Konoha’s Yellow Flash.”
Minato typically uses the seals of this technique to specific Kunai which is scattered across the battlefield before the start of a battle, to allow him to be transported there at any moment.
Minato was so effective with this strategy that Iwagakure’s superiors even warned his Jonin to run from sight.
Utilizing this technique allowed Konoha to prevail in an encounter with Iwagakure in the Third Shinobi World War, even when they were outnumbered.
Thanks to his amazing ability to react, Minato could teleport a short distance, which allowed him to avoid an enemy attack and counterattack.
In combination with Minato’s natural agility and speed and reflexes, they resulted in him being the fastest shinobi who has ever lived.
The speed gained by this technique permits Minato to even teleport himself to avoid A’s speedier attack and escape Obito’s Kamui even though he was partially in.
Minato could also apply his formula to seals of other kinds, like the one which kept the Nine-Tails inside the home of his spouse Kushina Uzumaki to move himself to her assistance wherever he wanted him to find her.
Similar to that, he can move people between points simultaneously, either through physical contact or being linked to the Chakra.
Cracks are created by the Hiraishin absorbing the energy of a Tailed Beast Ball. Minato’s Shadow Clones also are adept at using this method to call the first to his location.
One of the abilities Minato can utilize is the combination of the Shadow Clone to finish off all his foes in one go.
Minato is also able to create a rift through seals that absorb anything that gets in contact with it and then moves it to another location, as was demonstrated when he absorbed the Tailed Beast Ball of the Nine-Tails.
In addition, he can switch himself at any moment with an additional Flying Thunder God Jutsu user who he has marked.
How does Minato use the formula in combat?
He’s usually found marking the body of the adversary which allows him to move close to them.
Additionally, he utilizes several Kunai that are marked by the formula. He scatters these kunai in the vicinity which makes them teleport locations.
This lets him escape and attack multiple locations in the flash of an eye.
What else makes Minato’s Kunai special?
The kunai that was custom-made was unique enough to be given its title. It was dubbed”the Flying Thunder God Kunai.
In the show, they became the most recognizable instrument for the Fourth Hokage as he regularly utilizes them to practice the flying Thunder God technique.
In contrast to the kunai that you’re familiar with within the show, the kunai featured in this series features three blades in a single handle.
Also, their handle was larger, and Minato’s formula could be seen on the handle.
Minato is also aware that these Kunai weigh more than regular ones. Additionally, the kunai’s prongs make it more hazardous for use in combat fights.
Who else has these Kunai?
Minato handed over one of the kunai he designed to one of his students, Kakashi Hatake.
He intended to present the kunai as a gift to celebrate his pupil’s promotion to Jonin.
Furthermore, it permits him to transfer to his team whenever necessary.
Why did Naruto have Minato’s Kunai in his mouth?
At this moment, Minato and the second Hokage were revived. They were able to connect their techniques so that they could teleport move other objects around to any place where their formulas were discovered.
In the course of fighting Naruto against Madara, Naruto knew the second Hokage would be able to transport Sasuke to the location of his residence.
Also, as Naruto declares that he’ll be defeated by Madara by the aide of someone else, Sasuke is teleported to his side.
Did Naruto ever learn his dad’s technique?
Naruto hasn’t learned his Flying Thunder Method as regards the release method There’s a great possibility that he won’t try to master the technique.
Although it’s a beneficial technique it seems that the writers don’t have any plans of handing this technique over to the seventh Hokage.
The writers might have thought that Naruto might be too dominated by the technique. Perhaps to make it easier for the plot they decided to abandon this technique only for the Fourth and Second Hokage.
Although a scene in the anime seemed to suggest the technique was used to bring Sasuke over to battle Madara together, however, the actual person who used this technique is Tobirama.
Naruto did not keep the kunai near him to ensure that Sasuke could be teleported to the spot he was in.
The team behind Naruto invests a lot of effort into their seals and weapons. Discerning fans will likely discern important elements in manga and anime.
No matter how insignificant these details may seem they will serve a purpose and tell an underlying story in the manga or anime.
What is kunai?
The kunai is a multi-functional utility tool that is shaped like an eel. The kunai is made from iron and is not sharpened on edges or sharpened blades.
The size of the kunai can range between 10 cm and 50 centimeters, based on the difference between a kunai that is short and a big one.
The ideal size for an individual is that which is how long his arm, plus two fingers. When used, the Kunai can be described as a spatula or hammer.
It was utilized to dig and break objects or hammer them such as in gardening. The kunai, when used in conjunction with ropes can be used to climb or fall (on the wall or in the trunk of a tree) as a hook for rocks.
It was a weapon of auxiliary use of the Ninja. It was used for inflicting stabbing strikes on the opponent; striking with the ring of metal of the handle in the points of pain was also utilized as was throwing it.