Stats not available
Former Sensei: Jiraiya
Former Students: Kakashi Hatake, Rin, Obito Uchiha
Specialties: Body flicker, Sealing jutsu, Rasengan
First Appearance: Naruto manga ch.239
Age: ? (January 25)
Height: 5.88 ft
Blood Type: B
Chakra Type: ?
The Fourth Hokage of Konoha was the Jounin who trained Kakashi and he was the one who defeated Kyuubi by sealing him inside Naruto’s body. In chapter 367 of the manga, the Yondaime’s name was finally revealed - Minato Namikaze. His surname, Namikaze means wind and waves or discord. The first symbol, nami is the word in Japanese for waves, and the second kanji, kaze means wind, hence the translation. It is rather fitting a surname, considering that Minato was known for his quick speed on the battlefield, as quick as wind.
Minato was the sensei of Kakashi Hatake, Obito Uchiha, and Rin. At an overall glance, he had quite a strong team: Kakashi was a genius in his own right, graduating from the ninja academy at 5 and becoming a chuunin at 6; Obito who had the bloodline capabilities to become a Sharigan user; and Rin, a respectable medical ninja - and they were all only 13 years old. Yet despite a seemingly strong showing, much like Team 7, they had their differences.
Perhaps what made Minato a great teacher was that he did not show any favouritism towards any particular student. When the team almost botched in dealing with only one enemy ninja against the three of them, he reprimanded all of them, pointing out their weaknesses and stressing they cannot work individually - it was important for them to work together as a team.
Minato has been described as a “nice kid”, well-liked by his peers and others around him. He spoke when it was necessary and listened when someone needed a friend. Given by the opinion of many of the villagers, Minato was an excellent leader, as many people revered him and what he had done to protect the villagers from the Kyuubi. The Hokage title certainly speaks much for that itself, while indeed it honors the strongest shinobi in the village, it also carries much weight on it as well - the person must be able to lead the village, hand out missions, and deal with matters concerning other hidden villages.
Without a doubt, Minato was an intelligent shinobi, deemed “genius” by his former sensai, Jaraiya. He graduated from the academy at the age of 10, two years earlier than all the current shinobi of Naruto’s generation. He developed many new jutsu, including the shunshin no jutsu, rasengan, and shiki fujin. Many state that no one can ever match in power or intelligence to the Yondaime. Not only is he able to execute jutsu, he was able to create new ones based on his current knowledge. That takes not only book smarts, but creativity as well. He is also cunning, able to come up with mission plans quickly upon hearing the situation, as seen when he requested that the five leaf shinobi just throw out all the kunai knives they had, and he would finish off all the enemies. Undoubtedly, his power and combined intelligence made him the genius ninja he was, and more than deserving of the Hokage title.
Unfortuneatly we also don’t know a great deal about the family of lineage Minato Namikaze came from. And for most of Naruto, it was presumed that he had passed away without ever revealing more about his personal life. With the release of chapter 367, Kishimoto revealed that Minato did have a love interest, Kushina Uzumaki, a ninja of the former Whirlpool Country. She was noted to have a tomboyish demeanor, always jabbering away and acting like on of the boys. Despite red hair that matched her temperamental personality, she grew up to be very beautiful. It has not been indicated as to how long Minato had known her and whether they were married or soon planning to marry, but both Jiraiya and Tsunade appear to have known her quite well. Kushina eventually gave birth to Naruto. There were many that doubted this to be true due to such uncertainty, but indeed Naruto gets his spiky blonde hair and blue eyes from Minato, though his personality and ninjutsu style come in large part from his mother Kushina, as well as his surname. Kakashi stated that he believed the only one who would surpass the Yondaime would be Naruto, a ninja who is the legacy and carries the bloodline of that genius shinobi in his veins.
bio written by: Anbu_Quazzie see original post
Abilities and Jutsus: