Naruto’s New Sasuke Sequel Exposes The Tailed Beasts’ Tragic Weakness | Pretty Reel

Naruto’s new sequel, Sasuke’s Story, exposes a great unrevealed weakness of the powerful Tailed Beasts and their hosts, the Jinchuriki. Apparently having a Tailed Beast sealed inside one’s body will cause the person’s chakra channels to be disrupted, leading to illness and, eventually, death. This means that no matter how good the relationship between a tailed beast and its host, the latter is bound to die at some point.

In Naruto, the Jinchuriki are people chosen to hold powerful and savage Tailed Beasts, creatures created by the Sage of the Six Paths, Hagoromo Otsutsuki. The First Hokage, Hashirama Senju, captured the Tailed Beasts and distributed them among shinobi villages to create a superweapons-based balance of power between the major nations. Each village chooses a Jinchuriki for each generation, to hold a tailed beast inside its body and try to control its power. Naruto is the most famous Jinchuriki in the series, who became host to the mighty Nine Tails, Kurama. Over the course of the series, Naruto’s relationship with Kurama changes drastically. At first, the boy hates Kyūbi because he killed his parents and many other villagers during a rampage, making Naruto a feared and hated monster. Slowly but surely Naruto proves his worth to the village and in the process also comes to understand the creature sealed within his body. The two become friends and become more powerful together.

However, there is one major downside to Jinchuriki’s status that the series has not revealed. In Sasuke’s Story – The Uchiha And The Heavenly Stardust, Sasuke traveled to the land of Redaku, seeking a cure for a mysterious illness affecting Naruto, who is now the Seventh Hokage. In Chapter 3, Sakura, who has come to Redaku to join her husband on his mission, reveals to Sasuke that Naruto’s illness is a malfunction in his chakra channels, caused by the presence of a tailed beast within. of his body. The Sage of the Six Paths, who was the first Jinchuriki, also suffered from the same disease, and he cured it using meteor fragments he found in Redaku.

Kurama was destined to kill Naruto, regardless of their friendship

It’s quite surprising for Naruto fans to learn of this major weakness of the Tailed Beasts and their hosts. During the original series, this was never addressed, and neither Naruto nor the other Jinchuriki ever showed signs of this disease, including those who had been hosts to a Tailed Beast for many years. years, like Killer B. In fact, the series focused much more on the adverse psychological effects of being a Jinchuriki. Regarded by their villages as living weapons, the Jinchuriki generally lived isolated lives, hated and feared by all due to the difficulty in controlling the power of a Tailed Beast. Naruto changed all that forever, unleashing all Tailed Beasts at the end of the Fourth Shinobi World War. However, it is now revealed that despite his best efforts to make things better, Naruto would still be dead due to Kurama’s presence inside his body.

Jinchuriki and Tailed Beasts are a fundamental part of Naruto lore. They are all tragic characters that are used by author Masashi Kishimoto to convey his powerful message of pacifism and tolerance. Sasuke’s story adds an important new piece to Tailed Beasts and Jinchuriki’s history, and at the same time, it reveals a tragic new detail of Naruto and Kurama’s relationship.

The Final Chapter of Sasuke’s Story – The Uchiha And The Heavenly Stardust is available via Viz Media.