The most popular character in Naruto has come to life in a stunningly accurate cosplay.

Created and shared on Reddit by Seanpai Sen, the Minato Namikaze cosplay faithfully recreates the Fourth Hokage's iconic outfit and showcases his distinctive spiky blonde hair. In the recent NARUTOP99 popularity poll aimed at determining the fandom's favorite character, the Yellow Flash secured the top position with 792,257 votes, despite the character's tragic demise before the mainline events of the story.


How Other Fan-Favorite Naruto Characters Ranked in NARUTOP99

In the NARUTOP99 rankings, Itachi Uchiha and Sakura Haruno claimed the second and third spots with 505,014 and 489,619 points, respectively. The franchise's titular orange-clad shinobi landed in sixth place, trailing behind Shisui Uchiha and Kakashi Hatake, who secured the fourth and fifth positions. Minato Namikaze will be the focus of an upcoming one-shot by series creator Masashi Kishimoto, set to be released this summer, revealing 'the secret story behind the development of Minato's technique.'

Beyond the Fourth Hokage, there are numerous well-known characters that have inspired outstanding Naruto cosplay. Izanamitan, for instance, has crafted a variety of cosplays for the Big Three shōnen series, including an intense portrayal of Madara Uchiha and an emotional rendition of Rin Nohara capturing the medic-nin's final moments.



Naruto Fans Have A lot to Look Forward to

Naruto enthusiasts have more to anticipate than just the new manga one-shot and cosplay. Notably, four new episodes of the series are set to premiere in September, commemorating the 20th anniversary of Studio Pierrot's iconic anime. Japanese viewers will enjoy special reruns of classic episodes leading up to the debut of these celebratory episodes.

Additionally, several new collectibles have recently been released for passionate fans to pre-order. Megahouse is currently offering two statues priced at $445 each, featuring protagonist Naruto Uzumaki and his ultimate adversary Sasuke Uchiha with stunning makeovers. HEX Collectibles has unveiled an exceptionally large and authentic Madara replica standing over two feet tall, priced at $805. The collector's item depicts the Uchiha clan head wielding a giant sickle and showcasing his Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan.

VIZ Media handles the distribution of Kishimoto's manga in North America. The original anime adaptations, Naruto and Naruto Shippuden, are available for streaming on Crunchyroll. The sequel series, Boruto: Naruto Next Generation, is also accessible on the streaming platform.

Source: Reddit