Itachi Susano

15 Surprising Naruto facts you may not have heard about

Naruto, as a show had a lot of surprises packed within it. Some of the mysterious happenings can even be traced back to mythology and Japanese culture. Here are 10 surprising Naruto facts, you probably haven’t heard about.

Facts on Mythology

  1. Itachi’s legendary weapons “Totsuka blade” and “Yata Mirror” are parts of “Three Imperial Regalia of Japan” The sword “Kusanagi no Tsurugi” is renamed as “Totsuka no Tsurugi” in Anime.

Although not confirmed,  it is commonly thought that the sword is located at the Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya,  the mirror is located at the Ise Grand Shrine in Mie Prefecture

Itachi Susano
Itachi’s Susano

2. The “three legendary Sannins” are taken from the Japanese folklore. According to Japanese folklore, Jiraiya used Shape Shifting magic to transform into Giant toads. Jiraiya falls in love with Tsunade, who was a user of Slug magic. His arch nemesis was Orochimaru, a master in Snake Magic.

The Legendary Sannin of the Leaf
The three Legendary Sannin – Thanks to the Artist

3. Naruto has a lot of Hinduism and Buddhism references. The concept of Chakra, Eight Inner gates, the names Indra and Ashura were taken from Hindu scriptures, whereas, the six paths of pain is from Buddhism. The concept of third eye tilted on forehead (Rinnegan) is from Lord Shiva of Hindu mythology.

Facts on Characters

4. Sasuke never used honorifics such as sama, kun, chan or sensei towards anyone except for his family when he was a child.

5. Naruto’s signature Jutsu “Kage – Bunshin” is a Jonin level Technique.

6. Kiba was exposed to Naruto’s farts thrice. Once during Chunin exams, then on Bikochu beetle mission and then during the “Three Tails arc”

7. Chouji once said that “Akamaru Sure looks tasty” XD

8. All the Akatsuki characters died after they removed their robe during fight, except for Konan.

9. Konan does has a sexy outfit inside her Akatsuki robe. 😀

10. Kakuzu of the Akatsuki was the oldest known Ninja, living upto 92 years.

11. Madara died thrice. Once during fight with Hashirama Senju, once because of old age after disconnecting himself from the Gedo statue, and finally after betrayed by Black Zetsu.

Madara Uchiha
Madara Uchiha

12. Madara was the only shinobi to activate the rinnegan on his own after the Sage of six paths. Not even obito was able to control the power of both the rinnegans but Nagato did.

Misc facts

13. Kakuzu, Kaguya otsutsuki and Zabuza Momochi share their birthdays on August 15, the same as mine (Author).

14. Kurenai’s team, Team 8 has more screentime in the anime than Manga due to the fact that Animator team had more Hinata fans. On a side note, one of the endings of shippuden “Jitensha (Bicycle)” has only Hinata shown throughout for the very same reason.

Hinata on bicycle
Jitensha – Bicycle ending

15. Naruto was about to get cancelled in United States of America, due to a complaint from certain organisation which was upset about the high deaths in the show. This lead to sponsors pulling out their funds.

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Gowtham Prabhu

I'm 22. Electrical Engineer. A graduate currently working on Industrial automation sector developing software control for insane robots. Am an avid anime lover, I have seen some quite good anime and I'll see more in the future. I'll bring you the best articles about Naruto (primarily), ranging from Quotes, comparisons to Theories. Have fun. Feedback appreciated

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