In the world of Naruto, controlling chakra to accomplish your goals is one of the biggest signs that a ninja is a good ninja. From performing simpler ninjutsus to changing the nature of the chakra, this ability to control is what separates ninjas into their categories.
And although Naruto being an excellent chakra manipulator, capable of handling abysmal amounts of this energy in such a natural way that it doesn’t even seem that difficult, two characters are even superior to the protagonist of the story: Hagoromo Otsutsuki and Sasuke Uchiha.
Hagoromo is basically a god. As the first person to be born with chakra in his body, he had a virtually unlimited range for all of his shinobi skills.
His control was such that he was able to manipulate and completely alter the largest chakra reservoir on the planet – the Ten-Tailed Beast – and make nine absolutely distinct sources – the Nine Tailed Beasts.
Naruto, for example, was able to alter the chakra to make it compatible with other people, as demonstrated in the Fourth Great Ninja War, but without changing the essence of the chakra. This is what Naruto is possibly the most powerful shinobi that has ever existed.
Hagoromo in his magnanimity did much more than that, altering the Ten-Tails chaka to the point of removing any trace of its existence.
Sasukein the meantime, it took the reverse path. After putting all the Tailed Beasts under his control, he merged all of that chakra to obtain the Ten-Tails chakra and furthermore shaped that energy to be compatible with his unique chakra to create the definitive version of his Susano’o.
All this without having the years of knowledge in handling this type of chakra that Naruto and Hagoromo had. Kurama, the Nine-Tailed Fox, admitted that Sasuke’s control was practically unmatched, and Kurama was created by Hagoromo.
Despite Naruto and other characters, like Madara Uchiha, are incredibly powerful, no one can compare to Sasuke Uchiha and Hagoromo Otsutsuki.
Naruto Shippuden was shown between the years 2007 and 2017 and counting the second phase of the anime. In it, Naruto returns after two years of training with the mission to fight Akatsuki and then rescue Sasuke from the clutches of Orochimaru.
Altogether, the anime has 500 episodes (including the Naruto Shippuden fillers), and ends the story of Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura and Kakashi. In addition, the anime sets the stage for the direct continuation of the story.
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