After the Great Fourth Shinobi World War, all the Kages are heavily injured, especially the 4th Raikage who lost his hand (which was answered nicely by Ankit Sharma here).

Now, the 5th Raikage selected was Darui, a shinobi of Kumogakure and the right-hand-man of the 4th Raikage. He may be capable of this position & may have proved his worth in the War.

On the other hand, here is what I think of Killer Bee:

  1. He is also a good & talented Shinobi.
  2. He is the brother of the 4th Raikage.
  3. He is a jinchuriki.
  4. He has a well-controlled of his tailed beast. He even taught it to Naruto.
  5. Even Minato, the 4th Hokage also praised Killer Bee on a fight with the 4th Raikage.
  6. He's the master/sensei of Omoi, Samui, and Darui.
  7. Having a good relationship with all other Kages.
  8. Unique fight style which I absorbed.

Considering this, why wasn't Killer Bee recognized as the 5th Raikage?

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    why do you think Killer Bee would be better?
    – Memor-X
    Apr 11, 2018 at 10:45
  • @Memor-X he is the brother of 4th raikage,master of Omoi , Samui , and Darui too as wells as he is good & talented shinobi who controls the tailed beast.When comes to age wise either talent wise he should be the 5th raikage. Having good relationship with all other kages & lands too especially with naruto. Is there any behind reason for unrecongnize him?
    – Dharma
    Apr 11, 2018 at 10:53
  • i didn't understand that second last sentence but i've edited in the other info. if there is more you should edit it in because it would make your question less opinion based which doesn't make a good question here
    – Memor-X
    Apr 11, 2018 at 10:57

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I do not believe Kishimoto wrote anything in regards to transition of the 4th to the 5th Raikage, but the selection of the Raikage is not touched on a whole lot and is unclear to us.

How the Raikage is selected isn't clear; after the Third Raikage died, his son automatically became Fourth Raikage, a decision made many years earlier

It is possible Killer B was nominated for the position, but we may never know. I can say that Killer B has no passion to being a Kage - his passion is music and his goal is to be greatest rapper. If he was nominated, Killer B may have turned it down, like Jiraiya, to pursue his passions

Despite being responsible for the village's protection, B aspires to be the world's greatest rapper.

While there have been, and currently are, Kage who are jinchūriki, this does not automatically make them the next in line a Kage position. It is merely tradition for the next jinchūriki to be a relative of the current Kage.

Because jinchūriki were so important to their village, it was a tradition for a jinchūriki to be a relative of the current Kage, both to strengthen the jinchūriki's loyalties to the village and to display the Kage's might.

Given that Killer B is the (adoptive) brother of the 4th Raikage, he became the jinchūriki for his brother.

According to Motoi, the reason behind him becoming a jinchūriki was for the sake of his brother, even if it meant being shunned by the villagers

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