In the anime it's clearly said, that every one sees the chakra of the Nine-Tailed Fox as red/orange, when Naruto uses it. But no matter what chakra Naruto uses for his Rasengan, it's always blue (like normal). Why is this?

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Naruto's own chakra color is blue, which contrasts with the Nine-Tails' own chakra color of red.

Interestingly though, despite Naruto using the Nine-Tails' chakra to create larger and larger Rasengan, the color remains the same. This might be a plot hole; this may be indicative of Naruto himself performing the attack with a larger amount of chakra under his control.

  • Canonically, Naruto's chakra color is yellow :) Jul 31, 2018 at 17:14
  • @Wondercricket: Is that pic from an official source? Not seeing any mention of it anywhere on the Naruto wikia, nor has it fit canonically with the story and chakra battles (of note - the tug-of-war he had with the Kyuubi).
    – Makoto
    Jul 31, 2018 at 17:17
  • This may be true, but sometimes it‘s said, that he has no chakra left at all. Then he uses the chakra of the nine-tailed and everyone is surpised. In that case, he only uses the red chakra with no blue/normal left so it should be red in my opinion.
    – Seriyuko
    Jul 31, 2018 at 17:22
  • @Makoto I dug around a few sources and discovered this was stated in Chapter 91, page 16ish. This was when Naruto was training with Jiraiya. I wonder why there are inconsistencies Jul 31, 2018 at 17:25
  • @Wondercricket I believe it's a mixup with the anime studio, they had to pick a color when animating but forgot to ask the writer of the manga. Aug 2, 2018 at 9:38

Shinobi have chakra that is blue. naruto was not using the kyuubi chakra for the rasengan hence why it is not orange/red.

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