When the Kyuubi attacked the Leaf Village after being hypnotized by Tobi, Minato as a last resort separated the Kyuubi into two parts. Recently in the latest chapters of the manga, it looks like the Kyuubi was separated into Black and White, as in Evil and Good, or Yin and Yang.

What technique did he use? Did he really split the Kyuubi into good and evil halves? Or is it just something made up for the split?

  • Dead Demon Consuming Seal ???
    – Vond Ritz
    Aug 29, 2013 at 1:57
  • 2
    i dont know ._.
    – Washu
    Aug 29, 2013 at 2:03

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Minato used the Death Reaper Seal to seal the Yin half the Kyuubi in him, then he used the Eight Trigram Seal combined with the 4 Element Seal to seal the Yang Half of the Kyuubi in Naruto.

From Naruto Wiki

During its attack on Konoha, Minato Namikaze sacrificed his life by splitting the fox's chakra into two: sealing the Yang half within his son and sealing the Yin half within himself.

Lower down in the page:

Since Kurama's chakra was too immense to be sealed within an infant like Naruto, Minato first used the Dead Demon Consuming Seal to separate and seal its Yin half within himself and then prepared the Eight Trigrams Seal to imprison the Yang half within Naruto

The 4 Element Seal was used so that the chakra of the Nine Tailed Fox would slowly leak out from the Eight Trigrams Seal and merge with Naruto's own chakra.

  • In addition, the "Four Symbol Seal" is actually the "Four Element Seal" said by Naruto when asked by Killer Bee during his training.
    – Mark
    Aug 29, 2013 at 3:37
  • @NaraShikamaru Yes, there may be a difference in terminology due to different English Transalations available over the internet. :)
    – debal
    Aug 29, 2013 at 4:17
  • Follow up question: How such technique separate the good from the bad?
    – Mark
    Aug 30, 2013 at 1:36
  • @NaraShikamaru as seen during the battle between Orochimaru and Sarutobi, the Third was able to seal only a part of Orochimaru, namely Orochimaru's hand. So I guess, Minato too did something similar and sealed only a part of the nine tails in him.
    – debal
    Aug 30, 2013 at 2:32
  • But the "Orochimaru's hand" doesn't mean that it is a "bad hand" or a "good hand" right? I think you misunderstood. My point is you can't just separate the "creamer" and the "coffee" if they mixed up in hot water.
    – Mark
    Aug 30, 2013 at 2:54

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