Why is Naruto's Jinchuriki transformation so different from the true form of Kuarama??

Kurama true form

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In the first image, Kurama is in its true form and in the second one naruto is in biju transformed mode. Why is it so different? I mean all the lines and stuff drawn on it and it even looks different that the transformations undergone by other Jinchuriki's!! Is there an explanation for that?

  • Possibly related.
    – JNat
    Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 12:24
  • @JNat oh i had no clue that a question like that existed!! :P Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 13:37

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If you go through the Tailed Beast Mode section of the Jinchūriki Forms, you can see that (emphasis mine)

Naruto has not been able to fully recreate Kurama's form. At first, this was because the fox would not cooperate with him, causing all attempts to turn into it to result in a miniature, comical version of the beast that could not be maintained for very long. Since then he has been able to earn Kurama's cooperation, but the Tailed Beast Mode he enters, though accurate in size, is unique as he does not as closely resemble the beast as the other jinchūriki do their own.

Further looking into the Tailed Beast Mode section in Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, you can see that (emphasis mine)

All jinchūriki can enter Tailed Beast Mode, which grants them all the strength and abilities of their corresponding tailed beast. However, where other jinchūriki become full-scale replicas of their tailed beast, Naruto and Minato enter a form very visually similar to the Nine-Tails Chakra Mode. For Naruto, the shroud parts down the middle and opens up into a full-length cloak (haori), revealing a black undergarment with three magatama on each side of his high collar. His seal's numerous swirl-patterns, which were located all over his body, open out into complete, dark circles. His eyes become red and slitted and his whisker-markings become much thicker, as they do in his early transformations.

This is what you're seeing when Naruto transforms for the first time along with Kurama, when fighting against Tobi.

  • Yea, exactly. I didn't know its still incomplete! Does kisimoto plan on making it a complete transformation!? :P Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 10:34
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    This may be attributed to Kurama being in two parts - ying and yang going to Naruto and Minato and not having both together, as other tailed beasts do.
    – Oded
    Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 10:36
  • oh! I had no clue about this :S Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 10:39
  • Even obito/tobi get the same kind of transformation Commented Jan 19, 2015 at 6:08

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