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Yuyami (Japanese for "dusk") is a black-ops team overseen by the second Minister of Justice, Yamashiro Aoba, and led by Naruto's father, Namikaze Minato. The group was formed in the wake of the 365 days to investigate, in full, who stood to gain from the training of the nine individuals who would eventually become the Kyuushingai, and what the government's true intentions were for the Kyuushingai. The group is not identified by name in the main story, but is eventually identified in the twenty-eighth Gaiden.

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The other members of Yuyami include Uchiha Itachi, Nii Yugito, and former military man Jei. (Itachi's character entry is under the Uchiha Zaibatsu folder, while Yugito's is under the Kyuushingai folder.) By the end of the story, Konan and Kyusuke of the Akatsuki group, Darui of the LOVE group, and Zabuza of the Blood Mist Gang are also members of this group; their entries are in other folders on this page.

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    Namikaze Minato 
Naruto's father and Kushina's husband, he gets mentioned several times throughout the story before being formally introduced in Chapter 57. He's the head of the black-ops investigation team Yuyami.
  • Action Dad
  • Always Someone Better: To Naruto, in terms of combat skill. He's actually able to put Naruto flat on his back without Naruto being able to land even a single hit.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Implied. We know he's the leader of Yuyami, which includes Yugito, a former Kyuushingai and an ex-cop, and Itachi, a skilled combatant and gunslinger, and also that he's capable of mopping the floor with Naruto as a means of training the latter. He's definitely got what it takes.
  • Berserk Button: Threatening harm to his family is basically a good way to sign your own death warrant. As shown in the fifteenth Gaiden, he was willing to set a group of thugs on fire because they sought to burn down the Uzumaki home with Naruto and Kushina inside.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: His behavior is quite comical at times. He makes many a Shout-Out to real-life pop culture in the form of quotations, gives joking quips about how he expects Itachi and Yugito to hook up, and casually rebuffs Yugito's attempts at physical assault in response to his ribbing (these in themselves played for laughs) while being the target of both Yugito's (again comical) death threats and Itachi's insults...but then you remember that he's the field leader for a black-ops team, giving orders to said two members (Yugito a former Kyuushingai, Itachi a gun-slinging marksman) and also made a point of visiting the home of the man who led Naruto into a trap by Akatsuki, without actually killing said man due to the decision to leave him to Kushina. Not to mention, during the second Time Skip he was in charge of Naruto's training, with Naruto (also a Kyuushingai) being completely unable to land even a single hit on Minato during the one flashback scene showcasing the Training from Hell Minato put him through; and he can and will use the Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique on anyone he needs information out of without batting an eye, and Kankuro implies in Chapter 59 that it would be a suicidal move to confront Minato head-on because, if he'd volunteered for the Kyuushingai training program, they wouldn't have needed more people than just him. Digest all that for a minute.
  • Big Good: Essentially. While he's taking orders from the Minister of Justice, he's the one directing how the good guys carry out their objectives.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: In sharp contrast to his canon self, Minato is incredibly immature and childish in his behavior, ribbing his own subordinates and family over little things that are bound to annoy them while being absolutely casual about it, and has a hint of perversion to his character (read: disguising a recording device as a tampon for Yugito to wear). This is the same man who's in charge of a highly-effective black-ops investigative team.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: He was willing to burn Temari on the genitals with a blowtorch for the sake of getting information, without hesitating about it, at that. Granted, he is head of a black-ops team, and the information he was seeking was necessary to save lives, but even still...
  • Death Glare: In the fifteenth Gaiden, he's described as having one that could melt solid steel if it were possible. Granted, the recipient of the glare did try to murder Naruto and Kushina in their sleep.
  • Disappeared Dad: Prior to Chapter 57, he was this for Naruto, although not by death, since it was already confirmed that he was still alive. The reason for his absence was because he is in charge of Yuyami, which is investigating the events that led to the 365 days of carnage two years ago.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He's a good guy who'll willingly set people on fire for pissing him off.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Minato's good with firearms. In the main story, he doesn't miss a single one of his targets, whether with a handgun or a sniper-rife. In the twenty-ninth Gaiden, he proves capable of shooting several criminals in their extremities from several meters away, as well as shooting a gun out of one criminal's hand, and that's only because he's specifically seeking not to kill them outright.
  • In the Hood: His first appearance in the main story shows him wearing a white pullover jacket with a hood. Chronologically, he's first seen wearing it in the twenty-second Gaiden, set a short while before the start of the main story.
  • Manchild: Acts this way at times, especially when teasing Itachi and Yugito about the relationship he thinks they should have.
  • One-Man Army: A downplayed example as demonstrated in the fifteenth Gaiden, where he effortlessly takes out five hoodlums in the space of a few seconds. More heavily implied in the main story, where Kankuro indicates that if Minato had volunteered himself for the Kyuushingai training, he alone would have been all the trainers needed.
  • Papa Wolf: In the main story, after seeing what's happened to Naruto as a result of the latter's capture and torture by Mizuki and Akatsuki, Minato arranges for one perpetrator to get beaten up by Itachi, who already has personal reasons to batter the guy. He also pays a personal visit to Mitokado Homura, who was in league with that event, but takes care to hide his true identity and leaves any due violence to Kushina. Then in the twenty-ninth Gaiden, he gets downright vicious on members of the Rogues Gallery when they plan to shoot up Naruto's wedding.
  • Parental Neglect: He's been accused five different times of perpetrating this with Naruto. Put it this way: when the Prime Minister himself calls you out on being a bad parent, you know you've been a bad parent. Minato, to his credit, doesn't try to deny it.
  • Shipper on Deck: Actively encourages Itachi and Yugito to get together.
  • Slasher Smile: Gives a positively menacing one to members of the Rogues Gallery in the twenty-ninth Gaiden after preventing them from crashing Naruto's wedding.
  • Spared by the Adaptation
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Han is able to recognize Minato as Naruto's father because of this, the first time they meet.
  • Torture Technician: Want to know how readily he'll do the dirty work in his black-ops job? He knocks out Temari, then ties her, blindfolded, to her own bed and burns off a part of her hair with a blowtorch, then threatens to use said blowtorch on her vagina if she doesn't cough up the info he wants.
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    Nii Yugito 

    Uchiha Itachi 

    Jei 
A former serviceman who resides in Mist City and is a sort-of mentor to minor character Omoi. He first appears in the twenty-second Gaiden.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Tries to be this to Omoi, at least.
  • Named by the Adaptation: In canon, he's the Cloud shinobi J, who's not otherwise identified by a proper name. His name here comes from the phonetic pronunciation of his canon name.
  • Properly Paranoid: The man sleeps with a Glock pistol under his pillow. In fairness, he lives in Mist City.
  • Scary Black Man: His reputation is such that his mere presence is enough to frighten off a bunch of thugs who're fighting Omoi, Mikoshi and Ajisai.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: He knows that Ajisai's grandfather Roshi was one of the Kyuushingai, but has yet to tell her all the details of what the old man did (she only knows her grandfather provided unspecified military service for his country).
  • Semper Fi
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