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Uzumaki Mito (うずまきミト) was a kunoichi who originated from Uzushiogakure's Uzumaki clan.
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After migrating to Konohagakure, she married Senju Hashirama, the village's First Hokage, and later became the first jinchuriki of Kurama following the events at the Valley of the End.

Background

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Mito becomes Kurama's first Jinchuriki.

The Uzumaki and Senju clans — being distant relatives — has always had close ties. Mito ended up marrying Senju Hashirama, who would help found Konohagakure and became the village's First Hokage. During her husband's battle against Madara Uchiha at the Valley of the End, Hashirama at some point gained control of Kurama. To gain power for her husband, Mito used a fuinjutsu to seal Kurama within herself, becoming the tailed beast's first jinchuriki.

Despite the seal's strength, it almost broke at some later point when she was going through childbirth. Eventually, her husband died in war, and Mito was left a widow.

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Mito tells Kushina that love is the key to get over Kurama's hatred.

Towards the final years of her life, it was decided that a new host for Kurama would have to be found. Uzumaki Kushina, one of Mito's clansmen, was then selected for the role due to her special chakra. Terrified by the idea of having been taken from her home to become a jinchuriki, Mito comforted her, and told Kushina that in order to counter Kurama's hatred, she needed to fill herself with love. Some time after this, the beast was presumably extracted from within Mito and sealed into Kushina.

Personality

Mito seemed to be a very calm and composed individual with a dignified air about her. She also had a strong sense of duty to her husband and the village as seen when she turned herself into a jinchuriki by sealing the Nine-Tails into herself in order to gain power for her husband. During the time when Kushina discovered that she was to be made a jinchuriki, Mito comforted her, and told her about how to cope with being a jinchuriki.

Appearance

Mito had long, bright-red hair and large, pupiless eyes. She wore an elaborate, high-collared kimono with the Uzushiogakure symbol on the back of the obi which was tied around her waist. Her hair was arranged in buns with hair pins in them and three clips in the front. She also wore a dark shade of red lipstick and had the Strength of a Hundred Seal on her forehead. She also wore tags with kanji written on them in her hair decals. During her old age, her hair had grown much longer some of which she allowed to hang into her back (in the anime her hair was depicted as maroon in her old age). She however maintained the two buns in her hair, and wore a simple loose fitting kimono held closed by a simple dark-colored obi.

Abilities

Not much is known about her fighting skills, but Kushina hailed her as a powerful kunoichi. She was exceptional at fuinjutsu, able to seal the entirety of Kurama within herself. Even for an Uzumaki, she also had an especially powerful and unique type of chakra, making her well-suited to supressing the Nine-Tails. After becoming a jinchuriki, she gained access to even greater reserves of extraordinarily strong chakra.

Being a member of the Uzumaki clan, Mito had the potential to live an exceptionally long life. This was seen in part from her having lived her adult life through the reign of the first three Hokage. While never gaining full control over Kurama itself, Mito was able to access Kurama's ability to sense negative emotions.

Legacy

Mito made great contributions in the way of protecting Konohagakure after becoming the beast's jinchuriki. She was also the one who realized that in order to counter Kurama's ability to overwhelm his jinchuriki with negative emotions, thus taking control of them, that love was needed. This was information she passed on to Uzumaki Kushina, which in part helped the young woman to be able to subdue the beast within her, and later helped Naruto to subjugate the beast.

Video Games

She will appear in Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, but in a flashback for the story mode.

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Knownable Relatives

Trivia

  • Mito's name may be taken from the name of the capital of one of the prefectures in Japan.
  • Her birthday was May 3, & her bloodtype was O.

Voice Actresses

  • Japanese : Ena Shimokawa (Old Woman), Noriko Miyashita (Young Woman)
  • English : Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Both appearances)

all information on Uzumaki Mito is from http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Mito_Uzumaki

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