When it comes to the anime and manga series Naruto, many fans have questions about the tragic backstory of his parents. Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki were skilled ninjas who lived in the Hidden Leaf Village, and they loved each other very much. Unfortunately, they both died shortly after Naruto’s birth due to an attack by the Nine-Tailed Fox. Their only wish was that their son would grow up to become the Hokage of Konoha and protect it from harm just as they did.
The mystery surrounding the fate of Naruto’s parents is one of the most compelling aspects of the show, but it wasn’t until the Chuunin Exams arc that we found out what happened to them. In a flashback, it was revealed that Minato was the Fourth Hokage and was known for his speed in battle. He and Kushina were very happy together, and they were expecting their first child when the tragedy struck.
It is believed that the Kyuubi possessed Kushina during her delivery, and she killed herself when she realized what was happening. Minato had no time to seal the Kyuubi back into Naruto, and he was also too distraught to think clearly during the incident. This left Naruto orphaned, but he was able to find love and support in Kawaki, a Red Harriereno who saw him as his father figure.
The reason that no one in the village knew about the secret of Naruto’s parents was because Hiruzen, who was the Third Hokage at the time, ordered everyone to keep it a secret. He feared that if the villagers learned of Minato and Kushina’s death, they would come after him.