Kakashi joins the Anbu
Kakashi’s role as an Anbu is shown in the missions of Yamanaka, Nara and Akimichi. His fathers Ino, Shikamaru, and Chji were sent to complete the Iwagakure treaty mission. The peace treaty meeting took place on the border with the Land of Wind, so the Fourth Kazekage made sure there would be no fights near his country.
Iwagakure returned and informed the Third Tsuchikage of the events. In Konohagakure, Kakashi still feels guilty for his role in Rin’s death. In a meeting with the council, Hiruzen decided to step down in favor of the new Hokage. Danzo suggested Orochimaru, but Hiruzen suggested Minato to become Hokage.
Minato finally took over as Hokage. As Kakashi continued to struggle with his trauma, Minato assigned Kakashi to become an Anbu. At Hiruzen’s suggestion, Minato ordered Kakashi to supervise Kushina who was pregnant at the time.
When the nine-tailed fox attacked Konoha, Minato and Kushina held it back at the cost of their lives. Kushina told Hiruzen that her son’s name was Naruto and begged to protect him. Hiruzen continued Minato’s duties as Hokage and Danzo invited Kakashi to be part of his bodyguard and join the ninja masters of the wood elemental stance.
One day, Danzo planned to kill Hiruzen but Kakashi foiled his plan. Danzo also allowed Kakashi to escape and believed that his abilities would one day be valuable to Konoha. On the other hand, Hiruzen informed Kakashi of Kinoe’s whereabouts, and Kakashi became an Anbu under Hiruzen’s command.