Perhaps no teacher had a greater impact on Naruto Uzumaki’s life than Jiraiya, the evil sage who met his unfortunate end at the hands of Pain, one of Akatsuki’s most powerful members. . Although Jiraiya has yet to return from the grave, Naruto’s sensei found himself making a comeback in more ways than one in the latest sequel series. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, proving that while death might be the end for some in the anime world, there are still ways for a good character to return to the ninja world.
During the anime-only stories of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Jiraiya made a return thanks in part to a time travel epic that saw Boruto and Sasuke travel to Konoha’s past and arrive in the era of the original series, where Naruto, as a boy, had just start training under the Pervy Sage. Battling the Otsutsuki member known as Urashiki, Jiraiya teamed up with the ninjas from the future but was ultimately unable to save his own life in his doomed timeline. There’s no indication that Jiraiya is set to return, but it looks like he’s still living on in a unique new way via Kashin Koji’s clone, a villainous member of the Kara organization.
Instagram cosplayer Becca Supreme has brought one of the Hidden Leaf Village’s most powerful ninjas back to life, taking us back to the early days of the series before the Kara organization was the main threat to the ninja world and that the Akatsuki sought to accomplish the goals of the alien ninjas known as Otsutsuki:
Kashin Koji hasn’t been seen in either the anime episodes or the manga pages since he was nearly killed by Jigen during their one-on-one fight for the future of the Kara organization. . Retiring so he could save his own life, Jigen has since died following his war against Konoha, leaving fans wondering if Kashin could join the side of the Angels if he returned as Code attempted to establish a new form. from the villainous ninja collective.
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