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I want one last smoke.
~ Asuma's last words.

Asuma Sarutobi is one of supporting characters of Naruto franchise and the posthumous character in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. He was a Jonin level shinobi in the Konoha. He is the leader of Team 10, which consists of Shikamaru Nara, Choji Akimichi, and Ino Yamanaka.

He is voiced by Jūrōta Kosugi in the Japanese version, and by Doug Erholtz , who also voiced Kankurō, Kisuke Urahara from Bleach and T.K. Takaishi from Digimon Adventure 02, Daigo Nishijima from Digimon Adventure Tri.


Asuma is a tall man, with brown eyes, olive skin, short spiky black hair, and a black spiky chin curtain beard. Like all Jonin of Konoha, he always wears the standard Jonin ninja uniform (as seen to the right of this text). This uniform is only worn by Jonin, and during all flashbacks from the point of his life where he was a member of the Twelve Guardian Ninja, he does not have this uniform.


Asuma is usually seen smoking a cigarette, but will temporarily drop the habit when something is bothering him, such as when his father died. Among all his students, Asuma shares a particularly close relationship with Shikamaru Nara , often playing go or shogi together. Even though he smokes, he is still a virtuous person.

He is a laid back individual who only does tasks that he thinks are important enough. He still carries a great resolve to protect the Hidden Leaf Village, called the Will of Fire, inherited from the Third Hokage himself. As a skilled Jonin from the Sarutobi clan, he is well respected, and Naruto's generation of ninja look up to him, especially Team 10. While he initially despises being born in the Sarutobi clan and came to differences with his father, shortly before his death he developed a great respect for him, and as a Jonin, he became a proud member of his clan.

It was his desire to pass his teachings from the Third Hokage to his students (which he once did with Shikamaru during a game of shogi). Before his death, he made sure that he would let his students know their strengths, and showed that he cared for him. His death was a result of him protecting the village, making him a martyr. However, his death was not in vain, for if it wasn't for him then Shikamaru never would've been able to brainstorm his genius plan to defeat the Zombie Combo: Kakuzu and Hidan.


Asuma is stronger than most of the Jonin shown in the series. He is well-respected, and looked up to by Naruto's generation of ninja. In battle, he used fire style and chakra infused blades, empowered by an affinity to wind chakra. Most commonly, the fire style jutsu he used was Fire Style: Burning Ash. Being a former member of the Twelve Guardian Ninja, he can use the rare Welcoming Approach: Thousand-Armed Murder technique. 

Welcoming Approach: Thousand-Armed Murder


Early Life

Asuma was born as the son of the Third Hokage. He became one of the Guardian Shinobi Twelve (of the Land of Fire). When the twelve entered a civil war among themselves, Asuma sided with the loyalists, who fought and defeated the opposing side that wished to unite the Leaf as well as the rest of the world under the Land of Fire. He was one of only 3 survivors of the 12.


He was assigned by his father as the jounin leader of the 16th generation Ino-Shika-Cho, or Team 10 .

Asuma eventually returned, gaining the resolve to protect Konoha's next generation from his experiences outside his home, he never completely reconciled with his father by the time of Hiruzen's death.

Naruto: Shippuden

He married to Kurenai Yūhi. He trained Naruto Uzumaki of his wind chakra nature. He was killed by Hidan before Kakuzu would've took his corpse to sell for 35,000,000 Ryou due to Pain's interference to seal the Two-Tails. However, if it wasn't for Asuma the ninja wouldn't have survived long enough to get an idea of Hidan's abilities. Shikamaru was then able to create a plan to defeat Kakuzu and Hidan, making sure his death wasn't in vain. He was reanimated by Kabuto Yakushi to force fight against the Allied Shinobi Forces. As Itachi Uchiha undone the Reanimation Jutsu, Asuma returned to Pure Land. 




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Hidden Leaf Village
New Generation
Naruto Uzumaki | Sasuke Uchiha | Sakura Haruno | Sai | Shikamaru Nara | Chōji Akimichi | Ino Yamanaka | Hinata Hyūga | Kiba Inuzuka | Shino Aburame | Rock Lee | Neji Hyūga | Tenten

Kakashi Hatake | Iruka Umino | Ebisu | Jiraiya | Yamato | Might Guy | Asuma Sarutobi | Kurenai Yūhi | Konohamaru Sarutobi | Shino Aburame | Hanabi Hyūga | Moegi Kazamatsuri | Udon Ise

Hashirama Senju | Tobirama Senju | Hiruzen Sarutobi | Minato Namikaze | Tsunade | Kakashi Hatake | Naruto Uzumaki

Akamaru | Chōza Akimichi | Shikaku Nara | Inoichi Yamanaka | Ibiki Morino | Anko Mitarashi | Shizune | Katsuyu | Gamabunta | Orochimaru | Kushina Uzumaki | Mito Uzumaki | Itachi Uchiha | Shisui Uchiha | Obito Uchiha | Rin Nohara | Yugao Uzuki

Leaders of Allied Shinobi Forces
A | Ao | Darui | Gaara | Inoichi Yamanaka | Kakashi Hatake | Kankurō | Kitsuchi | Mifune | Shikaku Nara | Shizune

Hidden Sand Village
Gaara | Temari | Kankurō | Chiyo | Kaura

Hidden Cloud Village
A | Killer B | Cee | Darui | Mabui | Karui | Samui | Omoi | Motoi

Hidden Mist Village
Mei Terumī | Chōjūrō | Ao | Kagura Karatachi

Hidden Stone Village
Onoki | Kurotsuchi | Akatsuchi | Kitsuchi

Tailed Beasts
Shukaku | Gyūki | Kurama

Ashura Ōtsutsuki | | Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki | Haku | Hamura Ōtsutsuki | Jūgo | Kabuto Yakushi | Karin | Konan | Nagato | Suigetsu Hōzuki | Utakata | Yahiko | Zabuza Momochi Hana Inzuka |

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
New Generations
Boruto Uzumaki | Sarada Uchiha | Mitsuki | Shikadai Nara | Chōchō Akimichi | Inojin Yamanaka | Metal Lee | Himawari Uzumaki | Mirai Sarutobi | Iwabee Yuino | Denki Kaminarimon | Sumire Kakei | Wasabi Izuno | Namida Suzumeno | Kagura Karatachi

Yugao Uzuki