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Kurenai Yūhi (夕日紅, Yūhi Kurenai) is one of the supporting characters of the Naruto and Boruto universe. She is a jōnin-level kunoichi from Konohagakure. She is also the leader of Team Kurenai, which consists of: Hinata Hyūga, Shino Aburame, Kiba Inuzuka and Kiba's ninken, Akamaru.

In the English version, she is voiced by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (except for her first appearance).

In the Japanese version, she is voiced by Rumi Ochiai.

Appearance

Kurenai has dark brown hair, crimson-colored eyes and light-colored skin. She has a slender build and is shorter than Asuma Sarutobi, her former lover. Since Boruto, she cut her shoulder-length brown hair to a shorter hair style. In Part I and II, she is seen wearing her jonin flak jacket along with a short dress or standard jonin clothing. By Boruto, she is seen wearing a red dress.

Personality

Of all her students, Kurenai is closest with Hinata, acting as a surrogate parent/mother in the absence of Hinata's father and helping Hinata overcome her weaknesses.

History

Naruto

She is usually accompanied by her childhood friend Asuma Sarutobi. Kurenai leads Team 8 which consists of Kiba Inuzuka, Shino Aburame, Akamaru, and Hinata Hyuga. Later on, Kurenai fights Itachi Uchiha and Kisame Hoshigaki from the Akatsuki, along with her friends Kakashi Hatake, Might Guy, and Asuma Sarutobi.

Naruto Shippuden

Kurenai is revealed to be pregnant with Asuma's child. Several months after Asuma's death, Kurenai gave birth to their daughter Mirai Sarutobi, who later becomes a kunoichi by the events of the series epilogue.

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Trivia

  • She was originally voiced by Saffron Henderson (who also voices Oxnard) for Naruto Episode 3.
  • Her English Voice Actress, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn who is best known for voicing as Ophanimon/Salamon from Digimon Frontier, Pickmonz, PawnChessmon from Digimon Fusion, Pajiramon from Digimon Tamers, Kanoe from X/1999 and Lady Jaguara from Wolf's Rain.
  • She share the same English voice with Mei Terumī.
  • Kurenai's eyes resemble like she has the sharingan. This has caused many fans to think she's secretly an Uchiha. However, this is not true and she is from the Yuhi Clan. Kurenai's special ability is to trap people in genjutsu.
  • Although she didn't marry Asuma before he died, she still changed her surname to Sarutobi.

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Canon
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

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

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

Others
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

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

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

Non-canon
Video Game Heroes
Komachi | Towa | Yugao Uzuki

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