Ukyo Kodachi just dropped another epic Boruto: Naruto Next Generations manga chapter revealing the true identity of the man behind the mask of Koji Kashin. In Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Chapter 47, fans are caught off-guard with the unexpected character reveal in the series. Koji is one of the characters in Boruto introduced as a villain and a member of an organization called Kara. While being known as a villain, the character slowly becomes an ally of the Konoha.
But who exactly is Koji Kashin in Boruto? Technically, he is not part of the Naruto Shippuden anime but his appearance, personality, and techniques are already familiar to Naruto fans. It turns out that Koji Kashin is a clone of the late Jiraiya. In the last spread of Chapter 47 and during the fight against Isshiki, Koji’s mask has been broken after the enemy’s assault. Due to the fact that no mask will be covering his face, we finally got to see the face of Koji. Upon seeing Koji Kashin’s face, Isshiki Otsutsuki immediate realized that the man in front of him was a clone. He also realized something why Amado was clinging to him. However, Koji was told by the enemy that it was also his destiny to die on that fight.
While Koji’s real identity has been revealed, Uzumaki Naruto still doesn’t have any idea who he is. However, Naruto feels so concerned for the man without even knowing that it was the clone of Jiraiya. Right now, Naruto is worried about Koji as he will be fighting the newly reborn Isshiki Otsutsuki. In case you missed it, Isshiki is a member of the Otsutsuki clan and also a former partner of Kaguya. During Kaguya’s arrival to the Earth, she was accompanied by Isshiki. Their main goal was to absorb the chakra of the planet but during the process, Kaguya changed her mind and betrayed Isshiki. Apart from that, Isshiki Otsutsuki was also the mastermind and main leader of the organization Kara.
If you’re thinking that he’s been revived, the answer is no as he is a clone of Jiraiya. Apart from Orochimaru who already creates thousands of Mitsuki clone, there’s another man who can create and use the technique. It was Amado, a former Inner member of the organization Kara and is now being protected by the Konoha.
What do you think will happen to Koji? Will Naruto be able to learn that Koji Kashin was a clone of his master Jiraiya?
Jiraiya Facts That You Should Know
- Jiraiya was one of the legendary Sannin of Konoha. In Naruto Shippuden, Jiraiya was the one who trained Uzumaki Naruto.
- Unlike Orochimaru and Tsunade, Jiraiya didn’t use any technique to make him look younger.
- Jiraiya died during the fight against Pain, also known as Nagato.
- Just before Jiraiya dies, he wrote a message for Naruto saying “A frog in a well does not know the great ocean”.
- Just before losing his consciousness, Jiraiya realized that Nagato is not the chosen one and it was Uzumaki Naruto.
- Naruto series creator, Masashi Kishimoto, revealed that Jiraiya was his second favourite male character in the Naruto Shippuden series.