Naruto Shares Sneak-Peek At Asuma Revival In Boruto

Naruto knows what it takes to resurrect a character, and the series has proved it doesn’t take too much. In the past, audiences have lambasted the anime for reviving characters on a whim, but it looks like its latest revival plans are being met with vocal support.

You know, since it has been awhile since Asuma came around and all. Fans are excited the ninja has been set up for a brief comeback, and they are hoping Boruto: Naruto Next Generations doesn’t pull a bait and switch.

Not long ago, a brand-new preview went live for Boruto’s next episode, and it shows off the power of a resurrection hot spring. The anime has followed Mirai, the grown daughter of Kurenai and Asuma, as she escorts her mentors on a mission around the nation. It was there she learned about a hot spring that can supposedly bring back the dead for a short visit, and Mirai is not sure she’s on board with the rumor.

“There’s no way something like that is real,” she asks before adding, ”Can I really meet my father?”

The preview above does show a short scene where Mirai seemingly stumbles upon her father in a sort of dreamlike state. Asuma can be seen from the back in one shot as he looks over his front porch, and Mirai is left looking from behind. The preview cuts off before fans can learn if the two are actually introduced or not, so fans will have to tune into the anime’s new episode this week to find out if the meeting goes down.

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Originally created by Masashi Kishimoto for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999, Naruto follows a young ninja, with a sealed demon within him, that wishes to become the leader of his home village. The series ran for 700 chapters overall, and was adapted into an anime series by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex that ran from 2002 to 2017. The series was popular enough to warrant a sequel, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations which is set several years after the events of the original Naruto story and features the children of many of its key characters such as Naruto and Hinata.