Naruto has been through a lot over the years, but the death of his mentor stings to this day. Fans were not ready to bid farewell to Jiraiya after the hero was killed trying to stop Pain from coming after Naruto and the Hidden Leaf Village. It has been years since the Legendary Sannin died, but his legacy remains with fans. And thanks to the most recent chapter of Boruto, fans know more remains of Jiraiya than just his legacy.
Today is the day that fans of Naruto learned a startling truth about Jiraiya. The most recent chapter of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations has gone live, and it confirmed the identity of Kashin Koji. The suspicious Kara member has rekindled memories of Jiraiya ever since he was introduced, and that was intentional. After all, the man happens to be a clone of the Sannin.
Yes, you read that right. Jiraiya was cloned at some point, and his copied DNA helped Amado build a replica of the ninja. Much in the way Mitsuki is a clone of Orochimaru so is Kashin to Jiraiya. It doesn't seem like the pair share any memories or experiences, but Kashin does have the same abilities as the Sannin. This explains why he has been able to use Justus only used by Jiraiya, and his chakra signature is the same as his too.
As you can see below, Naruto fans have a lot of thoughts about the clone resurrection, and most find it to be a clever way to bring back the ninja without disgracing his sacrifice. But as always, there are those who argue Jiraiya should be left well enough alone and make room for original characters.
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I'm tearing up. Jiraiya is back 😭❤ pic.twitter.com/D2Dfep4Sxn— ✨ (@__pink_boru_) June 18, 2020
I’m in shock y’all
Boruto manga delivers another greatness of a chapter.. the best ever easily IMO 🔥🔥
ISSHIKI OTSUTSUKI REVEAL IS GOATED 🐐😍😍
Kashin Koji is the clone of Jiraiya.. a symbol of fate and change.. that’s coming to an end 💔June 18, 2020
It's a Clone's World After All
So Yes Kashin Koji is Confirmed in Chapter 47 That he is a Jiraiya Clone. Don't freak out. It's like how Mitsuki is a clone of Orochimaru but has his own will and personality. Kk is not jiriaya himself. I'm fine with this revelation. 👍 It's cool to see a character close to jira— Jackson ジャクソン (@Boruto4life) June 18, 2020
A Tale of Two Reactions
When KK was introduced: “Omg, he has to be related to Jiraiya. I mean look at his eyes and etc...”
Him being jiraiya’s clone: “what🤬 Outrageous! I’m never reading Boruto again. Imagine leaching off Naruto”
WHAT/WHO DID YOU EXPECT TO SEE?— Abdul Zoldyck (@Abdul_S17) June 18, 2020
Been questioning this one particular character ever since his first appearance in the manga but now it's officially confirmed. Kashin Koji (the one with mask) is a clone of Jiraiya, just like Mitsuki to Orochimaru. pic.twitter.com/7gbtOlXoda— 🏹 (@sadvirgoan) June 18, 2020
A Legacy Fulfilled
😱 Kashin Koji is a clone of Jiraya sensai.— Otaku Hype (@otaku_hype) June 18, 2020
Yo.. this is the way to keep Jiraya's legacy alive without retconning his death. Lol I can't believe I was right but to see it confirmed in real time is mind-blowing. What else is there to say but Boruto Ch.47 🔥🔥🔥🔥#BORUTO #NARUTO pic.twitter.com/2EKcxJYaHi
Revive? Not Really...
they revived jiraiya.... no way they just disrespected naruto like that jesus— Zypher #BlackLivesMatter (@Zypher) June 18, 2020